I had these cute vintage shoe stretchers for a while now. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with them, all I knew is that I couldn’t leave them behind when I saw them.
I happened to see this picture of Colin and Justin’s cottage. Wait a second here…what a genius way to use shoe stretchers!
Here is what I did…I mixed up some Miss Mustard’s Seed Milk Paint in Typewriter and added Bonding Agent because I wanted the paint to adhere to the wood really well. I painted three coats and applied Hemp Oil when they were completely dry to seal the paint.
I have found that when I add Bonding Agent to the typewriter, I get this grayish color when applying the paint. It worried the first time it happened but it dries perfectly black.
See how gorgeous they turned out? This is without the Hemp Oil. It is the perfect black.
I let them hang around the house for months, I’d use them when I was staging furniture sometimes but mostly they were just sitting on an end table.
Today I had an idea where I should hang them. Jack’s room was freshly painted and made over (more on that in a future post) last summer and I haven’t put anything up on the walls yet. You know when you paint something, then you wonder if you should put holes in the wall? Then you forget about the freshly painted walls and your son ends up sleeping in the spare room in the basement and not in said made over room? Ya…that.
I’m trying to get him back up to his Hockey themed room. The one I made over all by myself on a barely there budget. The one I traded beds with my neighbor for, the one I painted and re-loved an old dresser for, the one I painted his closet doors bright red and made him a custom sign for. That’s the one.
So I’d kinda like for him to get his butt back in there and use it at some point. That’s where I decided to put the vintage shoe stretchers. I’m thinking this might work. It might just lure him in there and he might never want to sleep in the spare room again.
What do you think?