Saturday, January 24, 2009

I pimped my ride!

After a year of skating on my new, expensive purple skates, I finally admitted that the plates are too heavy and they are contributing to my back and hip pain. I started wearing my old, cheap skates again and I have fallen back in love with derby.

Well, after having purple skates for a year, it pained me to skate with plain, old black ones. So, I decided to pimp them out!

Here is what they looked like before.

I was too lazy to take the wheels off, so I just masked around them.

I sprayed them with two coats of Outdoor paint.

I then prayed them with a matte finish, clear sealer.

After they dried, I applied Modge Podge where I wanted the racing strips to be, and then I put some gold glitter in a salt shaker and shook it over the stripes area, then dusted off the excess.

Once that dried, I sealed the glitter to the skate with another coat of Modge Podge.

Here is the finished product - A purplelicious set of skates with gold strips, what better way to represent Ford City than with the good old purple and gold!


Burgher said...

so friggin sweet!!!!!!!

ashleigh d. said...

Fonda, these are amazing! Good job!
xo- Auntie

Sophie101 said...

those are so cool looking!

Erin said...

Those are some skates, Rhonda! I haven't made it out to watch any bouts this year. I suck.