In 2012 my kids and I moved to South Winsloe, PEI and began transforming a traditional farmhouse into a beautiful functional home. In 2017 I married my now husband, Ryan and our new little family of four resides together in historic Cape Traverse, PEI. Together we are renovating a beautiful historic farmhouse minutes from the Confederation Bridge. Our home is filled with possibility and potential and I hope you enjoy my blog and leave feeling inspired to find beauty and purpose in design!
There are two things on my Christmas Decor Wish List this year: antique skates and wooden skis. While I am still trying to track down the perfect pair of skies, I was able to satisfy my longing for antique skates with a pair of white leather figure skates I bought at Value Village for $5.00!
I couldn't find any turtorials or information online on how to antique skates, so I decided to experiment with aging the skates on my own. Here's what I did:
Using a medium grain sanding block, I scuffed up the skates very lightly.
I purchased "Sun Bleached" Varathane Wood Stain at Home Depot.
I applied the stain to the entire skate (leather, heel, blades, etc.) and wiped off the excess. I did about three coats (apply, wipe, dry) before I was satisfied with the colour.
Using tea, I dyed the laces to give them an aged look.
I knitted two 'cuffs' for the skates to make them look more cosy, and added some holly for that festive touch. Here's how they turned out!