Part of camp experience included a trip to the pond searching for pond life meaning they needed a pair of rubber boots to enable them to get up close and personal.
At the beginning of summer both kids outgrew their rubber boots which lead to a rubber boot scavenger hunt.
Thankfully I found a pair for both of them but trying to find a girlie pair for giggles was impossible this time of year.
We made due with the ugly black ones but I didn’t want to leave them that way.
A Pinterest pinned posted a great DIY rubber boot fix so I thought I would give it a whirl.
I scrubbed the rubber boots to get all the pond guck off.
Then I taped the soles of the boots so they wouldn’t get spray painted.
Then I took the boots out to the garage put them on a piece of cardboard and sprayed them this beautiful sparkle purple.
I purchased Coordinating purple ribbon to adorn the back of the boots.
Today is Monday and the boots are still tacky to the touch.
They have weird water like marks and the paint is streaked and runny.
Not only am I confused as to what my next step is but, I don’t know if these boots are ever going to dry.
What am I going to do with them if they don’t?
I put them out on the front step yesterday hoping the summer sun should cure the paint.
Now it’s rainy and overcast so the boots are sitting on top of the eating bar.
Will the paint dry?
Will this blunder right itself?
I’m not sure…
Stupid Pinterest and all their wonderful DIY projects!!
Maybe I should just stick to pinning recipes and shellac nails.
At least that turns out!
Have you tried a pin that didn’t work out?
Would you ever try another one?
Rea T says
aww, too bad it did not worked 🙁 but if i am not mistaken there is a rubber-based paint that you can use for rubbers such as boots and i think thin layer of coat – let it dry – then go do another thin layer – like do it over and over until you're happy with it…this is of course if you're thinking of saving that boots..goodluck!♥
as for pinterest – it never failed me so far♥ huggies,
I'm a huge fan of pinterest and just about everything I've tried has worked out– just did a necklace yesterday. I think that some paints don't work with rubber because there are no pores in the rubber for it to adhere to– which is why rubber is waterproof. I would scrub it off.
Danielle @ We Have It All says
Aww such a bummer this didn't turn out, I'm sorry! I'm wondering about the paint? Maybe it was the wrong kind?
Heather Lawrence says
Unfortunately they haven't dried at all.
I'm hoping to her paint thinner and try again.
Too stubborn to be defeated by a pair of boats!
Oh noooo.. So sorry to hear your “disaster”…. maybe it was the wrong paint? Have you got it to try yet? It sure sounded like a great idea and don't give up, try it with a different paint once it dries.. what could you possibly lose…?? Loved that you shared this with us, because not everything on Pinterest works well for everyone, I know I have my shares, too
Cindi Thornton says
Oh wow! It definitely seemed like a great idea…I truly hope you resolve the problem. And yes, I have had a few Pinterest fails, mainly recipes that everyone was pinning, and of course, me assuming they must be right, made a bunch of different ones (appetizers) for my grandson's birthday party, and I could not stand the taste of even one of them…I guess I should have made them ahead of time and tried them first, lol.
Rhonda :) says
I feel your pain! Yes, I tried a recipe that called for quite a bit of curry. I thought wow that's a lot, but still tried it because the pin looked so pretty, lol. Epic FAIL. Oh well, I still love pinning. Sorry about the boots. 🙁
Well that's one way to make boots look the way you want them too. Great idea 🙂
Courtney Pies says
Oh wow! Yeah, it more than likely had to do with the type of paint you were using. In the post the idea came from, did it mention a specific paint to use? What I would do is just put them in the sink or bath tub and wash all the paint off. Then I would see if the post had the paint you should use, or comment on it asking. Then start over. 🙂
Have Kids Will Coupon says
Oh no! Sometimes things don't seem to work out quite the way you imagined huh! Hope they dried!
i'm so sorry you have a fail too. i've had many. there was this chicken dish that was pinned hundreds of times. so naturally i made a HUGE batch
not one person in my house could stomach it.
waste of time and money 🙁
Smarty Pants Mama says
We all have Pinterest fails!!! Sorry this happened!
Ian Garstang says
Oops, Good luck drying them off
Paula Nicolas says
Have you tried using a hair dryer? Maybe you can add swirls by using a colored nail polish just to “somehow” cover the purple paint.
Emmy Barnes says
I hate when projects don't turnout well.
Stacey Myers says
Oh no – I hope they dry. It is so disappointing when you put effort into something and it goes awry.
Carmen Uballe says
wow I would be upset if I had a fail like this for my little girl.. I have not tried much on pinterest but their are a lot of things I would love to try.. but now I am worried they may not work lol
Mommy 2 J.A.M. says
Oh my goodness, you poor thing. I was thinking what Mariana said, maybe it needed a special type of paint for the rubber? As far as pinterest, everything I have tried turned out well. Then again I use simple projects or food. I am not adventurous as you are with the whole ribbons and recreating things LOL. I hope it works well for you and the paint dries.
My daughter uses these on the farm she volunteers at – thanks for the tips.
I bet it had to be a special paint made for rubber. It is a good idea, though, and love the purple! Hope you figure it out 🙂
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
That is such a bummer that it didn't turn out like you expected! I hope they do eventually do dry!
Robyn Good says
Pinterest still confuses me and I own a blog! Better luck next time.
Kyle Wiley says
I've only tried ones that ended up working (thankfully). Ill be sure to NOT try this one lol
I only try Pinterest recipes. Thanks for sharing what DID NOT work.
Danielle Leigh says
I've never tried any Pinterest projects, I'm there mainly to look through and post inspirational photos and art. I hope these dry out for you, that purple on the boots would be lovely!
Ronnie E. says
ah I wish I could help you! At first I was excited bc it seemed like they would work out beautifully but that last picture… oy.. it may be a lost cause, but I hope not.
lalitha prakash says
I can understand and empathize with you 🙂
Susan S says
I hope they dry because they are too cute!
These are cute. They should dry soon.
Oh wow I hope they will dry…
Healy Harpster says
I have my Pinterest account but I am not active. Too bad, it did not work.
I'm guessing it was the type of paint you used. Nice thought though! I have had my fair share of pin fails!
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Growing Up Madison says
I'm not a fan of Pinterest, probably because I still don't understand it even though I have an account there. That surely was a Pinterest fail. Should let them know about it. 🙂
Amy Desrosiers says
LOL!! Nice try! I have had a few fails myself
Coupon Friendly says
I've never tried a pin that didn't work, but I'm sure I'll come across one eventually. I hope you're still able to use the boots.
O reaññy love the colour you chose for those boots. Are they dry now?
awww…i wonder why it didn't work? I'm guessing that type of paint just won't stick on rubber?
Cindy Batchelor says
love the green soles on these boots! So cute!
I know how you feel! I usually do something like this with baking desserts and recipes I get! But luckily my husband will eat about anything! lol Good luck!