Upcycle Update: Sperry’s

The biggest struggle I have had with the Upcycle project was coming up with something to do! I woke up this morning and began to get dressed and went to put on my shoes and out of the corner of my eye I saw something; my old faithful pair of Sperry’s. They had served me for 6 years. When I finally got a new pair this fall I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. We had been through too much together. My Sperry’s are going to be my upcycle project.

I plan to glue the shoes in the position they are in now together. Then I will mount both shoes and a nice piece of wood. Ideally, the wood will be stained to bring out some contrast to the worn leather of my shoes. This will make almost a trophy like piece of art that will be great to display in my room and preserve the legacy of my shoes forever.

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  • Dean Alibrandi
    February 6, 2017 10:46 am

    I love the idea of taking something that you personally have used for that long of a time and honoring it by making an art piece out of them. A shiny finish on the wood base would really make the shoes pop. Good luck!

  • Cyron Completo
    February 6, 2017 10:43 am

    Alongside staining the wood to give it an aged look, I also suggest suggest chiseling “shoeprints” into the woods and then sanding those down. It’ll make the shoes seem like they belong in that case.


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