Monday, April 21, 2014

Pintrest Inspired Shoes

I didn't take a pic of shoes  'before' but they were just like this but a little worn in

I found my inspiration outfit on Pintrest. I did look for orange shoes online but the cheapest I found was around $80.00. I felt that was too much to pay for something I would occasionally wear.

I researched shoe makeovers online and there are a lot of tutorials out there on how to spray paint shoes. But it has been too cold to do that outside. So I tried to paint them with enamel craft paint...which DID NOT work. Don't even try it - the paint will crack. I was about to give up hope when I found leather paint online. I thought that the risk was worth $15.00. And you can get a color palette on Amazon for around $30.00.

I peeled off the enamel paint and cleaned them up with acetone. I then
 applied 3 coats of the leather paint. I let them dry for 24 hrs in between each coat. I applied 1 coat of Modge Podge. I wore them today and the paint did not crack. This paint is amazing and looks great. I see more painted shoe projects in my future.

After (please excuse the dirty insoles)


Nicole Layne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! These projects on your blog are awesome! I love seeing how creative people are.


Kelley said...

They're AWESOME! I'm soooooo into "Tango" {orange} right now, too! Incredibly easy, huh?! Good job.

Happy highways,

Maria Modl said...

What a great idea! You did such a good job, and the shoes are super cute :)


cfortin said...

What size are they? I want them :-)

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gypsybiscuit said...

Very cute! Orange is so IN right now. A word of caution--don't wear these shoes on a rainy day. The Modge Podge will not withstand the moisture and will begin to bubble and peel and your cute orange shoes will look like they are covered in a foggy film. Ask me how I know... :-(