May 10, 2010

Spring Shoe Re-do

Today we are going to yank out a pair of ugly shoes from your closet and give them a new look.  Ready?  Here we go!


My mom got me these shoes a while back, but I never had anything to go with them.  (Sorry Mom!)  I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I love flats and I wanted something a little more funky.


1) Stuff your shoes with papers so the inside doesn't get painted.  I also taped off the base area around the edges, so that would stay the normal color.  See the scotch tape below?


2) Pick a fun color of spray paint and go crazy.  I was surprised that these shoes took a lot of coats.  I think it's because they have a lot of texture.


3) Find some embellishments.  I used this crochet trim from Wal-mart, a thin grograin ribbon, and two large buttons.  I weaved the ribbon into the trim. 


4) Hot glue it all on. I liked the way the buttons looked off-centered.


That's it.  It was a pretty quick project and I love finding a way to use things I already have.  Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't entered the play sword giveaway, you should check it out!  Have a great day!

33 comments:

  1. Those look so cute. Great job!

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  2. totally cute and a fab idea!!! are they comfortable? did the paint make them sratchy on the edges? just curious.

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  3. Very cute. I'm wearing a pair of comfy, brown ballet flats right now. But the brown is scuffed up a little. And I'd really like some white ones instead...I feel a project coming on!

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  4. These look great - nice work

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  5. Do you think you can paint leather shoes...or faux leather? I have a pair of heels that I love...but they are just a drab color. I have been thinking of fixing them up, but I'm not sure how it would turn out. Anyone have any ideas?

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  6. How adorable and fun!! Very creative!! A girl can never have enough flats!!

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  7. Absolutely adorable! I never would have thought of painting shoes.

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  8. What a terrific idea. I especially love the buttons. Not to mention I've been in to that color green lately.

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  9. Super cutie! I love the funky look. I've been searching for shoes to paint like your last post from CA. Love it!

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  10. Ahhhh! Love them!!

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  11. Those are A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E!!

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  12. they turned out soo cute! great job. I am probably the only woman in the world who hates shoes, but maybe taking some old shoes and spiffying them up would be fun and make them into shoes I might actually wear.

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  13. WOW!! Never thought to spray paint shoes, great idea. I love how they look!

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  14. I love this idea! I have two or three pairs of flats sitting unloved in my closet, time to get them out and start spraying! I'm visiting from TGC.

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  15. You absolutely rule the school for putting this up. So awesome.

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  16. DARLING! with a capital D ! Good work lady!

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  17. I must tell you how much I LOVE your site.
    I made 2 of your shirts for my 2 sons this weekend! I blogged about them and linked up to you on my blog!
    http://livingmysweetlife.blogspot.com/2010/05/t-shirt-frenzy.html

    Thank you so much for your wonderful website and tutorials. You are definitely one of my favorites!!

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  18. I love them! Those are beyond cute!

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  19. you are so sweet to answer me...i was just thinking, "if i ever get a pair of shoes that are not quite the right color, i'll make to make like cheri did and spray paint them!" thanks for stopping by my humble blog :) i am very new to the craft blogging world and am finding there are such NICE people out there! you are one of them :)

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  20. Aww, thanks so much! I'll have to try to paint my shoes...I'll let you know how they turn out!

    -Kayla

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  21. These are great! I love that giant button! So cute. :)

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  22. wow spray paint. i never would have thought to do that.
    I'd love to have this linked to my weekly link party "Make my Style Mondays"

    www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

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  23. You are brilliant!

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  24. Never in a million years would I have thought to spray paint shoes! They are so adorable! This would be a great way to spruce up ugly Goodwill shoes, too. Thank you for this fab idea!

    ~Amanda @Looking Glass Jewels

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  25. You're so clever -- thanks for the inspiration!
    Jude from Cape Cod
    at www.dolcecapecod.blogspot.com

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  26. Thanks for linking this to Make My Style Mondays.
    Im featuring this DIY in my link party wrap up today. Come on over and grab a button.

    www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

    ~L~

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  27. So pretty! I love the color you chose...perfect for spring! I had no idea you could use regular spray paint on shoes. I've spray painted sandals before, but I used shoe spray paint from a shoe repair store. Good to know for the future!

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  28. The best of recycling! And really shows the power of paint! But the "dressing" is what really made the difference. Well done! Thanks for sharing...I've posted a link.

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  29. Thanks for sharing this! I just got a new pair of shoes I love, and now I want to get another pair just to paint them red! I wasn't sure spray paint would work for canvas, but this gives me hope. Thanks again!
    http://whimsikel.blogspot.com/2010/05/button-and-question-about-painting.html

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  30. I painted a pair of my beige shoes green too...much better. I like the way you think!

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