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:

Charity Donovan said...

very cute!

Mandy said...

Those look so cute. Great job!

~april said...

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

Katie said...

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!

Amy said...

These look great - nice work

The Tersigni Family said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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

Rachelle@atticgals.blogspot.com said...

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

Kate said...

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

Leca said...

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

Shaylee said...

Ahhhh! Love them!!

Stacie said...

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

Anna said...

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.

Kaysi said...

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

Anne Maskell said...

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.

Chelsea Gwynne said...

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

Jen said...

DARLING! with a capital D ! Good work lady!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

WAY FLIPPING CUTE!

flygirl07 said...

I love them! Those are beyond cute!

~april said...

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 :)

The Tersigni Family said...

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

-Kayla

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

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

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

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

Ólöf said...

You are brilliant!

Looking Glass Jewels said...

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

Jude said...

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

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

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~

Lisa said...

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!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

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.

Kelli said...

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

Julie Bagamary said...

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

Iqra Khalid said...

love this idea<3

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