Friday, February 12, 2010

Painted Ladys!

After almost donating these shoes on a few different occasions I decided to have some fun with them. Inspired by the recent ThreadBanger video and Doe Deere DIY,  I grabbed some paint and gave it a go.  These shoes were originally thrifted about 2 years ago, since white shoes are never very flattering I didn't really wear them.  These Nine West babies are still in excellent condition.  It was time to revamp them and give them the love the deserve.  Black and White together are a huge trend for spring and summer so I decided to go with that as my inspiration.

First I taped the buckle out of the way on the bottom of the shoe.


Next I stuffed some paper in the toe to prevent the paint from dripping through the holes. 
I used liquitex acrylic paint.  I'm not sure how this will hold up yet so if you want to do a similar DIY, use your discretion.  I know there are specific spray paints for shoes that many cobblers carry.  I have used them before and its quick and easy if you follow the directions. 
 

Wallah!

So much cuter than the plain ol' white and one of a kind!

3 comments:

Tamagosan said...

Oh my, WHAT an improvement!
Good job!

Eyeliah said...

oh cute, I won't pass up white shoes at the thrift next time! :)

john said...

Those turned out awesome!