I was DIYing shoes well before I had a blog. I busted out my hot pink and teal loafers the other day and thought that I would share them. There is no tutorial, but it’s really not that difficult to figure out. I’ll walk through the basics!
I got these shoes at Target quite a while ago. They were pink and awesome, but one day I saw a pair of loafers with painted soles and thought that was just the ticket for these kicks. After I got started, I got a bit carried away and started painting on the suede bows and the cord that winds around the backs of the shoes. In the end, I loved them!
Here is what I recommend if you want to paint your own.
- Use a good quality acrylic – not the cheaper craft acrylics. I used Liquitex and it worked really well.
- Go over with a top coat of outdoor Mod Podge or polyeurethane on the soles to help the color stay.
- Don’t paint the actual bottom of the sole where you walk. You’ll wind up rubbing paint onto your rugs…
- You can tape off if you’re a really messy painter, but I’d recommend hand painting and being careful. The results are so much better in the long run and you don’t have any weird globs where the tape failed you.
- Take your time and keep a rag with you in the event of mistakes. And remember, mistakes are inevitable. Just be prepared to tackle them when they happen!
Happy Shoesday. I’m drawing on another pair of tennies next week. Be sure to stop by and check it out!Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website