I've been told that shoes with straps are bad for short people, but no f's given because they're more comfortable to walk in. Anyway, being an year behind, I wanted to make these shoes emerald green--the Panetone color of the year for 2013. I'll be totally passe in a few months. I went to Michael's with strict orders to buy nothing but paint, unless they have something that can be used as a sealer if that exists. It did. Here are my materials:
Craft Smart gloss paint in hunter green (I always get gloss!), Craft Smart sealer, painting tape, and some brushes. I just taped around the heels and soles. I wasn't to concerned about the insides of the shoes. I used the small brush to paint the around the edges and the straps. Then I used the foam brush to get paint on faster. I did this just before bedtime, so I let them dry overnight before doing a second coat. So, two coats of paint and a coat of that sealer stuff on top. It actually worked.
Look at my shoooooes! I can't believe one of my little projects actually worked. Just my luck, on the next day, part of our math lesson in kindergarten involved taking our shoes off (it's about pairs) and I got to show off my paint job to the 5 year olds. By the way, I used this same paint to remake a pin/pendant I got a little while back. That also came out freakin' cute.
|Pendant: Savers $2.99, chain and felt bow were scavenged from stuff around my place|
Guess what? I forgot to take a "before picture," so you'll have to use your imaginations to see this cameo as a pin with fake gold around the edge. I used this picture of the necklace chillin' on my banged up bay window because it showed the detail of the face. After painting the gold part, I attached it to a black chain and glued a felt bow on it.
Here's a little outfit I put together to match my shoes. I'm wearing that damn black, pleated skirt again, despite owning many other skirts. I guess I like it a lot.
|t-shirt: Goodwill $2.50, belt: Savers $1.99, skirt: Family Outfitters $2, shoes: DIY from Family Outfitters $4|