Painting My Old Shoes New
A few weeks ago, I was doing my daily blog reading on Bloglovin’ when I saw this fabulous DIY on Love Maegan! I didn’t have any strappy sandals like Maegans, but I knew I had to give it a try. Then I remembered these shoes I bought on clearance at Target many years ago, hadn’t worn in a year or two, but couldn’t seem to give up. Now I feel like I have a new pair of shoes! I didn’t follow Maegan’s DIY to a tee, so I thought I’d share it with y’all.
- Paint brushes
- Acrylic Paint (I used Anita’s Glossy Craft Paint in fuchsia and orange)
- Tape (I used masking tape, but painter tap will probably work better)
- White nail polish (you can use white acrylic paint too)
I really wasn’t sure of what parts of the shoe I wanted to paint, aside from the heel, so I taped and painted as I went along, but be sure to tape off the parts you don’t want painted.
I used the white nail polish as a base for each painted area. I must admit, I forgot to photograph when I did the pink part at the front of the shoes, lol, but y’all get the point.
I did two coats of paint in each section, with ample drying time in between.
You can see the touch of pink here; I don’t know how I managed to not take one photo of my painting the pink part. Nonetheless, I love the touch of pink!!
I did not do a top coat, as I liked the glossiness of the paint, so only time will tell if I will have to touch up the paint in the future. As with any DIY, it may not come out perfect (my paint went under the paint a bit), but what a fun way to make an old item new gain for under $7!!
Have you ever painted your shoes to make them new? If not, is it something you’d be willing to try?