I am a reformed impulse “clearance” shopper. Okay, I’m working really hard on it. There is just somethingabout a really good sale. I also love shoes. A lot. If I could, I would have a room full of shoes. So, when you combine a sale, and shoes, it’s dangerous territory.This pair of green wedges was one of my victims. They had been sitting in my closet for almost three years, and not been worn once. I loved the shape of the shoes, and the polka dots, but I think they were just a little too shiny. So, what did I have to lose? A makeover was the perfect answer–I could have the the fun wedge shape, but in a different color. I’m so glad I tried it–they turned out better than I thought (it started out as an experiment), and I really can’t wait to wear them!After I painted them, I experimented with a few flowers that I had. I can wear them plain, or jazz them up a little by clipping on different colored flowers as an accent. SO fun!
- shoes–they need to be fabric, or a material that will absorb the paint
- fabric paint
- foam brush
- painters’ tape
- rain and stain shield spray
- Carefully tape the edges of the shoe with painters’ tape.
Apply the paint to the shoe using your foam brush. I did the inside of the shoe first, then the outside. Just evaluate as you go to determine how many coats you need. These shoes needed only one on the inside, but three on the outside (to cover the pattern). I let the shoes dry in between each coat for better coverage.
- Let dry completely, them remove tape.
- Fabric paint is already waterproof (since it can be washed), but I wanted some extra coverage. I sprayed them with a rain and stain shield, and let dry.