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17 September 2012

Shoe Redo

In 2008, on one fine summer day, I came across a wonderful pair of plaid ballet flats on clearance for $9 at Walmart.


They looked like this. I wore them frequently, because red plaid matches with everything, and I came to love them very much. Only sometimes I loved them a little too much. You can't see it in the picture, but over time, the fabric near the heels and soles of these shoes became stained with salt because I wore these in winter on salted sidewalks. So they weren't looking too good anymore.

What's the solution? You can't just throw away a $9 pair of flats after four years of use, can you? Of course not!


So I added this.


And now my shoes look like this. Because if red plaid flats are cool, blue shimmering flats are 2x cool. And these don't have salt stains, which is always a plus.
Tarabelle said...

Nice! Good save :)

Tara

http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

Lizzy said...

cool!

Beth said...

I have mod podged glitter on my daughter's shoes before for Halloween, but she has a pair now that needs a little "refreshing" shall we say? I never thought to use the MS pearl paint though. Yours turned out perfectly new again!

Jessica Peters said...

That is awesome! I wish I was brave enough for that!

Rhiannon said...

Those are great! I will definitely use this idea for flats I have that need re-doing.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week! I NEVER would have thought of doing that to shoes!! How cool is that?! Have a wonderful week!

Angie Hales said...

That came out awesome! Makes me want to look thru my shoes to see what I can redo.

Holly said...

VERY cute! I was just wearing an old pair of copper-ish flats yesterday that are sadly looking a little too worn by the soles...I just may have to try this!

Erica said...

Oh! I love DIYs! I never would have guess that paint would have such great coverage like that... good to know. It looks great! Here's to shoes that are 2X as cool! :)

Amy said...

wow, what a great DIY, thanks for the tip!

http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

ohmygosh, Nice Rachel! ha, I agree, red plaid DOES go with everything. :)

Emily Hornburg said...

Hi from Mingle Monday! What a great shoe makeover. I wish I was that creative!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Wow that looks great! I need to become a better diy'er, cause I prob would have just thrown my old shoes away!

LeiShell said...

Whoa! Seriously?! I cannot believe the difference in them after spraying them!! great shoes makeover!

SayNotSweetAnne said...

I am SO into flats right now. I keep finding really ugly ones at thrift stores. I have 12+ Martha colors- now I want to go buy them all up and do this!!! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to stop by and link up to Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-23/

Daisy said...

Wow they look like two different pair of shoes! You did such a great job, Rachel!

Lisa @ akawest said...

I was not aware you could spray paint shoes. I know, I know, I am old, and dumb. Thanks for the lesson in making cute shoes cuter. Well, cute in a different way. Thanks for following my blog. I am following back.

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

ummm HECK YEAH! You're amazing. I wish I could rock plaid shoes- I'm just not cool enough :/

Rachel Kaylynn said...

brilliant idea! i have few over-loved salt stained shoes that I might try this on.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

super cute

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

You are getting a lot of use out of those shoes! Love the new color - like the slippers of an Ice Princess :)

Becolorful said...

Now THAT is amazing. Had to feature you tonight on this week's BeColorful Motivated Monday. So glad you decided to share this.
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Tori Grant said...

Wow! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with Tori!! :)