Post # 1
We have already spent so much money on this wedding, that I couldn’t justify spending more money on shoes to match my rehearsal dinner dress. I found a pair of shoes I didn’t wear anymore (I just donated 35+ pairs of shoes to the local womens shelter, so shoes I didn’t really wear or mind possibly runining were slim pickin’s!) I found these:
I wanted them white, so I took Martha Stewarts ivory luster acrylic paint, and mixed it with textile medium (it makes acrylic paint more flexible so it’s perfect for fabric or leather). A little ribbon and a bow, and now they look like this!
Now they go with my rehearsal dinner dress!
I got some great tips on how to paint shoes before I did them, so they should last a while after the wedding even!
Post # 4
Woww! I should rethink giving away my old shoes. lol. You sis a great job!
Post # 5
Thanks guys! It all started by painting some shoes for my grandma because she will only wear these horrible sneakers that only come in white, black, and navy, so I made them purple!
It is seriously easy to do! And the textile medium really does help! I tried to spray paint some boots for a halloween costume a few years, and the paint flaked off all day from walking around in them! (We had to dress up for work) The textile medium make all the difference!
Make sure you clean your shoes really well too! I washed them with soap and water, then with rubbing alcohol to make sure the paint took. I hope you try your own!
Post # 6
Cute.. where did you get your dress from it’s also really cute
Post # 7
Thanks! I got the dress at Torrid. I comes with detachable straps too, just in case I need them!