“Out with the old and in with the new,” right? Not so fast. Before you start donating and tossing take a moment to think of the possibilities….
I had a pile of shoes ready to donate when those little wheels of creativity that never seem to take a break started rolling and I started painting, cutting and gluing. The next few post will be all about bringing your old shoes back to life again.
My Uggs have served me well. They have been through rain, sleet, and snow keeping my toes warm and cozy. I took them in last year for a thorough cleaning but this year decided the gray was a bit drab for me. I am about to put them away for the spring, but I have a feeling that the rose gold color I am going to paint them will be a nice surprise for me next fall.
Jacquard Fabric Paints are one of my favorites! They come in a wide range of colors and can be used for all kinds of projects. For my slippers, I used a Bright Gold for my base coat and applied it with a paintbrush. I tested the color on a scrap piece of leather before painting it on my slippers.
I didn’t take the leather laces out because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get them back in so I carefully painted around them. The few drops of gold I got on them easily rubs off with an emery board or small piece of sand paper.
After coating the whole shoe with gold paint twice I watered down some black and applied it first with a brush then rubbed it in with a paper towel.
This toned the gold down a bit.
Next, I added a pink and again used a paper towel to rub the color in. I wanted my Uggs to be more of a rose gold.
I love how they turned out!
Look for more shoe tutorials this week.
For those of you that would rather just go shop for your shoes I bet there are some great sales out there on winter slippers!