Besides scouring Goodwill on my lunch breaks, cheap shoe shopping is another rare favorite I get to do occasionally. The thing is, I have giant feet. Size 10. Yep, I just put it out there. TEN. Having a ski-sized foot, seems like my selection is often over-bedazzled flip flops or orthopedic loafers. I always see such cute shoes in every other size except mine. One day I saw a pair of cute flats with pops of color on the toe and heal and tried to shove my foot in them... no dice. That's when I got the idea to DIY my own. Wanna see? Here's how to update old shoes.
Here's what I had at home. Some okay flats that had seen better days.
The toes were pretty scuffed up and the extra flappy bow thing on the front kind of made them look like slippers... especially when I wore them with pants.
Then picked out some paint. I figured the enamel would stick to the shoe the best. I'll letcha know if it starts scraping off. So far so good. I mixed these colors to get the bright citrus green I was looking for.
I taped off a stripe at the back. Just eye-balled, no measuring. I didn't tape the front... living on the edge. :)I did 3 coats total.
Peel off the tape.
And, tada! "New" shoes for me. :)They're a little bold... but I think I'm liking it.