Saturday, July 4, 2015

DIY: Painted Stripes for your feet

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 So we needed to take pictures of my blazer from the Sew-A-Long and I wanted a pair of black and white striped heels for the outfit. I contemplated buying a pair of black and white striped heels but I was not sure how much use they would get so I decided as I often do to get a cheap pair of shoes and give them a face-lift. I don't know about these other bloggers out there but the need for a new pair of shoes for a photo shoot comes all too often and sometimes I ain't trying to spend a lot of money for the cause. I purchased these shoes for $22.99 from BareFeet shoes and if it did not work out I would not be out of a lot of money. The width of the tape was about the right size for the stripes that I wanted so I used that to space them out. I also covered the inside with the masking tape as well.
Let the spraying begin! I sprayed three coats of white and two coats of clear.

*** I used masking tape for this project and I should have used painters tape. I thought the masking tape would work well but it did not.The paint seeped through so I had a LOT of clean up o do. I paint all the time and I should have known better. If I could have kicked my own ass I would have!
So I used paint thinner and a pencil eraser to get these lines cleaned up and yes I did say eraser. I had to take a paint brush to touch up some of the paint also. These shoes look pretty cool so I am glad that I painted them, I just wish I would have used the right tape. Up close you can see imprecations but on the foot these babies are going to be too fly. Oh yeah I added another shiny clear sealer on top after I cleaned them up.
 

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19 comments

  1. Super cute. Love your creative mind and your aptitude for details. xx

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    1. Thanks Natasha, I love creating my own, it's the most feeling ever! Thanks fro stopping by.

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  2. Those shoes are Creatively Fierce.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I try to think outside the box........all the time!

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  3. I love how these turned out! I have bedazzled shoes before but i have not tried spray painting. So creative! I am going to try this for sure! Do you ever have an issue with the paint rubbing off?

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    1. Gurl I'll try to paint anything! You have to coat the shoes very well with a clear coating to avoid the paint rubbing off. Like for theses I used two coats of clear spray paint and then I did a final coating of Glossy Mod-Podge. I would not paint any expensive shoes but I'm all over the less expensive shoes for a coat or two.

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  4. They turned out awesome. How do your painted shoes hold up?

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    1. If you coat them good with a protective clear coat they last like any other shoe. If you don't protect the paint you'll scuff them up in one wear. I usually do it on shoes that I am NOT going to wear everyday.

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  5. THESE ARE FIRE!!!! You did such an awesome job and I would SOOOOOOO Rock these!!
    Shari
    www.mydailythreadz.me

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    1. Thanks Shari! I gotta get creative for these posts.

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  6. Great Job!!! They came out great...

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    1. Not bad for a DIY custom pair of shoes.

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  7. Dang gurl you are too merch!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!! You just inspired me, AGAIN!!! LOL!!!!

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    1. Jennifer I'm just trying to keep you on your toes!

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  8. I really love your tutorials. I am so glad you share- you are Bomb.com

    Sew'l Sista

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    1. Thanks sew much Angie, I always try to keep a find interesting things to share with folks! Stay tuned!

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  9. These are the cutie things. I don't think I would have the patience to make these though. Nice job.

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    1. It wasn't a quick 1-2-3 DIY that's for sure but they came out great!

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