Design Fixation: DIY Shoe Makeover


DIY Shoe Makeover

Do you have a pair of shoes that you don't love the color of? Or maybe you have a pair that you've worn quite a bit and would love to give a makeover? Well, today I wanted to share an easy DIY project with you, one that only took me about half an hour to finish. And you probably won't have to buy any supplies.... because all you need is nail polish!

I decided to paint my shoes with two different paint colors, achieving fun blocks of color. Since you're not spending any money on this project, considering using one of the current fashion trends as inspiration... neon is a popular style these days, as is color blocking. Go crazy!

To prep your shoes, clean them up with a damp paper towel and let them dry thoroughly.

Pick your nail polish color, and begin painting certain areas of the shoe (or the whole shoe, if you're patient enough to do it!) You may need two coats, depending on the thickness of the nail polish.

I used one coat of the turquoise color, but I had to do a second coat on the pale green one.

Let the nail polish dry completely, and voila! New shoes! Do you have any shoes that could benefit from this type of project?

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  1. Beautiful DIY..:) Easy to make and Si Stylish!! Thanku for this one ;)
    Ve a gr8 day :)

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    1. The words Brilliant & Awesome come to mind! I'm new at the DIY shoe thing so I have a few ???... How did you avoid getting polish where you didn't want it:? Did the polish hold up? Did you add a clear "top coat" polish or sealer of any kind? And are the shoes leather or man made materials? Sorry for all the questions but you did such a nice job, I'm trying to figure out your "tips & tricks"... Thanks in advance for you time and please keep sharing your "art work"! :-)

    2. Thanks for your interest Yvette! I just painted very carefully to avoid getting polish where I didn't want it :) The polish does hold up pretty well, but I would recommend a spray sealer if you plan to wear the shoes a lot. And mine were man made material. Good luck!

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