Design Fixation: Shoe Makeover /// Breathe New Life Into Scuffed Up Heels

5/23/17

Shoe Makeover /// Breathe New Life Into Scuffed Up Heels

Old Shoe Makeover: Save Those Scuffed Up Heels /// By Design Fixation

These wedges are the most comfortable pair of heels I've ever owned. But when I wore them to my friend's wedding in the woods of Maine, they got totally scuffed up... so much so that even a magic eraser couldn't fix them. But being so comfortable, I didn't want to give up on them yet. 

Old Shoe Makeover: Save Those Scuffed Up Heels /// By Design Fixation

So I painted them with a coat of gold Liquid Leaf. As you can see from the image above, there is a drastic difference between the unpainted area on the left and the painted section on the right. 

Old Shoe Makeover: Save Those Scuffed Up Heels /// By Design Fixation

There's nothing complicated about the application, just make sure you use a flat brush so you can achieve very precise edges. I would not recommend painting the inside of the shoe, just the exterior surface.

Old Shoe Makeover: Save Those Scuffed Up Heels /// By Design Fixation

Quite a difference, right?! And the Liquid Leaf is oil-based, too, so it repels water! It would also be fun to add the color to only certain areas of the shoe... I'm considering giving an old pair of flats a makeover by painting a large triangle on the front section by the toe.

Old Shoe Makeover: Save Those Scuffed Up Heels /// By Design Fixation

Liquid Leaf comes in silver and copper too, if gold isn't your jam. Check out more DIY shoe projects and makeovers here.

Old Shoe Makeover: Save Those Scuffed Up Heels /// By Design Fixation
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