Well I think this post might finally prove my addiction for spray paint, as well as quick & cheap make-overs! Here’s what happened in about 30 minutes this weekend:
I’ve had these flats around for a few years now…got them for under $10, and they used to be cute. But I’ve worn them so much now, that they were just not wearable for work anymore because they were so beat up.
I was debating whether or not to throw them away, and I decided to whip out a can of my glossy black Krylon spray paint and try to spray paint them. I figure if it didn’t work – it wasn’t a big deal…I was going to throw them out anyway!
Here’s what I did:
This helps get a smoother surface for the paint.
This left me with a little “nub” – but that will be taken care of later in the process
I used plastic bags for this step
I am SO impatient – waiting the right amount of time to let them dry is the hardest part for me!
I should invest in Velcro stock…I must have bought thousands of dollars worth of Velcro so far in my 4 years of teaching! I use this stuff ALL the time!
Get creative with this! I played it safe, but I wanted to make something that I knew I would wear often. The beauty of the Velcro is that you can interchange your shoe “toppers” as often as you’d like! I made my flowers using this tutorial (like I did for this pillow), but with some lace instead of felt.
And – you’re done!
The whole project took me about a half hour (because of the waiting time between coats of spray paint) – and didn’t cost me a dime because I had everything on hand! This kind of project is my most favorite 🙂
So tell me – have YOU ever spray-painted your shoes?! Are you tempted to try it now?