Good Morning summer girls and boys, I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend!
I did a little project on an old pair of ugly shoes that turned out ok, so I thought I would post. I usually kind of hate diy’s. I once saw one in InStyle magazine that told people to SUPERGLUE cheap gold chain around the edges of a cardigan to add a CHANEL touch to old sweater. I almost had a heart attack, that would look sooooo f-ing bad, never do that, thinking about that advise makes me laugh. Anyway, my diy is not that simple but for a casual fix and something fun, it is actually viable.
Shoes to start with:
These are pretty ugly to begin with. I am not sure when I bought them but probably the time I decided to dress up as a piece of straw, or the time I was a homeless rover taking camouflage in a wheat field. I do like the low wedge heel and the fabric is linen so it is easy enough to dye. If you want to try to dye a pair of shoes, the easiest fabrics would be cotton, linen, silk. You could dye leather shoes in a different way fairly easily but if the shoes you like have different fabrics mixed together, that would be tough to predict the results.
Dye in a small plastic garbage can. Do it outside and wear a little face mask. The shoes should sit in there for 40-60 minutes.
All done. Rinse, rinse, rinse and let the shoes dry upside down if possible. Drying time: overnight.
When the shoes were halfway dry I started to paint little daisy’s on them. Some of the daisy’s were better than others, especially toward the end! You could definitely do something more complicated and get really cool results. Time for painting: 30 minutes. Then let it all dry for another 3 or so hours.
Then I added a white ribbon in the folds of the shoe design. Time: 10 minutes.
The shoes are almost done drying and I think they turned out pretty cute!
All done drying and the color has evened out a bit better. The most timely aspect of this project is the drying. Other than that, pretty easy! If you have nothing to do on your day off, go dig up some old shoes and try a revamp!