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May 21, 2012

DIY: Painted Shoes

Monday is here again - working, working, working. I enjoyed my weekend & you?? Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting several bloggers prior to Blogfest & we shared stories and appetizers, cocktails and so on. Fun time!

Today I'm bringing you an easy breezy DIY project - from shoes I actually had on last night.  These particular heels have been a part of my wardrobe for about 4 years now. I've never been crazy about them so, with all the neon craze going around, I figured, why not add some neon accents to them?? ....with PAINT!
 
All you need is paint, creativity & a good pedicure to make your shoe look
pretty! You can CREATE any design you wish, but I decided to do abstract art.

I chose a hot pink color by Pebeo paints, a favorite of mine! Then I added a few other accents in gold & black. The design I chose was inspired by the painting in the background....lovely isn't it?
 
Now hopefully you'll get out your old shoes, and put them to use!








Would you consider doing this to spice up one of your shoes??





40 comments:

Alexa said...

Love how these turned out! The bright burst of color would be a great addition to any outfit!

house of earnest said...

I've painted shoes before as a bridesmade to match what the bride was wanting, but didn't think about being more creative to actually make a pair that I wanted! Such a fun (and original) idea!

Pudel-design said...

These looking cute;)
Love the colors!
I did a shoe pait job too, lately...

http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/2012/02/how-many-boots-does-girl-need-pink-diy.html

If you like come and visit;)

Lovely greetings...

http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

{Emily} Simply Southern said...

How pretty, love the painting in the back as well!

Jess said...

So cute! I love that neon pink! :)

Dawna said...

What a great idea Jen upcycling at its best!
dawnajonesdesign.com

Tanea Jennifer said...

love the ideia :)

great colors!

Fashionably Wed said...

So funny I was planning to do something very similar this weekend...now I'm even more excited to make it happen! I love how this turned out!

Michelle said...

These are just way too cool! I would surely consider doing this for sure! You are Fantastic Lady!!!!

Raiana S @ lifeSTYLE said...

They look great! I love this idea. I also need new shoes...hmmm...

Raiana
lifeSTYLE
Rai Atelier - Etsy Shop

Kate said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the colours! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

GLAMd0lll said...

These are really cute! I am going to try it!

xoxo
http://glamd0lll.blogspot.com/

lonemor said...

Very cool....

Ana Degenaar said...

Stunning! You continue to rock my world!

ashley cooper said...

Look how cute! What a great idea!!! Love your blog - xoxo

Liesl said...

What super cute painted shoes...they came out beautifully! We have matching toe nail color too! :)

Hannah said...

Yes! I've handpainted shoes before and I'll do it again. Yours are fabulous. A piece of art in themselves! :)
x

Champange Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Jolie Jouel said...

Wow, great DIY! They look great.

joliejouel.blogspot.com

Marivic Ulep said...

That's so cool! I would love to paint my old shoes and make a new again. Awesome idea, Jen! Thanks.

In The Night Sky said...

I just did DIY toe cap shoes using a pair of shoes I wasn't really that fond of and a can of spray paint. They turned out great and I've worn them more since painting them. I love the colours you chose for yours, especially the pink base which pops against the bronze :)

holtwoodhipster said...

I've seen a few painted shoes tutorials recently that turned out super cool, but these are the first I've seen that I'd actually wear. Very pretty. You have me hunting for a pair in my own closet that are screaming for a neon make over.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

You're just so crazy fabulous, you know that?!!

LOVE THEM!!

Glad you had such a great time! Wish I could've been up there with you all to be a part of it ;)

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh lala, fun project lovely lady! I think I might try this with shoes, but I am not brave enough at the moment :)

I hope that you had a fabulous weekend—sounds so! xx

Wendy said...

Wow, they turned out great! I would love to try this but I don't have the nerve (for fear of messing it up!)

Landi Lausen said...

Jen - what a super neat tutorial!! I must try this this summer... Take care!

Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection said...

Ahh, love these, so fabulous as always!!

neethi said...

love them...:-) they are so pretty and look fab on your feet...!

Shannon said...

LOVE this!!! They turned out so pretty.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Brigid said...

what a cute idea! great color combo.

Brigid
favoriteblingsandthings.com

Meagan said...

your so talented!!!!!! sooo cute
xoxo Meagan
caseofcouture.com

casiemace said...

These are too stinkin' gorgeous!! Can I send you a pair to paint! LOL! NEW BIZ! ;)

Denise Santiago said...

Such a great idea! Now i'm trying to figure out what pair of shoes i'm going to do this too.

eklatt said...

I love how yours turned out! I don't know if I would ever have the guts to do this but you sure do know how to make them glamorous!

xoxo
peacelovedecor.com

I am Megan said...

I am not lying, I actually painted my finger nails the exact same colours this morning, it pretty much looks like the shoes! haha And then I came across this post. Ko-inky-dinks.

PS: I signed up to follow you via email, because I am just in loooove with your blog

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

I AM MEGAN: cool...i love this nail color, good choice! thank you for following my blog in your email..! :)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

eklatt: Yea, it does take a little bit of courage to pick the right shoe and just go for it. You don't want to ruin one, thats why i suggest using an older shoe you don't wear as often... :)) Good way to practice!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

pudel design: oh cool, will take a look! thanks for sharing.

Monica L. Shulman said...

I love them! such a great way to change up an otherwise simple shoe. I also love the color on your toes. what is it?

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

MONICA: i don't actually know the name, but its a color selection from the shellac at my local nail salon :)

Sophie with her Illustrations said...

oh Jen how more creative can you get, I lovvvee the design you made on the shoes using paint...I am such a girly girl so the paint is even cuter.
Love them,

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