I started with a pair of pale lilac Tevas. Comfy, but blah. Got hold of some bright metallic purple paint and looky what I did:
I’ve worn them several times, and there’s no evidence of scuffing or wear. I ventured off to another pair of Simple slip on’s, painted metallic aqua, with accents of royal blue:
Last, I had a pair of high heeled slip ons in a wonderful shape. After much deliberation, I decided to paint them an oxblood color, with deep purple heels which you can’t see unless your nose to heel with them:
Up next on the shoe painting roster is a pair of lace up work boots. I’m planning to do some fancy brush-work with those. For almost 15 years, I have regretted not buying a pair of black workboots with flowers painted on them. Now, I can make my own!
If you are interested in painting shoes or handbags, Margot has a book out called Sassy Feet, in which she generously shares all her tips and techniques. I really appreciate the fact that she also talks about the brands of products she prefers, because I could buy the right paint without having to do all the experimenting myself! Thanks for a great read, Margot!
Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble!!