I wear the same, two pairs of shoes to work 95% of the time. It’s awesome for me, bad for my shoes. They are in terrible shape.
It was an emotional moment but I eventually mustered up the courage (and funds), to part ways with my beloved work shoes and begin the hunt for new ones.
Little did I know, we’d meet again in another life.
My mother watches plenty of morning television to know about the new “painting your shoes” fad. She brought this up just as I had finished shedding the last tear over my recent loss. This is roughly how the conversation went:
Mom: “I was watching GMA this morning! They had a DIY segment on color blocking shoes with acrylic paint. You could do that with some of your worn out heels.”
Me: “Ugh! MOM, that is totally NOT cool! I’m not going to paint my shoes. DUMB.”
I wasn’t in a good place. But she brushed this off like she always does because she knew I’d come back later and say this:
Me: “Okay…it looks really awesome. You were right. Like always.”
My mother is a genius. And I’m really glad I gave this common DIY a try!
So you’re going to paint your shoes?
1. Before painting, remove as many scuff marks and imperfections as possible. My imperfections are the result of a disastrous glitter glue incident at Christmas. We all have those days right?
Another of Goo Gone’s 5 million uses: removing scuff marks from shoes.
2. Tape off all areas with masking tape.
3. Paint with a foam brush. (Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint)
I can’t wait to test these out at the office and brighten up an otherwise dreary cubicle!