Friday, February 24, 2012

Spray Painted Girls Shoes

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I knew I had an opportunity to try spray painting shoes when my daughter's school shoes came home looking like this.
I mean, they were now pretty ugly.  And I couldn't just "sharpie" them like I did to her black shoes.  It's too bad, too because these were her favorites.

Until NOW!

Now THESE are her favorites!

And mine, too.  I really think mama needs a pair just like this!

All I did was tape off the soles and stuff a bag inside.  I also had to tape off the velcro and the underside of the foot strap.
To be honest, I wasn't sure how to deal with all of the peeling vinyl.  I thought it would show so I wanted to peel it off a bit of the edges.  One shoe did fine with this.  But when I started to peel the second shoe...the whole thing came up!  I was freaking out at this point.  But really, it was too late to turn back now.  So I just peeled until I thought it wouldn't be that noticeable.

I used a plastic primer spray paint (because I already had it) on the unpeeled shoe.  I am not sure if it was beneficial or necessary though.  And I definitely needed two coats of the blue on both shoes.  The peeled shoe soaked up a lot of the paint after the first coat and I didn't think they were going to match in finish.  But after everything had dried, they seemed to match just fine!  I was so excited about how these turned out!  My daughter was too!

** I actually think the shoe that had the vinyl peeled off had a better result.  These shoes have been worn around the house for two days now and so they already have some minor scuffing on the blue paint.  But the peeled part was not scuffed at all.  It was a pain on my fingers to peel the shoe, but for this type of surface (fake patent leather) it seemed to be worth it.

I still have blue paint left...I am really wanting blue shoes, too.
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  1. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :)def cute. LOVING that color

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  4. What a great idea - they look brand new!

  5. What an awesome idea! I would have never thought of that and the twins shoes are always peeling at the end!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Hmmm. I love the color and your ingenuity. Thinking I may try this on a pair of my girls shoes. And maybe a pair of mine.

  8. That's is very cool. Great way to spruce up an old shoe :)

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  9. This is one of the most fabulous ideas I have come across in a while- they look great!! so cute! If you're interested, I'd love to invite you to share this post at my Sharing Time LInky:
    Have a great weekend!

  10. That is awesome! First time I've seen painted shoes! Very clever :)
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  11. What type of spray paint did you use? I am looking to do this tonight, but in a hot pink type color!

  12. Black shoes 3rd day of school sharpie time!! Thanks a bunch

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