This time of year is my favorite. Not just for the holidays, or the weather, or the Christmas decorations. But because it’s when all things sparkly and glittery come out. Shoes. Dresses. EVERYTHING.
Unfortunately, I can’t buy all the sparkles, because I’d have no place to wear them. And while there is always room for a few glittery things in your closet, sometimes I just want something a little toned down that will work for more than just a few occasions.
Example: I bought these shoes for a friends wedding. She said I could wear any kind of shoe, as long as it was silver, so I went for the glitziest thing I could find.
I have worn them once.
I found these shoes on the clearance rack at Target a while back, and picked them up. I have a pair of nude heels for work, but these were a little bit too high to wear to school. I knew i wanted to jazz them up a little bit, but they sat in my closet for a long time until I decided what to do.
Like I said before, I didn’t want anything too crazy, so I settled for just painting the toes with a metallic copper paint. To do this, I only needed a few things:
-Copper multi-surface/acrylic paints
-A small paintbrush
-Tape (I used the blue painters tape, it’s what I had and it worked well.)
You want to start off by taping off the area you want to paint. You could measure to make sure it’s even on both shoes, but I just eyeballed it because YOLO. You want to make sure you tape off the soles as well.
Then you paint. Easy peasy. I think all I needed was 3 thin layers of paint. My shoes were suedey, so the paint stuck well. If you’re using shoes that are patent you may want to scruff them up a bit with sand paper so the paint sticks. Otherwise, it’ll just scratch right off.
Pro Tip: When painting on the taped line, paint down, towards the tip of the shoe. This will help prevent paint from leaking under the tape and giving you an uneven line.
And ta-dah! Nothing revolutionary, and I’m sure you’ve seen similar DIY’s before, but they give you a little bit of metallic shine without making them only wearable once or twice. I wore these to a rehearsal dinner and they got lots of compliments : )
These are next on my list of shoe DIYs, I just need to make it to Old Navy to pick up some cheap, solid colored flats!
My next post will be all about food! I am definitly finding it much harder to eat healthy when I’m living alone. No one can see me eat half a pint of ice cream- so does that mean it didn’t happen? haha. Now that I’ve been on my own for a few months, I’ve got quite a few tips for not breaking the bank while grocery shopping and not getting too bored and eating the same thing every day. Stay tuned!
Have you done any fun DIYs lately? I haven’t been on Pinterest much lately, but you can bet I’ll be all over it during Thanksgiving break!