old shoe remake

Shoe DIY – (Remake)

Today it’s all about shoes!

That’s because I tried something new and wanted to show you (DIY style).

Last year my husband was buying Vans sneakers in a rush and they turned out too small for hime. However he still forced himself to use them but gave up now.

They fit me pretty well (Yes, I am bigfoot) but I really hate this beige color. Terrible.
So I thought, why not try to spray paint them into a nicer color?
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So I wanted to give it a shot and taped the rubber sole and inside to protect them from the spray paint.
(Of course you can do that more beautifully, but I had no painters tape at hand..)
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I got myself a small spray can (Somay-Q) in gold color – a paint for leather and other smooth!! surfaces.
Well, the shoes are made of rough soft leather and I did not know how that’s going to turn out, but definitely wanted to try it out.
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The shoes didn’t really take the color, but the glitter stayed, which gives the shoe a silver-gold glitter shine.
Unfortunately not as unique as I was hoping for, so I ripped off the whole tape from the sole and sprayed the rubber in squeaking gold.

Popped up with velvet strings I think the Vans are pretty fancy now!
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In the sun they sparkle and shine like a golden egg.
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So if you have some old worn out or unwanted (preferably smooth surfaced) shoes you can give it a try. It is really easy and fun and a cheap solution for new shoes.