Friday, July 8, 2011

Silver Shoes in 20 Minutes!

I have an INSANE weekend!
Two family reunions AND a wedding!
All at the same time!

I needed to have silver shoes for the wedding (Bride's request -- I am an attendant), and couldn't find any cute ones ANYWHERE. What to do?


Heh heh heh....


I found some cute shoes on clearance for $10...
filled them with crumpled newspaper...


taped up the soles where I didn't want them to be silver...


and busted out a can of silver spray paint I already had on hand.
A total of 20 minutes later (the taping took the longest of everything)...
TA DA! Silver shoes!

On to the next Big Weekend preparations........

16 comments:

Jen said...

They look so much better in silver!!! Love it :) Have a fun weekend!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Love those quick fixes!

Susan said...

Great idea!

Helen said...

Great work!

As I've always said, necessity is a mother (of invention!).

ilovemyfamily6208 said...

OK, that is AWESOME!! And as I scrolled down your page, I noticed an ad for Giuseppe Zanotti (never heard of him) shoes!! They were probably $600.00!!! Your shoes look great! :)

Brenda Kay said...

It's amazing what a can of spray paint will do for shoes. We have had to paint many a pair for recitals. The silver looks great.

Jessica said...

(love)

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love them! How fun to change them to silver...:)

ren said...

they look better in silver than the original black! darnit woman, you is c.l.e.v.e.r!

randi said...

so crafty! lovin' those silver shoes! :)

Found Beauty Studio said...

Love them! I have tough to fit wide feet, so I'm notorious for buying a bunch of pairs of the same shoes when I find something comfortable and painting them different colors. For a longer lasting finish, vinyl and leather paint (depending on the material your shoe is made out of) resist cracking and stand up to quite a bit of wear!

Mama Teaching 3 said...

You are woman, hear you roar! I love that idea for a sticky situation. :)

KayTee said...

How cute would those have been had you added some sequins or maybe some grey pearl. Ohhhh, the possibilities!

Kay Pugh said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to do this with my 4 granddaughters.
I love the rest of your blog, too. You are a busy girl.
And----thanks for visiting my blog. You are the first to comment and that comment and your blog have inspired and motivated me.
Keep on crafting!!!!!

Laura said...

woah! That is awesome! Did they hold up?? They look great in the pictures! I"m curious how the experiment ended up working out longer term! Keep me posted! It's such a great steal!

I'm Myra said...

Awesome! I would imagine the shoes were a cloth like finish for the spray to adhere to well..?
Curious to know how well the color stayed on throughout the evening, and after a few wears?