Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Shoes...

I recently bought some new shoes at a wonderful sale price. Calvin Klein gray shoes that I can wear comfortably. Did I spend the full price of $80? No, never! I spent the grand total sum of $11.98 after sale percentage discount.
However, I did not like the industrial looking white soles on these shoes. But for the price I would buy them anyway. At first I thought of taking a black Sharpie marker to color the soles black. Hmmm...maybe too harsh for these pretty gray skimmers.
So off to the studio for ideas. Aha...paint! I have gray. I have silver. I have...perfect...

Liquid silver leaf! That is what I painted on the white sole of my new gray shoes. Silver leaf and it looks just right. A proper color befitting the shiny gray of my shoes.

Here they are completed and ready for me to wear. Oh how I love new shoes! Any color, any style. As long as they are new and cute. Oh and super affordable as I love a bargain the most!
Have you ever painted your shoes? What else have you done to make your bargain the perfect item for your wardrobe? Do tell...
Once a crafter always a crafter.


16 comments:

  1. I've used magic marker to touch up worn spots on shoes - and bleach splatters on jeans. But never paint! How clever you are. I agree that the white sole just didn't do these pretty shoes justice.

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  2. Oh, what an improvement!....I always wonder why they put that white sole on such {otherwise} cute shoes...now I know what to use to change that! Thanks so much for coming by for a visit.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  3. They are so sweet, and elegant,-and the painting looks great,
    I tryed the marker things,as well- :)but not paint...
    xo Dorthe

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  4. Cute shoes for under $12, wow! And I like how you cleverly (and artistically) altered the soles.

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  5. Great deal and the silver looks so much better :)

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  6. Wow! Fabulous idea! Here's another one for you that I've used for years...when a pretty pair of leather shoes gets scuffed and the marks show, especially on the toes...I use crayons in a matching color to touch them up. Color the scratches and buff with a soft cloth and instantly the scuffs are no longer noticeable! Gotta love those boxes of 64 Crayola crayons!
    Hugs,
    Diane

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  7. You are a treasure! This is totally something I would giggle at doing, but do anyway, too! Custom designed designer shoes by you and Calvin! LOVE a great sale! I have spent this entire winter in flat black boots outside, and flat black Clark's shoes (a lot like these) indoors. If I have to suffer through the cold gray of winter, I'm doing it in comfy shoes!! ~Kathy

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  8. You truly are the ultimate crafter. (O; I LOVE those shoes.

    Xo

    Jo

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  9. I have never painted my shoes but I've painted WITH my shoes :) I've used the bottoms that have great texture as stamps! I know; I'm obsessed! :)

    Your shoes are lovely! And; I love seeing the colors of spring below with the luscious fruits! Thank you! xxoo

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  10. Fab results! What a creative person you are! I love what you did. I would have thought the same of the white bottoms too. You really perked them up.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  11. How clever! A very lovely pair of comfy custom shoes! Step out strong!

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  12. Wow, what a great buy...and you made those cute shoes even cuter! How clever, Sherry!...Sending you a BIG Happy Valentine's Day hug. xoxo Paulette :D

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  13. Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

    So elegant shoes.

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  14. They are really classy!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  15. Oh how clever! What a great idea to just change it up with something from your craft room - they turned out great!
    I like your banner too - with the definition of "creatology" - a very nice touch, and very well put.
    Hope you had a happy Day of Hearts...

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  16. Great idea! At first I thought you'd echoed the pattern of the shoes onto the sole and I like the silver much much better!

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