While out garage sale shopping this summer, I found these little flats--and even though I wasn't crazy about the color--The price was right!
I like pink--and actually wear quite a lot of pink. But these shoes were ROSE colored--not pink. So they were just not working out in their original color.
My AWESOME sister, Michelle, had a similar problem with a pair of her shoes--and she SPRAY PAINTED them! You have to see her AWESOME shoes HERE.
So, once again--I turned to my trusty can of spray paint.
First I taped off the bottoms--and stuffed a plastic bag inside the shoe to catch all the over spray.
Then I started spraying.
This picture is after the first coat:
At this point I was wondering if this was such a good idea--and if it would really work.
But after some drying time and another coat of paint--they were looking NEAR perfect (meaning they looked fantastic--but there were just a couple traces of the pink showing through at the seams--nothing anyone else would ever notice)!
But when I say NEAR perfect--that usually means I should stop there and be satisfied with a job well done. But it almost always means that I don't stop there--and I try for PERFECTION. And SOMETIMES that means that I then MESS THINGS UP WHILE TRYING TO GET THEM PERFECT!!!!
This was one of those times.
For some reason--the final coat of paint that I decided the shoes just HAD TO HAVE--did this:
Luckily I only started the last coat of paint at the heel of both shoes and noticed what was happening and STOPPED spraying. So this damage is only on the heels.
NORMALLY this kind of thing would drive me BATTY! And I wouldn't be able to sleep at night until I had sanded them both down and re painted them till they looked right!
But--this time I have decided it doesn't really matter. These kinds of flats I normally wear with a pair of jeans that usually hang over the heels of my shoes ANYWAYS. And when I put them on and look down--I can hardly see the crackling--so I'm sure no one else will notice it either!
So there. I am leaving them.
And from the front--they look FABULOUS!!!
And just because I love the before/after pictures...here we go: