Learn to Paint Your Own Shoes.

Last year (I think) when I was at the Michigan Cabin Retreat my friend Paula had the coolest clogs on. Yes, they were clogs and yes, they were cool. At least I thought so.  But Paula always has the coolest artwear.  So cool that I even took a picture:

paula's painted clog shoes

I wanted some.  And they also looked like they’d be fun to try on my own.  But, being the scaredy cat that I am, I never set out to do something without looking for the right way to do it first.  I’m working on that.  I have this fear of messing up when doing something new.

With such a lack of spare time, I never got around to doing that although I’ve come across online articles and have seen tv shows that show me how to paint furniture (even upholstered chairs!) and other such items.  So, today when one of my google alerts pointed me to a shoe painting tutorial I had to show you.  And had to put it here so that I know where it is when I want it.

Courtesy of Beru Betto:  Sneaker Customization Part 1 and Part 2:

beru betto shoe painting

And another site that Beru points you to:  Sneaker Freaker.  Thanks Beru and Freaker!

6 thoughts on “Learn to Paint Your Own Shoes.

  1. DebiDeaux

    Now I gotta go find the pics of my old painted shoes. I haven’t done it for a while but when I got married I had a pair of sneakers that I painted to match the rest of my reception outfit for the running-around between events (we got married in our backyard and the courthouse) and on the back I painted “just” on the left shoe and “married” on the right one. Everyone wanted a pic of them.

    I’ve still got my old Mardi Gras shoes – you gotta know they’re painted purple, gold and green with matching laces.

    Painting shoes is so much fun.

  2. Mary MacVoy

    I used to paint up sneakers for myself in highschool.

    I had a pair that I had painted up for when I was working a lot as a clown too…

    You just can’t beat cool wearable art!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    ~Mary.

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