August 25, 2011

DIY Black and Gold Oxfords

I saw this DIY Project on Rebecca Minkoff's Minkette blog DIY Color Block Oxfords and I totally thought "I could so do this!" When I have a thought in my head I have to do it or else it will drive me crazy! Especially when I have most of the materials. Actually I'm really happy I stumbled across this project because I was seriously thinking about tossing my old Express Oxfords since I don't wear them and they are falling apart. This project came in handy to give my old Oxfords a face lift.

What You Need:
- Old Pair of Oxfords (or a cheap pair)
- Paint Brushes (one with a bigger brush and a smaller one to get all the small cracks)
- Fabric Paint

1. Start with the tips of the shoes. Start with one coat and then wait for it to dry to see if you need another coat, depending on fabric of the shoe you might need multiple coats (I think I was up to 4!).

2. Once you get all your coats done on the fronts of your oxfords start to paint the tongue in the same color of the fronts of the oxfords. This might need a coat of two as well.

3. Once everything is dried start to paint your sides of the shoes.


The last thing to do....take them out for a walk!

Sweater: Ben Sherman from LF Store
Shorts: H&M
Shoes: DIY
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bracelets: Charlotte Russe
Hat: H&M

4 comments so far

  1. Super cute! You are on a roll with the DIYs :)

  2. The creativity paid off! They look great- they should be taken on many more walks. :)

  3. this diy is so cool, the shoes turned out awesome!


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