March 5, 2012

DIY: Metallic Heel Booties

I've been a fan of the metallic heel for awhile now... especially ever seeing the ones at Topshop. But being me (and now that I'm on a budget) there was no way I wanted to drop $150 or more on them. I had an old hair of H&M booties that are in relatively good shape for being 3 years old but they were def. screaming for a make-over. That's when it hit me to DIY my own metallic heel.

What you'll need:

- Old pair of high heels shoes or booties
- Metallic fabric paint
- Paintbrush

1. Start with one coat of paint and even strokes around the heel.

2. Try to paint the back of the heel as well.

3. Wait for the paint to dry before applying the 2nd coat. A 3rd coat might be needed.

Final results:

I've been thinking about this DIY project for sometime but I had some serious commitment issues-- much like when I'm taking any of my old clothing and giving them a make over. I'm glad that I just committed to this project.

What do you think of this DIY project?

17 comments so far

  1. Yay :) The hardest step in any DIY is actually starting it! It looks great :)


  2. Awesome! That is probably just the best idea everrr! I wanna try, asap!

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  3. this is soo cool and easy! i want to try this <3 thanks for sharing

  4. love what you've done here. looks great!

  5. What a genius and simple idea, thanks for this tutorial!

  6. Really clever idea, they look great!

  7. good job, you really did it!
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    xo xo Dia!

  8. wow! gorgeous! great diy hun!


  9. Great DIY, they really look good! I'm quite in love with the metallic heel too! :)

    Love from the NaNa girls x

  10. really cooll idea!! :)

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  11. This is such a good idea! Definitely going to give this a try


  12. No, seriously... I was just wondering what to do with this pair of shoes I love because the heels have taken a beating, this is a great idea! One of the first shoes I ever bought when I got a job were these metallic-heeled pumps, and this is a great way to get back to that, awesome job :)

  13. Ooooh I've been obsessed with metallic heels for ages now, this is genius!!! Following you on Twitter now :)

  14. I love adding pops of color to my shoes.

  15. I prefer a wedge over stilettos any day. I am such a klutz but since I am a midget myself, it's always nicer to feel an inch or two taller. TRIPPED ON SIDEWALK


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