I've already shared this over at Whitney's blog, but I thought I would re-post it here--
I got the idea when I was going through my shoes, getting ready to throw some out. I have SO many black shoes, too many if you ask my husband. The thought came to mind, why don't I spray paint them?? I liked how they fit, looked, just wanted a new color. So that is exactly what I did.
Here we go--
First, wipe them clean with a damp cloth.
Then fill the inside with newspaper.
Tape around all of the parts that you don't want painted.
Lay a generous amount of newspaper down, because you don't want to accidentally paint the concrete (like I may or may not have done, sorry babe!).
Then start spraying. There is definitely a technique when using spray paint, which I am still learning. Nice even strokes work best. You will probably have to add a few coats to get the right amount of coverage.
After it is completely dried, paint a layer of Mod Podge on to seal the paint.
There you go! A bright new color of shoes to add to your wardrobe. Pretty easy, right??
**A few things I learned--shoes that don't have a lot of bend to them, work best (as in, the yellow ones that I painted). The blue ones cracked a bit when I wore them, not too badly though. You're probably not going to want to paint the shoes you wear everyday, since I doubt they will hold up that well. Maybe try using ones that are more of a 'special occasion' type shoe.
In case you're wondering, I painted the black belt as well. I really wanted a yellow belt, but had a hard time finding one. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a little spray paint??
Now, go grab those shoes that you are about to throw out, and have fun transforming them!