Just before Ella was born, I bought some gold sandals at Old Navy.
I LOVED them. I wore them basically every day that summer and the next.
But now, three years later, they were starting to look pretty sad. The gold finish was pretty much worn off the top of the sandal, and it embarrassed me to wear them in public.
The soles, though, were in really great condition, and I hated to get rid of them when they still were perfectly functional.
When I was going through my craft supplies for the move, I happened on the big bottle of fabric paint I had leftover from this freezer stencil shirt and thought, “Hey, I could PAINT my sandals.”
Easiest project ever.
The hardest part was deciding if I was going to do them white or a neon or a metallic color (I own perhaps too much fabric paint for all the projects I consider doing and then never actually do).
- Fabric Paint
- Foam paint brush
I’m not the world’s neatest painter, but I figured I could keep the paint off the sandals, so I didn’t bother taping them or anything.
diy painted sandals
- Unbuckle the sandals. Paint all the fabric parts with a layer of fabric paint and let dry.
- Paint a second layer (and a third, if you need it) and let dry completely (about 3 days).
- (optional) Pat yourself on the back for being awesome.