Post # 1
So I’ve been staring at shoes for months trying to find a pair that wasn’t too high, comfortable, and yellow. I’ve already bought and returned two pairs of shoes:
Pair #1: Too tall, too bright, too uncomfortable. (Michael Antonio LoveMe Pumps in Yellow, $40)
Pair #2: Perfect height, matches wedding colors, but just not dressy enough. Also, flower is terrible in person. (Poetic License, $98)
So after many more hours of searching I finally found these, pair #3; Dolce by Mojomoxy, $26!!! (I plan to glitterfy the pink strap to be all gray/silver glitter and I’m going to replace the original flower with one I have at home that looks better and will match the bridesmaids accessories.)
I’ll post actual, rather than photoshopped, pics of the finished product later this week. Wish me luck that I can make the necessary changes without effing up the shoe!!!
Post # 3
What a great splash of color! I love grey/yellow combos.
Post # 4
@Ms.Clean: Thanks! I think they’re going to turn out pretty awesome all done and said. Plus they’ll be one-of-a-kind with my tweeks! 🙂
Post # 5
I want these!! Except with the part you are making gray in pink and a pink flower!! Hot Pink and SunFlower Yellow are my colors…I wish I had considered shoes before picking that combo! UGH
Post # 6
@mbaldan: I swear shoes are the hardest when you’re trying to find colorful ones that are dressy enough for the wedding! What shoes did you end up going with? Do they match your colors?
Post # 7
As promised, here are the shoes remade!!! Took me a couple hours, mostly because I needed to let the mod podge dry:
Aerial view of front; original on left, remade on right:
Side View One:
Side View Two:
From the back, oh yes I did glitterfy the soles!
Directions to glitterfy:
- Tape shoe around soles with painters tape.
- Paint soles color of choice, I used gray acrylic Folk Art paint from Michaels, $.89
- After paint has dried make a mixture of fine glitter or embossing powder and Mod Podge, I used Stampendous! Silver Embossing Powder found in the stamp aisle at Micheals, $2.79
- Paint the mod podge/glitter mixture evenly on sole. Mod Podge will make it appear almost glue like, no worries it will dry clear.
- Sprinkle extra glitter/powder on whole sole, when dry brush off extra.
- Coat the sole with another layer of Mod Podge to seal.
After the soles were dry I cut away the original flower, painted and glitterfied the straps just like I did the soles and when it was dry I was able to add the new flower. The new flower is from a headband I found at Forever 21 for $1.50. Just added some bling and voila the once yellow and pink shoes with the shabby chic flower is now my wedding colors with flowers that will match my bridesmaid’s accessories! Woot!
Post # 9
very cute! And I love that you also glittered the soles, nice touch!
Post # 10
LOVE the shoes and what you are doing to them!! 🙂
Post # 11
Ooh those look great! And I think your colors/flower look a lot better than the original
Post # 12
Thanks for all the compliments ladies! I am so excited that they turned out so great and look even better than the original. I can’t wait to see my fiance’s face, he loves a good funky shoe and will be blown away that I basically reworked these to match our colors. (Yes my fiance is a total fashion boy, loves himself some bright colors, I on the other hand like boring white, black, and gray!)
Post # 13
Love the yellow pop of color!