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DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

Apr 06, 2016

Our trip to Florida was WAY too short, but as always, it was wonderful (check out some older Florida trip photos here and here) Despite shitty weather at first (read: lightning storms), and tons of wedding prep (and the after-party, i.e. breaking everything down) - the wedding was a fabulous success. I'm happy to be back home (and ready for more projects! It's hard to go over a week without crafting ANYTHING #firstworldproblems), but man am I already jealous of the sunshine and warm weather!

I did this DIY before I left, with every intention of wearing these babies in Florida, but once there I didn't want to risk the new paint in the wet grass. But thankfully it's finally starting to warm up here, so I'm sure they'll get plenty of use this summer! Though we all know I've been lulled into a false sense of security with Colorado before; tie-dying in the sun one weekend, and snow the next...

DIY: Painted Cap Toe Flats

 

You'll need:

A pair of flats (These coral ones are from H&M, and this faux-suede material works really well for the acrylic paint)

Acrylic paint

Paint brush

Painter's tape

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

 

First, place your painter's tape over the toe of each shoe, leaving a top section that you'll end up painting. I didn't want the cap of mine to go too far, so I placed my tape's edge right up against the opening of the shoe.

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

 

Make sure to wrap your tape all the way under the sole of the shoe, which will provide the tape with extra security while you're painting.

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

 

Then, line the bottom with painter's tape to avoid any excess paint going past the fabric of the shoe.

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

 

Start painting! I used brush strokes in a downward motion from the edge of the tape, toward the cap. This will help minimize any paint from getting up under your tape.

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

 

Let dry for a few hours, and then add a second coat. You can add the tiniest bit of water to your second coat, to help smooth out the paint and avoid harsh brush strokes. Let dry overnight!

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

 

Peel off the tape slowly and carefully, and do any touch-ups if necessary. And that's it!

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

DIY: Painted Cap-Toe Flats

And don't forget to whip up one of these jeweled collared chambray tops to go with your new flats!

 

 

xoxo,
   clarissa
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