UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

I bought these shoes a couple of years ago for about 2 euros. I tried to spray paint them, but it failed miserably and I completely forgot that I had them, until I was cleaning out my closet.
I decided that I could easily restyle them with the help of some mod podge and nail polish. And this time the restyling project turned out great!
Here’s the DIY on how I restyled them:
Supplies: Old Shoes | Mod Podge | Brush | Piece of Fabric | Nail Polish | Scissors/Knife
1. Clean the shoes and cover your shoe with mod podge.
2. Place the fabric on the inside of the shoe and let it dry.
3. Apply a coat of mod podge on top of the fabric and let it dry. Repeat for a second layer.
4. Repeat the same process with the top-part of your shoe.
5. After everything dried, cut all the excessive fabric with a knife or scissors.
6. Apply the lightest color of nail polish first on the sole of the shoe. Let it dry and apply as many layers as needed.
All done!


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  • Tina Pippo 17th September 2012 at 6:08 pm

    They are.. wow!! I never thought that shoes would have that major change at their style!! Wow!! The turned out really great!!
    Have a nice evening, Lana!!
    Kisses from Greece!!

  • Formal 18th September 2012 at 8:26 am

    seriously..its Great..only concern is Glue..BTW…you made it look so easy…

    • Lana Red 19th September 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! But may I ask what you mean with the concern about the glue?

      xx Lana

  • SianEmily 21st February 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Does the glue set perfectly? Do they stand rain okay? (I live in England, the land where it rains almost every day)

  • Rio Prince 1st September 2014 at 10:36 am

    I think this is thoroughly unparalleled.
    Elevator Shoes

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