DIY | Restyled Wedges

DIY | Restyled Wedges

I just love the summer! Because it means that I can restyle everything in bright bold colors!
Today I want to show you a very easy tutorial on how to paint your shoes and change their look in a few simple steps.
I always have a lot of trouble with finding shoes that fit me properly and it always seems that the boring ones are the only shoes that fit me. So I just decided to buy a plain pair of shoes and restyle them with some paint!
– Old Plain Shoes
– Regular Acrylic Paint (I used this gorgeous color from Pantone) + Brush
– Painters Tape
1. Use your painters tape to cover up the parts you don’t want to paint
2. Paint the heel of the shoes. I used three layers.
3. Cover the straps of the shoes with your painters tape.
4. Continue to paint the rest of the shoe in several layers. Remember to wait about 30 minutes before applying the second layer.
All done!
** I didn’t wear them in the rain yet, so I don’t know how the paint will last in those conditions. But my other shoe painting project is still a big success, so I am pretty confident that these will also last for a long time!


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  • Yolennie 28th June 2013 at 3:59 am

    Never knew pantone makes acrylic paints. I love revamping old clothes and shoes too, acrylic paints can come in really handy. Love this bright color!


  • Momcat1211 2nd August 2013 at 6:09 pm

    What a cool idea! I like this one! Right now I am so stuck to wearing tennis shoes as I am 60, a diabetic and dealing with nephropathy in my feet. The shoes they really want me to wear are awful looking and I wouldn’t be caught dead in them. Maybe when I am 80, maybe. I wear purple Brooks,and thank God they are making tennis shoes in all colors and styles these days. But, I really miss wearing cute shoes like the ones you just did. Living in San Antonio, Texas I really miss living in my sandals. They are making better sandals for foot issues, now they just need to lower the prices so I can have more pairs. LOL

    • Lana Red 4th August 2013 at 12:47 pm

      HI! Thank you for liking my idea! And I can understand the frustration of being limited in the sort of shoes you can wear! But different colors can already help a lot! And I am sure the prices will lower pretty fast, with everything being sold online nowadays:)

      Thank you so much for your comment and I hope you have a lovely summer! xx

  • Judi 21st April 2017 at 1:18 am

    Thanks for the idea, the shoes look great! Last Fall I purchased 3 pair of Summer platform, open toe shoes all in the same light taupe color Since they are faux leather I am considering using Amy Howard chalk paint on the upper portion…..have you used chalk paint on shoes before? She has some terrific colors; bright orange, hot pink, etc.

    • Lana Red Author 21st April 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Judi, thank you for the compliment! I don’t have any experience with using chalk paint on shoes yet, I do like the idea though! My suggestion is to do a few thin layers. Since chalk paint usually has a ‘drier’ texture, I think that more layers can prevent it from crackling. Good luck! And let me know how they turn out, I can’t wait to see which colours you chose!

  • Linda 5th April 2018 at 3:40 pm


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