Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Painted Shoes!!

I saw these fabulous painted shoes in the new Gudrun Sjoden catalog.  Just darling!  And I lusted for a pair until I saw that they cost $190.00!!!!
So..... I awoke very early yesterday and was thinking about these shoes.  I remembered I had these old mossy green canvas slip-ons that I've hardly ever worn, but have had forever.  I almost got rid of them this week while on a clean-out, take no hostages, kind of spree. 

I dug them out and started going through my bjillion bottles of craft paints.  Here's the beginning of my new painted shoes project..........

I painted them last night.  Today I started the fun creative part and ended up with these......
No..... they're not Gudrun, leather with spiffy flowers..... but price $0.00.  Satisfaction of renewing something old into something new and fun..... priceless (well, maybe not priceless... but it sure beats spending $190.00!).

xo
dulcy

18 comments:

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Great Idea, Dulcy. I bet if you put on a layer of acrylic clear matt, they would last forever too.

Kim said...

Wow. They are darling! And even better at a $190 discount.

Charlotte said...

Love this, I too lust after such shoes, but sadly rarely buy anything but boots. I think your shoes are just as glorious as the catalogue ones and all the better for being truly green.

Oh by the way do pop by and see what just hatched out of an egg.

summersundays-jw said...

Very cute! Who would have thought to paint their shoes????

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You're very clever!! They look good!!!

Gayle said...

You're so clever -those are adorable!

Nancy said...

Dulcy, you have really been on a creative binge turning out lots of wonderful stuff....

I love your painted shoes....I painted zentangles on an old pair of Merrills last year and got so many compliments on them....

You must model them for us with one of your repurposed outfits.....

Jennifer Richardson said...

pure awesomeness:)
-Jennifer

Julia said...

Dulcy, you are so clever. I like the possibilities of what you can do with some craft paint and a pair of canves shoes.

Orange Sink said...

Those are the cats meow Dulcy! I love Gud.S too but way out of my budget!!
Love all the projects you and Jessy come up with to recreate things! I have a sheet waiting for me to give the Dulcy treatment too!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

woodland wanderer said...

i love gudrun sjöden clothing too, have saved every catalog for so many years now. your shoes are lovely!!! you are very inventive.

Tammy Burks said...

Wow Dulcy, you've really been on a roll!

Karen said...

Love these!

J Linder said...

I am LOVING your new shoes. Let's go on a walk and watch the heads spin!! 64 degress out today!!!...yippee for your new magic slippers!!
Love you!
xxoo
Jessy

Pixie said...

Dulcy they are just faaaaantastic....super terrific, brilliant.....now wheres my paints.

Pixie x

susan jenkins said...

I LOVE your shoes!! Such a cute idea but it takes a clever artist to pull it off and you did!!
xo Susan

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

:-} totally unique ! loving what you did.

For the price of thoes shoes I would expect to be walking on air.

Lorraine

art spirit said...

Love your painted shoes! what a great idea. I once covered some Merrell clogs with rug hooking!
Always loved Gudren's designs...and Blue fish clothing.
Love all your new hooking, painting and crafting!