MIY: How to Paint Your Shoes Black

foggy dress painted sneaker diyhow to paint your shoes blackYes, you read that right. MIY, can you guess what it stands for? Make it yourself. Just because “DIY” is soooooo over used, I’m kinda sick of it. SO. I’m starting a new trend 🙂

For some reason, while I was in Hong Kong , shopping at one of their street markets, I bought these purple high top converse for really cheap. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking…I saw some in white but thought every blogger/fashionista has white converse. So I guess I was trying to be different?? I dunno, it was a weird, random, and fast choice/decision because it had started raining and my husband was rushing me (it’s always his fault! hahaa).

When I came home, I took them out of my suitcase and all I saw was – BARNEY. Oh dear. They’ve sat in the back of my closet for like a year, and just when I was about to give them away, I thought: bleach them! But then all the tutorials I read said that bleaching them would turn them yellow. Gross. Dying them wasn’t really an option because I wasn’t sure what it would do to the circular converse sign on the side so….I painted them! This is how I did it….( scroll to the end to see what I thought about the outcome).how to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackhow to paint your shoes blackfoggy dress painted sneaker diyfoggy dress painted sneaker diyfoggy dress painted sneaker diyfoggy dress painted sneaker diyNow, obviously, real black converse look a lot better. Once you paint them, they’re stiff and scratchy. And I really prefer black on black–black fabric, rubber, and laces. Also the color, when looked at up close, is a little uneven and you can see a quiet shade of purple just beneath the surface. All that being said, I will still wear these more than when they were purple. People are never going to get that close to your shoe and see all the imperfections anyway. And if they do, tell them it’s a new style. That’s always my excuse.

 

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