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Don't Throw it Away Part III

Added Dec 10, 2011

by max

West Texas, Texa...






My daughter was in a wedding and couldn’t find shoes to go with her turquoise dress. She had an old pair of black shoes. I spray painted them silver and I just happened to have some bling in my stash the same color as her dress. She was a hit at the wedding! I love upcycling shoes, can you tell?


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    Sep 26, 2013, 07.47 PMby max

    Thanks Briyell!

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    Sep 26, 2013, 06.22 PMby briyell

    Wow they are so beautiful! They look designer.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 02.17 PMby max

    Thanks for the compliments misscorsetlizz and nishavinod2009

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    Apr 26, 2012, 01.51 PMby MissCorsetLizz

    Wow! Amazing Job!

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    Mar 3, 2012, 03.21 PMby nishavinod2009


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    Jan 21, 2012, 09.55 PMby Tokie Ang

    i want that shoes!! how u do that? wish i can do something with my old shoes LOL

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      Jan 21, 2012, 11.10 PMby max

      Thanks Toke Ang! I just spray painted the shoes silver and hot glued the bling on.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 01.10 PMby wardrobe-cat

    OH MY GODDESS!!!!! These are AMAZING!!! What a way to use old dance costumes! I’ve got heaps of bits and bobs from my work. Now a new idea to use them up. Thankyou for an amazing idea.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.22 PMby claudinka

    Wow! Thanks for all the inspiration you give us in recycling shoes. I am now definitely thinking about refashioning some old Valentino’s I have, ’cause the leather is not so nice any more.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 05.10 AMby Wendy Bond

    Oh man. I am drooooooling over these!!! Especially the tassels.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.11 AMby max

    Adriana You are too kind! She did wear a long dress but she made sure the shoes were seen!!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 11.12 PMby max

    Wow! I’m smiling. I’m glad so many people like my shoes. I sure love doing them. I have 2 more in progress and will post pics when I’m done.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 11.10 PMby max

    Hi patti-r! I just used some spray paint I got from Home Depot. Don’t remember the name probably Krylon.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 10.42 PMby reliablechef

    nope I can’t tell. Very creative! I bet a lot cheaper than buying new too!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 08.49 PMby Deborah Zimmerman

    You do a great job! Sure thing she was a big hit

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    Dec 10, 2011, 04.31 PMby tessi

    OMG! I would TOTALLY wear these! I especially love the beaded tassels handing from the heels!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 04.28 PMby tessi

    OMG! I would TOTALLY wear these! I especially love the beaded tassels handing from the heels!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 02.02 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Wow, cool!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 01.03 PMby max

    Thanks for the great comments! Olac I used hot glue to attach the bling. I bought some HUGE sequined appliques when a local dance sewing warehouse closed. I cut it apart to use on the shoes.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 09.49 AMby olac

    Gorgeous! How did you attach the bling? Any kinda specific glue?

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    Dec 10, 2011, 03.25 AMby patti-r


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