Shoes to DIY for
Wedaeli Chibelushi Fashion blogger
2nd Apr 2015
I'm extremely impulsive. Whilst recently looking online for textbooks, I bought a bow tie that I will never wear. Such is my spontaneous nature. Thus, when I spotted a passer-by's bewitching gold brogues, I hopped online straightaway. To my dismay, gold brogues are apparently a rare species, and when they eventually surface they are of the £480 Designer variety. Luckily, my impulsivity knows some bounds. I closed the tab. Always the trooper, I set about making my own, with materials ordered online, without the designer price tag. Here's how
I did it.
You Will Need:
-A pair of old brogues (cleaned). If you don't have any, check Oxfam's online shop!
-Gold spray paint
-Clear gloss varnish
-Washing up gloves
-Place your shoes on some newspaper. Or, if like myself you've gone all digital, grab some bin bags
-Remove the laces
-Cover the outsole and heel of each shoe with sellotape
-Go crazy! Spray the whole shoe, including the tongue, with the spray-paint
-Leave to dry in a well-ventilated area for a couple of hours
-Once dry, replace the laces
There you have it, a pair of gold brogues à la Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and that that passer-by. Maybe impulsivity isn't all bad.
Take a look at the great range of shoes on Oxfam's Online shop, or explore your local Oxfam Shop and see what you can find.