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Shoes to DIY for

Posted by 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

How To:

-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. 

Go to the Oxfam Online Shop

Blog post written by Wedaeli Chibelushi

Fashion blogger

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