making it yours {3}

i live in flats. yes, i have a lot of high heels and wedges and converse sneakers {my favorite!}, but flats pull together every look in a more refined, comfortable, and sophisticated way. that's why when my favorite tan flats became noticeably scuffed around the toes, i was a little more than upset.

since i'm a recent college grad, i don't throw much out. i fix it or reuse in a some different way. i have a little collection of acrylic paints in my diy cupboard, so i thought i would try my hand at the new metallic cap-toe trend that's making it's rounds on the red carpet.

the result?

flats that look cleaner, trendier, and have a fresh new chance at life.

i measured out the length of the cap coloring that i wanted, and then stretched a strip of tape across the toe in order to create a straight line. with a couple of coats of gold acrylic paint, there were clean new strips of color that hid my scuffs and brightened up the whole shoe. {here's a step-by-step from the people who know ;) }

i will be the first to say my paint job isn't entirely perfectly, but those marks are covered up nice and neat. and my skinny jeans? are in love with them. this is a diy i will definitely do again and again, with all different pretty colors :)


  1. What a fantastic idea. I've been eyeballing a pair of shoes like these, maybe I'll just make my own now? Great idea, girl! :)

  2. Great idea to save money and get creative.

    - tianna :)

  3. I've been wanting to do this to a pair of my shoes!! Love how yours turned out.

  4. ooh what a great DIY! those look and turned out fabulous

  5. They look great! And I too love flats, practically live in them!

  6. Love this- recently pinned something similar to my DIY board. Good job!

  7. Wow they look great! Great DIY job! ;)

    Btw i've just followed your blog, let's follow each other? Hee. I love reading your posts!

  8. OH WOOOOW! :O I will have to do that one day when I get myself another pair of flats! WOW genius! Nice blog post. :) Very useful. <3


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