diy: toes fo sho

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i’ve been admiring these Comme des Garcons shoes for a while thinking that they would be a great for a DIY! …but i had to find the perfect shoes/boots to show of the toe paint. i looked at my local flea market for a couple weeks in a row (because i prefer thrift/vintage things when possible) but only found one pair that were eh, and they wanted $45 for them! riiiiip off. so… i found these pleather, hunter green goodies on urbanoutfitters.com on sale for $29.99 (they used to be $78!)

materials: shoes, acetone, white acrylic paint, small paintbrush and about 15 to 20 minutes of time (depending on your painting abilities)

process: i had to trim the fringe part down with a pair of manicure scissors to expose more of the toe area. then i prepped the painting area with a quick swipe of acetone (nail polish remover) to make the fake leather more porous for the paint . then i free-hand painted the toes on, using basic white acrylic paint …and voila!




  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisianamei louisiana mei

    i love your diy boots! you always have the most creative diys~
    i want those boots so bad but the weather in singapore prohibits super cute shoes like those :(

    i also wanted to tell you that my flickr got hacked the other day and the sucker deleted my account so i had to start all over again.
    http://flickr.com/photos/louisianamei

  • Kimmy

    Ew not a fan..those were great shoes before you drew toes on them. :(