Autumn has always been one of my favourite seasons. Not only because it is my birthday, but when I was little we would always spend the autumn doing crafty pursuits together. We would tuck ourselves into comfortable clothes, surround ourself with candle lights and gather around the kitchen table, while the rain poured down outside. I can smell the mixture of mums lovely home cooked food and the smell of paint, burnt porcelaine and salt dough just by thinking of it. I think this is a really nice tradition and I would love to hold on to it, and because I have been very bad at exploring my crafty side lately, I feel this is the year for reintroducing traditions – the chic and modern way.
To save your sole, you’ll need:
✓ “Save your sole” paint in the colour of your sole, get it here.
✓ A big brush for quick application (I bought mine here).
✓ A small brush for intricate areas aloing the edges (I bought mine here).
✓ Your favourite sweat pants, candle lights and a little autumnal rain.
Let’s get started!
Wash your sole thoroughly to get rid off all the dirt, and wipe dry. Also make sure you secure your work space with newspapers or something to avoid getting stains from the paint.
Shake your paint box and grab the big brush. It’s time for the magic to happen!! Brush a thin and even coat without getting too close to the edges.
Grab the small brush and fill in the areas along the edges. If you spill some, you can use a damp cotton bud to clean it up with. If you’re fixing your Louboutins you’re in luck as you don’t have any seams to worry about. Now let the shoe dry for 10 minutes and repeat until the coating is as opaque as you wish.
I’m sure the result would’ve been smoother if I would have had the patience to polish the sole with sandpaper prior to painting, but I was way too excited to see how well it worked so I went straight at it. Because my shoe was so destroyed, I had to paint about 10-15 coats until I was satisfied, but I am still very happy with the result!! I finished off polishing the leather, and now they look like they’re new!! Happy dance! :D
I think I will paint the Louboutins before they reach this point as I suspect the process would be a lot quicker and neater if not so destroyed. I’ll save the project for when the rain falls down again, which I’m sure will be soon now that autumn has finally arrived ♥
What do you think of my crafty tutorial? Would you like me to share more crafty tutorials like this?