This edition of taking something thrifty and making it something nifty... has tickled me right down to my toes.
Is anybody else starting to see a theme here lately? It looks like I can't get enough of slapping lace (or doilies) onto every garment I own...
...even my shoes:
Yep... I had thrifted these shoes last summer. (Side-note: I think buying second-hand shoes is one step above the grossness of buying used underwear... but if the shoes look new, I'm sold!).
So, I liked the green tones and thought the giraffe motif was cute, except for when I tried to wear them with any outfit! My propensity for buying patterned-everything sometimes backfires... especially when the shoes won't work with any other pattern.
I grabbed those neglected flats... and painted them in a deep periwinkle blue (mainly to show off the lace going over the toe). Then, I used a gold paint for the sides of the shoe... all fancy like.
If you're interested to create your own version: just cut the lace out to fit over the toe of your shoe. I used hot glue (seen in yellow) to seal it to the rubber edge of the shoe.. and trimmed the lace afterwards. The (red) cut lines allow the lace to fold under the rim of your shoe where you can glue it to the inside as well.
I heart lace.
And, as you can see from all these past upcycling projects, my wardrobe is slowly growing in to one large, lacy, handmade entity! Sew sweet.