DIY Painted Party Heels [tutorial]

I’m headed off to a wedding this weekend, which is super exciting!  Who doesn’t love a good wedding?!  As usual, I waited until the last minute to get my dress…which left me stranded without shoes to match!  The color of the dress is a deep ocean blue, so I wanted a shimmery pair of light gold party shoes.  Finding this elusive pair of shoes in one day was virtually impossible, so I decided to make them using an old pair of heels I had in the closet!  Yes. I painted heels and the turned out amazing!

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DIY Painted Party Heels

I started out with an old pair of red (pleather?) Jessica Simpson heels.  Totally outdated, and would have been donated if I hadn’t pulled them out to paint =)

I tested out a deep gold paint first and didn’t like the color, so I scuffed it up after it dried (to prepare it for the next coat of lighter gold paint)…here’s how the shoes looked before I painted them…yuck.

diy painted shoes

I decided to use Deco Art’s Dazzling Metallic paint in Champagne Gold.  I love this paint because its covers really well and has a nice iridescent shimmer when it dries.

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I covered the shoes in three heavy coats of paint, waiting 30 minutes between each coat…

diy painted heels

I was shocked with how perfect the shoes turned out!  They DO NOT look like DIY painted shoes!

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Maybe I’ll add some photos of the shoes in action tomorrow night at the wedding 😉

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For more amazing projects using Deco Art paints, check out their blog here!

3 responses to “DIY Painted Party Heels [tutorial]

  1. yes, how did they hold up when you wore them? I tried painting a design on shoes one time but it cracked and flaked off. So I’d like to see how these paints did.

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