DIY: Gold Loafers

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gold loafers pose 1 {who is that girl mo?}
I haven't been wearing my silver glitter loafers so I decided to refashion it into something more wearable. I decided on yellow gold since there were quite a few pairs of metallic gold shoes that I've had my eyes on but wasn't willing to spend the money on. Now I have a new pair of shoes all for under $5.

Supplies:
shoes
paint
painter's tape
foam brush
bowl
textile medium (if using acrylic paint)
  • Apply painter's tape to areas of the shoe that you don't want painted.
  • Pour paint in bowl. Mix with textile medium if using acrylic paint. This will help to allow the shoes to be flexible and to prevent cracks.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of paint to each shoe with foam brush. Let dry for a few hours between coats.
  • Remove painter's tape.
  • *Optional* Apply acrylic sealer to shoes to help protect paint.

gold loafers tutorial photos {who is that girl mo?}

gold loafers close up {who is that girl mo?}

gold loafers pose 2 {who is that girl mo?}

gold loafers pose 3 {who is that girl mo?}

gold loafers pose 4 {who is that girl mo?}

Outfit Details:
top Willi Smith | jeans Seven for All Mankind | bag Jessica Simpson 
 belt Calvin Klein | shoes Nine West

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48 comments

  1. It's like getting a new pair of shoes...such a great idea!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  2. Nicccccee!! Loved this idea!!! Thanks

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  3. I love ithese shoes! Such a nice refashion, Mo!

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  4. they turned out great! i love the new color...and they are perfect with that leopard belt!

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  5. That's a great idea and they turned out great. I'm gonna have to try this to some of my old flats.

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  6. Give it a try and thank you. :-)

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  7. Turned out great! Have a great week!


    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2014/03/style-inspiration-eva-mendes.html

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  8. you did a great job Mo. I love your outfit! That belt and bag are awesome with it.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. awesome! I am so DIY challenged! but by following you, I'm beginning to believe, that maybe I may have some DIY in me....somewhere!

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  10. Oh mu gush that idea is awesomeness! You do look chic!

    Kim,USA

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  11. That's the spirit!! :-) Glad that I can be of assistance.

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  12. Ooh, super cool idea for your shoes! They turned out great and go really well with your outfit. Thanks for sharing your post with Manic Monday. :)

    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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  13. Great idea for the loafers! Have you ever done a pair of chucks like this? I love the bag.

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  14. I think this is my favorite DIY you have done. Your new shoes look great.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  15. Thanks Cookie! I haven't done a pair of chucks but I have painted a pair of Keds.

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  16. So much fun! And now you've given me an outfit inspiration for my gold shoes! Thanks so much for linking up!! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  17. Great idea, Mo! So clever :) Enjoy your new/old shoes!

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  18. Those are cool! I painted a shabby pair of ballet flats once, but I chose bright blue!

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  19. I've always wondered about painting shoes and if it would work. Love how yours turned out!!

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  20. Love them! I have a couple pair that could use some refreshing... maybe I should paint them!

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  21. you know, I always think about doing DIY projects but I know I don't have what it takes to even remotely make it look as good as the original DIY piece I'm copying. I really wish I had this talent. I do have a friend who does it all. Your shoes came out fab! Way to go!

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  22. Was just introduced by BigSis- GoodLooknout and I like what I read here so I will be following via bloglovin.

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  23. Welcome and thanks for checking me out!

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  24. I felt this exact way when I first got started but I still gave it a try. Thanks!

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  25. Thank you. It'll work if you use the right supplies of course. :-)

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  26. Bright blue was a great color choice. I don't have any bright colored shoes besides my red chucks.

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  27. Yay for the inspiration!. Looking forward to seeing your look.

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  28. This outfit looks soo good on you Mo! From your top to the jeans that fit perfectly to a little bit of leopard and cognac and tatts and glitter. A+! Has the paint been wearing off as your wear the shoes?
    the-lifestyle-project.com

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  29. Thanks so much Danielle! So far so good. No chipping nor cracks. :-)

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  30. Cute! The loafers look great with the entire look. Lookin' good, girl!


    ~Whitney
    whitneynicjames.com

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  31. Great DIY, I tried this a few years ago and used the wrong type of paint...needless to say, it was a "cracked failure"!

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo