Hand-Painted Jeffrey Campbells
Finally got around to another project that I’ve been dying to do!
This past Christmas my mom gave me a pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes that she managed to find half off and in my size (which is so difficult sometimes…). I was in love with them.
Only problem was that I had a super hard time pairing them with any outfits. D: Maybe I don’t have enough white in my wardrobe? Or not enough primary colors? I’m not sure exactly the reason, all I know is that I’ve only worn them out a couple times. Such a waste of a lovely pair of shoes..
Then a few months ago I saw Yume Ninja’s DIY pink leather jacket that was a part of her 2NE1 inspired shoot. Up until then I had no idea there was special paint for leather that wouldn’t crack or rub off! A whole new world of DIY opened up… She told me that Angelus and Versatex were good brands for leather.
And turns out that Angelus has a shade of lilac pre-mixed that matches my hair perfectly. :]]
After three coats on the shoes and some black acrylic paint on the rubber soles, I have a new pair of lavender heels that I will probably now wear every single day. ;p They have a slightly weird texture to them because of the paint splatters of the original shoes, but I think it’s not too obvious/bad~
Forgot I had a band-aid on that side, whoops. :p I got the shoe laces a few years ago for $0.99 at Urban Outfitters. Headband is a past diy and the dress I got from a shop in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco last year.
Now my mom’s gift to me can go to much better use; I plan on wearing those shoes all day every day. c; So happy now!
My outfit from earlier this week when I went out with my mom, aunt and dad. :]
Here are the different parts~
Hope everyone is having a lovely summer so far, or that you get to start yours soon (if you’re still in school)! ♥
After my mom saw the zebra duct tape on my platform shoes yesterday she wanted her own pair of duct tape shoes. Specifically, Hello Kitty duct tape. We saw it awhile ago at target but couldn’t find any reason to buy it ($5.99 a roll!), until now that is. ;p
Over the summer I actually did promise my mom I’d decorate a pair of black wedges for her. It’s a little late but… here they are!
Here’s the before shot along with the supplies I used (not much :p ). Still deciding if I’m going to spray the heels with a gloss coating to protect the tape better…
First outfit with my newly completed platforms! I have the feeling these shoes are going to be a lot of fun to match with outfits.
This outfit makes me feel like one of the dancers in the party rock anthem music video. I don’t think I mind though?..
Platforms were made by me, screenprinted Sin Kitten crop top available for sale here, jeans were $5.20 from JC Penny. And I’ve been wearing the flannel shirt, altered from forever21, for at least 4 years non-stop (you’ve probably seen it in a lot of my webcam photos, haha..).
One of my goals for 2012 is to do an outfit post at least once a week. Let’s see if it happens.. :p
Oh and before anyone asks, that is my actual room at my parents house. I painted it a bunch of colors throughout the years. ;p
All done! :D More info in the progress post here~
Not quite finished yet, but this is the first time I’ve gotten to try them on! Platform sneakers~~
Charlotte Free was selling a pair of platform sneakers in my size but I couldn’t afford them.. but it was just the push I needed to start making my own pair. :p I’ve been meaning to do this for at least a year now. And after seeing Yume Ninja’s awesome pair I wanted to make them even more.
I still have to sand and tape them, but almost there! Originally I was going to use black duct tape but now after seeing how pretty the shoes are being colorful, I might go with hot pink zebra-striped duct tape instead..
Annie Spandex has a great tutorial on platfor shoes in case anyone is interested in making their own pair. :]
Oh, and this is the before shot. :D I think I got these shoes for $10 at TJ Max years ago while shopping with Melissa and Julie..
edit: The finished pair can be seen here :D