September 3, 2012

DIY: Cap Toe Pumps

I've always adored Stuart Weitzman.  One of the most stylish woman that I looked up to was (and still is) my grandmother and she always had a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes on her feet.  When I spotted these Stuart Weitzman 'Capsized' Pumps, it was love at first sight.  However, my wallet wasn't so in love with those beauties. Thanks to the magic that is Pinterest, I found numerous tutorials on painting cap toes on pumps.  Since I fell ill on Saturday and couldn't cheer the Gators on at the Swamp, I did the next best thing and painted my shoes...hmmm, not sure how that was going to work out.  I actually really really like how they turned out.  They aren't perfect but unless my Stuart Weitzman lovelies go on super super super duper clearance sale, these diy pumps will do just fine.

I used acrylic white paint and a gloss varnish as I used patent leather shoes.  I taped up all the sides then applied around 3 coats of paint and 2 coats of gloss varnish.  I waited around 2 hours for them to dry then carefully peeled the tape off and voila!  If you have any questions let me know :-)

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  1. Ha! I would get sick if I had to cheer on the gators too!! Just kidding! Hope you are feeling better. These look great! I've been wanting to do this. Just haven't found a cheap pair of shoes I want to potentially ruin yet! My instructions said to use a metallic sharpie, but I like the white paint.

  2. wow, you did SUCH a great job with that! love it!

    Sandy a la Mode

  3. That came out really cute! I've seen a bunch of these DIY cap toe shoes and I think it's something I may actually try :)

    The Tiny Heart
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  4. Its amazing what you can find on Pinterest. It has the greatest ideas ever.

  5. OMG Maria....that is so GENIUS!!


  6. Love all the DIY projects on pinterest. You did a great job!


  7. I love this idea! I've been way into shoe DIYs lately (I have another post coming up on my blog) but hadn't thought of this! What a clever idea! The finished product looks beautiful!


  8. What a great DIY!!! I would love to do this with gold! Those shoes were fab before and even more so after your DIY :)


  9. Wow they turned out great, what a great way to get the shoes you want without spending the large bucks!!


  10. What a great idea! I've been craving a pair of cap-toed shoes - this is very doable. Thanks for sharing!

    Pink Chai Style

  11. They look fantastic! This is such a great idea, I'll have to try it! I love the way cap-toe shoes look.

  12. Maria, what a great idea! I've been wanting to try this, but don't have the ideal pair of pumps to paint.

  13. These turned out so cute! I have been lusting over the same capsized pumps and was just trying to find the perfect pair to DIY as well!

    xo Rome of two boroughs

  14. They look awesome! I love a good fashion DIY project!

  15. Wow, such a great idea!!! You did such a great job, and so much cheaper than the designer pair!!

    xo Jenny

  16. Love this DIY... great job! I will try it at home, hehehe!

    Come visit my first DIY... making prints on T-shirt using trash bags!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi


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