Upgrade: Gold Flats

19 Apr

DIY Gold Flats

These flats used to be pink and were purchased at Target probably 5 years ago for about 30 bucks. They have been an amazing pair of shoes; we sure have been through a lot together! One fateful walk  home from work last summer, I got stuck in a serious torrential downpour which meant my favorite suede shoes died and went to shoe heaven. Kinda. Until I decided to spray paint them with leftover gold paint from other wedding DIYs. This is what happens with a short attention span and an affinity for painting anything gold. Now, I just wonder if I look like the crazy chic whose shoes are clearly spray painted OR the genius DIYer rockin’ a sweet pair of repurposed shoes. Hmm…good thing I don’t care because I get to wear my favorite shoes again!

Required Materials:

1. Old shoes

2. Spray paint (I used Krylon Brilliant Gold).

3. Blue painters tape

4. Paper towels

5. Painters tarp or newspaper

DIY Gold flats


DIY Gold Flats

Line interior of shoe with blue painters tape and fill with paper towels to protect the edges and interior sole.

DIY Gold Flats

Shake paint, spray at least 12″ away and don’t inhale!

DIY Gold Flats

Tape the exterior soles. Don’t forget the underside & double check to ensure all areas are sufficiently covered in paint.

DIY Gold Flats

Et Voila!

As you can see, this is super easy. You just need some imagination and a well ventilated area; two crucial elements!

Carpe Diem,


3 Responses to “Upgrade: Gold Flats”

  1. Maria March 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    This.is.freakin.awesome! Thanx girl, I would’ve never thought to do this. I’m definitely gonna try this!

    • mandyriggar March 5, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      Awesome!! Thank you- so happy it inspired you! :)


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