New Dress a Day: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Creating Fashion Dos from Thrift-Store Don'ts
Julia Roberts knew just how to make those boots work in Pretty Woman, and she also knew how to maintain them— hello, Sharpie! These shoes I found were white satin (probably a wedding cast-off) but had some red crayon marks that didn’t scream “buy me,” except that’s just what I did.
I had brand-new kicks with no signs of crayon at the end of the makeover! Now, where’s my Kit De Luca screaming “Work it baby, work it, do it” while I strut in my new heels?
- Amber C. favorited Dyed Shoes 02 Oct 20:29
- Markee R. added Dyed Shoes to Dita Von Teese 02 Apr 09:50
- WearyWater favorited Dyed Shoes 15 Jul 21:02
- Jessica B. added Dyed Shoes to PJ Harvey 28 Jun 12:14
- Knittin' Kitten added Dyed Shoes to Melisandre 25 Jun 09:57
- Emma H. favorited Dyed Shoes 27 May 13:10
- mountainlove added Dyed Shoes to sexy 06 Feb 18:44
- fishboy added Dyed Shoes to Little black dress 29 Jun 01:45
- Alyshia S. favorited Dyed Shoes 27 May 12:53
- WaterAngel added Dyed Shoes to Shoes 07 May 00:09
If your shoes won’t fit in your dye pot, you can use a plastic container large enough to hold them. (I used a plastic shoebox from my closet, which was the perfect fit.) Add the wet shoes to the container filled with the red dye—make sure you cover your work space with news- paper or a plastic garbage bag in case of any spillage.
Let the shoes saturate long enough for the shade to hide the markings or until the desired color has been reached. I let them soak over- night, removed them from the box with rubber gloves, and washed them with warm water followed by cold to get all the excess dye out. To dry, I hung the slingbacks on a hanger in my shower with a few layers of newspaper un- derneath to catch drippings.