Saturday, 26 February 2011

DIY Gold Brogues

You will need;
-Old brogues (check out your local charity shop, etsy or ebay)

-Gold leaf paint (amazon or silver leaf paint, here. You could probably use any colour just make sure it has high pigment.)

-Nail varnish clear top coat
-Two paint brush's
-Ribbon (optional)

Brogue ideas-

What to do;
-Dig out your old brogues. Decide where you want to paint on the shoe (e.g the whole shoe, just the toe, stripes, etc)
-Cover an area in newspaper. Remember when you were little and you had to do this? Maybe put on an apron to keep your clothes clean.
-Start painting. Get creating, have fun. Make sure you open windows, the paint's (well the paint I used anyway) very strong. Get into all the nooks and crannies.

-Leave the paint to dry, depending on how strong you want the colour to be, you could do another coat
-Once all dry, use a nail varnish top clear coat to seal the colour
-Once that's dry, your new improved shoes are ready to be taken out.
-Insert ribbon instead of laces (optional)


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