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gardenparty posted 4/24/2013 20:01 PM

I have 4 weddings to attend this summer. Yup...4. Anyways I had a couple of simple silk dresses made and one is in a gold (yellow to bronze gold) colour. I cannot find shoes anywhere to match. I do however have a perfect pair of black shoes that I never wear. Has anybody ever had any experience with painting shoes? The shoes that I would like to paint are black, patent, pointy toe flats.

nowiknow23 posted 4/24/2013 20:05 PM

My shoe guy used to carry shoe paint before he retired and closed down last year. I'm sure you can still find it online (and possibly in a larger craft store).

Here's an instructable that looks like it's got good info.

simplydevastated posted 4/24/2013 20:13 PM

I've never tried that before. Would patent even take the paint? Could you try the dye-able shoes?

ArkLaMiss posted 4/24/2013 22:15 PM

Nude colored shoes would work, too.

summerain posted 4/24/2013 23:56 PM

could you possibly put a black ribbon around your waist (cinch) to have tie it in?

I know that on my side of the world black and gold pairing is quite fashionable as long as you accessorise it right. Mainly depends on how long the dress is :)

Amazonia posted 4/25/2013 05:47 AM

Would you be painting them the same color as the dress? I thought that was a fashion no-no...?

I agree with accessorizing in black - belt, big dangly earrings or necklace (depending on the neckline of the dress) and the shoes. Add a shoe clip if they're too dark or plain.

PippaPeach6 posted 4/25/2013 10:38 AM

I'm on the nude shoe side, too -

KeepCalm_CarryOn posted 4/25/2013 10:50 AM

Why not just leave them black? Black and yellow/gold are beautiful together!

notmeanymore posted 4/25/2013 11:51 AM

I seriously doubt you could get any kind of paint to adhere to patent. Even if it looked good initially, I don't think it would be durable and a couple scuffs here and there would lead to some really odd looking shoes.

PippaPeach6 posted 4/25/2013 11:53 AM

How about these, or similar?

eta: I am smitten with these shoes. There is now one less pair in stock, coincidently in my size. . .

[This message edited by PippaPeach6 at 12:41 PM, April 25th (Thursday)]

Crescita posted 4/25/2013 12:54 PM

Gold is a neutral. Wear whatever color you like with it and accessorize accordingly. I think it would look great with a nude pink, cobalt blue or a dark purple.

Rebreather posted 4/25/2013 14:55 PM

I would wear a strappy gold or bronze type sandal/heel.

Nature_Girl posted 4/25/2013 15:19 PM

I painted a pair of shoes long ago. It really didn't turn out as hoped.

gardenparty posted 4/25/2013 19:02 PM

dammit, I was hoping it would be an easy thing. The dress is a gold brocade, Asian styling, with little bits of pewter in the binding and buttons. I was looking for a pair of shoes that were in the pewter range. Black does not look right with the dress unfortunately.

PippaPeach6 posted 4/26/2013 09:40 AM to the rescue!

I love Nine West and their sizes are consistent. I rarely shop for shoes anywhere but there, now If you find a style you like, pull it up - it probably comes in other colors. And if you don't like them - free returns!

eta: they have all kinds of styles - Ann Klein, Ivanka Trump, Lauren, many designer names - but since I don't know their sizing but do know Nine West, that are my "go to" shoes -

[This message edited by PippaPeach6 at 1:11 PM, April 26th (Friday)]

jennie160 posted 4/26/2013 10:09 AM

If your just wanting to wear them a couple times (for the 4 wedding only), it might work. But after a few times of wear the paint will start to crack where the shoe bends.

I had a wedding last year that I needed a pair of silver shoes for. I didn't want to spend any money and had a pair of black patent heels I never wore. I wanted to make them a glittery silver so I lightly sanded them (so the paint would stick), painted them in a coat of white, then did a few coats of a mod podge fairy dust mix. Mine cracked after just one wear but I think that because my mod podge layer was so thick. Just paint probably wouldn't crack so quickly.

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