It’s time for another Fan Shoes Friday! Upcycle garment artist, Michelle Paganini of Paganoonoo, shared with us (and blogged about) turning a pair of oxford from *yawn* to Y-E-S! I’m going to share her words here:
I transformed a pair of plainish oxfords into silver wonders! These oxfords from Born are very comfortable but I thought a bit plain.
A member of my wearable art guild, PenWAG, wrote a book called Sassy Feet about painting leather shoes and purses. Margot Silk Forrest has brought examples into our meetings and I’ve always been impressed.
I thought I’d try my hand at painting these oxfords. I used two tones of silver paint. Lighter (Metallic Silver) on the sides and darker (Pewter) on the tips and uppers. It takes 5+ thin layers to provide good cover. They really look great.
I wore them on my trip to New York and I was stopped a number of times by people who loved the color. They are a bit flashy but in a subtle way.
Next, a pair of red and cream. And I’m thinking a pair of teal and cream would be cool too.
I may buy a gross, paint them in every color, and make them a trademark fashion staple.
Personally, I adore mixing Metallic Silver and Pewter together.
Great choice, Michelle!