So, recently we've been reading Cinderella. In fact, I'm hearing "bibbity, bobbity, boo" coming from the room where one Tornado is supposed to be sleeping.
These aren't glass slippers, but upcycling these ruffled painted shoes sure seems like magic.
I picked up these high heels at a clothes swap. Not sure what I was thinking!?!
Probably something along the lines of, "These sure are cute. I would have worn these in my previous life," all the while looking down at my (comfy) sandals which sport a fine coat of baby spit-up sheen.
They lived for several months in the Goodwill pile since unfortunately, I have no daily use for navy & pale pink polka dotted high heels, no matter how cute. (they don't look navy & pink in the photo though!)
As I was transferring them to the car to send them away to the thrift store, it hit me.
"I do need black dress shoes for church."
"I wish I had something to wear that matched these."
"Paint! I paint everything! I can paint these suckers!"
I used black puffy paint that I had on hand, because I didn't want to spend any money on this experiment. The puffy paint left a pretty shiny finish, much nicer than the spit-up sheen.
The heels begged for ruffles, so ruffles it was. You can see how to add ruffles to shoes on my post about altered flower shoes. I added three layers of ruffles to these puppies.
And there you have my salvaged-ruffled-painted-altered-for-free Bibbity Bobbity Shoes.
And yes, they will be making their way to church on Sunday. :)