Painted Wedge Sandals!

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DIY Painted Wedge Sandal Makeover

 I bought a great pair of wedge sandals from Marshall’s. I was so excited. I had actually found a pair of sandals that were pretty much love a first site and they actually fit comfortably!

They were teal with a blue and green stripe on the bottom edge. Well that love faded fast a few days later when I went to wear them, put them on and they were soo tall,  I thought I would break my neck in them.

What is the deal with the designers lately, six inch heels, really? Even if I was twenty I wouldn’t wear them. So I returned my awesome shoes for some more practical ones.

Then a couple of weeks ago I was shopping at Target and they had their monster heels on clearance for a whopping $6! These aren’t as high as the first ones I bought and I can actually walk in them. They were not as flashy as the ones I first feel in love with, so I decided to recreate my love affair with the teal shoes I returned! Here’s what I did~

Painted Wedge Sandals


  • Acrylic paint: white, dark beige, black for the black pair of wedges and bright green, dark teal and bright blue paint for the teal wedges
  • Paint brush


How to Paint ShoesStart painting in the back of the sandal on the twine.  Make sure you count your twine and make sure your stripes are even for both shoes.

The inner side of my shoe had less twine so make sure you count compensate for that before you start painting, and that’s it! Instant awesome shoe love!! They are fabulous!

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  1. 7.28.12
    magda said:

    wow, this is such a creative idea and useful too :) i will try on some old wedges too :P
    love your blog, following you via linky
    maybe you find time to check my blog and follow if you like
    have a wonderful weekend

  2. 7.27.12
    cheeriosandlattes1 said:

    Thank you for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll join us again this week with some more great ideas!

  3. 7.22.12

    Dear Kim

    I thought your project was DELIGHTFUL and I’m so glad you shared it with us! Congratulations – you are one of my features this week at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy

    I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous designs! :-)

  4. 7.22.12
    zozo said:

    Love the teal ones! I have tried some shoe restyling myself. and this one
    Hope you like them!

  5. 7.22.12
    Christine @ Projects Around the House said:

    These turned out great! I wany to try this now. I need to check out Target clearance!

  6. 7.22.12

    These are awesome! I am featuring them at the Pink Hippo party tomorrow!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. 7.21.12
    cheeriosandlattes1 said:

    Very creative; they look awesome! What a great idea! We’d love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love this! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  8. 7.21.12
    Meg said:

    So fun! I love how it makes them unique and cute!

  9. 7.20.12
    Rachel said:

    How cute is that?! Love IT! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  10. 7.20.12
    Susie said:

    Hi Kim!
    Congrats! These fun and fashionable painted wedge sandals is one of our top crafty picks from this past week’s Crafty Showcase. We are featuring you on our blog and will be giving you a shout out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

    Thanks for sharing! Stop on over and link up some new ideas Sat-Thur when our Showcase opens back up!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  11. 7.20.12
    Mrs. Delightful said:

    This is such a clever idea! Thanks for linking up at Show Me What You Got Tuesday’s @ ODH.

    Mrs. Delightful

  12. 7.20.12
    Sonja said:

    That`s great idea!!!I have to try that:)Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  13. 7.19.12

    that has got to be one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen

  14. 7.19.12

    These are awesome! I love the colors and how you followed the grain already there. So simple yet smart! I will have to look out for these the next time I’m at Target.

  15. 7.19.12

    I am heading to my target to see if they have any of these left. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party – Tout It Tuesday.

    • 7.23.12
      claimingourspace said:

      Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  16. 7.19.12

    what a great idea, love it!!!

  17. 7.18.12

    Cute update idea, Kim! I really like the color combo on the black ones.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  18. 7.18.12

    Totally dresses the sandals up! Great job!

  19. 7.18.12
    Christine said:

    Oh Kim!!! This are fabulous!!! It gives the wedges such a fun look!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  20. 7.18.12
    Dee said:

    OMG!!!Great refashion! I would love for you to link this up to The CSI project this week. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might WIN! Come on over each week for a new challenge, new tutorials and new judges.

  21. 7.18.12

    SO CUTE!!! You’ve been featured! Stop by to share more ideas on DIY Thrifty Thursday and gab an “I was featured” button while you are there!

  22. 7.18.12

    Those are gorgeous and oh so fun! I love the stripes! Thank you so much for linking these up the Pinworthy Projects Party last week. I hope to see you there for another party this Friday.

  23. 7.18.12
    laura said:

    Wow Kim what a great idea! They are beautiful!!

  24. 7.17.12
    Stacey said:

    Featured you!
    Stop by and see!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  25. 7.17.12
    Elise said:

    Oh my gosh I love it!

  26. 7.17.12
    Maggie said:

    I would luv for you to share this tut with our readers at

    Thanks a lot,

  27. 7.17.12

    Absolutely F A B U L O U S !!!! (and… way too high for me to wear, but …) I like your painting make over, which would also work for ‘manageable’ heels! ~ Rose

  28. 7.17.12

    Hello Kim,
    I love the new look of your shoes, great idea. Thanks for sharing. ;o)
    Smiles, Paula

  29. 7.16.12

    These are fab.u.lous.

    Sharing on the facebook page tonight!

  30. 7.15.12
    Ginger said:

    Most. fun. shoes. ever.

  31. 7.15.12
    JoAnn said:

    This looks so cool – very cleaver idea – and boy do I wish I could wear heels again!

  32. 7.15.12

    I saw you over on Tidy Mom! These are absolutely adorable!

  33. 7.14.12

    These are gorgeous! I love the black ones too! What a great price, and your transformation looks super expensive :)

  34. 7.14.12

    Those turned out gorgeous! Great job!

  35. 7.14.12
    Barb said:

    Very cute! Love them

  36. 7.14.12
    Honey said:

    I think you are so smart to design the wedges the way you wanted them! Love what you did! So happy you linked this creative idea at Potpourri Friday!

  37. 7.14.12
    Margo said:

    Very snazzy!

  38. 7.14.12
    claire said:

    This look great,thanks for joining us at welcome to the weekend hop :)

  39. 7.14.12
    jen lossing, the consigner designer said:

    Oh my gosh! These are so cute! I want to run out and buy a pair right now! Great job!! Love it!

  40. 7.14.12

    what fun, Kim…my daughter would probably love to do this too! Great idea~
    have a nice weekend,

  41. 7.13.12
    Kara said:

    Wow! That is really cool. I love how these came out!

  42. 7.13.12
    Heidi said:

    I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it!

  43. 7.13.12
    Stephanie S. said:

    Very nice and love the colors. Thanks for sharing,

  44. 7.13.12
    andrea said:

    These look great!!

  45. 7.13.12

    They look great! Stunning effect.

  46. 7.13.12
    Heidi said:

    Love these! I’m hosting a linky party “One Creative Weekend” at I’d love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you’d like to share.

  47. 7.13.12
    Theresa said:

    Those are cute and creative. I saw your blog on the Friday Blog Hop.

  48. 7.13.12
    Lindsey said:

    What a great idea! Love it.

  49. 7.13.12

    Those are too awesome for words!!! I am really going to have to try that! My wedges could definitely use a little pizzazz!

  50. 7.13.12

    Awesome idea.. Love how they turned out. Pinning this.
    Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party, Have a nice weekend.

  51. 7.13.12
    Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said:

    I love the black painted wedge!

  52. 7.13.12

    Hi, coming over from Claire’s bloghop. That is so creative!!

  53. 7.13.12

    I like how they look, but I would not wear a heel that high, thanks for linking this to Show Your Stuff.

  54. 7.13.12
    Erin B said:

    I want the black ones. They turned out awesome!