Who needs new shoes when you can just paint the old ones?

I painted my shoes.  They were old, and grubby, and very, very comfy.  And I didn't want to throw them away.  So I painted them.  I happened to have pints on hand, but a tester pot would have been more than enough - in fact the coverage with Fusion is so good, that even with a little tester, there would have been enough paint for another project.

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Just follow the steps for the full tutorial.  It's very simple.

You will need:  1 pair of old shoes, free of dust and dirt, (these were suede), Fusion Mineral Paint - I used two colours from the brand new Tones for Tots range, (available in stores May 28th).  Little Teapot (turquoise) and Little Star (yellow), brushes, Fusion's lovely Beeswax Finish and a soft, lint free cloth.

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Seriously, it is this easy!

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Honestly...keep following!

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Just remember to sand between coats!

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Got to keep the soles looking good...

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Beeswax Finish to prevent cracking.

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And done!  Took less than an hour.  It would have taken me longer to get to the store for a new pair - and these are so comfy I don't have to worry about sore feet!

I am wearing them right now.  Happy Painting Paint People!

I am wearing them right now.  Happy Painting Paint People!