diy fail

remember my diy black tip shoes? i am sorry to report they were an epic fail. the first time i put them on to wear the paint started cracking. insert sad face here.

i have so many outfits they would compliment perfectly (like this one) but i can’t bring myself to wear them. they just look icky.

lessons learned:

  • consider the medium and the item you’re apply it to. paint onto faux leather shoes from target? my desire for black toe shoes outweighed my common sense.
  • be willing to part with the item you’re diy-ing.
  • think outside the box. in retrospect i would have painted the tips and done a spinoff similar to this.

ps thanks to my mama for taking these pics!

pps i feel like i could be in a men in black movie with this outfit.

ppps this bracelet is my all-time favorite. i think i could wear it every day.

pppps have you ever seen a ‘ps’ with this many ‘p’s?

ppppps if anyone has a brilliant idea for how i can fix my botched diy shoes, please share!

pppppps have a great thursday!

ppppppps please blame a lack of sleep on the ridiculous amount of ‘ps’s (is that how you pluralize it? i am just going to stop typing now and quit while i am still ahead.)

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4 Comments

  • Christina May 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Maybe you could cover the black with a wide lace and add some lace/jewels? That would let a little of the black show through but the flaws might not show…

    • Caitlin May 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      That’s a good idea, Christina. I may have to give it a try. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Diana May 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    you really look like a girl in black… Have a good mission today…!!!! LOL

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    • Caitlin May 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      Hahaha thanks, Diana! Hope you have a great day as well :)

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