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« on: May 10, 2010 07:06:49 AM »

This is one of those projects that is just stupidly simple, but turns out super awesome.

I found some plain black canvas tennis shoes at Target for $9. They fit well and I couldn't pass up such a good deal, but the shoes themselves - pretty boring.

No before picture - I'm pretty sure you all know what plain tennis shoes look like. Grin



I just stuffed them with newspaper, splattered them with a mixture of bleach and water, and rinsed them off in my kitchen sink. Took a couple of days to dry post rinsing (it would have been quicker if I could have put them out in the sun, but it rained like crazy).

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I'm ridiculously happy with how these turned out. I've gotten a ton of compliments on them.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010 07:46:59 AM »

Very Rock N Roll! Luv'em! Just a FYI and make sure you rinse them really, really well. I did this before and after a while the fell apart. The second time I used a mild mixture of detergent and water to rinse them and neutralize the bleach and the project was fine. Rock on!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010 12:35:32 PM »

Those look incredibly awesome! Great job Smiley
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SO clever!
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010 09:55:31 PM »

That splatter pattern turned out wicked!

I can never get splattered things to look like that... I mustn't have the whole wrist fling thing down.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010 12:55:23 PM »

I love how the splatters look a lot like fire.
I always toss shoes in the drier...noisy...
and maybe I shouldn't?

I have been working with bleach too...lots of fun.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2010 07:48:46 AM »

Thank you everyone for the nice comments!

I always toss shoes in the drier...noisy...
and maybe I shouldn't?

I had a down-filled coat a few years ago and the care instructions said to put it in the dryer with a clean tennis ball or tennis shoe (to keep the down from clumping up), so I think you should be fine as long as the shoes are clean and fairly sturdy.
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