"New" converse. Zero money spent on this project...all stuff I already had at home.
These Converse I've had for at least 7 years. I decided to give them a makeover.
First I cleaned up the white part of the sole. They didn't get as white as I had hoped (if only I'd had a bleach pen!), but they are a million times less grungy than they were.
Then I drew my design on with pencil.
Next I painted in the areas I wanted to add color to with gesso.
Then I painted in the color. Then a layer of glitter paint.
I painted a black outline around all the colors to make them pop.
I tried dying the laces purple, but that didn't work well. They are tinted purple, which is better than dirty white...so-yay!
Last I added the heart charms to the laces. I bought similar shoe charms many years ago. I realized it's crazy easy to make my own. All they are is shank buttons with a heavy duty jump ring attached via the shank. Then just thread the laces through.
I LOVE these shoes!!! Can't wait to wear 'em. (Many hours went into this makeover)
I added stars and hearts in a rainbow of colors 'cuz I love hearts, stars, and rainbows. Added the word "love" on one shoe (it's just a happy word) and the name "Bunny" to the other (which is my dream name).