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« on: April 05, 2015 07:10:50 PM »

My feet have informed me that I am no longer allowed to wear heels over 3". This doesn't mean I don't still love me some shoes, but it does mean that I am constantly on the lookout for good quality mid/low heels that are still awesome. Enter these rather dowdy beige but incredibly comfy leather ankle strap pumps for $5 at a thrift store. They feel like a dream and looked barely worn. I have some nude shoes, but I just wasn't feeling the color on these. The style was pretty cute, but the beige and the raw heel were a little blah. So I stained the heels with some darker furniture stain and used oxblood leather dye to transform them into pretty red shoes.Voila!

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015 08:12:04 PM »

They turned out so great! Nice work. I looooove ankle strap shoes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015 08:46:49 PM »

So do I! And you can't go wrong with red. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015 11:53:07 PM »

They turned out great! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015 06:17:25 AM »

I never would have thought to re-dye shoes. They look great!
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It's hard to believe it's the same shoes!
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015 10:44:27 AM »

Thanks!! From now on if I can't find the color I want I will just get beige and dye them.
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015 11:22:32 AM »

Those look amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015 01:43:54 PM »

Very flattering shoe style, and now the color matches! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015 02:12:11 PM »

Wow! They turned out really nice.
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