Painting Shoes with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™

I found out painting shoes is a great way to fix a pair of shoes that are basically garbage.


I have a pair that are so comfortable, I’ve had them for years. But they were worn to the point I couldn’t wear them.

When I was at the Toronto Home Show last fall and saw the stockists for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ dying fabric, I wondered if I could paint the shoes. 


And it figures, I forgot to take a picture before I started painting. The one with paint already on it was the worst of the two. 

I figured if it didn’t work out I wasn’t loosing anything because, like I said, they were useless. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in Graphite. After 2 coats I sealed them with her clear wax. 


I can wear my shoes now!! They are still comfortable and even though I painted over suede, they look great.

Not brand new, probably not in style any more…but they are comfortable and I can’t wear heels for very long, so these will work for me. 



Sorry about the quality of the next couple of pictures, my husband took them and he isn’t as experience with the camera. 



I’m so happy these shoes are wearable again. Painting shoes just might become the norm around here…recycle, reduce, reuse…

Now, to get my husband to take me out so I can wear them. :) 

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  1. I never thought of painting shoes!! They looks awesome

  2. They look great! I never thought of panting shoes. AmaIng!

  3. Wow! You are one smart cookie! Did you share this on Annies facebook page???

  4. I did that once with a pair of shoes I had to get for a wedding…I had forgotten about that it was so long ago! Worked great for me too! :)

  5. This is ingenious! They look great – who would have thought!

  6. I never would have thought about this.

  7. Wow I have never thought about painting shoes, what a great idea

  8. I’ve got to show my daughter this…she is a shoe-a-holic!! 😉

  9. Who would ever have guessed? Is there anything chalk paint won’t cover! Good for you – now go get hubby on that date! 😉

  10. These are incredible! I have GOT to try this :) One again, you have inspired me. Hugs to you, sweet friend!

  11. They look so pretty now, that is just super cool!! Who would have thought??

  12. Say what? Who knew this could be done! How fab!

  13. WOW! It never would have occurred to me to try painting shoes but they look brand new!

  14. Very cool! Who would have thunk? You can keep wearing them and they look awesome.

  15. I never would have thought of this. I wonder how they’ll wear! Looks great though!

  16. Wow they look really great. I never would have thought of it but then when I was a bridesmaid way back in the 80s I had satin shoes that they dyed to match the dress. So I guess what’s old is new again…just like your shoes 😉

  17. HA, brilliant!!!!! They look like brand new – in style – shoes! Now I’ve heard it all, this paint is magic! xo

  18. Oh yes I remember the days when they dyed shoes of any colour you wanted for weddings.
    Do they still do that??? Your idea of painting shoes brought back many memories.
    They look awesome. You might have something going there.

  19. That is incredible! Such a great idea!

  20. LMHO – Annie has no idea what she started – furniture – fabric – books – now shoes –
    They look fantastic Debbie – I could just see what John’s expression if he caught me painting shoes though!

  21. What a fantastic idea! Just wanted to let you know that I featured a photo of this project in my weekly round-up. There are both picture and text links back to this post :-). Happy Sunday!

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