DIY – Shoe Upgrade!

DIY shoes

Shoes DIY

cutting up shoes

cut up shoes

mixing paint

painting shoes DIY acrylic paint

Give a Friend a Shoe!

I have a really good friend. She’s so great and she’s called Fiona and she has just moved to Demark to pursue an amazingly fun life, but I am rubbish and never get in touch because I’m terrible like that. At least I know that she knows I love her so it’s fine. She is such a good friend in fact, that when she moved out of her house in East London the other month, she passed on to me beloved items of clothing that she didn’t need. She somehow just knew I would love to get my mits on them! One such item was a pair of suede cagey shoes from River Island in a colour I’m rarely seen not wearing. (Similar ones I like here!) I knew I could have a little fun with these and give them a whole new lease of life, just like Fiona when she moved away! So Fi, here’s a DIY to you!

When I was looking into tweaking these shoes, I came across these incredibly juicy looking shoes on Pinterest. The amazing lady who created them is Maegan and I urge you to take a look at her amazing shoe and other DIYs – jeez I wish mine looked as slick as hers!

mini round silver studs and pliers

pliers DIY craft studding

DIY stud heels

Ta – da!

pink heeled suede cage shoes river island

putting on heels

new shoes! pink toenails turquoise studded shoes

yellow soled pink heels shoes

I hope you like my transformation into a more Shiny Thoughts style! I’m pretty chuffed myself and hope I’ll get lots of wear out of them – Thanks Fi! Why not take a look atΒ Fionas blog here where she’ll show you all the fun she’s having in Denmark.

P.s I’m currently selling some adorable small size 40 Bunny print Peter Jensen flats that I bought new but they’re too small for me! Please help me give them a home! Thank you girls!


  • Marsela Christie August 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Aaaaaawww!!! Very cuteeee!!! I want to try this at homeee πŸ™‚ thank you for the inspiring post ;)come and check out my blog πŸ˜‰

  • Sandra July 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Awh, these are gorgeous now. Very cool idea.
    Love the idea of the white paint for the sole.

  • lola July 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    AMAZING, I always see such cool DIY idea and I’m all like “oooh I wanna try that!” and never get round to doing so, this one looks soo cool XX

  • Georgina July 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    These look amazing! I definitely prefer the look of the shoe with a bit snipped out. They really suit your look too.

  • Maria July 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    These are fab! I LOVE Maegan’s blog, she has the most amazing wardrobe/hair/DIYs…

    Maria xxx

  • Olga July 18, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    Very intresting!!! I like look!! Your shoes very beautiful!

  • missecl July 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Oh my God! They look so great!! You have talent πŸ˜€

  • Jenny July 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Wow great colours! I’ve been seeing a lot of teal and pink lately, they work really well together! xx

  • Jo - Lost in the Haze July 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Ohh, Lucy, these are so very you! And your nail polish looks so pretty too!

    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  • Katie July 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    omg you’re so talented <3 you make it amazing !
    honey, would you like to follow me back? I really care of your opinion.

  • Johanka July 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Nice! Maybe I’ll try something like this on my old shoes, too! πŸ™‚

  • winnie July 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    They look awesome Lucy! What a great transformation, I’m sure Fi loves this πŸ˜€

  • Elli July 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    The heel looks great!

  • Tami Von Zalez July 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Cute idea! Like how you paired the nail polish with the heel. We can always count on you for lots of color ~

  • Becky Bedbug July 17, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    They look really great! What a genius!


  • Katrina Nixon July 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Aww I love them!!!
    The colors work so well together πŸ™‚
    Well done you πŸ™‚
    Katrina x