starry night painted vans

Hi there. This is Maddie. My mom asked me to share what I did to my Vans. I didn’t know she was going to ask me to write about this, so I don’t have a lot of photos, but I think I can just tell you what I did. I had a pair of vans that were stained so I didn’t really like wearing them. I decided I’d try to fix them with paint. Here is one of the shoes before I painted it.

gray vans

I had some acrylic paint in my room, so that’s what I used.

paint acrylic

I gave the shoes a coat of black paint, then started adding more colors and layers to make it look like a starry night. I like how they turned out. I’m a little afraid to wear them in the rain because I’m not sure whether this paint will wash off. So far I’m only wearing them on sunny days. At least I can wear them now. Do you think the paint will come off in the rain? {Please say no!}

starry night painted vans

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6 Responses to Painted Vans

  1. Bella says:

    Your shoes look so cool! You did a great job. I just dyed some shoes with my daughter, who wanted one yellow and one blue, with pink laces. It worked out really well, and I love how they become something unique that no one else has :)

  2. Christine says:

    LOVE EM!!!! How awesome are they! Gosh I would love a pair!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  3. Jenny says:

    I love the sparkle. These are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  4. Kylee says:

    Super cute! Also, if you used acrylic paint, it won’t wash away in the rain. The reason acrylics are so well known and often used is because they are adhesive to nearly any material and the paint doesn’t wash off with water once it’s dry. Totally doing this!

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