Roundup: 10 Splendid DIY Shoe Makeovers

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Who doesn't love to usher in springtime with a new pair of fun shoes? Although these shoes look new, not all of them are. Some are from the thrift store, others are well-loved kicks that needed TLC, whereas others just needed a little 'something' to make them shine. The techniques used to transform them are easily reproduced, thanks to the accompanying tutorials. (All 'befores' are on the left; 'afters' on the right where applicable.)

First on the list is Kaitlin's spring-y Van makeover (pictured above), which she accomplished using a homemade stencil.

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Picture Rail Shoe Rack

By: Diy maven Aug 04, 2011

created at: 08/04/2011

Make those expensive shoes pull double-duty by turning them into art with picture rail shoe racks. Carrie Bradshaw would adore this, no?? Martha gives us all the details, but a how-toContinue Reading

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Not Lacking For Storage: The Ultimate Shoe Rack IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Mar 08, 2011

created at: 03/08/2011

I'm not sure what I'm more impressed by: the amount of shoes this guy has or the storage and shelving system he created from Lack shelves and cutting boards.   Continue Reading

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DIY Sandals!

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2010

Summer Sandals Tutorial

And now for something really different, DIY sandals! Okay, not our usual Curbly fare, but c'mon...these are outstanding! The tute comes to us from Annekata who used a pair of used flip-flops to make them. Here's her entire Continue Reading

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How to re-upholster a pair of sneakers.

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2009

Chezlin's little sister had a pair of shoes she she didn't like anymore, so Chezlin decided to re-upholster them. Okay, she re-covered them. No, actually, she re-MADE them. Not possible? Possible! Chezlin actually saw the instructions in Craft and decided to give it a go. Check it out....Continue Reading

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The Miss Rio Ottoman: Created from Recycled Flip Flops.

By: Chrisjob Aug 08, 2008

It's like a giant koosh ball, just for your feet. "Designer Karin Wittmann Wilsmann takes industrial leftovers from flip-flop factories to groups of local craftspeople in Brazil where the unprocessed material becomes Miss Rio Ottomans." Now available from Design Within Reach. From Inhabitat.

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Stiletto Shoeshelf

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2008

Anyone who’s dropped over 200 bucks on a pair of shoes (not me) will probably tell you they’re artwork. If that’s true, why not display them like artwork? The Miami Stiletto Shoeshelf from does just that. One tip...make sure the bottoms are clean before you hang them up.

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25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil

By: Chrisjob Jun 13, 2007

created at: 03/27/2013

Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates.   

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