Feb 27, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

CIY: Black and Tan Pump

For those of you who know me well probably saw the make-up and thought “Is she really going to attempt to create her own make-up?!”.  I thought about it, but realized I should chillax on my crazy CIY ideas!

So, I decided the shoes would be a perfect (and easy) CIY to do.  I have two pairs of nude pumps I purchased from Target.  I love the heel height, which is why I own two pairs.  I wore the first pair into the ground, but felt bad getting rid of them.  I pulled them out and thought a little paint here and a little paint there, my shoes would be back in action!

black and nude pumps Photo credit: Right: JCrew



– Pair of nude pumps

– Black glossy spray paint

– Gold paint (optional if you want a gold detail on the toe of your pump)

– Painter’s tape

black and nude pump

Step 1: Place a strip of painter’s tape over the toes of both your shoes.  I went about an inch and a 1/4 from the tip of my pump.  Rip the tape in the middle to separate the shoes from one another.

black and nude pump

 Step 2: Start taping the soles of your shoes.

black and nude pump

Step 3: Make sure you really press down on your tape.  If you have gaps, the paint will get where you don’t want it.

Step 4: Tape the rest of your shoe where you do not want paint.  I know I am not good at being neat, so I figured I would tape the whole stinkin’ shoe!

black and nude pump

Step 5: Spray the tips of your shoes black.

black and nude pump

 Step 6: Spray paint your heels.

black and nude pump

 Let your shoes dry.

black and nude pump

Step 7: If you want gold detail on your shoe, remove the tape on the top of your shoe and  place another strip of tape just a little bit above the black to create a thin line.  Paint the thin line gold.  Let dry.

black and nude pump And there you have it…black and tan shoes!

black and nude pump


black and nude pump


black and nude pump

4 Comments to CIY: Black and Tan Pump

  1. erica | cupcakes+coffee breaks
    February 27, 2013 7:28 pm

    Oh my gosh I can’t believe you DIYd your own shoes! This is so brilliant! Any word on how the paint holds up against the elements? They look so good, I am seriously in awe!

    • Meghan
      February 27, 2013 8:06 pm

      I haven’t worn them yet. I would assume it would be best to wear them on days when the forcast does not include rain. ;)
      I’ll keep you posted.

  2. Adi
    September 9, 2015 1:53 pm

    I love your site! I’m a college student on a very almost non-existant budget, but I like fashion. This site has inspired me to create my own looks and wardrobe at my own budget. Thank you!!!

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