So, I have wanted a pair of yellow Salt Water sandals forever and ever and ever.
Until that day, I was severely lacking in the yellow sandal department. Tragic, I know.
I fell in super like with this funky braided pair at Target this spring, but here is the deal, I have brown, turquoise, and coral sandals already. The elusive yellow haunted me.
In the back of my mind I thought... hello, paint them.
So I bought the brown pair.
Totally normal, right?
My first thought was spray paint, but that seemed questionable.
Then I remembered the post about leather paint at Lil Blue Boo.
All giddy I ordered a bottle of yellow, certain that I would have a brand new pair by the weekend.
The weekend of March 23rd.
Two months later I finally have a pair of sunny sandals.
It's an easy enough project.
A kindergarten worksheet and some painters tape to cover the soles.
Some leather paint.
Seriously. Not hard.
The paint even comes with it's own little brush. Awesome, right?
Unless you are Goldilocks and the sandals are your three bears.
The yellow was REALLY NEON. Like whoa. Which is so great if I wanted neon sandals.
So great. But I didn't.
Perhaps another coat would make them less neon-y.
Four coats in, they were still neontastic.
So I caved, ordered a bottle of mustard.
Which is super brown mustardy.
Which would be perfect if I wanted brown mustard sandals.
Three coats of mustard and they were more brown than yellow.
Sort of how they started.
THEY WERE NOT GOING TO DEFEAT ME.
A little mixy-mix of the neon and the brown mustard, two more coats and sunshine shined down on the I-probably-should-have-just-thrown-down-for-the-Salt-Waters-in-the-first-place sandals.
It became a joke in the house. The sandals that would never end, were now JUST RIGHT.
I might still want Salt Waters. But I do love these.
How cute would they be in red....