Thursday, January 27, 2011

Painted Clog Organizers

 do you remember this inspiration post from awhile back??? (Above is the photo I was inspired by, not my photo.)
 well... back in June I went to St.Louis to visit my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and while I was there (shopping at the best "antique mall" ever) I found these clogs. I think for the 3 of them I paid around $8. sweet. (The plain pair are a men's size 10! They are HUGE!)

If you want some hanging clog organizers too, then here is my tutorial (super easy):

Materials:
spray paint
sand paper
acrylic paint (craft or art)
spray sealant/topcoat (clear)
paint brush
drill/screwdriver

1. sand the clogs so the paint will adhere well.
2. Drill holes in the heel so that you can easily put a screw through them to hang on the wall (I haven't done this yet...)
3. Lay the clogs on some newspaper and spray paint 2 coats (let dry in between).
 4.I then painted a white strip around the rims of all 3 (2 coats). I then did a thin stripe of the burnt red-orange color, so that it would be easier to do a scallop trim without getting in to the white stripe.
 5. I then free-handed some scallops (I wanted them to be irregular). If you want them to be all the same you can pre-draw them with a pencil first if you are weary of free-handing with paint.

6. Spray them with a coat of sealant/ finishing coat so that the paint doesn't easily scrape off. ( I haven't done this yet either because I may want to paint some more on them...)
Finished! I couldn't put them up on my wall yet, because we are moving to FLORIDA in May (well I am, my husband has boards and a 1-month rotation to complete before he meets me down in West Palm Beach--where he will be doing rotations for 2 years).

Anyway, I am in love with them and I can't wait to hang them on my wall and store my scissors, paintbrushes, and markers in them!

15 comments:

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

I seriously LOVE this idea! Adorable!

Jessica said...

really cute idea. and have fun in West Palm- it's such a nice area! I'm from FL and my brother lives near WPB now.

Diana Smith said...

I have some real ones from Holland! They are super cool!!

Lisa said...

Adorable! I've always had a soft spot for clogs.

17 Perth said...

Great idea--you color choices and pattern are adorable as well.

Cristy said...

Ok I really love love love this idea! Those aqua blue shoes are so darn cute! And congrats on the next move! Two years in Florida? Yes please!

Alexis said...

I am OBSESSED with these! I need these now!!

Emily said...

Katie, these are ADORABLE! Great idea. Good luck with the move:)

luvinthemommyhood said...

Great idea! I love this!!!!!! I may have to give this a try!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, those are SO pretty! I have to do this. Another item to add to my thrift/garage sale list. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Country Girl in the City said...

What a great idea! I have a quite a few sets of these - -my parents are from Dutch background. Now.... where will I hang them up......

Gretchen said...

I have had that picture in my inspiration file forever! I absolutely love it! My husband and I met at Hope College in Holland, Michigan so we had some Dutch touches in our wedding including kissing Dutch people as our cake topper and wooden shoes that I wore for some of the pictures. I love this!

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

Great idea, and i LOVE that colour!

Abby said...

What antique mall dud you visit in STL? I just moved here and would LOVE to check it out!

blueeyedfreckle said...

so sorry I don't have ANY idea where it was or what it was called!