Happy Monday guys! I got the day off of work today and thought it would be fun to blog during the day since I usually can’t do that. How was everyone’s weekend?
Before I get into the how to customized your shoes, I want t share with you all a new decision that I’ve made in my life. I have decided to start a new routine with blogging and learning how to balance life along with my day job. Lately, I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with life and the other day, something happened that made me realized I was not living in the present. Think of it as a small reality check. I was so caught up with social media that I didn’t remember what I did the day before. I am not kidding, for about 10 minutes I could not remember what I did the day before such as where I went to dinner and what I ate etc. Maybe an early stage of Alzheimer? I hope not, because that would be scary. However, something as recent and small as that, I couldn’t remember it! I got so frustrated with myself knowing that I couldn’t remember anything that I did the day before was just odd. It showed me that I was not even present with my loved ones and enjoying their company. So since that event happened, I have been giving myself breaks when the weekend time comes. I now will be sticking to a new schedule to continue working my day job, I will continue to go to the gym about 4-5 times a week after I get off work, because I cannot skip that! It helps me release stress and definitely will help my muscle aches. After the gym, I spend at least 1-2 hours on blogging, multitasking while I am watching a TV show or eating dinner. That way I can try to get into bed at a reasonable time. Once Friday comes, after I blog for the night. My phone is out of my hands for the weekend. I will be out and about with my loved ones and enjoying their company. I just wouldn’t blog and post anything on my social media besides Snapchat and Instastory here and there which takes no effort. Let me tell y’all, I am a lot less stress this way! So cheers to a new year of less stress and blog because it makes me happy and not because I have to blog. So with that being said, I did a little art and craft on my new running shoes and I am here to share it with you all.
Customizing your shoes is not that hard which makes it really fun. Think of it as a coloring book for adults so stay in your lines when painting your shoes ladies and gentlemen. If you guys do decide to customize your shoes, please show me a picture of it after! I would love to see the before and after shot! I was silly and was too excited to paint my shoes so I forgot to take a before shot of the shoes but I will show you a picture of the original shoes right from the website. Hope you enjoyed doing this little art project with me.
Before picture from Adidas website:
After picture of my shoes:
Doing art projects is actually very relaxing. It is so calming and the next thing you know, you are super into it and you can feel your body relax! Let me start of by saying, this is my first Ultra Boost and they are sooooo darn comfy! Who knew you can run and walk on cloud 9. At least that’s what they feel like to me. So these Ultra Boost has white mid-soles and I wasn’t able to get the Triple Black version so knowing myself I always get anything white dirty especially my shoes. Customizing them by blacking them out was the best option for my case. Plus it adds a little character knowing you customized your shoes! Are you ready to get crafty?
You can order this kit online on Angelus Direct and guess what guys? This whole kit total up to is only $33! And trust me, there’s plenty of supply for more than 1 pair of shoes.
On their website, you can order everything there such as the paint brushes. If you already have your own brushes then you wouldn’t need to order them.
Step 1: Professional Leather Preparer and Deglazer – with a wet cloth, you will use this to wipe down the excess from your shoes to make sure it is clean, think of it as a prepping to do your makeup if you are a girl. You have to wash your face first to make sure you get rid of any excess makeup/oil. So after wiping your shoes down with this, give it a couple minutes to dry.
Step 2: Flat Black: Acrylic Leather Paint – This is the first coat on your shoes; you don’t have to try to cover everything in details. Remember this is the first coat so just lightly paint the color on your shoes. Wait a couple of minutes and repeat a second coat. Always remember after each coat, give it time to dry.
Step 3: Jet Black – Leather Dye/finishes – This is the final coat of the black paint on your shoes, you can paint this coat twice as well to make sure everything is covered in details.
Step 4: Matte Acrylic Finisher – this is use for a low gloss finish so your shoes aren’t too shiny. With this you would use a sponge or a rag to apply evenly on the shoes. Again, do not forget to let your shoes dry before putting this finisher on. I left my shoes out for a day to make sure it is dry before applying this finisher on. This coat is a water-based finish which when dry gives a non-cracking flexible, water resistant finish to leather.
Step 5: Let your shoes dry so you can rock them!
Congrats you have completed customizing your shoes!
Till next time,
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