Upcycle Your Old Shoes With Blackboard Paint

Savannah Starr from Cool2Craft demonstrates how to upcycle your old shoes with blackboard paint.  I’m really surprised at how well the paint went on, it has a very smooth finish.

I’d love to see them with the writing and drawings done with the coloured chalk pens,  I bet you could end up with some great designs.  This is also a good way to change the colour of your shoes even if you don’t want to add any chalk decoration!


The materials and equipment that you’ll need to upcycle your old shoes with blackboard paint are shown below.

  • Old shoes
  • Blackboard paint
  • Chalk or chalk pens
  • Paint brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Masking tape or blue decorators tape (optional)
Did You Know?

A single mill in China can use 200 tons of water for each ton of fabric it dyes; many rivers run with the colours of the season as the untreated toxic dyes wash off from mills.  In 2010, the textile industry ranked third for overall in Chinese industry for wastewater discharge.  With 2.5 billion tons of wastewater per year.

courtesy of: www.treehugger.com

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