Custom TOMS

 Have you ever painted shoes?
This may be a first for me!
Okay, maybe I’ve painted thrift store shoes
to match a costume for a play or Halloween.
But, a pair of brand new TOMS that cost around $44.00?
    One of my older daughter’s friends brought the TOMS to me
and asked if I would paint them.
He wanted to give them to her as a birthday present!
Seems she had mentioned how she’d like to have a pair
that were custom painted!
This is the same daughter who spray painted
 a pair of cowboy boots SILVER!!
Here they are in they’re pristine new condition.
I had NO idea how she wanted these painted!  So we gave up
on the idea of it being a secret and showed her the shoes!
She was very excited and promptly brought me this
   collage of all the designs and a list of colors
she’d like to have on the shoes!
 Needless to say,
 all her choices didn’t make it!
So, after a few weeks of being a “chicken” about
painting on these shoes, I finally took the plunge
and drew out a design.
Using regular craft paints I started in.
 Actually, once I started painting it went pretty fast.
  One of the choices she had included was the scripture
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
I have to admit I like the way the painting turned out
better than my writing.
But she wanted a HAND PAINTED look and
that’s what she got!
She asked for WINGS on the heels.
Zebra on one side and the scripture on the other.
And flowers and swirls across the front!
KaKa is her nickname, hence the K’s.
  Now I can add “Shoe Painter” to my resume!
Have a Colorfully Blessed Day!
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35 Responses to Custom TOMS

  1. Love this…I use to paint on denim shirts…now that was ages ago…my daughter does this on her kids tennis shoes…but she loves Toms…I might have to try this for Christmas gifts…thanks for the inspiration…that is why I stop by her…gets my creative juices flowing again!!!

  2. These are just the most darling things! I think you need to start another business! You could make millions;)! YOU ARE SO TALENTED! I know I haave said it before…but it is soooo true! Amazing!


  3. ChRiS says:

    lord i love these they are down right adorable what a lucky girl to have these

  4. Patti says:

    Adorable shoes…have you considered sealing them with a gel medium so that they last longer and repel stains! Well done!

  5. susan says:

    Sonya-These are adorable! Hand-painted white canvas Keds were all the rage in boutiques around here in the 80′s. They were expensive too! Yours are every bit as cute as those were. I love the scripture on it. You may have come up with the next “new” fad! Thanks for stopping by. I am glad to “meet” you!

  6. You are so talented – adorable!

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  7. Jennifer says:

    I love the painting!!

  8. Thanks for stopping by “In His Grip.” Oh my heck, these are the cutiest ever. I have always liked the mission behind of Toms shoes, but have always thought they were a little ugly. But you have made them into something I would wear. I need to go buy a pair now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. La says:

    What an improvement over the original plain kahki. These are so fresh and fun. La

  10. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    WOW! i want some :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  11. Only Ka would ask you to paint wings on her shoes!

  12. Kaysi says:

    Those are soooo cute!!!!

  13. Kim says:

    Very cool – and to think she knew exactly what she wanted…

  14. Very cute! You are so talented and obviously your daughters have your creative gene, too!

  15. Stacy says:

    Those are so cute! You did an amazing job! The look perfect for “K”. :)

  16. Um, whoa. Do you know how tempted I am to try this on my own Toms? Too bad I’d mess up horribly. If only you were my mom…

  17. Wow – beautiful. I agree with Erika’s comment, are you up for adopting a few daughters? Put me on the list please!

  18. Pamela says:

    Those turned out great sonya! You are very talented!

  19. Mrs.B says:

    LOVE IT!~and I’ve done it!:)

  20. Anonymous says:

    Sonya: These take wearing your faith to a whole new level. I love, love, love them. You are so creative. I’m jealous, but not in a bad way. Lisa W.

  21. This is so neat, Sonya! I can’t believe you are even more talented than window treatments and pillows would have us believe! : ) I love this and I think your writing is just as good as the painting portion. It probably was a good idea to get her involved in the design, even though it was a present.

  22. Allie says:

    I love this idea! I think these would make awesome christmas gifts for everyone to decorate together! I just may have to try them out!

    Also I wanted to order a custom made window treatment from you or maybe a few.. I am new to your blog so I hope that you do sell them haha, and I wanted to get your email to discuss further if possible! Heres mine..
    Thanks so much! ***Keep Blogging!***

  23. I am a HUGE toms fan to begin with, and I LOVE what you did to the shoes! Such a fun idea, and now your daughter knows that she has a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes! Love that she wanted Bible verses on there too. . . so sweet :]

  24. Kelsey says:

    LOVE this!! I adore Toms and have two pairs…love your painting and the scripture on the side…very fitting!

  25. Debbie says:

    FANTastic idea. You did such an awesome job…love the colors. They sure look cool and hip now:) Thanks for joining in this week.

  26. niartist says:

    I just love the way this turned out! TOO CUTE!!! and something I think I can do too – which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
    P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it – would love to know what you think!

  27. McKell says:

    oh those turned out DARLING!! you are so brave to paint them. but you are AMAZING! such a fun idea. good job!

    *come check out my blog too if you’d like :)

  28. You’re very talented!

  29. Linda G says:

    Amazing….and the cutest idea ever! I can’t imagine applying that first brush stroke! You did an outstanding job! What a great birthday present!

  30. Maggie says:

    This is so adorable, luv luv the idea..

  31. These are SO FANTASTIC and the scripture brought tears to my eyes. I just love this project!

  32. AUDRA says:

    These are AWESOME!!

  33. WoW! She is one lucky girl, i would wear those everyday!! GREAT job! Check out my blog if you get a chance, or just mail me a pair of those hehe :)

  34. Anonymous says:

    I was just taking a journey though Google and I happen to come across your site! Thanks for the cool story! I’ll be adding Hand-Painted/Costom-Made TOMS to my Christmas List!