If your optimal metal choice is silver, any gold trim on a shoe or purse would be out of sync with your jewelry or the colors in your wardrobe. It’s easy enough to change a wrong button, but you can’t change accessory hardware. But there is an answer …
The shoes that got me thinking (OK, maybe slightly obsessing) about this issue are this pair – my go-to warm weather faves except for that doggone gold trim.
LIGHTBULB! The same way I re-colored worn jewelry in the past (fashion jewelry obviously, not the real stuff) and metal buttons – with metallic color nail polish — might work on this shoe trim too.
I used aluminum foil to mask off the leather portion and simply used the applicator from the polish bottle to spread the silver color over the flat links of the chain. It took a bit of doing to get into the inner edges. And of course I couldn’t get to the back side of the links – but those never show anyway.
Here’s the finished result:
The coverage isn’t absolutely perfect, but nobody is examining my feet with a magnifying glass, right? I was so pleased that I search my closet for other gold embellishments to transform. Didn’t find any. But I did come up with this necklace with a very tarnished chain. It will take some doing to mask off all the charms. And then I think I’ll try spray paint instead of nail polish for a thinner coverage. Watch for the results. in a future post.
I’d love to see the transformation you create in your own closet.