Did you know that Dorothy does not really wear ruby slippers? It's true, devastating but true. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum our girl from Kansas actually wears silver slippers. Then along came Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the advent of Technicolor and, well, the rest is cinematic history.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is very popular at our house, the book not the movie because that's still a tad scary for miss bear. But she loves acting out scenes from the book and in our thrift store trawling we are always on the lookout for silver shoes which are possible to find in children's sizes. Not so much in adult sizes so I decided to take matters into my own hands.
One pair of Keds skimmers from Goodwill (brand new, $6.99) and a can of silver spray paint and I'm half-way to Oz.