ASCP Stained Boots

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ASCP Stained Boots

I must confess... I'm not generally a "Boot Girl".  I own a pair of cheap cowgirl-ish boots that come in handy for dress up at Halloween.  I think they are so cute when I see them on other people but they're just not a part of my daily wardrobe.  That being said... I was going to see SUGARLAND Friday night and I wanted to wear my boots, of course.  The problem with my boots was that they were a very light tan color, almost nude.  They were also a little too "perfect" looking (because they haven't been worn much) and needed some distressing.  I found this adorable sundress at Loft on clearance for $8... (I'm not even kidding) and I thought it would be cute with some boots for the concert.  I even considered buying a new pair of boots just for the show.  BUT then the idea hit me, I just wanted darker boots so why not try to stain mine?  I got out the ASCP dark wax and started rubbing it in.  It was really easy to do and changed the whole look of the shoes!  
Before & After
 I just love the way it darkened the top stitching and accented all the character of the boots, like the scuff marks and folds that couldn't be seen before.  After I rubbed the wax into the leather, I sat the shoes outside in indirect sunlight to dry.  They weren't really wet but just a little sticky feeling.  After a couple of hours, they were dry and ready to wear!


If you decide to tackle this project, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind...

  • Wear gloves!
  • A little wax goes a long way
  • Work in small areas
  • Use an old rag to rub in the stain
  • Layer the stain in areas where you want it to be darker


I'm not really a big country music fan but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sugarland and this is the second time I've gotten to see them in concert!!!  I think Jennifer Nettles has an amazing voice and I love her spunk.  It was an awesome concert and a really fun night out on the town with Steve!

And did I mention that I ROCKED THE BOOTS?  :)


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3 comments:

  1. You RAWKED that outfit! SO CUTE!! Love that you stained your boots!

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  2. Your boots look great, especially darker! I never would have thought of that. I have a pair of cowboy boots, and love them too. Only when I recently went to a country concert, it was in the 90s, and I was too much of a sissy to wear boots. :P

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  3. this outfit is adorable! what a great deal on the dress! and I really want a pair of cowboy boots!

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