Second Helpings: Cowgirl Boot Reboot

For this installment of Second Helpings I shopped my own closet. I have been buying “garments with history” since I cut my sartorial teeth as a teenager in New Orleans shopping at Yesterday’s Clothes and Matilda’s in the French Quarter. However I draw the line at footwear. Shoes, slippers, boots, I buy new.

These boots were new about 20 years ago. They have been resoled and reheeled twice, so I figured they qualified as a Second Helping when I painted them a year ago. I’ve worn them a lot as you can see…

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It was time for a Cowgirl Boot Reboot!

I polished the unpainted leather first being careful not to touch the painted parts. The polish would resist the paint and I didn’t want that.

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Then I retouched the paint where it was starting to flake or fade.

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Finally I gave all the painted parts a coat of sealer with my trusty Minwax Polycrylic Sealer, and these boots are ready to get down, turn around Cowgirl boot scoot’n boogie!