These cement-filled boots are made for stopping...
And that's just what'll they do...The cement-filled boots are made for stopping...the door from opening on you...
A good friend found these cowboy boots for me, but they were a little too tight. So instead of kicking them to the curb or giving them a "face lift" I decided on some internal surgery instead by filling them with concrete to create a cowboy boot doorstop.
To demonstrate the process I'll use a different shoe, as I didn't photograph the process the first time I made these. It's kind of tough to demonstrate how HEAVY this boot is, but trust me it's heavy.
When laying on it's side, it's even better - yeah it looks like your slob, leaving shoes all over the house, until someone tries to pick it up.
I've made several of styles of these shoes, but you can make one yourself...
In a warm area, carefully pour the concrete into the shoe, one batch might not be enough, but allow the first pour to dry before adding a second. Keep filling until you almost reach the top of the shoe.
Once dry, paint the top of the concrete with a color coordinated acrylic paint.
Things to think about: If you're using a "thin" shoe, the water from the concrete can "seep" through the material leaving a water stain. I like using thick leather shoes or material that will dry.