The only down side was that it smelled like it had been chilling out in storage for a loooong time, and it was definitely dirty. I knew that I had to clean it, but I wasn't exactly sure how. Yuck!
The product on the left is the leather cleaner. The product on the right is the leather conditioner.
Then I put it outside to dry. It took a good 24 hours to really dry out because it was really water logged! Luckily, my work paid off though. The purse was much cleaner, even though it was quite stiff. The guy at the leather store told me that the purse would probably be stiff after cleaning it because the cleaner will dry it out (this will probably happen regardless of what you end up using).
To combat the stiffness and rehydrate the purse, I used the leather conditioner:
This is what it looked like after I was all done! So much better, right?
Because this is what it it looked like before:
So now that this little purse has been given a new lease on life, we've been spending a lot of time together...shopping for more treasures at estate sales!
So tell me, have you scored any deals this summer at garage/estate sales lately?