|I can't for the horsey life of me find my original "BEFORE" picture, so this one with Ty, the horse, and his banky will have to do.|
Can you tell I've been ambitious this week?? I was browsing a few weeks ago on my favorite blog of all times, BetterAfter, when I saw a before and after of a rocking horse. Low and behold, I found one the NEXT DAY in a thrift store. They were asking $45, which was down from $60 the lady told me! I think NOT. What part of "thrift" don't you understand, people? Fast forward a few weeks and I'm in Goodwill out in Iowa with my mom and what do I see? A pretty wood rocking horse, looking at me. Rocking horse, rocking horse, what do you see? A crazy lady that has obviously been to one to many early childhood conferences! Crazy lady, crazy lady, what do you see? Annnnd I'm done. Anywoo, let's just say it was a bargain. I snatched it up and have been itching to do something with it. Here's the before and after of Mr. Rocking Horse.
|I tried to mix a brown paint that would be similar to the previous color so it would be easy to cover. The contrast color is actually a light blue/green (though it looks white in the picture).|
Update: Just realized today that I'm a follower of the blog that did the original rocking horse that inspired me! It was done before I became a follower apparently! But she does some AWESOME stuff and it's all about making "trashed" furniture into something beautiful. You know I'm all about that! Check her out at Curbside Creations - I promise you'll love what you see!