Friday, November 23, 2012

Scraggly Rocking Horse to Shabby Rocking Horse

So I found this super sad rocking horse at a garage sale for fifty cents.  Fifty cents!!  I don't know WHERE the picture went of it before I took it's super scraggly, scary, mane off.  I actually was wishing I had taken the time to find some gloves once I started cutting it off, it was that yucky.  It was very similar to the one I found on another blog below so you get the picture:
I found this picture over on A Rosie Sweet Home and she really did a GREAT job transforming her little  wooden equine species.  She even shares a great tutorial on how to makeover an antique wooden rocking horse!
In fact, she kind of puts my quick little makeover to shame!  But here it is:
I added Plaster of Paris to my white paint for a little DIY chalk paint action, gave it a few coats and then sanded it smooth.  I had an old feedsack that I cut a strip from and tied around his neck for a fun little touch.  His head was a little wobbly and I wasn't sure how to fix it.  I hopped on him and rocked him so he was sturdy even if his head turned a little!
Click HERE to see the brown and green one I painted last year.

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  1. Your horse looks great! Thanks for sharing this post with me and for the great plug for my blog. Hope you have a great day!

  2. This is adorable! I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and shared this on my linky party!

  3. it's SOOOO much better!!! i would have passed it by but it's so cute!!!

  4. Aww, your horse looks so happy in his new coat and scarf! Great job, Kammy! xoxo


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