I have to admit this is my favorite kind of makeover to do.
Something quick and easy that I can whip out in a day before I get bored with it.
Big projects make a bigger impact, but are so.much.work.
Little projects are just FUN!
I found this little rocking horse at the thrift store and thought the colors were horrible and the paint job was awful and yet....it had potential.
I started by painting the whole thing white.
Next I painted the saddle, mane, hooves, and the rocker French linen.
It's still looking pretty sad at this point, but at least it was neutral.
The horrible plastic tail is not staying so I didn't worry about getting paint on it.
I sanded a lot of the french linen paint off which softened it and gave it more of a vintage look.
I was hoping only the white underneath would show when I started sanding, but there
are bits of red showing too.
It doesn't bother me. It actually adds to the vintage style.
I replaced the plastic tail with yarn.
There was a little wooden plug "back there" that I pulled out and then the tail came right off.
I tied some yarn in a knot and pushed it "up there".
I still need to to add a dot of hot glue.
I couldn't help laughing to myself as I was performing surgery.
If someone called me on the phone and asked me what I was doing all kinds of horses *** jokes would be sure to come to mind.
Ok, back to my G rated blog. :)
I added a coat of wax to the horse.
I had then planned on using dark wax for more antiquing, but I've decided
I really don't like dark wax. Gasp!
It seems to add a green tone to things.
Here is the look my hallway is sportin' at the moment.
I get jealous of the people who use photo shop and all the cool actions.
So I tried to get fancy with a texture in Picmonkey. :)
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