Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rocking Horse Redo (Day 2)

Well, time to show you how we are doing on the rocking horse I am redoing for my daughters 2nd Birthday! If you missed day one you can see it here.

This afternoon while Veda was sleeping I stained the base of the horse in Antique Walnut (the same stain used on my coffee table). Don’t worry I did it outside these are the after pics ;^).


(That would be Loki sticking her face in the shot)

I used two coats of stain here.


After that I had to prime the body of the horse,


And let me just tell you, I am a SUCKER for bargains, so I grabbed a bag of sponge brushes from the dollar store… That was a big no-no they were horrible, I went through the entire big bag. On the other hand, I bought a bristle brush from there which I used on the stain portion and it was amazing, so live and learn!

Next was the first coat of Creamy White by Behr, (which was left over from a previous project)


Ahhh! I am SO EXCITED! It is really coming along! I think one more coat (at least) of creamy white then onto accessorizing! As you can see I still need to get those little wood plugs to replace the ones that fell off with age. But I will paint those separate and glue them on.

SO HERE IS THE QUESTION: What color for the mane? I was thinking a deep red for the saddle but that could change, I need YOUR help!

Thanks!!! Hopefully I will be working on it more tomorrow but it all depends on Veda’s nap time ;^)

1 comment:

  1. Hello, you had left a question at my blog about how to replace rocking horse hair ( I'm going to refer you to the rocking horse expert, Jane Hooker in England. Her website is, and her email is She helped me identify and date one of my horses, and is very kind. Your horse is constructed differently than mine, so I'm not sure what to tell you, exactly. On mine, glue is inserted into the slots on the neck and rump, and the hair is then sort of pressed into the opening. But I'm not an expert, really... Good luck with yours! :0)