Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rocking Horse Re-do COMPLETE!

  IT’S FINALLY DONE! okay okay, so I’ll admit it was actually done a week and a a half ago (slap on the wrist), but we threw my daughters second birthday so things got a little crazy…. Ready for the awesome before and afters?


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Aww isn’t he beautiful! I am so excited! And couldn’t be happier with the original $8.00 purchase. The finishing touches included the hair, which is a mop that I dyed using RIT (color tan). Inserting the hair was actually the hardest part, a lot of tucking, tacking and hot gluing.  The handle is actually two table legs painted with some acrylic paint and then sprayed with a pearl glaze that I used on the body of the horse. And the saddle is accented with some upholstery nails. If you have any questions just let me know!!! And the fun part, some more pics!

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The original seal came through when I sanded and re-stained it! How cool!!!!Picture 016And the ultimate test! The birthday girl is in love, she rocks-n-rolls on her new horsy!!!!! I hope she will enjoy him and maybe even pass it on to her babies!!!! Hope you enjoyed the transformation!!!

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  1. Awesome! I would have loved that as a child! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


  2. Just popped over from Life at the Pitts

    This looks fantastic! Well done! One happy girl over there :)

  3. This looks fantastic...great job on the trasnformation. I also redid a rocking horse that my husband had as a child. Linking from the Virgina House.

  4. Awww! So cute! My boys have one and my youngest is about the same age as your daughter. I love the picture of her riding it. Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

  5. This is amazing! I absolutely love it. And your daughter is so cute!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts

  6. Hi there! I'm just stopping by to say I loved this so much, I Featured it today. Thanks again for linking up!


  7. Awe I love this! Thanks so much for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Hope to see you this Friday!

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