Painted Rocking Horse Project

ttoddDecember 29, 2013

This month DH refinished this Rocking Horse for someone to give as a gift to her granddaughter. It had originally been the son's and she asked that we make it more girlie. Typically we ONLY refinish and repair but knowing that I really wanted to start decorative painting again and fulfill my dreams business wise, DH asked if I would do something w/ it.

So one night right before Christmas I started painting. It's been years since I've picked up a paint brush to decoratively paint furniture and I was really nervous but I'm pleased w/ the results. I tried to keep the head and tail similar to the original. She requested blue eyes so I did change the eyes.:

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ogoopogo

OMG!! that is just drop dead gorgeous!! Awesome details!!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:17PM
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cat_mom

So cute! And much nicer (and friendlier) looking than the original!!!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:24PM
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Olychick

Adorable and just the perfect amount of girlie!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:27PM
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romy718

I love it! Lucky little girl & what a wonderful keepsake.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 3:19PM
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nancybee_2010

It's adorable !!! You are so talented!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 4:02PM
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Irish2

You are one talented lady!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 9:55PM
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ttodd

Thank you very much! Looking forward to finishing my next project - a Union Jack violin w/ a potential order for a violin w/ the Taiwanese flag on the horizon and I was asked to paint an heirloom cradle for a client after it's refinished.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 9:11AM
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Bethpen

It looks wonderful! Great job!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 10:01AM
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bluestarrgallery

the horse is beautiful, brought back memories of my childhood too.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 10:55AM
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motherof3sons

You are both so talented. One lucky little girl.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 11:02AM
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bestyears

Adorable! You hit it precisely -not so much as to hide the original, but enough to make it girlie! Love it...

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 12:43PM
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mitchdesj

What an amazing job you did, it's just perfect !

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 3:40AM
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Laurie

It's beautiful! That little horse looks so much happier : )

Did you need to do any light sanding prior to painting so the paint would adhere?

Also, did you trace a pattern or did you paint it freehand?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 12:07PM
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zen4d

How nice! Thinking of doing something with my rocking horse now. Here's a pic.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 7:09PM
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