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Painted Rocking Horse Project

Posted by TheFoxesPad (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 29, 13 at 11:20

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.:

Before:
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After:
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RE: Painted Rocking Horse Project

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


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


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Adorable and just the perfect amount of girlie!


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


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


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You are one talented lady!


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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.


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It looks wonderful! Great job!


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


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You are both so talented. One lucky little girl.


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


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


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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?


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


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