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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The little horse that will again

This was my little horse, when I was a baby. I remember rocking on him and loving it. I also remember that as I got a little bigger I would rock on him wildly!!! Such good times.

Vintage rocking horse, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, dark wax, fleur4her, Palace in Wonderland

























I hung onto my horse from my childhood for 30 years. When I moved, so did he. I didn't know what I wanted to do with him someday...all I knew was that he was NOT yard sale material! He moved from Ohio, to New Mexico, to Arizona, to California, and then finally to Louisiana. He spent his days and years in garages, dusty, on a shelf.

Vintage rocking horse, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, dark wax, fleur4her, Palace in Wonderland
Here is my horse when he arrived at the salon...do you like his foils???

Anyhow, when I was working on my baby's dresser and crib, I said, why not refinish the horse with the exact same Annie Sloan paints and waxes? AS paints go a long way and I still had plenty for him. I love that paint so much because you can vary the colors to your own liking, and can either go light on the wax or heavy. I opted for heavy. I wanted the horse to still look loved and beat up a bit. Did I achieve my goal? You tell me.

Vintage rocking horse, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, dark wax, fleur4her, Palace in Wonderland

Vintage rocking horse, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, dark wax, fleur4her, Palace in Wonderland

Vintage rocking horse, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, dark wax, fleur4her, Palace in Wonderland

Vintage rocking horse, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, dark wax, fleur4her, Palace in Wonderland

























Now he has a new life and will be loved all over again by our little girl. Can you see how happy he is too?

2 comments:

  1. He's so cute. Great make over! Now he's got attitude.

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  2. Cute! I have almost this identical rocking horse & though it's hiding in a closet right now, I've been thinking about doing something to it like this. :)

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