Repainted Vintage Rocking Horse

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repainted vintage rocking horse with chalky paint and jute mane www.homeroad.net


This little cutie got a face lift that brought it from back in the 60's and into the farmhouse. 

I found this beauty in an antique store and I knew I could make him loved once again. 

repainted with chalky paint vintage wooden rocking horse with jute mane www.homeroad.net

I began by removing the old felt mane from the rocking horse. 

Once he was naked I painted him with grey chalky paint and dry brushed it with white over the top.

repainted with chalky paint vintage wooden rocking horse with jute mane www.homeroad.net

The mess in the background is my workshop... right now it looks a little like Santa's workshop.

I made a new mane and tail for the horse using thick jute rope. The jute is like the macrame rope we used back in the 70's.

repainted with chalky paint vintage wooden rocking horse with jute mane www.homeroad.net

I attached the mane and tail to the horse using wood screws.

That's all it took to make this horse ready to be loved by a new family.

repainted with chalky paint vintage wooden rocking horse with jute mane www.homeroad.net

And it will be because it left today for it's new home.





repainted with chalky paint vintage wooden rocking horse with jute mane www.homeroad.net


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .

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    1. Thanks Carlene! This horse didn't last long, I posted it and it was sold the next day. Wish I had more space I would have kept this one :)

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    1. Thanks so much Catherine. I knew this little vintage horse had potential for an update :) Happy New Year!

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  3. what a cutie Susan! I would have walked right by that horse...now I'll be looking for one! Love the transformation.

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    1. Thanks Jane! This little horse didn't last long at all... sold right away! Someday I hope to get down to your place and visit all the great things in your shop :)

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