Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweeping Feathers And A Rocking Horse Make-Over

Have you ever tried to sweep up feathers?  So not an easy task!  Think.....nailing jell-o to a wall, it's tricky.  But, that's what I'll be doing for a while, probably until next Friday or so.  It doesn't matter though, because it was SO WORTH IT!!! 

It all started a few weeks ago when my sweet baby girl became obsessed with these American Girl horses that are in her Sunday School room.  She loves them, runs right to them nearly every service and doesn't want to leave them.  Then, we were at a friends home for a birthday party and I found myself repeatedly putting her up on the rocking horse (per her request).  I told my husband on the way home we should probably try to find her a rocking horse.  Lo and behold I found one at Goodwill just a few hours later.  It was only $4.99 so I overlooked the fact that she needed some work and threw her in the cart.  I nearly took out a few people with that horse sticking out of my cart but we managed. 

Without further ado, behold....the before:

Pretty, well, let's call it "well-loved"!

I had to pry out the old mane.  That was a CHORE!

My fingers will probably be sore for a week.

Once I got her all ready, I went to town.

Two hours .........

and nearly four cans of paint later..........

A rocking horse fit for a princess!

Can't wait for her to wake up so she can try it out!!!!

See the darling little feather boa mane and tail?  Yep, you guessed it......A HOT Mess!  But so fun and I just know my sweet girl will love it!

I have a few more projects I'll be sharing this week as well as some inspiration pics for the baby girl's "big girl room make-over".

Have a great Monday!



  1. great transformation! thanks for linking : )

  2. I love the horse makeover! I'm getting ready to do one. Did you use paint or spray paint? How did you attach the main and tail?

  3. I am redoing my son's rocking horse for his first baby. how did you
    get the mane and reins attached? Thanks, Margaret

  4. I am redoing my son's rocking horse. I was wondering how you attached the mane and reins to the horse. Thanks Margaret (