Friday, November 20, 2015

Toy Horse Makeover

Hello everyone!

I recently used some of my birthday money to purchase a cute pull toy horse from HomeGoods.  I loved it just the way it was at first, but then decided I would like it better in a different color.  Here is what it looked like originally.





I already have a decorative horse made of wood that I love, but this one is made of resin.  It is a different style too.  So, I envisioned it in black and white.  I painted over everything in white chalk paint at first.


Then, I added another coat of white and filled in the eyes and wheels with black craft paint.  This is is how she looks now!


I decided to place her on the coffee table for now.  I'm sure she will end up in various places though.


I think a boxwood wreath will look nice around her neck for the holidays.  But for now, she is going au naturale!

Now, I have two decorative horses to enjoy. Each, with their own personality!

Hope you have a nice weekend planned.

See you next week!

~ Kelly ~






22 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

it really looks great, Kelly - and especially works well where it is in your pretty home. Well done!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ron said...

I was thinking a wreath around its neck would be great. Enjoy!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a sweet horse...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it!

Cindy Rasley said...

I have one too I bought. From Homegoods years ago! Mine is dark brown! I love it but now I'm thinking it would look good painted!

20 North Ora said...

Love the redo. Great job.

Judy

Doreen@househoneys said...

At first before I saw the !after' I was thinking it might be better to leave it as is, but I love it now! The tail stands out more ;).

Sally Somervill said...

So cute Kelly!! I just love those heart pillows on your sofa too. I noticed them when you wrote about your new sofa and other living room changes.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Kelly,
Your choice to paint it White and Black makes her look pretty. Great choice and yes a small Boxwood wreath would look very feastive around her neck. Your dรฉcor looks stunning.
Xo,
Vera

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What a pretty makeover! I love the idea of putting a boxwood wreath on her neck for the holidays. I think I need to make a few more of those wreaths so I can use them around the house during Christmas. Hope you have a great weekend!

rphilbeck said...

Looks wonderful. I love the idea of a wreath around her neck. Very nice!!

Junkchiccottage said...

So cute Kelly. Great re love of this wonderful wooden horse. Have a great week end.
Kris

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Very cute, Kelly! The horse looks great painted.
xx,
She rry

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

The little pop of black looks great with all your light neutrals.

cynthia lee designs said...

So very cute...love it!!
~Cindy

Suzanne said...

Love it! So pretty. The boxwood will be perfect.

JoAnne said...

You had the perfect vision, Kelly. Your new horse looks great in black and white. Love the idea of the wreath too!

Consider It All Joy said...

I have one beautiful decorative horse that I use for Christmas but I see how you can enjoy that beauty all year through. Nice transformation, Kelly! Blessings, Cindy xo

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a great job making this cute piece even better. And I love the idea of a mini wreath around the neck!! So clever! :)

Jane xx

Art and Sand said...

I know it wasn't your intention, but your post made me SAD!

When we downsized, I really had to edit what collections moved with us to our little cottage and sadly, my rocking horse collection did not make the cut. It was just too big. I gave it all away and haven't missed it at all until I saw your adorable horse. I might need to hunt for 1, just 1 horse for the house.

Great job!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You've got that artistic touch, Kelly! Love your horse!

Bliss said...

Oops you crafted!