Monday, June 17, 2013

Upcycled: Horse

Three weeks ago we picked up this lovely horse from a Gumtree add for a song. The fact that it was handmade and that someone had previously spent hours making it, together with that bright red saddle, sold it. It was from a suburb not at all close to home, and I couldn't really justify the time to go and pick it up that week - until someone mentioned to tie it in with a trip to ikea... 
It had been well loved, the mane and tail were rather matted, there were major oil-based paint runs, parts of it weren't even painted, but underneath it was solid. 
I was on a bit of a tight schedule for this one, and over the next few days I thoroughly enjoyed making the extra mess and dust in the house -a little bit more to add to the tradies. 

Painting woes

 A visit to spotlight for some new vinyl, fur FQ and some upholstery tacks.
 The white, waterbased, semi-gloss paint from the doors and doorframes came in handy.
 As did my quilters ruler and cutter

Go Checkers!
Do you enjoy upcycling? Is that the word you use for bringing something back to what it was in its hey-day? Or should it be renovated? But a renovated horse just doesn't sound right.
Wishing you all a good week.

1 comment:

  1. You did an amazing job! Now a family heirloom for sure :-)