Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Little Rocking Horse

Hello my Sweet Friends.
Today I wanted to share with you my little rocking horse. I bought him a long, long time ago, if memory serves me correctly, at Michael's. He didn't look like this when I first got him though, he was just bare wood, ready to be finished.

He has under gone a couple of changes through the years...First look I gave him was a gold/brass finish to go with my decor from back then. (Sorry, I don't have a picture of him in gold.)

Then, when crackling was all the rage...He got a coat of white paint and a crackled look. Photo below.
And just yesterday I gave him a brand new vintage, weathered look with a bit of black paint to help some of its features pop.
What's old is new/old again....What? Well, I hope you know what I mean. Hee, hee, hee. Hope you like him.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.

Joining Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Hugs and Kisses,


debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

what a great idea, it shows how paint can change a look of something, I loved it

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I had this same little horse for years. He was a part of my Christmas decor. If I knew I could make it look this pretty I would have kept it. Your pictures look beautiful!

Besitos prima,

Ido said...

I love that horse Anna, you did a great job painting it! I have one too but it's more primitive, I'll use it for "Nolito's" nursery.
Wishing you a beautiful day!

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

my sweet sweet Friend, I love reading your blog, first in English and then translated into Italian. although now I'm enough shipped. I stumble into a few words, but it is inevitable.
that horse is really a little little big treasure. you managed to save them all its true beauty. (I do not like the translation of this sentence, I think that it is incorrect).
a big hug my sweet friend.

mi dulce dulce Amiga , me encanta leer tu blog, por primera vez en Inglés y luego traducido al italiano. aunque ahora estoy bastante enviado. me tropiezo en pocas palabras, pero es inevitable.
ese caballo es realmente un pequeño gran tesoro poco. se las arregló para resaltar toda su belleza verdadera. (en la actualidad la traducción me gusta más).
un gran abrazo mi dulce amiga.

myric andreasen said...

That is really pretty! I love the worn out vintage look. I'd like to learn that!


Gina said...

What a sweet little rocking horse! Isn't it great how paint can transform something over & over and yet look so different each time?

The Tablescaper said...

So neat how you've changed him up each time to go with the change of your decor.

Be sure to visit as I have a fantastic GIVEAWAY.

- the Tablescaper

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

I love your sweet rocking horse, and the new look you gave him.
Hope you are enjoying the week


Art and Sand said...

Oh, your little rocking horse brought back memories. I once had a beautiful rocking horse collection. When we downsized, my horses were one of the collections I had to eliminate.

Thanks for reminding me about my horses.

Jacqui said...

Oh, Ana, the little horse is too precious! I love the way you have painted him!!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Ana,

Stopping by to "catch up"! Health issues have struck the farmhouse again so I've not had much time to blog. Happy to see that you've been so productive! I need one of those cricuits!

Have a great day!

Sea Witch said...

Just like in the Emerald City...he is a horse of a different color.

Elzie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. It was so nice to see a new face there, lol.
I just love that horse. It's just the right size of him (?) as I'm not that fond of real horses as they are too big!!
Hope you have a lovely day. Here it's raining again!
Love Elzie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE him! He fits in perfectly with your other treasures! Wonderful job. Thank you for your sweet words and prayers, Ana. Thank you. blessings ~ Tanna

Mary Ellen said...

What a darling little change you made to that cute rocking horse!

I love what big changes a little paint can do!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Hi Ana. Love your little horse! And I love your blog. I can't believe I've never been here before. Anyhoo, I'm your newest follower!

Cindy said...

What an adorable little rocking horse! I love it with it's black paint and aged look. You are very artistic, my sweet friend.
Hugs, Cindy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Ana, I can see you've been a busy bee creaating birthday banners and subway signs. All turned out beautifully. And your little horse has had a sweet transformation too. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Linda said...

I love it....he is such a cute piece of decor.

crocheteando.carmen said...

Pero que bonito Ana!!
Realmente, es apasionante ver como objetos que nos acompañan desde hace tiempo, pueden ir "adaptándose" a los tiempos y gustos actuales.

jeanetteann said...

He is so cute. I have one one top of a cupboard at the back that my son and his wife bought for me in Bali. I had forgotten all about him. Guess who is coming out of Hibernation tomorrow? Now I know what I'm going to do with him.xx

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Ana...I love it!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Ana!... I just LOVE your sweet little rocking horse!... I wish I could find one similar at Michaels... I love the way he looks now... he was adorable in all of the other photos, but I think this is the true him!... xoxo Julie Marie

Special 'K' said...

I am always amazed at the transformation of paint. Looks so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

koralee said...

Oh my he is beautiful...I am in love. xoxoox Hugs to you for a great day.

Kerri said...

Oh that is awesome! I love it... Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Ana, your rocking horse is very cute. The dark paint really showcases the details. Paint is a wonderful thing for bring new life to something we want to change.------ Shannon

Leslie said...

What a gorgeous little rocking horse... you always have the cutest things.

d e l i g h t said...

I really like how that sweet horse looks now. He's been through lots of changes over the years but still a great piece. Have a wonderful day.

Susan @ Afford Your Passions said...

I love this rendition of your sweet little rocking horse, Ana!