Awhile back I bought a very large and heavy rocking horse that had so much potential.
I debated about painting it or keeping it as is and decided to paint it a chippy white and grey. I have admired Miss Mustard Seed's horse and so that is what inspired me. I first painted the horse in grey chalk paint so that the grey would show up if the milk paint chipped. Next I mixed up MMS Ironstone milk paint for the body of the horse. I wanted a crackle finish, so I painted on multiple coats of milk paint and I dried each layer with my hair dryer on hot. This made the paint dry fast and have lots of crackle.
After the Ironstone paint had dried I used my scraper to get a chippy look and have some of the grey show through.
I painted the base in grey and added character with dark wax and then painted the rocking part in black. The final step was to seal it all with clear wax.
|Aged base with dark wax|
|I love the stern look the horse has|
|Love all the crackle!|
|I kept the wheels the way they were when I found it|
I am loving the Rocking Horse now!
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