Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rocking Horse Inspired by Miss Mustard Seed



I read Miss Mustard Seed's blog post about her re-doing her rocking horse awhile ago and kept the vision in my head.  This week while at a thrift store I saw a ceramic rocking horse and immediately thought of MMS rocking horse. 
Before:

I wanted to paint it with milk paint and make it chippy.  I mixed up MMS Ironstone milk paint and started to paint.  
After one layer:
I wanted a grey to show throughout the chippiness so I mixed up some grey gesso and painted the horse.  I like gesso because it dries quickly and is thick and I wanted to cover the stars and stripes on the saddle. 

I layered the horse with many coats of MMS Ironstone and then I had to take my daughter to swim practice so I was not able to see how it dried.  The next day when I looked at the horse it was not chippy but very crackled.  I love how it turned out but was going for a chippy look.  














I did get some chippiness on the wooden parts!



I think it looks much better now!

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26 comments:

  1. Love it Darrielle! I saw her post on the horse as well and loved it! How amazing that you even found a rocking horse like this. You did a great job!
    leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you LeeLee! I am happy with how it turned out even if it didn't ship the way I thought it would.

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  2. Darrille, it is wonderful. I like both the chippy and crackle effects. I am always in a middle of painting something when I have to bring the girls to their swim class or ballet. Someone always point out the fact that I have paint in my hair or my face. Now I am known as a paint lady.

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    1. Thank you Victoria! I always have paint and wax under my nails and in my hair too--and I don't even notice!

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  3. What a great idea! I need to remember these things when I go to the thrift store! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  4. I actually like the way it turned out with more of the chippiness on the rockers.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice--I love how it turned out too

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  5. It looks unique with the cracks. Love how it turned out.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary--I like the cracks too-just wasn't expecting them!

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  6. Thats a great makeover! I love it!

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  7. That turned out great. It looks like an old chippy wooden rocking horse. Good job! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana- I had an idea in my head and wanted to see if it would work and it did--love that when it happens!

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  8. That looks fabulous!! I love how it turned out! :) So much better!

    Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy--I think it is better this way too!

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  9. Wow, that is an amazing transformation!! I think it looks great with both the chippy and the crackle! I'll have to remember this if I ever see a horse like that at the thrift store :)

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    1. Thank you Olivia-I love how it turned out even if I was expecting something else.

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  10. Darrielle - Your horse turned out so great! You did an awesome job on him and I love the results you accomplished. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  11. I love how this turned out. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sharon--I like it so much better now

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  12. love how it turned out, it really does look vintage!

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    1. Thank you Debra--vintage and old was the look I was going for and I am glad it looks that way.

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  13. I love it, it looks amazing. You did a fantastic job of remaking it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. I just love this project so much! Featuring it on Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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