Hello lovelies!! I’m back with a patriotic painted horse today! Another horse?? Nope, the same one.
After finishing and sharing this unfinished wooden horse I scored for free, last week:
I wasn’t quite satisfied yet. I knew it could be so much more!
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Here’s a reminder of what I did with it:
And also reins, a bridle, and a few other details, but after looking at it here in my office for a few days, I kept imagining another idea for it!
You can see all the details on how I made all those mould additions in the original makeover HERE.
Unfinished Wooden Horse becomes a Patriotic painted horse
I pulled out a few colors from the Silk Mineral Paint line in the perfect patriotic pairing!
(All of the Silk colors are now available in 4oz sizes that are perfect for smaller projects.)
With Independence day not too far off, I kept imagining it adorned in patriotic glory!
So, I got started making that happen with Deep Sea for the body of the horse…good bye Baja Gray!
Next, I attempted to add stripes to the base in Fiery Sky.
I say attempted because that was not easy to do over the texture of the Sea Spray I had added as you can see below, but not to worry!
A small brush and a little patience fixed those lines right up…
In keeping with the patriotic theme, I knew I wanted to add stars, but I didn’t have a stencil.
I did, however, have some plain stencil mylar in my stash, so I pulled up a silhouette of a star on my phone, laid the mylar over the top, and traced it with a sharpie.
Then, I used a utility knife to cut it using a straight edge.
(This mat is self healing and comes with the straight edge and a rotary razor cutter HERE that I used ALL the time!)
I added a quick spray of Loctite Spray Adhesive to the back, waited about 10 seconds, and then placed it on my surface.
My go to paint for stencils is usually Acrylic craft paint as it has a longer dry time and is easier to wash off my stencils than chalk paint, but Silk paint is much the same, so I used the Salt Water here.
I prefer to use a brush with stencils, brushing it away from the edges, but you can use whatever method you prefer.
I also painted the rope trim detail I had added with the molds in blue also…
There was no need to seal since Silk Paint has a built in sealer, so that was it!
See more on how to paint with Silk Paint HERE.
I’m excited to hear what you think of the new look!
I think this patriotic palette is just what this fun piece needed!
The mould pieces I added stand out so much better now too!
The first one was nice…
But this one has my heart!
I hope you like it too! I’d love to know which version you prefer!
I know you were expecting this sewing notions table today:
I forgot that Thursday is Furniture Fixer Upper Day, so I decided to swap these two posts this week and I’ll share that on Thursday. I can’t wait for y’all to see it!
UPDATE: No need to come back! You can see it HERE now!
Have an amazing day!
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