I’ve been searching for a sweet little rocking horse for Jack for a little while now but have had difficulty finding something that wasn’t overly bright or garish. So, when I came across this slightly battered, very well loved wooden horse advertised in the local classifieds, I knew it was the perfect contender for a makeover.
After detaching the horse from the base and sanding both well, I whitewashed the base with water based white paint. I then painted the horse white with a gloss enamel, and once dry, used a stencil to draw varying sizes of stars onto contact. I then cut out the stars and arranged them in an even pattern, covering the seat. I then painted the horse with two coats of navy blue gloss enamel. Once dry, I peeled off the contact stars, re-attached the horse to the base, and voila – a horse fit for a little prince.
Pictures from top (left to right):
2. Base sanded and ready for painting
3. Horse painted with white enamel
4. Cutting stars out of contact
5. Stars peeled off after paint had dried
6. The finished product