Tuesday, July 6, 2010

They Paint Horses, Don't They?


I don't know about you, but I just looooove the big ole' primitive white or whitish painted horses used in design! The patina of the chippy paint, the size ( I like using bigger pieces now rather than a lot of small ones) and just the nobility of a horse draw me to them.

I know I have seen some fabulous ones on some of your blogs, but I didn't keep the links. I can't even imagine the cost of one that is a true antique, but I love this reproduction from Restoration Hardware



and this one from Wisteria



but of course, they are still too pricey for me. So I did what I always do to scratch the itch of wanting a pricey piece-I found a cheap one and painted it.


It's about 12" tall, not quite as big as I would like, but it was cheap and solid wood. So after layer, and layer, and layer and layer of paint.....









I think it will do.....for now.

Now I am going to gallop on over to Kathleen's Faded Charm for a wonderful weekly perusal of White Wednesday posts.







23 comments:

red.neck chic said...

I LIKE it!!! I was eye-ballin' a little horse in my storage room that has wheels...well... it HAD wheels - now it just has A wheel and wonderin' what I could do with it! Hmmm.... now my wheel is a turnin'! ;-)

Love your new ride! Now I'm gonna walk around sayin' "more cowbell, more cowbell"...

:-D robelyn

Prior said...

I've not really noticed them, but I like them, espcially the Wisteria one...Now, I'm sure to notice them everywhere. I agree, about wanting bigger pieces...easier to dust and not so cluttery. Blogger has been crazy today, but I did get your comment. Thank You! Lezlee

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your horse was just crying for some white paint...I'm so glad he got it!!!!

Tete said...

I like these! Thanks for posting them.

oldgreymare said...

Giddy Up!

Looks great!

z

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You did a fantastic job of making that horse look like the other ones. Very nice!!

Laura said...

You did a great job. It looks expensive! I love it when that happens!

Laura
White Spray Paint

陳登陽 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

Love the horse you painted! I have been dreaming of the one in the Restoration Hardware catalog. The one from Wisteria is nice, haven't seen that one. Thanks for sharing. I too, am hoping to find one to display.

XO,
Valerie

trash talk said...

You're a master at paint technique....fantastic job recreating the look...at a fraction of the cost!
I'm a sucker for anything large...just take a look at C.D. and me!
Debbie

~~Carol~~ said...

Paint is our friend! I love how you took that plain brown horse and turned it into a beautiful piece. And I love your blog header too!
Happy WW!
Carol

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Primitive horses are the best! Actually, I've got one myself. Gotta remember to post him for a White Wednesday someday!

Jill

bj said...

Every one of these is so awesome. I agree..I like big things now much more than little stuff. I sure have a lot of little stuff to get rid of. *sigh....
Thanks so much for coming by...hope you'll come again soon..
xo bj

Sandra said...

Great painting job on your little horse...it looks wonderful!

Debbie said...

I think your horse turned out great! Good job!
I miss my "real" horses...but moving to the lakehouse didn't allow for farm animals.
Debbie@houseatthelake

sweetpea said...

Hi Pam! Good job on the horse! Thanks so much for your get well wish. So sweet of you.

Hugs,

Shelley

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

Some people cannot see the wood for the trees.............................................................

Charlene said...

Thank you so much for your support during this scary time with Hubby & his heart issues. The support & prayers of friends are truly a light in the dark. Have a great weekend. Charlene

吳婷婷 said...

工作,是愛的具體化~~~~努力吧!............................................................

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love the transformation, you did a wonderful job!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

xinex said...

You did a great job painting it. It looks really good...Christine

The Zhush said...

Love how this came out, great job!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

AWESOME!!

Lou Cinda :)