How cute is this? Julie from Salvage Sisters & Co gave this vintage rocking horse new life with Cheesecake, Cherry Blossom, and natural wax!

Finally SUNSHINE! Happy spring ya’ll! I just wrapped-up what I think may be my favorite piece yet, a sweet little rocking horse. My dear family friends gave this pony to me in it’s original condition. It was made by the family dad, I’m guessing, sometime in the late 70s early 80s. Now, it was adorable as is and my girls have loved rockin’ out on this little yeehaw, but once I had permission I couldn’t wait to give her the polka dot pony makeover she deserved!!!

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Rockin' Polka Dot Pony #DIY #furniturepaint #nursery #paintedfurniture #polkadot #pink #white #rockinghorse #antique #refurbish #shabbychic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

(I ripped out her little mane before I took before pictures so it’s just kinda jammed back in there).

First, I gave her two coats of Country Chic Paint in Cheesecake, letting it dry a couple hours in between. I even painted her little pleather saddle.

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Next using Country Chic Paint in Cherry Blossom I used the end of a mini sponge roller and carefully dabbed on polka dots. I just eye balled where I wanted them and strategically placed one right on her kisser. I thought her sweet little face looks adorable with the Cherry Blossom dots!

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I heavily distressed her edges with 220 grit sandpaper, then I completely sanded her to wear-off some of her polka dots and give her a vintage inspired look. Although I used the All-In-One Paint on this little pony I decided to still give her a coat of natural wax for extra durability and protection from the little rascals that would be riding her.

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Rockin' Polka Dot Pony #DIY #furniturepaint #nursery #paintedfurniture #polkadot #pink #white #rockinghorse #antique #refurbish #shabbychic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

For her “mane” I decided to buy quilt quarters in cute coordinating patterns and cut a thousand of them with pinking shears into strips. (I don’t really know how many but my thumb still can’t push the space bar:) Next I put them into piles with a few different sequences. The yarn was originally glued into a crevice down the neck but I decided (after failing with the stapler) to nail the fabric strips into the horse. For the tail I sewed the strips all together and nailed the top of the strip into the original nail hole for the yarn tail.

Rockin' Polka Dot Pony #DIY #furniturepaint #nursery #paintedfurniture #polkadot #pink #white #rockinghorse #antique #refurbish #shabbychic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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This little pony is so precious I think we might have to keep her. If not, the money will have to go to therapy for my children that never want to let her go!!! For now, this little pony will be rockin’ the polka dots with the Z’s!

Rockin' Polka Dot Pony #DIY #furniturepaint #nursery #paintedfurniture #polkadot #pink #white #rockinghorse #antique #refurbish #shabbychic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Rockin' Polka Dot Pony #DIY #furniturepaint #nursery #paintedfurniture #polkadot #pink #white #rockinghorse #antique #refurbish #shabbychic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Rockin' Polka Dot Pony #DIY #furniturepaint #nursery #paintedfurniture #polkadot #pink #white #rockinghorse #antique #refurbish #shabbychic - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Until next time, have a happy summer!


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Stacy & Julie {Salvage Sisters & Co}

We are two sisters living in Nebraska and Colorado pursuing our dream of having a business together – painting, repurposing and salvaging furniture and decor. In 2014 after a few years in the south, Stacy moved back to Nebraska. With our distance apart being less excruciating we decided to jump on the opportunity to follow our passion for crafting and start doing festivals and shows. Thanks to all of our friends in the community our tent was bare by the end of each weekend! We quickly learned our dreams were becoming a reality and we needed a way to be more in touch on a daily basis and so, our online store was born.

As we continue to grow we strive for our business to embody all of the things that we hold nearest to our heart- family, community and home. The Salvage Sisters are all about spending time together with the people we love and there’s no better place to do that than home. We are inspired by comfortable, lived-in homes that are filled with a perfect balance of both old and new. We hope that our passion shines from the warmth of our hearts into your home.

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