When I first laid eyes on this freaky little horse, I knew I’d give him a makeover…it was just a matter of time. The colors were frightening and those eyes. Don’t get me started on those eyes. My son is madly in love with this horse. He legit thinks his closet is his stable but really it’s just where we had to hide the horse so we didn’t have to look at its scary little face.
It was time to do something about it! And what perfect timing what with the March challenge for #12monthsofDIY being woodworking!
- Orbital sander or sanding paper
- Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash, Picket Fence, and Pale Gold
- Medium and small bristle brushes
- Leather cord for reins
I started by giving the horse a good all over sanding just to rough the paint up a little. It was very shiny so I wanted to take that sheen off so the paint would stick nicely. Then I removed the handles, the ears and the reins with my screwdriver.
This was my first time using Fusion Mineral Paints and I was really impressed! It is extremely pigmented and goes on really well. I really loved that a little bit goes a long way. My first coat of Picket Fence went on over that putrid yellow and almost completely covered it. I was impressed! It took a total of 3 coats to have it looking like a new horse. If I had sanded the entire horse down to bare wood I would have only needed 2 coats.
Such an improvement, right? And my son loves it, just as much as before…if not more!
From the top left, they are:
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PPS: Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paints. all of the opinions here are my own and I only recommend companies that I love and use.