Thursday, April 30, 2015

Repurpose Design Series Reveal Day


 Today’s the day! It’s Reveal Day for our first Repurpose Design Series!


If you’re new here to Buckets of Burlap…Welcome! I’m honored that you are visiting my blog :)

The challenge was to add #salvageswagger to our homes by finding a used item to repurpose for $20 or less.

And without further delay…

my repurposed item is a paper mache’ rocking horse :

Rocking horse 10

  I found this sweet rocking horse at our local Goodwill for $3.99! It’s very lightweight of course, and measures 13 1/2” x 19”. It’s a perfect size for my mantle.

Rocking horse 1

Now, I should mention, I have several items around my home that I’ve repurposed into farmhouse decor that cost $20 or less. I’ve shopped flea markets and antique shops for several years finding things I truly love.  

Rocking horse 2

 When I went shopping specifically for an item for this Repurpose Design Series…I didn’t have any certain idea in mind. But when I saw this little guy, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Paint him white :)

Rocking horse 3

I used Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint. The paper mache’ was easy to paint, and dried very quickly.

Rocking horse 4

After the paint was dry, I used sandpaper to distress the edges and all details on the horse. The paint sanded off easily. Just so you know, you CAN use sandpaper on paper mache’ :)

Rocking horse 5

I wanted to transform him into a horse that appeared pricy, wooden, and vintage. And I think I achieved the look :)

Rocking horse 6

I had no idea he would turn out to be so handsome :) I really think he looks wooden, what about you?

Rocking horse 8

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fabulous home decor. It is possible to purchase an inexpensive, used item, and transform it into something you can be proud to use in your home.

Rocking horse 12

Are you surprised that I moved him all around my house taking photos? He looks great anywhere. Can you believe he only cost $3.99?

Now, are you ready to check out all the other Repurpose Design Series participants?

You are going to love these sweet ladies and their blogs…go check out their repurposed items:

Becky @ The Other Side of Neutral

Annie @ Zevy Joy

Ashley @ Little Glass Jar

Mandy @ White & Wood

Jolia @ Farm Fresh Homestead

Avery @ East Egg Style

Jennifer @ The Willow Farmhouse

Please join with us, and share your repurposed item on your blog or INSTAGRAM account with the tag #salvageswagger. A winner will be chosen on May 7th! So please join in and share…we want to see what you have repurposed :)

Also, our next reveal date will be on May 21st…where we will reveal a second item in the Repurpose Design Series. So, if you didn’t get to participate this time, join us next month :)

Thanks so much for joining in the Repurpose Design Series.

You’re welcome to follow Buckets of Burlap on INSTAGRAM here :)




Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a WOW tranformation!

He looks AWESOME- and just in time for Kentucky Derby Weekend! Great timing for "all things horsey!" Very well done, Becky!

shuttersandsunflowers said...

Looks fabulous! I LOVE Annie Sloan's chalk paint and have had great success with it but didn't know it would work on paper mache. Have you tried it and put wax on top of the paint to distress it? I couldn't believe how well it worked to antique metal handles! Thanks so much for sharing, I so enjoy your blog

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