First I tightened up the screws, sanded him down, primed him and gave him a fresh coat of paint.
I could have stopped here. But why!? I went through my fabric and craft supplies. And started coming up with a design.
Here's how he ended up. Isn't he darling! I love him! Evie does too...which is really all that counts!
I modge podged scrap book paper on the runners. Then sanded down the edges to give that worn shabby chic look. I also sanded down other edges.
I bought some fringe and gave the horsey a mane. Hot glued it first then hammered in some upholstery nails to reinforce it and give it some character.
I also cut an old chair pad and made a cushioned seat with some adorable white dimpled micro plush. Then I added a burlap edge to the seat to finish it and cover all the staples.
And the breakdown went like this:
$3 purchase price
$5 fringe for mane
paint, fabric, cording, cushion, paper, staples and glue...all things I already had. SO that means that this beauty was only $8 and took only 4 hours (that's including paint drying time)
NOT BAD!!!! NOT BAD!!!