Type of item: Functional
Drywall Mesh & Wood Filler, Hand Sander with fine & course sandpaper, Heat Gun & Paint Scraper, Electrical lamp kit, Scrap wood for saddle, Acrylic & Water base house paint, Varathane, Wood glue, Bolts for rocker, Drill with bits to insert lamp stem & pony mane hair sections, Straw hat/lamp shade, witches wig/mane, Crocheted woolen saddle blanket.
What was your inspiration?
This poor pony was placed in our garbage bin and it captured my heart on first sight. His body had a whole in it & someone's dog chewed one of the handles but other than that it wasn't in too bad of shape.
Since we had no use for a rocking horse it became our Rockin' Pony Floor Lamp.
What are you most proud of?
I re-used stuff we had around the house to dress him up.
The lampshade hat was an old holiday keepsake and the mane was my daughter's witch's wig.
I crocheted the saddle blanket from wool and my husband helped me turn it into a working lamp.
I am especially proud of the saddle as I made that all by myself from wood and this is the project is where I became friends with the jigsaw.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
To strip old furniture I use a heat gun and paint scraper to get off the original paint. Then I go over the item with a hand sander first using course then fine sand paper. This works much better for me than using messy, smelly and toxic paint strippers.