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Rocking Horse: What I’m Making Monday

Headband c/o Elle Bells Boutique; Dress c/o Jilly Bo Billy Boutique

Ok, so I didn’t make this with my bare hands, but I did buy this rocking horse from the thrift shop and gave it a little spit shine.

I was looking for a solid wood rocking horse for a little while. Crazy people on craigslist were asking like $100 for theirs, so I decided to go the yard sale/ thrift store route. When I saw this I knew it was perfect.


Goodwill really wanted me to know the price of this things because they had stickers all over it. I took all of them off and cleaned it, and tightened a few screws. I was originally thinking I’d paint it but I really am liking the dark wood color it has.

Lil’ J’s feet can’t touch the foot spokes yet but I helped her rock and she was loving it. I also love that it’s a {like} new fun photography prop.

Anyway, so maybe it’s a little lame/ cheating Makin’ Monday, but it was either this or my three dinners I made (which were yummy but didn’t make as cute of photos).

I have two projects I’m working on to hopefully do in the coming week. Something to organize all of Lil’ J’s accessories. So I’ll be more crafty next week!

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Kimberly says:

That is SO cute!

I did do a little DYI project, but not posted yet! I’ll for sure join up next week!

Sherry says:

That is very cute and an awesome find! I would totally paint it pink and bling it out…but that’s just me. I’m tacky like that.

Lindsey says:

I’m linking up my nursing pads tutorial from last week. 🙂 That is such a great find, and those kinds of toys make the best photo props! We took photos of my daughter on her Melissa and Doug horse last May and the pictures turned out sooo good. You should definitely paint that horsey and maybe give him a yarn or fabric mane, it would be so cute!

Christina says:

i LOVVVE her face in the second picture! what was going on there mama???!! haha toooo cute! and love the rocking horse! 🙂

CurlyKye says:

I’m starting to open my eyes to potential items in thrift stores…it’s kinda fun!

That last picture is simply adorable!

Rania says:

HAHAH! That last picture is probably my favorite! LOL Loved that little squinty face. 🙂

I love arts and crafts (Michael’s and Hobby Lobby are my best friends), and I love what you did with the rocking horse. BTW, your daughter looks beautiful in the little dress and hair bow 🙂

YUMMommy says:

Oh she is too cute!! Idk what it is about rocking horses but all kids seem to love them!!

Domestica says:

What a great find!
I linked up the skirt I made this weekend.
Amber

toi says:

Adorable :). Like the photos, look so pro 🙂

Mrs. K says:

Nice horsey. Lil J makes everything looks good. She’s too freaking cute. I like the 4th pic a lot 🙂

Berta says:

I too love the pic of her squinting eyes. You are becoming quite the photographer.

She looks like the perfect little model. Love the horse prop 🙂

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