Toy Horse Upcycled into Garden Sculpture

May 29th, 2018 in member junk     
redoityourself redoityourself, member
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Large toy horse from thrift shop $4
Mane and tail matted and tangled. 
I lathered plaster of paris through the mane and tail. Allowed to dry. 
Then added outdoor caulk over the plaster for a new mane and tail. Allowed to dry thoroughly. 
Then spray painted with an all surface outdoor paint for a base. After dried, added a bronze exterior paint for a cast iron or bronze texture. 

I love horses and this thrift shop toy horse came home with me. Because of its size I had no place for it. But I did outside. So I converted it into a garden sculpture. After several storms and severe heat waves, the horse still looks great after its redo.  

I used plaster of paris, caulk, and 2 spray paints.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Toy Horse Into Garden Sculpture
posted in: member junk, seasonal, artwork, country, traditional, contemporary, textile, paint

Comments (5)

DunhamDesigns writes: I love this. Posted: 7:58 pm on January 7th
snelson4778 writes: love it! how perfect for the horse lover! Posted: 6:00 am on October 21st
gadgetsponge writes: Very well done. It's got the perfect finish for outdoor statuary of that kind. Posted: 7:26 am on October 18th
redoityourself writes: My neighbors couldn't believe it was a toy horse when I placed it outdoors. I had to show them the photo process to prove it.

Thank you! :) Posted: 2:53 pm on October 13th
MakinItHappen writes: What a great project! Well done and so original. Posted: 5:39 am on October 13th
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