Monday, June 25, 2012

Rocking Zebra

You are probably wondering, what the heck is a Rocking Zebra?! Well, do you know what a regular rocking horse is? Imagine that but as a zebra! That is exactly what I imagined when Todd and I picked up a nasty, old, wooden rocking horse for $3 at a thrift store.

Unfortunately, I totally neglected my blogging duties and did not take a before photo. Imagine an old wooden rocking horse covered in grime and grit with scraggly patches of yarn hair. Todd did an amazing sanding and clean up job:

I then primed it with Zinnser Cover Stain primer and painted it with some leftover paint from my Closet Shelving project in Woodrow Wilson Putty from Valspar Signature. I hand drew and hand painted each zebra stripe using a dark brown paint I also had leftover from our bathroom vanity.

Ready for the after shots?! Here they are:

What a fun project! :) I can't wait for my next one...

{ linking up with }

Creative Me @ The Southern Institute
Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
The Pinterest Challenge @ The DIY Showoff
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Making Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T. Creating Really Awesome Free Things
Make it Monday @ Brassy Apple
Manic Monday @ Serendipity & Spice
Destination: Cutesy Monday @ Destination Craft


  1. what a fun idea! I can totally see a line up of rocking jungle animals!


Thanks for stopping by! We both enjoy reading your comments. Please leave your email or a link back to your blog so we can return the love!