Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

I love trips to Goodwill. I never know what I’m going to find and what will catch my eye. The last time I was there this unfortunate rocking horse was calling to me to be made over.

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Believe me, it also had some ugly plastic greenery tucked into the middle of it. Not a pretty sight.  But I knew I could bring this back to life with a little work.

I began with pulling off the mane and tail and all of the reins and saddle decorations.

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Then I sanded the entire piece down and painted it a cream color.

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Immediately, it looked better. So I got my glue gun and ran a bead of glue along the entire rocker.

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Next, I took my gold foil and gilded the bead of glue. Since it is glue, I didn’t need to use the adhesive that is sold to adhere the gold foil normally.

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

Once I had both sides foiled, I attached a new mane and tail. Rather than using yarn like what was on it before, I used two different crocheted trims for the tail and mane. I cut them to the size I wanted and hot glued them on. My horse still needed a bridle or something to look like reins. I don’t know too much about all that. I threaded some seed beads together and glued them onto the horse.

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

What do you think? I love how much better it looks.

 

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

I have added a few wooden candy canes to the holder for some color.

Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

 

I’m thinking I will be on the lookout for more dated Christmas decorations to bring back to life.

I am linking up with these parties.

 

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Ugly Christmas Decoration Makeover

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  1. I always say what a difference paint can make. I does look fantastic. I have a planter with a wooden horse that I bring out each holiday season but didn’t this year for the very reason you decided to paint yours. It is on my list of things to do.

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