Thrifted Art: A Plastic Horse Goes Gold and Glam!

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Gold is in! And thankfully, gold spray paint is cheap and easy to use. I found a toy horse (a teensy bit worse for wear) during my thrift store travels, and with a bit of primer and gold spray paint, he became the flashiest little pony you've ever seen. This is a way to upcycle so many unexpected things (or even pieces that are simply the wrong color). Dig through the toy box or keep your eyes peeled at the garage sale - gold is glam!
I found this horse at the thrift store a bit worse for wear. I freed him from his tack, and then introduced him to his new friends: primer and spray paint.
I used primer (because it's plastic and you never know how paint will adhere) and then sprayed 2 coats of Rust-oleum Metallic in Gold (the best gold spray paint out there).
After it dried, this horse was transformed! It quickly became gorgeous mantel art!
Even the horse knows he's fabulous! So many pieces could become new again with this simple "Midas touch".

Tara @ Suburble
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