The Mustang Room
I found bits of an old mustang (and a Wonder Horse!!!) at a junk yard, and wanted to give them some new life - so I cleaned her up, painted the trunk panel and grill blue, added some LED lights, and here she is! I'm still trying to find the perfect spot for the hood and the fender! I may use the fender as a side table... hmmmmm
You can see this, and all of our other projects, on our website! www.tailgateranchtx.com
She was so sad! I had to take her apart, and glue some of her grill back together, but it was worth it!
The fenders and the trunk panel
After I sanded them down, they all got a few coats of primer - including the Wonder Horse!
Then, on with the Blue Rustoleum spray paint, and black for ol' Clip Clop.
I didn't want to just slap it on the wall, so I asked the local Big Tex Trailers manager for a piece of scrap diamond plate. It's a little beat up, but works perfectly to set off the grill and the lights!
I attached industrial D-hooks to the back of the grill, just above the headlights, and mounted them on 50 lb gorilla hooks (no luck finding a stud where I needed them to be, of course). The grill doesn't weigh much at all, so the 50 lb hooks are more than sufficient.
The trunk panel mounted on to the pipe headboard with some simple metal clamps (the ones that attach dryer vents to the exit vent).
I even found some Ford hubcaps to mount to the footboard!
- Rustoleum (Walmart)
- Brackets and Clamps (Home Depot)
Published March 21st, 2017 1:49 PM
D41 on Mar 21, 2017Wow, I can think of a few people who would love to dream the night away in your Mustang room. Very creative. I love the use of attachments to the tubular bed, too. Great work.Personally, I want that wonder-horse. THAT was a great find and, while an excellent addition to that room, it would go in so many settings, I can't believe it wasn't snapped up before you came along.