Friday, April 6, 2018
Meet Dixie the Rocking Horse
Introducing DIXIE, the sweetest little rocking horse we've ever met! She's just had a makeover, and she's raring to go meet her new best friend!
When we first saw this poor little gem, she had been put on the shelf in critical condition. She was cracked, dirty, sad and blue. She called from her stall, and we heard her cry!
Since our newest Grandson will be arriving soon, we just knew Dixie would love to become his best friend! So we took her home, gave her a bath with Dixie Belle Paint's White Lightening cleaner, and sanded out some rough spots. Her body was dry and cracked, so we filled in the holes with Dixie Belle's Mud in white. It took lots more sanding, a bit of glue, and a fresh coat of paint in Drop Cloth to see her sweet spirit begin to emerge. We darkened her mane and her rails with Manatee Gray then drew in some details with Caviar (both by Dixie Belle - of course)!
She was looking so sweet and innocent, and feeling excited. She whispered that she'd always wanted to be a Paint Horse....so we happily complied! A blend of 5 or 6 forgotten colors gave us the perfect Paint Pony shade, and Dixie was off to the races! She couldn't be happier, and neither could we! She will meet her little sidekick sometime in May. No doubt we will share that news with you all then!
So, if you'd like to make your own painted dreams come true, just ask us about Dixie Bell Paint! We would love to help you enjoy the rewards of restoration.