Tuesday, July 16, 2013

~straight from the horse's mouth~

Sometimes I stumble upon the coolest things in the strangest places. There is a factory near my house that sells concrete planters, urns, etc. and every now and then they put a pile of old beat up pallets near the road with a free sign. They are the best because they have a ton of age to them. So, last week I stopped by and loaded up with a few cool pieces of wood off of them. While I was there I noticed a rack with a bunch of broken stone products on it. The items were drastically discounted. I ended up coming home with a super heavy and large horse head with a broken ear. In my mind I pictured Miss Mustard Seeds cow head in her kitchen, which I have always wanted. Ok, so I know it's not a cow, but a horse is close enough right?


Here was my horse head before I fixed him up:


You can see the broken ear, poor baby. So, I stopped by Michaels and picked up some air dry clay.



And sculpted a new ear.


Then to give it more of that rusty look, I spray painted it dark brown and then added bits of this burnt sienna paint with a paper towel.



And after, of course I had to add a wreath to make it true Mustard Seed Style!



I am still holding out hope that I will snag one of those cow heads on decor steals, but for now, the horse will do just fine!

xoxo

32 comments:

Angie Bean said...

LOVE this!!! Looks spectacular!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I'm loving the horse!!! Great job on that ear too

cardinalkay said...

WOW OH WOW
I dig this!
Kudos!
Kay @ redbirdv.wordpress.com

jerri said...

Oh I love it!!! I was fortunate enough to snag a cow head on Decor Steals a while back; but this is just as great & even more special because you adopted & nursed him back to health. :)

theshabbycottagehome said...

Wow, I'm completely impressed, good job!

Katie

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

What a sweet find!! I am having a bad case of equine luv just now. I just posted on Google and FB my 2 latest pieces... one is a horse canvas. Having so much fun painting them at present.
Luv your horse head. Glad you were able to fix his poor ear.
Hugs, Gee

Sara Smeby said...

Gold star for you! That's brilliant! :)

Warmly,
Sara

P.S. Thanks for putting me on to Mustard Seed, by the by...

Studio-Sara 

Unknown said...

You are so amazing!

Unknown said...

You are so amazing!

Simply LKJ said...

Love it!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Wow, I'm super impressed. You would never know it had a broken ear! Looks great!

grneyedgirl0724 said...

Ok, I just had to comment because I LOVE that head too..so I say this not to upset anyone who loves Decor Steals (myself included) but they aren't the only ones who sell that head (although they may have the best price!) In fact, their sister (Antique Farmhouse) site just had that exact head up for sale! I bought two smaller ones but I wish I had just bought the big one now :(. Oh well! Anyway, if I find it again I'll be sure to buy! A little secret...Shaunna over at Perfectly Imperfect has a shop too that carries many of the same items as Decor Steals, btw.

Nicole

grneyedgirl0724 said...

P.S. there's one here but it's more expensive than Decor Steals one..

http://www.piperclassics.com/products/Yearling_Heifer-10016-0.html

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love it! Though the cow heads are cool, as a horse lover, this is even better! Great job on fixing the ear.

andrea@townandprairie said...

A horse is even better! Great equine style.

Lynne said...

Very, very brilliant. I think you won the Derby with this one!

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks amazing!!!

Sandy said...

Melaine, I love the horse head much more than the cow! You did FANTASTIC! Congrats on your find!
Thanks for sharing!

Heather Salazar said...

So cute!

Love him

Heather

Kay G. said...

Very good job.
HEAR, HEAR! :-)

Nicole Orrell said...

Pssst! Don't tell Miss Musturd Seed, but I like your horse better!

Nicole Orrell said...

Pssst! Don't tell Miss Musturd Seed, but I like your horse better!

Nicole Orrell said...

Pssst! Don't tell Miss Musturd Seed, but I like your horse better!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cool! I like the horse - and I'm sure decor steals will have the cow again- check Antique farmhouse too - they have had one on there!

Jesse Bodine said...

Lucky duck! That is super fab! ;)

Unknown said...

Stick with the pony...after all we're in the West.

Platypus said...

Wow! Miss mustard seeds would approve..

Between You and Me said...

are you kidding me?
girl, you amaze me with your skills. :)

is it hanging outside by your back door or on the front of the house by your front door?

Trish said...

Would be thrilled if I could find a horse! Love it.

KK said...

I hope all is well with you and your summer.

oyunkolu

melissa said...

I just bought my mom one of the cow heads (the EXACT cow head that you are looking to buy ) for Christmas! It was $58. They carry them at a local store. I bought the hogs head for myself. They also have a sheep. Here is the store where I bought it!
http://farmhouse-17.com/

melissa said...

I just bought my mom one of the cow heads (the EXACT cow head that you are looking to buy ) for Christmas! It was $58. They carry them at a local store. I bought the hogs head for myself. They also have a sheep. Here is the store where I bought it!
http://farmhouse-17.com/

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