How I changed my guy.

How many times have you met someone and you know instantly what they need and that you can fix them.

He was a stallion for sure, a strong guy with great potential.

The minute my eyes met his, I knew he was mine.

This summer, I passed up a lamp with a similar guy.  I’ve regretted it every day.

I surrounded him with freshness.  Ivy, my gold W, he feels right at home.

All situated below a painting of a pasture.

And fresh grain (split peas) for my filler.

Here’s where he started:

And here’s where he ended, that’s much better!  One thing that I learned the hard way, these are the only kinda guys that I can change.  I’m ok with that :)

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  1. 1

    Super stallion and he is changed just perfectly. Gorgeous vignette. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

  2. 2
    Susan says:

    Wow! I didn’t know that you could spray paint over that kind of finish!

    Yiur stallion is a handsome guy!

  3. 3

    So glad he has a new look and a new home! What a wonderful find!

  4. 4
    Ann says:

    Amen Sister! Love his paint job…

  5. 5

    A rescue, a wonderful find, a new home…I’d say you transformed the guy perfectly!

  6. 6
    Vanessa says:

    LOL! Definitely easier (and better!) to only try and change those kind of guys! He looks fantastic though and I think you have had quite a positive influence on him. :-)

  7. 7
    Deb Owen says:

    A little like that “old spice guy” commercial eh?! I actually just worked on spraying 5 or 6 of little critters this week. It’s rather addicting! I love the stallion though.

  8. 8
    Barb says:

    You did a great job transforming that guy! He looks so much better now. What a great find.
    Barb – Formerly Barb & Dell Designs

  9. 9

    This is an amazing transformation! He looks great!

  10. 10
    Jenny says:

    That is great! I love your new guy!

  11. 11
    Gina says:

    LOL! What a great guy! I just know he prefers this makeover. ;D

  12. 12
    revi says:

    Isn’t it great we can change these kinds of guys? It doesn’t work so well on the other kind – you pretty much have to find them in good shape and love them the way you find them. :)

  13. 13

    Oh, you did him a favor! He looks much happier in white.

  14. 14

    Love it Debbie…..Brilliant!

  15. 15
    Brsitol says:

    Anything that involves a horse I love, it turned out great. I have to say I love love the split peas as filler, awesome idea. I love a pop of green here and there and I can’t wait to use that. Thanks for the great idea!!

  16. 16
    Sandy says:

    What kind of spray paint did you use for him to go over that shiny ceramic? :) Sandy

  17. 17

    Great up-do! I love the vignette that you put together. Love the analogy about “changing” a guy too!

  18. 18

    Love it!! Thanks for linking up!

    XO, Aimee

  19. 19
    Sue in Oz says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and great chuckle on your clever post.

  20. 20

    That looks wonderful! I’ve only recently thought about painting a figurine white and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed it comes out as good as your stallion!

  21. 21

    I like him better all white. Love!

  22. 22
    Kathy says:

    Same question as Sandy, what kind of spray paint?

  23. 23
    Katherine says:

    Did you have to do any preparation in spray painting your ceramic horse and what kind of paint did you use?
    Thank you,

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