The bambino nursery posts started Monday! It’s gonna get crazy, y’all! I’ve got lots of plans over yonder. (I can say yonder, I live in Texas!) Here’s my second ever baby purchase (the 1st was a few international baby books), a beat up rocking horse from Craigslist for a whopping $15 buckaroos!
The horse came to me painted brown, chipped, and crusty. She needed some major love. See:
Andy went on a boy’s weekend trip, so me and the horse went to mama’s. First, we sanded the heck out of the little guy.
Then, mom sprayed her white. She got at least 2 good coats of spray paint.
And then I used my new BFF, Frog Tape® Shape Tape™ in a handy dandy pre cut chevron pattern. But, what’s extra cool about this tape is that you don’t just have to make a chevron pattern. It also makes triangles!
So me, the horse, and the fancy tape got to work to create our masterpiece:
First, I decided to do triangles on the bottom slats. The tape makes it super easy. You peel off the back side of one side of the tape and stick her down. Then, once you’ve got in the perfect spot, peel of the other side and press firmly. Now paint. And the very best part is that you don’t have to wait for the paint to be dry to pull the tape off! I kinda really love that.
The Shape Tape ™ has fancy PaintBlock® technology that really works. That’s why you can pull the tape off when the paint is still wet! These lines are crispy and I’m not using any special stencil brush or anything. I decided to test out the chevron pattern on the mane and the seat of the horse. I taped off a super thin chevron line and voila, perfection!
Here’s a close up of the new and improved rocking horse:
And one more good ol’ before and after just for good measure:
What do you think… is she better after?
Have you had a chance to use the new Frog Tape® Shape Tape™ yet?