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Shabby chic

A wooden horse on shabby chic wheels

See how to decorate a wooden model of a horse on wheels. A lovely wooden toy in the style of shabby chic. The perfect gift idea for a small and a big lady. The model will adorn any romantic interior. See how to do it step by step!

Shabby chic toys

The shabby chic style is dominated by bright pastel colors. In the interior design style, old furniture is used or it is intentionally aged to achieve the desired effect. The technique consists in showing the previous or raw wood through the top coat of paint.

See how to make unusual wooden toys in the style of shabby chic. Finished wooden models can be made by yourself or bought ready in the shop with articles for artists and modelers. To make a horse on wheels you will also need accessories to make decoupage ornaments.

  • napkin wooden model for decoupage
  • decoupage glue
  • varnish for decoupage
  • brush
  • scissors
  • white acrylic paint
  • sandpaper
  • wood glue
  • white candle

STEP I – Painting a wooden model

Cut the edges of the model with a candle. Then paint the horse with white acrylic paint. Wheels polish. Set the items dry.

STEP II – Grinding the tailstock body

Thoroughly sand the horse body corners with sandpaper to wipe off the wax and expose the wood.

STEP III – Decorating the model with the Decoupage technique

Cut selected motifs from napkins and glue them to a wooden model using Decoupage adhesive.

STEP IV – Painting the body of a wooden horse

Coat the horse’s body with decoupage varnish 2-3 times.

STEP V – Folding the model

Glue the wooden circle with the pin using the adhesive attached to the model or wood adhesive. Then insert the shaft with the stuck circle in the body hole. On the other hand, stick the second pin to the pin. Repeat the action with the rear axle of the tailstock.

All the best,
Amousewithahouse

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