My Little Ponies

So, my dad retired last spring.  He was an attorney and had all kinds of decorative legal accessories, art, bookends, etc., from his office to take with him.  My mother wanted NONE of it brought home. So, I was glad to take these book ends off his hands.

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They are two horse heads carved in onyx.  They had a great shape and I knew I would do something with them at some point.

I was perusing One Kings Lane and found these (I know I have a serious internet shopping problem!)  They are vintage and $125.00 for a pair.

okl hrs They even have the same striped line down the front.  Seeing these inspired me to take action and dust mine off from the garage!  Even though I liked the line down the middle, I decided to spray paint mine an ivory color to make them look more striking and it goes better with my decor.

Here is the final result:

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I was a little nervous to paint the stone, as I had never spray painted stone, but it went on so easily and smoothly.  I swear you can spray paint ANYTHING!

Now, I just need to find the right spot and books to fill them.

Don’t you just love my little ponies?  Not bad for free!  Never discount any source to decorate your space. Have vision and see how you can change it to make it a piece you love.

xoxo

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