High-End Inspired White Horse Statue | Home Décor DIY

High-End Inspired White Horse Statue | Home Décor DIY

Home Decor DIY | White Horse Statue | Home Decor on Budget | DIY Home | Horses | Inexpensive Home Decor




 

Welcome back guys. I always thought the White Horse Statues were so elegant in homes. You would find them in some of the more expensive decorated rooms. I even looked one up and found it for $250.00.

Immediately my mind went to how can I get this look for a fraction of the retail price and this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy!

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

The pic on the left is one I found online. The pic on the right is what I made.

Here are the supplies I used for this project:

High-End Inspired White Horse Statue

DURATION: 2days including dry time (1hr actual labor)  |  MY COST: apprx. $5  |  DIFFICULTY: Easy

“MY COST” may or may not reflect the cost of items that I already own, but I will try to list each item as well as suggestions as to where to purchase them. Items that I had to purchase for the project will be bold with a price. If you have any questions about an item, please leave a comment below.

SUPPLIES:

  • Horse | $19.99ea – Tuesday Morning
  • 2pk Wooden Pedestal | $2.99ea($1.80w/40% coupon) – Hobby Lobby
  • E6000 Glue – Hobby Lobby
  • Wood Glue – Home Depot
  • Wood Filler – Home Depot
  • 80 and 120 Grit Sand Paper – Home Depot
  • White Spray Paint w/ Primer – Hobby Lobby & Home Depot
  • Clamps – Home Depot (I suggest purchase larger clamps to truly support the wood)
  • Table Saw – Home Depot
  • Pen
  • Plastic to protect table – You can use garbage bags
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White Horse Statue - DIY

This is the base I used. I purchased this from Hobby Lobby, It came 2/pk for $2.99

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

This was another option. I tried it but didn’t like it. Also, $2.99

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

I also found this toy horse at Tuesday Morning for $20. But feel free to use any horse, old or new.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

First I glued the horse on it’s base and spray painted white. I later decided that I wanted a different base. You’ll see the one I use next. But, if you prefer this round base. Then you’re done! That simple.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Here is the horse after the first coat of spray paint. There are minor imperfections. Simply sand a little with a 120 or higher sand paper before you apply the 2nd coat of spray paint. I used a total of 2 coats of paint for the horse.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

So, here’s the base I decided to go with. You can find these at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 for a pack of 2.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

I removed the horse from the round base and placed it on the 2 pieces for measurement purposes. I will need to cut the ends off to make a flush connection.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Here you see me marking the ends that I will cut off. I didn’t use any specific measure. I just cut off enough on both pieces to make the base long enough for my liking.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

So, I decided to pull out my power saw to cut the ends off the base. This is totally optional, but definitely easier. You could also use a hand saw.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Now, I’m gluing the cut pieces together. I’m using Gorilla wood glue for this job.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

I clamped the 2 pieces together to keep them in place while the glue dried. I also cleaned up any excess glue.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

After about 2hrs, the piece was dry enough to work with.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

I sanded the glued surface so there were no raised areas. I used an 80grit sand paper for this

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Now I’m filling the seam with wood filler to hide any gaps. The wood filler takes about 30min-1hr to dry.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

I sand down the wood filler and the complete wood base with 120grit sand paper. This does a final smoothing and preps it for paint.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Ready for paint

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Now I’m gluing my horse onto it’s new base. I’m using E6000 glue on the hooves of the horse.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Now I spray paint the wood base, plus the 2nd and final coat on the horse. My spray paint was also a primer.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

Here are a few pictures of the final outcome.

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

 

White Horse Statue - DIY

I hope you’ve enjoyed this step-through.

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2 Comments
  • What a great DIY… Thanks for sharing!!!

    January 2, 2016 at 9:07 am
  • It is so simple and beautiful! I love it…

    January 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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