During a recent visit my mum asked if she could have the horse pictured above. Her reason: Because I love horses. I said no.
I happened upon these bookends at Value Village. I immediately knew what to do with them.
First I painted them black. It doesn't look black in the photo due to the sun (the sectional is black also).
I did a touch up on the black coat.
Then gently ran my brush, with silver paint, over the horses head and necks.
I screwed up at one point so I had to start over (just the section).
Here is the final result. It could use a coat of matte varnish or polyurethane but my supplies are packed (moving out West).
Mum just arrived for a visit and she is very excited about her new bookends!