A Pony For Christmas

Anybody who’s had children has probably heard “I want a pony for Christmas!”. My great niece, Beep, is in love with ponies. In fact, her Grandparents on her Dad’s side bought her a pony recently. She’s crazy about horses.

A pony for Christmas

So when a neighbor of mine was moving and had this horse themed table and chairs for sale I couldn’t resist. ( I thought  I had taken a picture of the before, but no. My bad.)  This table is the quintessential DIY project. The base, or horse part, was originally a cigar ashtray.

A pony for Christmas

When I purchased it, it was a dark walnut color.

Cute, but not very girly at all!

So, I gave it a couple of coats of white spray paint.

table top

Then, I quickly got to work painting some fun stuff.

I painted a black border on the table top.

Now, I know it’s not painted in a perfectly straight line, but that’s okay.

Believe it or not, I have a plan!

table top

Next, I quickly sketched on a design using a white chalk pencil.

Let the painting begin!

A pony for Christmas

This is what the end result looks like.

Lots of bright colors.

Not only are there fun flowers, but also a few stars and horseshoes painted in the mix too!


Each chair is a little different in design, but I have a hard time doing matchy-matchy stuff.

I know, I really need to work on that!

table and chairs

I could have left the pony white, but that’s no fun.

So, the pony got a little color too!

A pony for Christmas

Besides my son, who is 33, still gets creeped out by dolls or objects that the faces aren’t painted.

So this little pony needed a sweet face!

Table and chairs

As you can see, the top inner circle has a little painted rick-rack to add color and hide the rough edges.A Pony for Christmas

This sweet little table makes me want a pony for Christmas, well almost!

The table is ready for a tea party, with the tea set that I may – or may not – have gotten Beep for Christmas!

Until next time….



  1. Tammy, that is absolutely adorable and SO creative! Beep’s gonna love it (I do!), and I like the fact that your artistic brain keeps you from going too matchy matchy. You’re an inspirational for those of us who tend to play it safe.

  2. Wow, just Wow! I have always loved horses and the design you painted made it such a stand out seating area. It will last her for years! Thank you for sharing.

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