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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….


Tammy from Patina and Paint