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Topic: Fixing up a wooden horse stable any ideas?  (Read 1130 times)
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« on: December 26, 2010 12:41:38 AM »

I got a wooden horse stable for Christmas. It needs a little gluing in places, but it's very nice. I was wondering, what are some neat ways to jazz it up? It's bare unpainted. I don't want anything too damaging or too permanent, but all ideas are welcome.
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010 05:03:17 AM »

How about printing off some of the little signs you get at real stables, like "Do not feed the horses"? You could easily make a pinboard using some card and paint, then print off and pin up tiny pictures of horses and "to do" lists etc. You could also make feedbags out of paper, and feed supplements out of bottle tops. You could even make little tie-up rings using some silver card and a jump ring.

I'm currently making my own 1:12th scale stable, these are just a few of the things I have planned as finishing touches for it. Hope my suggestions are useful Smiley
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010 03:55:40 PM »

Maybe you could get one of the lighting kits for doll houses and install them in your stable?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011 06:34:28 PM »

There are lots of little non permanent things that you could add to make it more interesting. You might want to check out model horse or doll house miniature sites for ideas, these setups are awesome  Shocked http://fallen-leaves.net/forums/performance/stables-t27179.html


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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011 01:09:37 AM »

You could create your own hay, straw, pitchforks etc out of yarn, clay, metal, wood, etc. Depending on the layout of your barn (whether the stalls have half-doors or not) you could always make some stall fronts.

One of the barns I used to ride at had these stall fronts. Or you could create the x's on the doors that I'm completely forgetting the names of right now.

You could create bridle hooks to go on the end of the stall doors, racks for blankets, or make monogrammed tack trunks like most show barns have.  http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/1051427450040433225yojhwN

Another idea is to make a wall of ribbons. Like this, or this (note the monogrammed tack trunks at her feet, the barn's decorate canopy, or like this one
« Last Edit: January 10, 2011 01:11:20 AM by Obsessed Knitter » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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