Post by Hayfield Stables on Nov 18, 2018 10:03:44 GMT
A few months ago i stumbled across a pretty wonderful find at my local charity shop. A solid wood stable with a tack room that included a whole bunch of accessories. The lovely MaisieMou on Instagram informed me that it is the De Agostini "I love horses and riding" magazine stable. Its worn and torn in some places but I love it! It's a little off scale for the Julip's, but I can fix that. Today I de-constructed it to start repairs, starting with sanding and re-painting. My goal is to have it "sections", the tack room and the stables, so I can move it around more easily. The one stable will be made into three, the third stable being a little stall for Poldark when the weather is to rough for him to be outside!
Sanded back all the old glue and re-built the stable section. Removed all the hardware from the old stable and will turn it into these two, with the end stall being a storage section/temporary stable for Poldark. The other section, the tack room, also got built again and its all ready to be re-painted!
I'm really enjoying modifying this little barn! Its had a fresh coat of paint on the walls and floor. The original stall walls have been put back into to create the two smaller stables. The original stable door has been flipped around to create the front and the second stable wall is painted balsa wood I had in my supplies. The tack room has also had a fresh coat of paint! I can't wait to start adding more hardware and barn supplies! The herd are pretty excited to see their new home.
Post by Hayfield Stables on Nov 30, 2018 11:15:50 GMT
The stable section is finished and the ponies moved in today! Here is Ross getting the straw beds ready. unspecified-4 by Hayley Thompson, on Flickr Dublin and Mirri realising they're going to be stable mates. unspecified-2 by Hayley Thompson, on Flickr All settled in. unspecified-3 by Hayley Thompson, on Flickr I really loved working on this stable section and I'm really happy how it all came together. Onto the tack room!