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Best Thrift Store Find... Ever!! Edit: Final photo, it's done!

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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I paid $30 for this beauty, totally in working order, only cosmetically rusted (and obviously it needs to be repainted), and ready for my dad to sink it into the ground next to the nuggets playset! I can't even begin to tell you how fucking excited I am to strip this bitch down and make her all shiney and new again!

I don't even know where you would buy one of these new. I only ever see them on the playgrounds.

Has anyone else had a super awesome amazing garage sale, thrift store, or free on the curb find?

So it went from that to this...

To this!!


Looks like a whole different horse!! I googled this particular horse on ebay and it's going for $676, I've spent a total of $66 on it.

Oh I also have to mention that the place your feet go has been painted silver and the curve "bounce" base is now black. Once it's all assembled I'll probably post another photo. It looks brand spankin new though.

Final photo I promise! Just a lovely side by side of a before and after!

by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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r_luvli
by Hi, I'm Dorey...? on May. 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM
That is an awesome find, way to go mama!
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trishasjunebug
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Jealous! I love those things lol! Take pictures when you paint it all up!

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SunnyJoJo
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I will so do before and after pics!
My mom and I are having an argument about it actually. lol! She thinks I should repaint it like it should be (red with the black mane and blue and white saddle) but I want to make it a zebra. (or something totally different like white with pink stars or whatever) I'll ask the nugget what she wants after I take the rest of the paint off. 

Quoting trishasjunebug:

Jealous! I love those things lol! Take pictures when you paint it all up!


alreadydidthis
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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I love the curse words it made me more excited for you. Lol
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grey7399
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM

ROTFL!!  That is AWESOME!

TrouserMouse
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I didn't even know you were still on CM.  I was talking about our ugly toe club the other day and realized our siggy was under my old SN, so I don't have it anymore.  :(

kmjmlj
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM
Great find
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sbell719
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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That is awesome! I love the zebra idea...hot pink saddle would be so cute!
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my_babies_n_me
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:24 PM
What if you do zebra stripes on the horse and a pink saddle..that would be super cute!!
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SunnyJoJo
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:25 PM

oh my goodness! THE TOE!! My lantern toe is amazing.

Quoting TrouserMouse:

I didn't even know you were still on CM.  I was talking about our ugly toe club the other day and realized our siggy was under my old SN, so I don't have it anymore.  :(



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