Friday, May 6, 2011

Birthday Present Project

The Birthday Present project is complete... And she loves it!

My daughter has always loved horses and riding them. She had riding lessons for many years, worked in a stable for many more years and was even on the Equestrian team in college. It has been her dream to own her own horse.
She collected many of the Breyer Collectible horses over the years and has them displayed in her home. So last fall I was in a consignment shop and I spotted a model Breyer horse, purchased it and I thought, "I will give this to her for Christmas". Then, the more I thought about it, I decided it needed a home. So then I decided to build a stable and make it for her birthday instead, which was on April 24. (Easter, this year.) I started working on the project in the middle of January. I couldn't show this from the beginning, obviously, she may read the blog and see it, so I will show the progress over the next few posts. And this is the reason for not blogging much over the last few months.

So, here is what I started with...




I took the drawers out and turned it sideways...


This became the first floor of the stable and I built it up from there...





Here is the finished project....





Just to give you an idea of what I was aiming for...





I was very happy with the results and she was so surprised!!!!





I will show more of the construction on my next post.



'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

4 comments:

Cathy K said...

Jean, you are so clever!! What a GREAT idea! I can’t wait to see how you did it! Hugs, Cathy

Lady Jane said...

Such a wonderful gift for such a great gal. I knew she would just love it.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Jean ~it was such a pleasure catching up with you.
I always enjoy seeing what you've got to share. What a wonderful idea.
I'm sure it'll be a gift of joy!

I hope your weekend is filled with a splendid surprise.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Becky K. said...

That is way, way cool! I love the finished product!!