My oldest daughter rides and in the spring we started leasing a wonderful horse. His name is Rebel. He's a gem. He's got the absolute BEST ground manners of any horse I've been around. That said, we're always at the horse farm. Always!
A couple nights ago I captured this photo with my daughters iPhone. She wanted me to take photo's of her jumping—and I did. But the light was so beautiful with the sun going down I started just randomly snapping images. I couldn't really see what I was getting because the sun was so bright and I was squinting just to be able to keep looking in her direction.
Because we're responsible for Rebel's care it was high time I purchased a tack box that could be kept at the barn to house things like fly spray, brushes, ointments, hoof polish and treats. Rebel LOVES his treats!
I did an online search for tack boxes and could not find anything in my price range. I then ran a search on Craigs List for wooden boxes in my region. Nothing came up right away but I continued to run the search every couple of days until one day a solid wood box popped up not far from where my husband works. Yay!
So for $40 I bought a sizable, solid wooden box with casters. It was the perfect canvas for customizing.
What I did: Taping a square area using green frog painters tape on the top and front of the box, and overlaying the graphics, I carefully cut away the areas I wanted to remain black. The monogram and hunt seat emblem were created in Illustrator, printed out in tile form and taped together. When the negative area had successfully been cut away, I proceeded to paint the entire box with an indoor/outdoor black paint. Once all the paint was dry I added a wax seal. My hubby added all the brass hardware. I love it when a plan comes together. I should have taken a before photo.
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