Some people have a talent for seeing good bones underneath a disheveled or deteriorating exterior rather than giving up on an object. And exceptional people can even make something amazing from those bones.
This rocking horse renovation was the deserving winner in Living Etc. monthly online "See What I Made" contest back in May. We always enjoy seeing the projects their readers are working on - you can see some in this forum thread. It's worth checking out the before photo of this horse - definitely something we would have passed up in a thrift shop. The winner, muchinalittle, didn't provide any details about her rocking horse redo, but it looks like she may have hand painted it. Beautiful!