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Thread: Restored Buggy

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    Senior Member tlcquiltnut's Avatar
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    Since we have a new buggy horse we thought it only right to repaint the buggy. After all we have only had it 30 years and never painted it. So Monday I sanded it all down and Tuesday I painted it. Before and after pictures. Now the buggy seat is setting sidways on the bed of the buggy. It isn't in it's proper place yet. Actually is is a buckboard type buggy. (One of a kind.)I have to reappolster the seat. Something red with fringe across the bottom of the seat...gold fringe I am thinking. And a vinyl seat covering so the weather and dirt is easier to clean off.
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    It will be so neat!!! Be sure to post pic when its horse ready....

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Looks neat

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    I want a ride!

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    What a difference already!

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    Very nice job!

    I have moments where I wishe that I could drive a horse-drawn buggy around my town. But I wouldn't have anywhere to park the horse. :P

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    That is really neat, I bet I will see quite a few when I go to the Octoberfest this weekend. There will be a lot of Mennonites there selling there quilts and pies. I really like how "old west" your buggy looks, all you need my lever action .44 and some western gear and it would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcquiltnut
    Since we have a new buggy horse we thought it only right to repaint the buggy. After all we have only had it 30 years and never painted it. So Monday I sanded it all down and Tuesday I painted it. Before and after pictures. Now the buggy seat is setting sidways on the bed of the buggy. It isn't in it's proper place yet. Actually is is a buckboard type buggy. (One of a kind.)I have to reappolster the seat. Something red with fringe across the bottom of the seat...gold fringe I am thinking. And a vinyl seat covering so the weather and dirt is easier to clean off.
    Now thats COOL!!!!! I love all old things!

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    Very nice! When do we get to see the new buggy horse?

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    That is so gorgeous! You are very lucky to own such a treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Very nice! When do we get to see the new buggy horse?
    Absolutely.....here she is....
    My DH actually bought the buggy right out of an Amishman's barn years ago.
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    Worth the effort, handsome horse!

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    Oh I can just picture you sitting in this buggy at Christmas, with bells and having a joyful ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Oh I can just picture you sitting in this buggy at Christmas, with bells and having a joyful ride!
    BBBBRRRRRRR......LOL
    She is a doll for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Oh I can just picture you sitting in this buggy at Christmas, with bells and having a joyful ride!
    Oh would that not be a wonderful thing to do, for me that would be the perfect Burl and Ives Christmas experience!!!

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    Oh what a pretty girl. Give her a scratch for me.

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    You asked for pictures after the buggy was done and of the horse pulling it. Finished the seat(finally) this week and we took it for a spin today...oh what a nice day it is too....
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    Very cool.

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    Thanks for sharing! Wish I was there, too. It's rainy and cold here.

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    omg..what fun..need a quilt on it

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    Yes we do Julie.....I am thinking of making another Civil War Army cot quilt...would look nice to have a red one for the buggy don't you think?

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    santa will have a new ride

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    awesome buggy and beautiful painted horse !

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