Second life for old horseshoes


Our crafts in times of crisis They are becoming very fashionable, since it is not easy to buy expensive decorations for your home. So why not take them into our context and give our home or garden an equestrian touch for much less than what a store would charge us? The horseshoesEspecially if you have a horse, they are not difficult to find. Without going any further, you will have 4 approximately every two months. Even so, if you do not have a horse or know anyone who could give you some of their horse, you can buy them in a store in the sector, which are not very expensive.

But you have to start with the basis that they are used, worn, and maybe a little old and rusty. So the first thing will be remove the rust. For this, although there are many homemade formulas, the easiest thing is use glue. Anyone does not have to be branded. I always remember my parents and other adults saying that it was perfect for removing rust. Put the horseshoe in the tail and let it act. Depending on whether it is very rusty or not, when you see that it stops working you can add new and submerge. It's also important to scrub with a brush when it's been soaking for a bit to help remove rust. Vinegar and lemon juice are also known to work well.

After this you have the option to Polish the horseshoe to help completely remove rust and surface imperfections, for which you can use a sandpaper, either manual or electric, but the manual can be tiring to use and you will probably not get many results. After that we can start decorating! There will be those who leave them like this and hang them on the wall directly, which is also a good idea, but the best is give them a little color and make them more fun.

Some ideas for them could be, for example, to paint it to imitate the appearance of the herradura, but with other colors. That is, you paint the horseshoe in a single color and then with black you make the details of the horseshoe on the edges, etc. Then let your imagination fly, and whatever arises. There are no rules to decorate your home. Something to keep in mind is that perhaps the best painting is a acrylic paint; but in case they are going to be outdoors, such as a terrace or a patio, it would probably be convenient for you to use exterior paint, since otherwise it will hold very little. And with that said. to create!

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