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Thursday
Apr142011

Easter Bunny Makeover

My friend gave me this cute little guy yesterday and said, "This is really not my style, but I am sure you could do something with it."

Well, it really wasn't my style either, but she was right.  I COULD do something with it!  I got out my "Almond" spray paint from Krylon, and went to town.  This is what he looked like after SEVERAL light coats of paint.

Better, but still needing some work.  (When I talked with my friend this morning, she asked how the bunny was turning out.  I told her that when you start with weird, you are still going to end up with weird, but that it would be an improvement!)

I decided to glaze the bunny.  I have mentioned in previous posts that I just water down a little paint and make my own glaze, and that it is exactly what I did again!

Then I use a small paint brush to get the paint into all the places that I really want the glaze to stick.

The I wipe the glaze off with rag, being sure to go against the grain and not wiping off all of the glaze that I just applied.

To finish him off, that sounds a bit brutal!, I added some leftover greens from another project.  Some little flowers would probably look better, but this is what I had! I also made a couple of burlap rosettes and hot glued them right over the previous tulips.

As I am looking at this picture and typing this post, I realize that I forgot to glaze the inside of one of the feet! Oops! I will have to fix that, but, for now, let's just say I was doing this as an example to show you the difference between the glazed and non-glazed paint.  Mmmmkay?

Reader Comments (3)

I love that you took this bunny from mass-produced and cheesy to understated and sweet. It's funny that he's less colorful now, but seems to have more personality.

Stopping by from The CSI Project. :)

Catherine @ Avery & Winslow

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

So, how much is a Holly makeover for my house? I need help in every corner of my square house making it warm and inviting. We have so many projects going on right now that all need to be complete by Andrew's First Communion May 1st! I look at the sparce wall paint in our kitchen living room and dining rooms and say yuk! It really needs to be warmed up. I don't have the time for now. Come June 13th I"ll be done with school, several volunteer projects, and I say perhaps then I will tackle the finishing details of the house. I enjoy your projects for inspiriration since I have no crafty artsy bones in my body! Thanks! I will have a 7 Ft tall wooden fence to have fun with by Sunday! Then we're tackling a deck ...... Have a great day Holly!

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShauna Thoene

Holly,
I think you got that bunny from me... through my in-laws somehow. I'm actually embarrassed to admit that was once mine. I bought in a spontaneous (confused) moment... probably with kids talking my ear off in the store... and never actually used it once I brought it home. haha. I'm glad to see you made it cute!

April 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

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