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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bunny Redo

I only have a few Easter things I have used outdoors to accent the entrance over the years.  A "chocolate" rabbit, a tulip basket and a craft wreath. 

Mr. Rabbit has several chips from his ear to his feet.
The eggs in his basket are faded. 

The crafty wreath is missing some wooden
flowers and silk ones as well.

I just happened to stop at the thrift 
shop to snag up this floral and pear swag.  

Completely surprising myself, this adorable 

bird and nest was perfect for Mr. Rabbit. 

Mr. Rabbit was going from brunette to blonde... or chocolate to vanilla ~ 

Then clear coated.  Ut-oh... chemical reaction ...

The appearance of light terra cotta color was bleeding through the paint. 

Well that was an accident that may have been nice to happen! 

While allowing  Mr. Rabbit to dry, I worked on the wreath.  I glued the floral swag onto it and added plastic eggs.  I also  utilized Mr. Rabbit's faded eggs, making this little rabbit appear as though he is carrying a heavy load.

Mr. Rabbit dried and since he appeared "vintage" I added a beige tulle bow around his neck. 

I attached  the nest with hot glue.

Added a toothpick to my legless bird...

and glued her into the nest so her tail could hang over. 

Setting up our Easter accents at the door, made me run back into the house with the rabbit.  

He wasn't finished. 

He was just too light or lacking definition for the accidental "vintage" look.  So I removed everything and bathed him in oak wood stain. Wiped it down, leaving some of the stain remnants into the lines and grooves. 

After a day of completely drying, he was ready for the Holiday weekend.
 Finally, he had the real vintage look. 

And the little bird,  my favorite part of the project,
sitting there, all pretty like.

Happy Easter!

~from my home to yours~ 



  1. Oh, I love your "new" bunny! Isn't it great when accidents turn out better than expected? He is perfect...wish I could find one like him!

  2. Yes, it certainly was a good accident! I hope you can find one and have fun creating with it. Happy Easter, Kathy~

  3. Adorable. It's not only fun to re-discover old favorites, but it means you are making use of what you already have, and can cut down on clutter in storage. This is what I love to do.

  4. That's awesome! i feel like i just watched one of those DIY shows on HGTV. What a great redo project. you made it look so easy. very inspiring!


    Shana from Technotini

    Linking up from the SmallVictoriesHop Nice to meet you!

  5. Oh this is so cute. I love the little bird's nest too. I love your projects, so inspiring.

  6. So So cute the Bunny Re-do.. You are too cute and I just love what you did to the bunny! It looks fabulous!
    Have a great week! Hugs Maria

  7. Love the re-do's of the bunny. They turned out great! Pinning. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

  8. So true. It's always amazing how something old can be new again. I call these activities "second chances".

  9. Aww, thank you Tanya. I'm honored you're following me. oxo

  10. Thank you so much Maria OXO ~ "muwah"

  11. Thank you for pinning! I couldn't miss your party with this, Tamara.

  12. I'm so glad you are visiting, Shana! It's a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for your very kind comment~

  13. He looks lovely! (Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade, we'd love to have you next week too :) )

  14. Thanks Betsy, I'm grateful for the invitation too!