Chalk Painted Bunnies
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Hey y’all…what have you been up to? I’m still in full-on cleaning and purging mode. At this point I feel like there is no end in sight to all of the junk, trash and clutter. My goodness, how did I let my house get into this shape? My donate pile is fairly large at this point too. When I feel like avoiding this mess, I create a bit of Spring for the house. Is it bad to say that I took something back from the donate pile? I’ve had these ceramic bunnies for many, many years. They are adorable but definitely too cutsie for my personal taste.
I decided that the bunnies would be the perfect candidates for a Springtime makeover. With just a bit of chalk paint I knew the bunnies would look great and more to my personal decor taste.
This was also the perfect opportunity to try this spray chalk paint. I received this can in a goody bag and knew the white finish would be perfect for the look I wanted to achieve.
The paint is definitely not as thick as the chalk paint that I typically use…
…but after two coats I achieved great coverage. At this stage they look almost bisque-like.
I lightly sanded each bunny with 120 grit sandpaper.
I then sealed each piece with dark wax, rubbed and buffed very well. I think they look vintage and antique now.
I created this fresh vignette inside a wooden tray. By the way, this handmade tray is a thrift store project that we shared with you before. The tray was purchased for less than $1.00 ! If you missed that post you can read all about it right HERE.
I added sheet moss and speckled eggs to the bottom of the tray.
I know I am biased, but I just think they are the sweetest looking bunnies now 🙂
I’m so glad I followed my own advice and up-cycled these for my Spring decor.
Every bunny deserves a makeover!
Wow. This looks so easy. Thank you for sharing this project.
I just love your little bunnies. They turned out so cute.
So cute!! What a great idea to paint the bunnies! I love the result! Thanks for sharing!!
These are seriously cute! I love the finish you got with sanding and dark wax. So pretty!
So glad the bunnies will be sticking around! Is there anything that doesn’t look better with a fresh coat of paint?
These look so good! I love the makeover you gave them. Chalk paint in a spray can? Sign me up! Hugs, CoCo
They look so much better now! I love them!
Thanks so much Michelle! We really appreciate it!
Vicki and Jenn
I don’t know what I love more, the bunnies or your display of the bunnies! Thank you for the inspiration! Definitely going to copy this look 🙂
Thank you again!
Thank you so much! We would love to see what you create!
Vicki and Jenn
Hi, what kind of wax do you use to seal them? These are absolutely adorable!