bunny makeover




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Meet a dark gray bunny rescued from a yard sale for 50 cents: ( I started spray painting and then remembered to take a picture for my before) Here she is sitting on the piano feeling much more sleek and put together for her spring debut:




She felt even better when the spring PB catalog came on Monday and guess what was inside on p.18? :

photo by Pottery Barn
Her cousins~but they cost $24 and $29. She got the same look for much less and feels pretty smug about it. Plus, she already has a home and maybe she can make friends with the roosters.

I'm making up thoughts for ceramic bunnies?? The spray paint fumes are finally taking their toll...

37 comments:

  1. Love this! I got my PB magazine yesterday and loved those bunnies too. Yet again, another wonderfully thrifty and creative find.

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  2. You do find the best finds - it looks just like PB (my favorite catalog to copy!)

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  3. Love the look of those rabbits...So it isn't the expensive spray paint you have to buy...So only can you used was the .97 one at Walmart...the one from the rooster post. I always get the gloss and I think it runs around 3-4 dollars...now I can buy the cheaper one and get the same look but to me this looks even better.

    Oh yeah I sent you an email.

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  4. Love the look...what kind of spray paint did you use...glossy or satin? and what color? You did a fabulous job!'

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  5. such fun! and i actually like YOUR smug bunny better than her more expensive cousins! great project!!

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  6. I like your Bunny better! It has more personality than the PB Bunnies! I really like that!

    Jennifer

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  7. Melissa! you never cease to amaze me! the bunny looks FAB!

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  8. The bunny looks so good. I am heading to the basement today to see what treasures I have forgotten about. I am ready for spring decorating.

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  9. Your so cute and so are your bunnies. I love the ideas.

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  10. That bunny looks AMAZING! Yes, I'm in the what kind of spray paint did you use crowd too???? I have some white around here somewhere and nothing to spray!!! Gosh, I feel a flea market visit coming on for the weekend.

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  11. did you primer it? the 'during' color looks so different than the 'after'... love it!

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  12. I love the bunny makeover. I'm also loving those candle holders in the PB background with the candy eggs in the bottom. Cute!

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  13. I LOVE this bunny. Can you please post the exact steps of spray paint you used? How did you get that glossy finish?

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  14. Thanks for making me laugh - it's nice to know that you have a cute, smug-feeling bunny on your piano now. :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. At first I thought you were spray painting a real live bunny. Ha Ha! Your bunny looks better than PB's!

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  16. okay, okay spill the beans. did you primer? and its the same paint as the roosters, right?
    thanks, kim

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  17. ok... you're adorable... please, come do my house, cause I'm still trying to put laundry away and haven't even thought of spring... i need to find my white bunny-- i think i have one-- somewhere. i need to 'think spring' but i can't get past 'what's for dinner'... (but, 85* weather does help!)

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  18. I really like your makeover and I have three bunnies in desperate need of some painting! :o) Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  19. I love it! You did such a good job, she's beautiful & inexpensive and the fun part is no one would ever guess!! I get so excited when my craftiness turns out fab & thrifty!

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  20. Well hello, everyone! Yes, it's just the good old wal-mart cream (I think they call it almond) spray paint. There isn't any choice at mine between flat or glossy, I just pick up what's there, but I would say this is glossy. It's not .97 anymore~mine raised the price to $1.12! How dare they! I didn't use primer~just sprayed it on until it was covered, let it dry, gave her a ribbon, and that was it. She's blushing at all of your compliments:)Thank you...

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  21. Can I just say you are genius? Sometimes I forget how fabulous anything can become with a little spray paint! Love it :)

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  22. What a great makeover! I can't wait for yardsale season to find some treasures!!

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  23. You make me laugh! If anything, this blog of yours gives me a good dose of my Melissa! Don't get me wrong, I love all of the ideas too, but your comments and talking for a bunny isn't much different than giving a voice to our babies. You've given a voice to the bunnies! Grandma would be proud!:)

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  24. Melissa... do you have any idea why my spray paint (exact kind you have) is dripping off everything with out completely coating it? little gray bunnies from dollar tree are looking creamy-ish, but with lots of gray showing through. Dripped right off a clearance frame from target, and a ugly plate that needed to be cute-i-fied with a coat of white. Its not sticking? Help!

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  25. What a great make over! Wow. I am going bunny hunting. Thanks, Pam

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  26. I just found you and must say that I'll be stopping by more often!

    You bunny is adorable!

    Jo

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  27. That is so CUTE!!! I can't believe the transformation!

    -Dawn
    www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

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  28. I saw the same PB bunnies and was thankful to have inherited some from my mom/grandma. :) Kelly

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  29. You make me want to get my bunnies out...I use to have a SERious bunny addiction. Just for the record...I honestly love your bunny better! Cherry

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  30. I'm laughing at myself, and my continuing ability to be amazed by the power of spray paint!
    Your bunny is better the the PB version, anyway.

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  31. I love it, Melissa! I want to get the PB catalog, now - so many cute ideas. So I need help with my spraypaing as well, it's been a while since I've done it because it's been so cold, but my spraypaint doesn't dry very well. It shows the drips - and maybe it's not drying or sticking because of the cold - I'm just not sure. You should do a post on how to get your spray paint to look so smooth. Love you!

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  32. Very cute and happy bunny!
    Have a good day.
    Sandra

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  33. Oh My Word Melissa ~
    You are Oh so talented Thanks for sharing your inspiration I seriously needed some ME time and just reading about the adventures of the blushing bunny made me laugh ( alot actually )
    Thanks Ami Steel

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  34. mtanner and Krishin~ sorry you're having problems with the paint. It sounds like on your surfaces, you may need to prime first. If it's really slick or glossy, I usually use a coat of gray primer first. Also, if it is too cold, it's not going to dry as well and drips do tend to be a problem. Shake the can really well,and do light, short strokes, let those dry and then do following coats. This will help with the drips. It just takes some practice~I hope it works!

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  35. Don't you just love it when that happens? I'm kind of the junkin'spray paintin' queen around here. My irritant is when I forget to take a "before" picture. And eventually I see something in a magazine that's similar or alike to what I've restored and I can hardly contain myself...skipping to my husband & saying "Jim! Look! It's just like the such and such that I bought for $2 and painted black". He smiles, pleased...but, his smile is a little bit smirky as I seem to be over reacting! Life is good...all I need is junk and spray paint!

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  36. I love the rabbit! You can save so much money if you can visualize things with a coat of paint!

    Love it! = )

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