Friday, March 26, 2010

What Not to Wear: Easter Bunny edition

I've been searching high and low for an Easter bunny that didn't look too childish or cartoonish to sit next to my apothecary jar of easter eggs. But I haven't been able to find anything anywhere! I found one at Joann's that I thought would be okay but when I turned it around, it had creepy eyes. So of course I didn't buy it because..... well it creeped me out! Well I love a good makeover as much as the next person and when I saw these little cuties the other day I knew they had potential. I got them from one of my favorite thrift shops in the Tower District--- Bargain Boutique. And guess what else??? Are you ready for this??? They were only $1 each!

So like I said, cute right? I don't want cute bunnies, I want a vintage looking bunny. So I got out another good friend of mine... spray paint!! I decided to use primer on the eyes and cheeks because EB's (easter bunny) makeup was toooooo bright and I had just bought a can of spray primer and wanted to see how well it works. Here is a picture of just taking the makeup off and it looks better already:

By the way I bought my spray paint and primer from OSH and it cost $2.39 for the smaller can and the large is $2.99. So after the primer dried, I sprayed 2 coats of antique white and let it sit overnight. This morning I mixed some Espresso craft paint into water; just enough to darken your water but not thicken it. I took a paper towel and dabbed the mixture all over. Let it sit a minute and then wiped away the excess. He looked a little plain, so I added ribbon that matches my other Easter decorations. I love it! So easy and just what I was looking for.


  1. Another "good friend"? Who's this "Spray Paint" and what's she got that I don't? :)

  2. that vase with the stems showing is totally driving me crazy... but not crazy enough to retake the picture.

  3. sooooo...basically, you blinded him? LOL