Friday, May 29, 2009


I was inspired by Barbara Jean from Treasures from the Heart who posted about "Project Friday" today. She has pictures of creations that she has completed, or nearly so, and it got me to thinking of how many unfinished or just-thought-of projects I have sitting around! So, today I'm going to show you a project I am going to complete TODAY -so it will be done on FRIDAY!
So, Let's "GET -R- DONE!"
Several years back, I found these neat metal bunnies on clearance. Click on the pictures to enlarge. They have been sitting in my flower garden every year, getting worn and faded by the sun and the rain. It kind of added to their character, and I didn't mind. But this year, I was thinking they needed a face lift! So, I found some latex paint in a shade that was a little closer to their original color and wiped it on over them with a Handiwipe cloth. In the picture below, you can see the faded green towards the left of the bunny, and the right side has been lightly coated.

Latex paint dries pretty fast, and I worked on the other rabbits while the previous one was drying. When they were each coated, I got out my acrylic craft paint and chose a metallic gold, to highlight the raised body features like the cheeks, eyes, ear tips, shoulders and hips of each bunny, as seen below.

Tne next thing that could be done is to spray a protective coating over the top of the piece. I chose not to do it - I think I will let it weather for another year or two - to add to the character once again! Now that my project is finished, the next challenge is to decide where to place them!



Laura said...

Congratulations, I know how hard it is to get motivation to actually do something!

The bunnies look GREAT though! So cute

Chatty Crone said...

Those are so pretty - you've been working hard already today!

Keetha said...

Wow, you worked HARD on that face lift. (Bunny lift)

They look great, they remind me of a copper patina.

♥ Maya ♥ said...

wow! i want a green and gold bunny for the garden! they look awesome!

and thanks for the awards too. I will nominate some more people, promise!

Pam said...

Those bunnies look great with their "facelift". I wish I could decide how to fix my backyard with character.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

A really great look! Those are darling bunnies, and the new paint job makes them look so much better. Your garden is going to kick butt!

Barb said...

Hey girl,
Great job getting those bunnies done!!!
They look awesome!!

I will have my current project done by Friday and thinking of what my next one should be.

What's your next project??

Barbara Jean

PS Thanks for mentioning my idea on your post. =0)

Infrared Goggles said...

Cool job on the bunnies, and thank you for the award! I am finally catching up with my blogging, meanwhile you are making your piece of the world gorgeous--love the bunny placement. :)