Thursday, March 3, 2011

Garnet Hill Bunny Rug Knock-Off





Its hard to find great Easter decorations, but this little bunny spoke to me.



I got this gem of a frame at the goodwill for $5.99.  I put on a coat of white paint on the canvas and the frame so that I could start fresh!




I began looking through my inpiration books ( I will be posting about those soon.), and I found this little guy in Garnett Hill.  It was a rug, but I knew that I could make it work into a painting.




I painted the canvas rosemary green from Benjamin Moore.  I added a little black to darken it some. 



I was going to free hand him, but I had to substitute teach at school today and used their opaque projector.  I love that little machine.




I blew it up and traced lightly in pencil.  I know it is hard to see, but look very closely and the little bunny is peeking through.  If you don't have an opaque projector laying around you could blow up a photo copy of the bunny to your desired size and cut out and trace. 




















I painted it with some acylic paints that I had on hand using my magazine pic as a color guide.  Its almost like a paint  by number.  Anyone can do this!  I painted the frame brookside moss from Benjamin Moore.






Have a great DAY!
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special






6 comments:

  1. Love this project - very clever! Stopping by from New Friend Friday, and so glad I found you. Now following.
    Susan

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  2. So cute! Awesome job! Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Um, wow!! Bunnies are my very favorite and this one is just so adorable! I cannot believe you painted that. Very impressed!!!!!

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  4. Wow, I never would have thought to paint my own picture in a thrift store frame. I have seen this or similiar frames a few times and even picked up some and made them into memo boards.

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  5. That is such an amazing idea;)
    Love it, I´m stopping buy from tatertots and jello linky...
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    Please come and visit my blog too, stay a while and maybe follow me back;)

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    Lovely greetings and big hugs...

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  6. I LoVe this project!!!! It's so cool!
    I just found your blog from a link party and your blog is so great...I'll be back to visit often!

    liZ
    simplesimonandco

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