Hello and Happy Spring! It feels strange to be opening up this blog and writing again. I have been focused on the books for the past few weeks and have missed sharing with all of you. My study time is nearing the end – only a few weeks to go. Whether I pass or not at least I have learned a lot! I did take a few hours this past week to work on a few Easter creations. You know by now that I love to decorate for the seasons and holidays so this was a good distraction.
When I picked up a couple wooden bunnies at the Habitat Restore for Farm Fresh Style’s thrifting challenge a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to create some bunny themed items for Easter. I also had this cute little child’s rocking chair my dear friend wanted me to paint so I thought they would go well together.
Here is the chair before: It had a rough grey paint finish which sanded off quite easily but still had a rough texture in some places. Because of the texture and the flat finish already on it, I knew Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk paint would go on beautifully. I started with a layer of Eulalie’s sky on the bottom and then mixed about about 3/4 Marzipan and 1/8 Linen for the top coat. I rubbed a little wax in the areas I wanted the Eulalie’s to peak through when I distressed. Then finished it off with clear and grey wax.
My other bunny projects included sewing these little bunnies up out of an old sweater and this little square of fabric with a Paris theme on it that I had picked up from Dollarama a little while ago. I wanted to pay homage to the Cathedral that burned this week and thought this was so sentimental- I even managed to get a Paris emblem and the Cathedral name both on there.
My next little project was taking a plain wooden pallet ,also from Dollarama, that I just stained with Milk pain in Curio. Then I decoupaged on a free printable from Ella Claire’s blog. If you go to her blog you will find links to many other printables from her as well as from other bloggers for your own use. I always love seeing what these talented ladies create each season. Finally I just dry brushed some of the Milk paint from the chair I had left over to make it a little more finished and less stark.
My last project was just taking this old frame I had collected in my travels, covering it with 2 coats of leftover milk paint and then sanding the edges. So easy and I love the effect that some sanding does to bring out the wood tones and make it look old but more refined at the same time :). I just taped another printable I had downloaded a couple years ago ( not sure the source) onto a piece of burlap wrapped board and voila! Some Easter art.
If you would like some more Easter inspiration and for the real reason we celebrate Easter, you can check out my post from last year here. I hope it blesses you and that you and your family have a blessed Easter!