I know that it's not technically Spring yet, but I couldn't help putting up my decorations as the much needed sun shines in through the windows.
Our front room is my favorite color during the winter, a deep maroon that works perfectly for short, dark days, but when I want to add a touch of Spring the usual pinks, light greens, and pastel blues just don't work right. I usually go with muted tans and whites but this year I added a little chocolate and cream to the mix! I used a stencil two different ways to add a little bunny to my mantels.
The first way I used the stencil was on wood. After dC finished with our new headboard he had a lot of little end scraps left behind. I couldn't resist making something out of them.
I glued them together using a little Gorilla glue. Usually I don't like this stuff because it expands into a foamy mess, but that's only if you use too much. A little bit goes a long way! I left the edges un-sanded and uneven, then painted it white, wiped off the excess with a paper towel, and left it to dry. This gave it just barely a wash of white on an already light wood.
Then I cut out my bunny silhouette and traced it onto the wood. And here is where I think the fun begins. I love painting, but I have zero talent without the aid of paint by numbers, so this project is perfect for me! I used a fine brush and painted in the "chocolate" bunny.
The second way I used the stencil was to paint on burlap. I taped the stencil onto burlap and much like my stencil wall art I painted over the stencil to transfer the image onto the burlap. It took three coats to get the coverage I wanted, which equals a lot of patience.
Then I found this great old hanger my mom had given me and used it to hang up my second bunny.
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