Mar 12, 2015

Some Bunny Is Ready For Spring! -- A Little Chalkboard Art --

Spring has Sprung!  Well, almost...  The warmer weather is a sure indication that it's just around the corner!

I promised our daughter a chalkboard months ago and Dean was finally able to work in the garage without sub-freezing temperature.  He put this together for her yesterday using an old dresser mirror frame and plywood.  I painted the board with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint, then doodled with the chalk to bring this bunny to life.  OK...I am not a great artist, and I will admit that I found one similar on-line that provided inspiration, but this is all freehand.  Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. :)


The frame is pretty tattered and I'm looking for an applique to put back up at the top.  Our daughter is very much like her father and prefers wood.  Luckily, this is a beautiful piece of oak, so I actually agree....on this one.


I used Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil to bring the wood back to life.  It made a huge difference!

On the drawing, I focused on the face and made the body a mere shadow in the background.  Kind of like he's putting his nose up to a camera.


I probably could do a little better on the shading, but the more I messed with it, the more I had to re-do - so I just stopped.  It will get erased eventually, anyway.....


This should add a little whimsy to their home for a little while!

'til next time!

2 comments:

  1. Using the old mirror frame was a great idea for a chalkboard...Love it!!! And your bunny is adorable!
    I see you're coming to the Lucketts spring market. If you get a chance you'll have to come down the road, less than a mile, to Rust & Feathers where I rent a space. The shop is full of repurposed furniture and accessories.
    Thank you for visiting my blog...I'm happy to be a new follower.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you! I plan to make a trip to Leesburg in the near future and I'll be sure to stop by! I've always wanted to visit, but we just never seem to have time when we are doing the shows. Hope to meet you in person, too!

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