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Whimsical Easter Decor: Checkered Bunny Statue

How long is forever? Sometimes just one second!

The famous answer from the White Rabbit in answer to Alice's question.

He is certainly correct in that we simply cannot waste even a second living in a world without whimsy and color....if this is what feeds your soul!

Let me share my newest whimsical Easter decor project...presenting my whimsical black and white checkered bunny statue...polka dot jacket !

Whimsical Easter Decor: Checkered Bunny Statue by Traceys Fancy


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And I thought it was wood...

So let's get busy painting ALL THE THINGS including this adorable raw bunny that I purchased at Michaels on clearance! 

wooden bunny statue before painting

I honestly thought he was wood....but I soon learned otherwise when I tossed him into my car and hear him break!

Yep....broke that soon to be whimsical bunny ear right off his cute little head!

Nothing that a little super glue couldn't fix.

Now for paint!

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Whimsical Easter Decor: Checkered Bunny Statue

Now for paint!

I gave him a single coat of Fluff (my go-to white) as a base for the whimsical checkered pattern he was about to try on! 

Creating the Detailed Checkered Pattern

I then spent a crazy amount of time drawing intersecting vertical and horizontal the best way possible around all the curves and nuances of his face, ears, hands, arms and body. 

Painting Checks on Bunny Statue by Traceys Fancy

Once I had him drawn out I wasn't quite sure that I wanted to actually paint him a solid check!  

Maybe I wanted to give him a cute little coat or jacket?

So I finished him completely from the neck up...just to get a good feel.  

Painting checks on Bunny Statue by Traceys Fancy

I painted in every other square in Caviar black.  

Love gold accents on my Whimsical Easter Decor!

I knew I wanted to gold leaf the inside of his I did just that! 

I used Stick With Me Adhesive....and loose leaf sheets. 

I liked it so much that I chose to do his cute little nose and hands as well.  

Whimsical Easter bunny needs a jacket

It was at this point that I knew I wanted to paint a jacket for him. 


I painted his body and arms in French Linen....and made whimsical oversized polka-dots with fluff.  

painting polka dot jacket on whimsical checkered bunny statue by Traceys Fancy

I have a scrap pile of molds that I have poured...and not a drawer for possible future projects.  

I knew I had a stop watch of some sort and sure enough....I already had this adorable clock that was the perfect fit to hang around his neck!

So I gave it a quick coat of detailed paint...trimming it in gold and rubbing a bit of black on the roman numerals and clock hands.....and glued it in place!  I couldn't believe how perfect the fit was!

Getting the Finish Just Right

Now that he was completely whimsical....he appeared a bit flat and also TOO bright!

So I gave him a few coats of Top Coat in Gloss for a playful sheen.....I love whimsy in high gloss!

Whimsical Easter Decor: Checkered Bunny Statue by Traceys Fancy

And finally.....I brushed this brightly checked whimsical rabbit with Best Dang Wax in brown...and immediately wiped almost all of it away...leaving just enough to give the bunny age and character!  

The Finished Look: Whimsical Easter Bunny Decor

Isn't he adorable??

Whimsical Easter Decor: Checkered Bunny Statue by Traceys Fancy

And those glasses?  I ordered a pair of doll glasses on Amazon. They don't fit well because....well....bunny ears.  But they still look so dang adorable and they give him just the right amount of personality!  

whimsical checkered bunny statue with glasses by Traceys Fancy

So is too short to live with boring home decor!  Especially holiday decor!  

Get those paints out my friend....and whimsify your world!  

More Inspiration: Painted Jewelry Armoires

As you probably already know, I have more whimsical project than I can count but these specific projects came to mind while creating this Whimsical Easter bunny statue! Here are some additional designs for your inspiration:

I have an entire collection of small whimsical home decor items for every season. Visit my DIY Whimsical Painted Home Decor Projects blog for inspiration to create your own!

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