How To Paint On Ceramics, Easy and Beautiful Upcycled Thrift Store Bunny

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Have you wondered how to paint on ceramics? I found this ceramic bunny at the thrift store for $1 and I knew just how I wanted to upcycle him so he’d look like he was from Pottery Barn!

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Here's the thrift store bunny I purchased for $1. I washed him in soapy water him to get rid of the dust, oils, debris on him.

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Here’s the thrift store bunny I purchased for $1. I washed him in soapy water to get rid of the dust, oils, debris on him.

Once he was clean and dry I painted him with Folk Art Liquid Leaf in the color Brass, which I already had on hand. I mixed the paint up really well, painted on one coat, let it dry, and then painted on a second coat.

Once he was clean and dry I painted him with Folk Art Liquid Leaf in the color Brass, which I already had on hand. I mixed the paint up really well, painted on one coat, let it dry, and then painted on a second coat.

Once both coats were on, I let it dry completely. I loved the metallic look this paint gives.

Once both coats were on, I let it dry completely. I loved the metallic look this paint gives.

I think he turned out great, and looks just like something I'd find at Pottery Barn (only for a lot less money)!

I think he turned out great, and looks just like something I’d find at Pottery Barn (only for a lot less money)!

I also am thrilled that he'll compliment the other thrift store bunny that I painted silver. You can find that post here - https://chascrazycreations.com/upcycled-thrift-store-bunny/

I also am thrilled that he’ll compliment the other thrift store bunny that I painted silver.

I found this ceramic bunny at the thrift store for $1 and I knew just how I wanted to upcycle him so he’d look like he was from Pottery Barn!

You can find that post here – Upcycled Thrift Store Bunny – Silver.

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Have you wondered how to paint on ceramics? I found this ceramic bunny at the thrift store for $1 and I knew just how I wanted to upcycle him so he’d look like he was from Pottery Barn!

How To Paint On Ceramics, Easy and Beautiful Upcycled Thrift Store Bunny

Have you wondered how to paint on ceramics? I found this ceramic bunny at the thrift store for $1 and I knew just how I wanted to upcycle him so he’d look like he was from Pottery Barn!
Course Spring
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes
Servings 1
Author Chas
Cost $3-$5

Equipment

  • Paint Brush

Ingredients

  • Ceramic item
  • Folk Art Liquid Leaf
  • Paint brush

Instructions

  • Wash your ceramic piece
  • I painted him with Folk Art Liquid Leaf in the color Brass, which I already had on hand. I mixed the paint up really well, painted on one coat, let it dry, and then painted on a second coat.
  • Once both coats were on, I let it dry completely. I loved the metallic look this paint gives.

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26 Comments

  1. What a sweet looking bunny. You did a great job and it looks gorgeous. What a bargain x

  2. love all the super cute bunnies thanks so much for sharing
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    1. Thank you Kate, I’m so happy with how they turned out, and glad you like them too.

  3. This metallic paint worked out really well. It seems like there’s such a vast difference in them. I’ll have to remember it for the future. Your upcycle is darling!

    1. Thank Kimberly, and you are so right! They aren’t all created equal.

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, and I’m thrilled you think so too 🙂

  4. The gold bunny turned out great – i have some of that paint and haven’t got around to using it! You have my ‘wheels turning’ now!

    1. Thank you Patti – it’s a really fun paint to work with and truly is metallic. Glad to hear you have some too 🙂

  5. Love that golden bunny!
    My 13 year old daughter is constantly bringing new life to old objects, just like you did with these bunnies.

    1. I love that your daughter does this kind of thing too – would love to see some of her creations.

  6. Another wonderful upcycle, Chas!
    Michelle
    mybijoulifeonline.com

  7. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Pleas stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, see you at the next one – Happy Easter!

  8. Chas,
    I love the gold bunny. I’m sharing a link to this on my Sunday Blog post – Dirt road Adventures.
    Thanks for the inspiration

    1. You are so very sweet Rachel, thank you so much!

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