make it yourself
Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill
Let me show you how I took a pair of blue rabbit figurines that I found at Hobby Lobby and transformed them into a more vintage antique-looking set of gold bunny rabbit statues.
You can use this technique on any kind of figurine or statue that you already have. Grab a matte metallic spray paint, I'm using Rustoleum matte sunlit brass.
Spray paint the statues. It took me 2 coats to cover the rabbits evenly. Hold the can about 8" away and use light bursts of the paint to avoid dripping.
What to do:
Once the paint is completely dry it is time to give the rabbits a vintage look. For this I will use Waverly antique wax. (Walmart $2)
What to do:
Using a course brush I "painted" on the antique wax over one of the rabbit statues. It's easy to use and has a paintlike consistency.
Once I covered the rabbit with wax I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess. You can see how the dark wax stays in between the hairs to create an aged look
Here is the difference the antique wax makes. The left one is waxed and right is just the spray paint
Once the wax dries you can decorate with your newly "vintaged" statues.
On my coffee table I added a big wicker tray, the rabbits, a small vase of dried flowers, vintage books, and an ivy plant.