Friday, May 22, 2015

Bunny Boy in the Flower Bed

On a thrift store jaunt last summer, a little fellow holding a bunny caught my eye.

If the truth be told, someone had given them a pretty bad  paint job.

The boy's  hair and the bunny had been painted a garish turquoise color and the rest of them was covered with black paint.

Most shoppers looked at the sculpture, grimaced and walked by but, in my mind's eye, I could picture them differently.

Who could argue with a $2.79 price tag for a garden sculpture?

With a couple coats of exterior white paint and a bit of sanding, the little boy and his bunny are quite adorable. 

Isn't he a cutie pie, sitting among the purplish blue muscari, yellow daffodils, multi-colored tulips and a raspberry colored geranuium?



Sandi said...

Oh, sweet! How many of us start out as garish sculptures just in need of a new coat of paint? :)

Terri Tiffany said...

He is adorable and I love finds like that! I don't have a garden since I rent here in Fl but someday I'd love to again!

diane.stetson said...

I don't have a bunny sculpture but I have a REAL bunny outside in my back yard every day around six p.m.

Rebecca said...

How fortunate for Bunny Boy that you could look past his temporary exterior to see the possibility!

I do have a few garden sculptures - nothing fancy, I'm afraid. I have a St. Frances, a set of 3 mushrooms, a small squirrel & a bird or two.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

He looks perfect surrounded by your gorgeous flowers!!! I had a small menagerie of turtles and a toad near our itty bitty pond that belonged to my mom but no longer. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

He is a cutie and what a great price. No I don't have a statue - love your flowers around him.

Linda O'Connell said...

That was a good find. Now I know what those blue flowers are called. They are so pretty.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Susan, I love your bunny boy statue. With a few coats of white paint, he looks adorable. Yes, I have a few of my own. One is a mother and her three children that my sister gave me, and it's very special to me. And another is a little mermaid boy statue that I really love.

I just love to see precious garden statues. Thank you for sharing this with us.

love, ~Sheri

Bookie said...

Gosh, you got a bargain! Nice job seeing and fixing. My favorite piece is a large angel on my deck. When my dad died and I returned home, she and a large hibiscus waited for me from my friends. She has such bittersweet memories every day.

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