Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rescue Bunny

LOOK what I bought at our city wide garage sales! Do you think I'm crazy for rescuing this toy box/chest? I've already started removing the stickers and pen marks and I can hardly wait for its transformation! My new kitty, baby crackers is excited about it, too! I'd like to paint the whole thing. Do you think I can try painting around the decal?


My Vintage Mending said...

Miss Holly how cute! Both the kitty and the bunny. Super tip to get the stickers off use a hair dryer. It melts the glue and then the sticker come off with out harming the surface. You could put vaseline on the decal carefully and try to paint around it. That has worked for me although it is terrible difficult to get a perfect edge. Sometimes I use the sanded look around the decal pant close and then sand around it...Love it..Renee

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I LOVE old chests like this! Wish I had more room in my teeny little house for one like that.

I just learned something new today. Never thought about putting vaseline around a decal to paint around it. Good to know!

Good luck with it and let us know the results.


Sandy said...

I love this!!!! But I would say you need to clean off everything and start over....I know that is painful! You have lots of images for cute vintage decals....I know it can be cuter still! I think Renee has the best idea for getting rid of the stickers on top, and if you want to keep the bunny she seems to have a really good idea there also.....I will be anxious to see how this turns out.....Sandy

Susan S. said...

Very Cute (and cute Kitten TOO!) I just heard about the vaseline trick on HGTV last week. It looked like it worked. That little bunny is super cute. Happy Summer Ya'll!

Jenny Holiday said...

Oh my goodness!! So so so sweet!! I adore these old decals! They make my heart sooo happy!! What a lucky find! :) And yes yes...totally possible to paint around it...just take your time..and use a tiny brush to first "cut in". Cannot wait to see the finished transformation!

Thanks so much for visiting my tiny corner of blogland! :)

xo Jenny

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

That is so darling! I think Renee's idea about the painting around it and sanding might be the easiest. I probably would try lifting them off first, but if it looks like it will ruin them go with plan B. Isn't it so exciting when you find a little treasure? Then the wheels start turning, believe me, I know. I wish I could turn my brain off sometimes!
So glad you liked my little pink bathtub. I love that I am not alone in my eccentricity. I'm actually kinda surprised by the comments. I seriously thought people would think I was crazy and almost didn't even post it! I'm smiling as I am reading the posts, that's for sure!
Are you going to do a washcloth with us? Looks like some people are interested in making them. I guess we'll have a "knit-along". Hope to see you again soon! Julie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Holly! I love your latest find! I agree with Jenny about just using a small brush to cut in around the bunny and the rest will be easy. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Jacqueline said...

You can do whatever you want to do! That's what a true farm chick does...her way and yes, I vote for painting right around the decal. No reason on this earth you couldn't...steady hand girl, slow and steady!

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Holly! Wishing you a wonderful Father's Day weekend. I can't wait to see what you do with this toy box. When ever I see vintage decals now, I always think of you. I loved the Sara Coventry post. Boy does that name bring back memories. I absolutely loved when the representative visited my mother. She bought lots of pieces. Such fun! E

tales from an oc cottage said...

WHAT A FIND!!!!!! Wooooohooooooo!

m ^..^

~~Carol~~ said...

That toy chest is going to be adorable! I just saw a show on HGTV where they were repainting an old cabinet that had decals on it. They covered the decals with vaseline, just like Renee said, and that kept the paint off the decal. Can't wait to see this when you're done!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Holly...
What a find!... I love it:)
Yes... I would paint around it if it were mine. Just go slow and use a liner brush...my favorite is a #4 script liner for detail work. It allows you to load the brush up with paint and then roll the bristles to a point, so that you can get nice thin lines to cut in around it.
Can't wait to see how it turns out!
A vintagey cute treasure for sure:)

Protector of Vintage said...

Very charming!!

VintageBettys said...

This toy chest is great and will be good for storage. The decal is darling and it is worth a shot trying to save it. If that doesn't work out you can paint and add a new sweet little decal. We are looking forward to seeing the end result.

Have a great day,
Laura and Michele