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March 23, 2017

DIY Stool with Bunny Ears

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

Last fall I had this burning desire to make a little stool with bunny ears after seeing one in an advertisement for an airline.  A few days later, I spotted a little wood stool at the landfill:  

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

Obviously the Universe was on board with me making a bunny stool too.  It was such a simple little furniture hack, but it turned out so adorable.  I have no idea why the heck I wanted to make this, but darn it if it doesn't make me laugh every time I look at it...  

DIY Bunny Stool Hack
DIY Bunny Stool Hack
DIY Bunny Stool Hack

Those EARS! 

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

After I lugged my new (old) stool home, I gave it a light sand and a wash and then let it dry.  It was grimey and chipped and needed a fresh coat of paint. 

Next Handy Hubby and I free-hand sketched two lopsided rabbit ears onto scrap plywood and, using a jigsaw, cut them out.  We were working on another project at the time, so this took two seconds. 

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

I lightly sanded the edges of the ears for a smooth finish (you can also add some edge band), and then we affixed them to the stool, screwing them in from the bottom.  Easy peasy.

DIY Bunny Stool Hack

I was tempted to draw a face but my Mom said it would look more Scandi - and less kiddie - if I spray painted it all one color.  So I gave everything a blast of white spray primer + paint in a gloss finish.

It is the cutest thing ever and I have absolutely no legitimate use or need for it, but I have been using it for six months as a plant stand.  Picture a sweet little bunny face - or one in the shape of a fox! - for a sweet addition to a kid's play room. 

DIY Bunny Stool Hack
DIY Bunny Stool Hack
DIY Bunny Stool Hack

So silly, but so perfect for spring, right?  I'm ready...

DIY Bunny Stool Hack
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  1. this is seriously the cutest little thing ever!

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  2. Totally adorable! If I find a little stool, I will have to make this!

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    1. Thank you! I had waaaaay too much fun with this project - I just could not stop giggling while we cut out the ears. Everything is better with bunny ears.

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