Last fall I had this burning desire to make a little DIY bunny stool after seeing a stool with little animal ears in an advertisement for an airline. A few days later, I spotted a sad, abandoned wood stool at the landfill:
Obviously the Universe was on board with me making a DIY 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…
After I lugged my new (old) stool home, I gave it a light sand and a wash and then let it dry. It was grimy 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.
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.
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.
This DIY bunny stool 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.
So silly, but so perfect for spring, right? I’m ready…