How do I revive this a ceramic bunny?

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Hi! I got this at Goodwill because it was so darn cute! But as you can see, it has chips on the back, plus it's dated. I can fill the chips in. But I'm hoping for creative suggestions on reviving this thing. Painting it a glossy solid color, sparkles, just touch it up? I appreciate any creative ideas. This bunny is a good size, close to 12 inches tall. Thanks all😊!

q suggestions for reviving a ceramic bunny
q suggestions for reviving a ceramic bunny

The back is chipped.

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 15, 2019

    Since you can fill in the chips ( with plaster?), I, personally would try to match the original colors where you've filled in the chips. Part of what makes it so cute is the original colors and the age. If you really want to repaint, can you highlight the fur to recreate the depth in the fur that is there now?

  • Alice Gilbert Alice Gilbert on Mar 15, 2019

    Clean with soft paint brush.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Mar 15, 2019

    If you spray painted the entire bunny one color --- you would get an updated bunny and not even notice the chips! Win. Win.

    • Baba Baba on Mar 16, 2019

      I agree.... ‘tis is what I would do..... but if your not into one solid color you could add color after painting white... it would just bring her into the now!!

      she is adorable..... good find!!

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Mar 15, 2019

    I wouldn't want to paint over the bunny's original colors, that's what makes him (her?) so charming! The lovely pink blush on the cheek, the lavender color on the hat (?) or bow (?), and the "fur" looks so realistic! Painting it a solid color or adding glitter or whatever would erase all of that charm - no, please don't do it!

  • Barbara Taft Trono Barbara Taft Trono on Mar 16, 2019

    I would just paint the chips to match the current body coloring but give a new trendy color hat goes with your colors, perhaps a fresh clear coat over all. That’s it.

  • Miss Daisy Miss Daisy on Mar 16, 2019

    I LOVE her !!! Just as she is . Would LOVE to see how you decide to restore her.

    • Lisa Lisa on Mar 16, 2019

      I know! She's so adorable! I'll post a pic when I'm done😊

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Mar 16, 2019

    I love the original colors too! But I understand not everyone likes vintage decor. You may find that you don't need to fill in the chipped areas. I'd try painting first myself. I expect the chipped areas stand out now because they are white against a color.

  • Carolyn from NH Carolyn from NH on Mar 16, 2019

    I would get out your acrylic paints and a paper plate and start trying to match up colors. Then spray with a flat sealer.

  • Mary Ann Mary Ann on Mar 16, 2019

    I would not change anything either. Have you ever heard of dry brushing for ceramics? I did ceramics for years and it is a miracle!!! It is hard to explain but very easy to do. Look it up on google they can explain it, and you can "fix" what ever you want on your very,very cute bunny.

    • Lisa Lisa on May 04, 2019

      I never heard of dry brushing, but I'll definitely look it up. Thanks  !!

  • Cindy Cindy on Mar 16, 2019

    Spray water and Dawn on it. 3 forths Dawn and 1/4 water in a small spray bottle.

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