Sunday, November 29, 2015

The safari-thing gets a facelift!

I have fallen into a terrible habit of not taking "before" pictures of anything. Not to mention photos of the steps and mistakes on the way to "finished." When something is finished and I'm setting up the tripod, then I think about all the opportunities I had to show the good, bad and ugly.

Next time, I vow. Next time.

This baby was done in a distressed leather finish all over. I could only envision it in a safari style decor.

Isn't the detail pretty? I kick myself because I experimented with crackle on the sides but never took pictures.


The brown leatherette (or whatever) covered the safari-thing inside and out. I left some here because it was a nice accent to the white.

This deck Oops, Safari-thing, has so much shape and the original brown highlighted it beautifully



  1. Well Daena I don't know what to say other than that I hope your physician is wrong and I will pray for you. I hope you are not in any pain. Carla

  2. Well Daena I don't know what to say other than that I hope your physician is wrong and I will pray for you. I hope you are not in any pain. Carla

  3. I've been following your blog for a while. I love your makeovers and am so happy when I see you post knowing you have been able to do what you love. You have an incredible spirit and I absolutely hate that you have been given this news from your doctor. I am sorry.

  4. The safari-thing turned out beautifully! The news from the doctor stinks! I know you will do everything in your power to prove him wrong - and will keep the attitude going. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts. xoxoxo

  5. Hugs and prayers my old friend ~ Hoping the Dr is wrong.
    And I Love your Safari Thing!

  6. I have loved and followed you for years. Every time I see a Bad Rabbit post I get so excited and always open it first. Your work is beyond awesome and your story is so touching. Your strength amazing.
    I work for Hospice and can tell you first hand that no one can tell you how much longer you have to walk this Earth School. I have seen people told they have 2 months and live 2 years; 2 days turn into 2 months. It's never clear and never predictable. And trust me, the human spirit plays a HUGE part. And yours glows strong. Hang tough and carry on! Your presence inspires many, many souls. Thank you!

  7. Doctors do their best, but they are not always right. I love your posts and your spirit as others have said. You bring all of us joy and smiles and I have learned a great deal from you.
    Now - here's the significant other has cancer too - he's tried all the "mainstream med" treatments, didn't work. He now follows a "natural" treatment for lack of a better word - nutritional (raw food diet mostly, meaning salads, smoothies, spices like ginger, cumin, etc); he uses a dry heat sauna daily (sweats out the toxins), lots of supplements (D3, B12, calcium, etc). His feeling is that if you can strengthen the immune system, the body can heal itself or at least improve itself. He's now lived with this disease for over 5 years and is showing small signs of improvement in his labs. Oh, and essential oils too - mainly frankincense. Just wanted to pass that on. Sending prayers your way.

  8. As a fellow cancer fighter and furniture painter, you have been such an inspiration to me. I find this news has jolted me to my bones. PLEASE GET A SECOND - THIRD - WHATEVER OPINION. Do you have access to The Hutch in Seattle? Renal failure specialist? Please. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Deb in Summerville

  9. I figure there are many ways to leave this earth. One of them is to leave without regrets. Spend time with those who matter. Say what needs to be said. Do it the way you want to do it — not to please other people. Continue to make plans. Keep us posted, if you want to.

  10. I love your safari-thing! Your spirit continues to inspire all us readers. I too am thrilled to see your latest post in my inbox. I'm looking forward to the finished armoire! thanks Hugs, Mary

  11. As another cancer fighter (also rare and aggressive) and painter all I can offer is positive thoughts. Keep busy and do what makes you happy. That's what gets me through this fight.

  12. Danae passed away in December. She was my sister-in-law. She was a talented and amazing lady and I still miss her desperately. Thank you all for your kind words. I know she would have appreciated them.

    1. I'm so sorry for your loss. This is one of my favorite blogs and Danae's story telling and spirit have touched my heart.

      I was just coming by to do a bing read as I always do because I can't keep up with daily or even weekly posts from my favorites.

      I see now that it has been a long time since I stopped by for a visit. I'm truly sorry for your families loss. I will continue to re-visit all the beautiful history and little legacy that Danae left here on Bad Rabbit Vintage.

      Blessings to you and your family and Mr. Bad Rabbit too.


  13. I've just been enjoying reading this post.. then started to comment..

    I am so sorry for your loss.. xx

  14. Just came back to this blog after a long absence. So sorry to hear about Danae's passing. I loved her spunky spirit and style. I think often about her cat, Inspection 7 or whatever. I got a giggle from that name. She will be missed. xoxo to her family.