Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Deer, Oh Deer!

I have been dying to add some antlers to my decor....I know sounds crazy right?!  But I have seen so many of these sucka's on Pinterest and I fell in love! 

Here's what I did to get the look. First, I got myself some antlers. Luckily was husband's cousin has a set just laying around, crazy right?! Well not actually considering he's from the country and deer are everywhere! I picked up a wooden plaque, spray paint, and some painter's tape and got to work.

I spray painted the tips of my antlers first [Rustoleum "Paprika" red], waited for them to dry and then taped the tips in order for me to spray paint the rest of the antlers white.

Next, I painted by plaque gray. After the paint dried, I used my painter's tape to DIY some chevron lines...not exactly as easy as I thought it would be!  Then I spray painted the entire plaque white. Hindsight being 20/20, I think painting the plaque would have given me cleaner lines...although there were only a few spots where I had issues.

Once all of the paint was dry, I positioned the antlers where I wanted them on the plaque and had my husband drill right through the back of the plaque right into the antlers. Please make sure it's sturdy and won't fall off of the wood, if you're planning on trying this one!

The next time you have some obnoxious antlers lying around, the could become your most talked about piece of decor.  

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  1. LOVE your take on the deer antlers! They look GREAT!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening :)