More Deer Decor

I may be on the downside of a trend, but I just love the clean look of alabaster mounted deer heads. They run anywhere from $30 to $100-plus each -not in my budget, so I hit ebay for vintage ones to paint. I kept an eye out for several months so the most I paid was around $15 for a large head plus shipping.




The before montage are the ebay seller’s photos. Some are wood, some chalkware and some plastic. I also picked up a couple of miniature plastic deer at the craft store.

I painted them with matte acrylic craft paint, and replaced the wood mounting plaques on a few.

I had some fun with colors and went black for the matching pair and coral red for the one that hangs over my studio door.

The deer watching me from atop my monitor was spray painted silver. One seller threw in another head cheap that is made of leather. It’s a little creepy, but he looks interesting as-is guarding my jobs board.

If you look close you may notice something a little wacky. The coordinating deer and moose (shown on the right side of the sellers’ photo montage) had their antlers confused before shipping. My daughter noticed the faux pas only after I’d painted and hung them. (White deer/moose antlers over window and red moose/deer antlers over door.) It’s just too funny to fix.

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