Many of us have seen the trend over the past couple of years of antlers or animal head mounts being used in home decor.
I have loved this look ever since my trip to South America. While having drinks in the fabulous La Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, I fell in love with the decor of the decadent library bar.
Well, while I loved the sexy red velvet couch and all, it doesn’t really fit my home decor style. No, my house isn’t decorated like a bordello. I know..shocker! I also loved the bathroom at this hotel bar. Take a look at these faucets!
Aren’t they awesome? And the wall to wall marble was divine. But, considering one of those faucets probably cost a small fortune and the fact that I like swans, but I’d rather just see them while visting the Boston Public Gardens, I decided to leave that trend at La Faena too. But, the deer mounts was something I was digging and I knew it would be feasible. No, I wasn’t going to yank their mounts off the wall! I mean, seriously…customs, people!
Having a father who hunts, I knew I could defintely get my hands on a deer mount. However, that wasn’t really what I wanted. And then the trend began… I began seeing the white mounts in all of my favorite home decor magazines and all over the blog world. I really wanted to splurge, but I couldn’t justify spending close to $200 for a white mount that I would likely grow sick of at some point (because I’m fickle like that).
And then one day about a month or so ago, I was in Hobby Lobby picking up supplies and decided to just walk down the clearance aisle. And would you look what I found!
And it was only $39! Come on Mr. Antelope…you’re about to get a lil’ paint job. So, I brought him home and quickly sprayed him with glossy white spray paint (Krylon primer and paint in one, of course).
So, I hung it right above my red velvet couch! No, no…I hung it right above my Craigslist settee.