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Decorating with Antlers

I’ve had these for a while now (Thanks Chad~Deer Hunter Insurance Man).  I did a lot of google  searching, trying to decide how to mount them and I found this on Amazon.com:

Authentic 8 Point Deer Antlers on European Mount Wall Panel

I know some people don’t like to decorate with them, but I kinda like them in a “natural nature”  kinda way.  I did actually kill an 8 point once.  It just happened to destroy the front run in to my RX 300 early one morning, I was on my way to TN for the birth of my second grandson. Needless to say, I arrived a little late and a lot shaken!  It was a long time before I drove in wee hours of the morning again.  I still find myself thinking about deer e.v.e.r.y! time I get behind the wheel of a car.

Look away now, if you don’t like antlers.  Come back soon when I just paint or sew something.

I decided to mount them just like they were.  I mean if the European version sells for $249, then this mount is good enough for me!

I painted my $2.99 –
piece of wood, Old White.  And because I can.  I stenciled with a pretty green:

 

 

I sanded it and waxed it,  mounted a picture hanger on the back.  Attached the antlers:

I took it outside to get some photos in a natural setting, before it hangs on the wall in the green room.

 

 

Here’s a few of famous people that decorate with antlers:  Miss Mustard Seed, Southern Hospitality and The Nester, what about you?
It looks fun, just like the pig jumping in the lake picture!  Hope you’re having a great day!  🙂

Funky Junk

16 comments

  1. Know what… good for you! I haven’t caught the antler bug but you managed to take them beyond your typical antler. Fun call!

    Donna

  2. Good job Debbie ! The challenge was to step outside of your comfort zone even if some wouldn’t like it . I LOVE it ! I decorate with antlers all the time. Most of mine are sheds my husband has found , but he is a hunter so I have quite a few. I even have an elk shed ( that can be tricky to work with , let me tell you ! )
    If you are interested , check out my post from Sept. – Antlers and Acorns @
    http://makinghome-dawn.blogspot.com/2011/09/antlers-and-acornsits-start.html

  3. I love what you did with these antlers. I attached a loose one I purchased to a plaque, too. I am way into antlers. Love them. So Charles Faudree.

  4. Love your antlers…also love the IKEA window panels! Green is so fresh…goes great with the antlers! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Chlvie Stephenson

    Hi Debbie,

    So nice to meet you and thank you so much for coming by and visiting my blog. Yes, I have many books. Those that I shared are just a few . . . I love them in fact I purchased 2 more just yesterday! I can’t wait to get into those babies. I will add you to my blog list and I look forward to seeing more of your creative style!!!

    Thanks again,
    Chlvie

  6. Hope your husband likes! Thanks Leslie!

  7. Thanks PJ, I know antlers like these are not for everyone.

  8. Debbie, those are cute! I do like antlers and hung one on the wall in the green porch at my parents. It feels right at home. Good for you for personalizing! Thanks for the shout-out.

  9. Now that’s different! Very unique Debbie.

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