That's right. I gave in.
Here they are:
But you wont believe what they looked like before! Come take a look...
Not much of a deal if they are just shoved in a cabinet. I had plans for them but just wasn't sure exactly how I was going to execute it, until today. I purchased a wood plaque to mount them on, but they just never looked right tied up the way they were. I also couldn't figure out how I was going to adhere them to the surface of the plaque.
I felt daring and I got out our chisel and hammer and chipped away at the antlers until they came apart. I wasn't sure if it would work for fear of the ceramic plaste cracking, but it DID work!
I used super glue and glued some pieces together and then chiseled and filed away at the parts that stuck out. There was still a hole in the side...now what?
Buttercup's PlayDoh to the rescue!
I smoothed it over even more than what the pic shows and it worked great!
I allowed it to dry overnight and then spraypainted the antlers with Gold SprayPaint! I used Rustoleum Metallics brand, my favorite!
I SuperGlued my antlers to the wood plaque that I painted with a matte black craft paint and again let it dry overnight.
Here is my super complicated glueing technique - I propped the antlers up on some fake apple decor since they seemed to be just the right height for this project.
Worked like a charm!
Bet you cannot even tell where the PlayDoh is, can you?
I added a wooden decor piece and a glass knob that I originally purchased for my friend's Spartan Green Dresser makeover last year. You can see how I transformed the dresser HERE.
Finally I added a bit more gold by dry brushing the edges and embellishment with some shiny craft paint. A great little touch in my opinion especially since I wanted it to flow with the other pieces in my entryway.
Buttercup decided it would be a great scarf holder and I agree, look how cute! I love how it serves as double duty! You could also hang jewelry or cute little signs on it or just leave it as-is.
I can imagine something cute on it for Valentine's Day.
For another fun Faux Mounted Deer Head project Click HERE, you will never believe what I made it out of.
What a fun project! I love the way it turned out - what do you think?
Do you think the Glammed Up Antler Craze is just a fading fad or here to stay?
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