Today is my Birthday! Yup, the big 3-1! Yikes! In honour of such a terrifying realization, I bought myself a little gift. Honestly, I didn't go out looking for anything, but I'd wanted one for a really long time so when I found the perfect one, there was no way it wasn't coming home with me!
Introducing the newest addition to our Animal House:
I've had my eye on a stag head for the front entrance for a really long time. A white one actually, but since I'm a little late to the faux taxidermy party, I hadn't been able to find a reasonably priced one that looked proper/realistic. I was just trolling around HomeSense yesterday when I happened upon this perfect guy!
Honestly, I almost missed him since Gold isn't really my color and I don't typically go down the aisle with the magnifying glasses and other masculine pieces... but there was actually a mount of antlers (that were broken) that made me do a double take, so I went back and there he was!
His profile is perfect. I love that he has the detailing that looks like fur. Upon close inspection, he had no chips or broken antlers which always seem to be the issue when I come across stags.
You wouldn't believe how happy it made me when I saw him on the wall!
His coloring in these photos shows a lot brassier than he is in person and while I love seeing gold items in other people's interiors, I just knew he was meant to be white.
But immediately after I took these photos, off he went to the garage for a makeover!
Here's his new look:
Of course, I'm pretty much the worst spray painter there is, plus it's really hard to paint something like this without getting drips since you have to keep flipping him, but I think I did a pretty good job!
Of course, I gave him a few coats of Krylon white primer to cover the gold
and then went with White in a gloss finish.
Love, love, Love!
Have you spray painted anything lately?