Taxidermy Makeover

You've got to love a great garage sale find.  I was so excited when I found a set of steer horns last week at a sale for $25.

 Finds like this excite me because it allows me to follow current decor trends without spending a lot and then feeling guilty after the trend has run it's course.  

After they got a mini-makeover, I hung them in my Dining Room/Home Office.

 This is what they looked like when I found them....


The tan leather, silver studs and rope trim were not about to make their way into my dining room so I called upon my very best friend: 

Krylon paint sticks to anything.  I taped my horns with painters tape and gave the trim two coats of off white spray paint.


Here are a few horn inspiration collages.  All images courtesy of Pinterest. 

Isn't this a great idea?  Antler jewelry display.

Silver antler it.

How cute is this?  Decorate your antlers for Christmas.  

One Kings Lane and West Elm have really cool taxidermy art pieces. 

(West Elm)

  Taxidermy is a great conversation piece.  These horns have stirred up a lot of controversy in our home.  Some of of us love them and the others "don't get it".  What do you think?

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  1. Love them and love what you have done with yours.

  2. I found your blog fairly recently and love all of your ideas. Except this one. :) Count me on the side that doesn't get (or like) the taxidermy decor at all!

  3. It looks great with the white. I love me some taxidermy:)

  4. Looks a ton better with the white however I am thumbs down with taxidermy ;)

  5. Having a husband that is an avid hunter, I have grown to love taxidermy! I totally get it! :)

  6. Count me in with Anonymous #2: Husband, taxidermy (lots of it!) in his study (but ONLY in his study) ... I get it!

    Stop by if you get a chance. My Vintage Linen & Dish Auction starts Thursday. Just click the auction button on my sidebar for details!

  7. It depends on the piece for me, but I LOVE what you did w/ your horns :)

  8. Love the horns! Great idea! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

  9. Weird question for you, if you've got time to answer it. We've been looking for a picture frame to hold a ton of pictures in it, just like the one you've got in this post. Any idea where it came from? My grandpa wants one for pictures of his grandkids. Thanks!


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