Friday, December 12, 2014

Deer Head Wall Art

I came across this pin a few months ago

The pin itself is wall art made of washi tape! Genius! I loved the idea, but wanted to add my own twist to it for a project for my booth! 

I've had this crate piece sitting around forever and I thought it would make the perfect backdrop for this fun deer head. 

For my piece, I really wanted the shape of the deer head be the focus rather than the tape. So, instead of washi tape I used painter's tape and used the pin as my guide to create my deer head on the crate piece. 

I dry brushed white paint over the tape and peeled it off once it was dry. 

I love the mix of the wood tone with the white!!! It turned out better than I was hoping!! 

I've got my eye out for another perfect piece of scrap wood to make another one! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Home Decor

I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start all of my Christmas decorating, but we went away for the holiday and I wanted to come home with it all finished and able to enjoy it. I got most of it done before we left and finished things up last weekend! 

I kept things pretty simple this year and only decorated our living room and kitchen. 

We need a new tree, but I'm waiting until the end of the season when they go on sale. In the meantime, we went with a very unconventional look and I really kind of like it!  

My husband and I put together this little "forest" by using a back piece of a chair as the base and wood trees I found last year at an antique store. 

I just found this well worn deer at a thrift store. It's missing an ear, has some cracks and lots of chipped paint, but I think he's so cute! 

I painted this cupboard white to use on my fake mantle and filled it with all my new Christmas finds! 

Moving onto the kitchen. I simplified my ironstone collection and had to include bottle brush trees. Who doesn't love those?!?

I love vintage ornaments and couldn't resist these bells made in West Germany when I spotted them at a thrift store. 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou