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So I was at the store when I saw this giant moose head and I wanted it and I bought it. Normally I have to think and hem and haw but I went ahead and got it. Originally was $70 and I got it for half price. After I started driving home I began to hyperventilate a bit realizing that I just spend $35 on this thing and it really isn’t very big. Did I just make a very big mistake?
I carry my moose to Rob’s studio and I go in with, what I’m absolutely sure is, the saddest face I had worn all week. Feeling guilty I show him the moose and then tell him how much I had just paid for it. And his response? Can it go in my studio? What?! Heck no! This is going in MY office! :) It’s weird how quickly I went from downtrodden to “get your own friggin’ moose head buddy”.
And then we talked about getting something bigger for the living room where we could both enjoy it. After looking around online we found that the white and gold faux taxidermy like we were looking for were quite expensive and not all that big. Suddenly my $35 didn’t seem all that bad, even if it is on the small side. Eventually I ran across this artificial deer head at Amazon and I was instantly appalled at how ugly it was. My ‘deer’ word it was trying to look real to the point that it looked even more fake!
Since it was pretty much the same price as what I paid for my moose and this guy was waaay bigger at 16 inches wide and 21 inches tall I went ahead and Amazon Primed that ugly faux taxidermy right on up without another thought. And you know, sometimes I kind of wonder what the Amazon people think I’m up to. My orders are all freaking over the place!
When it arrived Lucy hated it. She wanted to kill it. That was after she got over being afraid of it. And Rob was all “dang! that thing is so cheesy!”
And because it’s not that difficult to figure out, I didn’t even bother taking pictures of the process…
You see this particular fake deer head has antlers that remove. I think it’s to keep the box size and shipping costs down BUT it works so well when you want gold antlers and a white head. There was no taping off. No fussing with over-spray. It was amazing. I simply placed the 2 antlers on one piece of cardboard and the head on another and got after it.
It got to hang out in the garage for a good couple of days to get rid of that headache inducing spray paint smell but after that it was golden. I put it up on the wall and my Mr. Rob saw it first thing coming in the front door and told me just how cool it was. Huzzah! Success!
Since I already have white and gold spray paint because I craft and use it often, this deer head cost me less than $40. Boom! I didn’t prime it and I didn’t seal it and I figure if I decide I want to change the colors I totally can. We even were talking about maybe dark aqua antlers.
In the end, this fake 8 point buck bust, created a project was so quick, so simple and saved me so much dough that I’m counting it as a huge win. This sucker is big, this sucker is just the color I want and it was cheap. Winning! :)
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