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DIY Farmhouse Painted Deer Head

By: Christina Jenkins
December 16, 2016

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DIY Farmhouse Painted Deer Head

The other day I stopped at a yard sale and I picked up this faux deer head.  I am not a big fan of metallics in my home so the silver color was not doing it for me.  BUT I know NEVER to let the color of anything to deter me from picking up a bargain at a yard sale if I love the piece but don’t love the color --- because of the power of PAINT!

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz - Pure White
  • Paint Brush
  • Faux Deer Head


DecoArt pretty much has a paint that can be used on anything home and craft related.  For this project I chose to use DecoArt Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Bright White.  I love this new line of paint and can’t wait to use it on some more projects around the house.  Perfect for smallish projects when you don’t want to go buy a whole gallon or quart of paint.

It took just a few minutes to apply  - and I did 2 coats.  Seriously like a 10 minute project (minus drying time).  Now my faux deer head fits into my home and decor style.  I love the satin almost matte finish to the paint too – makes it looks like this deer head always looked like this.

I mounted him on this pallet wood backdrop I made a while ago – doesn’t he look perfect?!

I seriously can’t decide which room I want to put him in because I sort of want to hang him in every room!

So many fun possibilities – hang a wreath around his neck, leave him bare, tie a bow around his neck – he will be so fun to decorate for different seasons too!

So don’t pass up those bargain secondhand finds just because of the color – just pick up a jar of paint!

Be sure to visit The Frugal Homemaker  for more projects and to learn more about Christina Jenkins.


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