DIY Farmhouse Painted Deer Head
By: Christina Jenkins
December 16, 2016
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!
- 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.