Thursday, October 21, 2010

It was old and tacky so I thought of you.

My friend: "It was old, tacky and destined for the dump, so naturally I thought of you."
Me: "Thank You I guess. What is it?"
My Friend: "Deer parts."
Me: "Why not."
This happens a lot to me, not necessarily the deer parts part, but the "old and tacky so thinking of you" part. There is a compliment in there, really. My friends know that I can turn trash to treasure or as I call it, my Repurposed Treasure.

So take one deer trophy mount that has seen better days,
Add a $2.00 mirror purchased at a recent church sale,

Dust if off and paint everything with high gloss white, yes, even the fur.

Before and


The completed project, a gorgeous mirror for your foyer. Just think, those little hooves could hold umbrellas or hats. I call it "Sculptural Bambi". Painted white, those little hooves look like they were carved from marble. The mirror fit perfectly, as if it was made for the piece.

Personally, I think this mirror would look right at home with these Country Living photo shoots.

Just imagine it hanging by the back door instead of that boring framed print. Hey, I think I may be on to something. What do you think?

Today I am linking up with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday. (Please click here to see some fabulous make-overs). I am also over at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday for all kinds of fun show and tell goodies (Please click here). I am so proud of myself that I actually remembered (took my time for once) to take the before shots.

Got it at Goodwill


Kaybe said...

Wow! Girl, you rocked that mirror!

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

OMG, this is brilliant. I agree with Kaybe, you totally rocked that mirror. And the Deer Hooves made me smile.

Thanks for checking out my blog, and here's an old post that might make you wretch, or laugh, and think about where those Deer Feet came from:

Amy said...

Wow, you are creative! I never would have thought of that! I think it turned out so cool!

Kelly said...

Love it!!! I acquired a fantastic green glass bowl and candy dish this weekend from my hubby's grandmother who thought of me when she found these "old things" in her closet!

D.E. said...

Love your project! Thanks for the comment on my blog. DE

sissie said...

If anyone can take something old and tacky and make it beautiful, then it's you! I would have tossed that in the dumpster because I could not see a vision of loveliness the way you did.

Yes, it would look better in that photo than the boring print by the door.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's really nice. REALLY it is! I just have trouble getting over the deer parts!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Sherry, this is so funny I am alternating between laughing and being grossed out by the idea of seeing deer feet every time I come home to hang up my coat! I do think it would add some life to some of those boringly generic rooms! Linda

suzieQ said...

I like the overall effect, but I too am a little grossed out by the deer feet. Your solution and projected use for it is brilliant. Now, will this go in the shop or will you treasure it forever?