Is anyone else loving the funky deer wall art right now?
I don’t know why I like it so much, I guess it’s just a little off beat yet on trend.
Plus, the deer is actually a very elegant creature, their form is really quite sculptural (and that my friends, is my philosophical opinion on the subject of why I like them).
But anyway, I really love these paper mache animal sculptures from West Elm.
but don’t want to shell out the $99 plus shipping to hang it in my house.
Okay, so without spending a fortune, I wanted to create a unique art piece for my own home featuring said deer silhouette.
My daughter Arah and I were out thrifting recently, and noticed this vintage white plastic frame and cardboard print. I know I’ve passed up these things a hundred times at Goodwill, but for some reason it caught my eye this day. I think this plastic art was trending around mid-century, maybe even early sixties, but I’ll admit, while I like almost all things vintage, this look has just never done it for me.
Once I got it home and pondered, brainstormed, and schemed a bit, we decided it would be the perfect piece to paint and use for the deer head.
First, I took it apart, which was easy because it was only stapled in the back.
On the plastic, I decided spray paint was going to be the best way to tackle the painting. Using my favorite Krylon color Ocean Breeze blue, and black, one coat and a little areas of touch up did the trick.
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