I've been wanting some antlers for a long time. I see them everywhere when I'm browsing decorating and design sites. I hope it's not a fad that will pass too soon. At any rate I live in Wisconsin, in the heart of deer hunting country, so chances are it will never go out of style here. I could have a wall full of antlers and my home decorated in blaze orange and some people here wouldn't bat an eye.
Of course the red velvet and fake wood mount will be going. Not my style. Then it's a matter of deciding what I want to do. The options are almost endless.
I could leave them as they are, perhaps mounted on a piece of weathered wood for hanging, minus the velvet. I could use them as a rack for hanging jewelry or scarves and that sort of thing.
Another choice would be to separate the antlers and use them as part of a tabletop arrangement or display of some kind.
At the moment I'm leaning towards painting them. I really like the look of all white against a black wall. I don't have a black wall, except in my kitchen, and I'm pretty sure I don't want them there. So I'd have to figure out where I might want to do that. My porches have white clapboard walls like this first picture so that is an option.
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I'm sure I'll be killing a lot more time on Pinterest and Etsy in the next few days before making a decision. If nothing else I have been looking for a new toilet paper holder for the bathrooom...
Oh, and I guess I didn't mention that I paid less than $4 for these! What would you do if a set of antlers came your way? (Hopefully not while driving down the road.) I'm curious. Leave them natural? Paint them? Any other creative ideas out there?