Friday, January 4, 2013

A Little Corner Face Lift



Now that the new year is here, I have been in the mood to change a "few" problem areas that still need fixing in my home.  I shared with you all my master bedroom redo that I did last year, and it is still by far, one of my favorite transformation to date, but I have yet to show you the whole room.  I have been slowly working on it, and cannot wait to show the final reveal, but in the meantime, I thought I share this little face lift I gave my buddy vixen (yes, I named him).  I have been over to Molly's blog (I adore her blog and decor), and she has a gazelle inside of a frame on her wall, and I really wanted to recreate the same look. I purchased Mr. Vixen at a local antique store, and bought the same frame she has at IKEA.  I decided to spray paint the frame white, to go with all the white in the room, and I also spray painted my little friend in metallic silver, because he was a little scary looking before:







Especially This:




And here they both after the paint job:













Love them!  I am finishing painting the dresser right below this wall, and will hopefully have it ready for show next week.  I cannot wait for this area to be complete.  

Hope you have a great weekend!


36 comments:

  1. Kristel, he's super charming! You're right, those eyes were a little scary, but he's spiffy in silver! Question about your frame, could you tell me about how big the opening is? I got a new deer friend for Christmas and was planning to try out that Ikea frame around him too. But, you know we're not close and it would have to wait until the next trip. I'm just wondering if it would even fit-he's pretty big. If you have a chance I'd appreciate it! You're walls are such a pretty color, too, I love the combo you put together!

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  2. Very very cute! Love me some faux taxidermy! xo

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  3. Love the silver! Makes everything regal, don't you think? Wonderful job! Melinda

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    1. Yes, I may just spray paint all of my furniture this silver ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Wow! What a huge difference painting the deer made! Love it!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  5. Nice work! I love the way your "little friend" looks in silver, a definite improvement!

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  6. oh, wow--he looks so different (and, yes, definitely less scary!) after. nice!

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  7. This is so much my style. I love it. I would love if you linked this up to my new link party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-ever-link-party.html

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Glad to see you back! You went missing for a few months ;) XO

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    1. Yes, life just got in the way, but I'm so glad to be back!

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  10. I absolutely freaking love this! I am all for deer heads, cant get enough of them but unfortunately theres just not a lot of them in the stores here in Perth. I keep hunting out the op shops and hoping one day Ill find one!
    I have the same ikea frame, mine is black and I have framed wallpaper in it. I love seeing how others use the same item - gives me lots of new ideas :)

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  11. So pretty! I love your silver, gray, and white. I need to head to IKEA and get me one of those frames! Thanks for sharing your great idea. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. I really love that. Don't be surprised when you see something similar pop up over at my blog : )

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  13. So awesome. I really love this, especially in silver. If only I could find a fake. Plenty of the real deal here in Texas, though!

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  14. I love this gorgeous project Kristel!!! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Things Party at twelveOeight :)

    xoxo, Tanya

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  15. Looks amazing! I love the silver such a great make over! I have been on the hunt for a deer head to pain for months and months, this gives me hope that it is out there and I will find it!

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    1. I know what you mean, before I spotted this guy, the only other place I had seen one was on etsy. Good luck with your search, I'm sure you will find one.

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  16. waaaaaaay better silver! I am hanging a ceramic deer head over my mantle tonight! Loving it:)

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  17. love your little makeover of the deer, so fun for a quick wall change...I have on on the wall white with a rosemary wreath around his neck...fun i think...glad I found your blog...I am a new follower of yours and will surely be back to visit again to see whats up...come on over for a visit...

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  18. I love how this turned out and am excited to see the whole room reveal.

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  19. Kritel love his makeover!! He is so chic now. Thanx for joining THT.

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  20. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  21. I love this!! I saw this featured on the Winthrop Chronicles and I am so happy i did! Those eyes are super creepy, but look great painted! I am pinning and will keep my eye out for one of these guys!

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  22. Hi Kristel. I am featuring this on my blog today. Thanks for linking up to my first party. The 2nd party starts today around 3 pm (eastern time). I hope that you can link up again. Thanks.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. Ok, I love this! found you on a link party and and I am glad I did. I have this frame and just painted it aqua and I have been wondering and wondering what to put in it! Wonderful idea!


    The House of Shoes

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  24. I really like what you've done with the previously scary (those eyes!) deer head. It is so pretty now. Congrats on being featured on From My Front Porch to Yours. Patti

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  25. I love love love this! I featured it on my blog today http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/shout-out-sunday-4.html

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  26. This is so, so cool! I have been warming up to the (fake) animal head art idea, and yours is the perfect example of what I was looking for! I would have no idea where to find a head...but now I'm on the lookout. I just discovered your blog...and am so glad to now be following along!

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    1. I just can't warm up to it although I've tried. Seems a bit creepy to me to go to bed with this staring at yo

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    2. Understandable, I felt like you when the trend first started, but my only consolation was that I knew it would be fake, I could never do the real thing...yikes!

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    3. I featured this post on my blog along with a link back to your cool project! Yours was a favorite among my collection.

      http://idloveitback.blogspot.com/2013/02/getting-in-touch-with-my-wild-side.html

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