I fell in love with the little fella below when I was wandering the racks at Kohls for last-minute Christmas shopping this past weekend.
I kind of have a thing for ceramic animals (and antlers!) and have always felt that they add a little special and contemporary something to a room.
Bringing him home made me wonder what other inspiration is out there for decorating with faux antlers throughout the house.
The search was on and it produced some seriously beautiful results:
Can you spot the antlers? It’s kind of like a Where’s Waldo for deer heads… each of these homes creatively showcase their version in a different way.
Plus this is sort of the perfect time of year to add them to your space, no?
I don’t know how I feel about the real deal – I think I prefer the animal-friendly, crisp white versions for now (and on the pro side, they won’t turn your living room into a hunting lodge decorating-wise).
And here’s the last of them! Mmm, love the look. It’s bold and maybe a bit trendy, but they sure look darn good in these inspirational spaces.
Image sources from top: Flickr “It’s Great to be Home”, DecorPad, Graham and Green, Young House Love, Bower Power, Made by Girl’s living room via Hygge Nook, Decor8, Domino Magazine, Lonny Magazine via Things We Love, Style Files, Just Something I Made and House Beautiful.
Four days until Christmas!
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When I was working on the inspiration board for our bedroom I had my heart pretty set on simple drop cloth white curtains. What could be a cheaper material and a more classic look than basic white canvas?
Ahhh if they only sold basic white canvas drop cloths. I checked five hardware stores (which sort of takes away from the low-cost mission) and came up with tan/natural options only. I even considered a) ordering online and paying to have the canvas shipped to me or b) purchasing canvas fabric from the local discount fabric shop and hemming them myself. Both seemed too time consuming for what was supposed to be a basic project…
Thankfully a recent trip to Ikea revealed white panels for $14.99/pair. Perfect! Drop cloth canvases from Lowes were roughly the same price for a similar amount of material.
Drop cloth curtains would require curtain clips, so I modified my Ikea panels to create a look slightly more jazzed up look by trimming each tab off of the top of the curtains.
Then up went the rods and bamboo roman shades!
I like to hang rods slightly higher than the window frame to add a little drama.
Each curtain panel received a set of curtain clips (you can find these at your local home improvement store or home decor store) and a very thorough ironing.
I wanted the curtains to pool a bit at the bottom so I didn’t bother hemming them (that’s not a pretty pool job above, but you get the idea…). A quick application of iron-on hem tape would take care of raising the length if need be.
And there they are! Not much to holler about but a clean, basic, affordable solution to what were empty and boring windows. It also has always bothered me that the window behind the bedframe was so much smaller than the actual headboard, now the curtains help to balance out the proportions.
One more project for the master bedroom down!
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I’m bringing it waaaaay back today with a follow-up to a forgotten room makeover project posted here on the blog a long time ago.
With the craziness surrounding the full kitchen remodel (DIY style) and the new nursery the bedroom redesign was sort of pushed aside. And by sort of, I mean completely put on hold and forgotten about for a good three months.
Here’s a reminder of the before-we-moved-in status:
There’s no longer carpeting in the room (why, why, why red?), nor are there bars on the windows and we painted the walls my favorite neutral tan. Then after agreeing on an espresso-colored bed and dresser off of Craigslist, Kev and I lived in a semi-complete room for a good bit of time. It never bothered me as we didn’t put the room on display when guests came over, just quietly closed the door and let our clothes remain stacked on the hamper and our bed sometimes unmade.
A few months ago I decided it was time to tackle the space and I used these rooms to build this inspiration board:
And so began the hunt for some of the key pieces/room additions.
Here’s a post on the DIY fabric headboard I made for the space and here’s the post on my hunt for a rug for the room (scored a great one at Overstock.com). Try as I might, I still couldn’t find that perfect mirror that I had envisioned for the space… I even wrote a post on my favorite contenders here.
And then the skies opened (cue the angels singing) and the perfect mirror appeared during one of my Michaels Craft Store visits. Best part of the whole deal? I picked it up for less than $50 with a 40% off coupon.
I think she’s perty. And it’s a perfect size for this corner wall space between windows (more on tackling those curtains to come).
Maybe it’s my nesting hormones or maybe I’m just tired of a dull space – but master bedroom, you’re finally getting the love you deserve!
Tags: Accessories, Bedroom, Decorating, DIY, Home, Mirror
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