April 28, 2012

Cheap Wall Art Ideas: Antler Silhouette Gallery Wall

I just went through 6 cans of spray paint. SIX.
 I decided I was done with antique gold accents and wanted more silver/champagne tones throughout our living room and entryway.

So I got some Krylon Champagne Mist and went crazy on three mirrors and twelve picture frames. And you thought I was kidding when I said I went crazy. While I was taking the gallery wall frames down to paint them, I decided to do something a little different and change out my vintage botanical prints to antler prints.
My husband could not be more pleased. Trading flowers for antlers is a big plus in the man-book-of-decor.
Surely that exists.

So, I found a few antler printables online, then printed and framed them.
Here is the final result of my new antler gallery wall!







I think it turned out pretty cool. And it's always nice to change things up a bit.
I also spray painted a few mirrors.
I did the one in the foyer that hangs on the rock wall.



I think it looks much better than the before. Don't you?



If you compare the photo above with the after photo, you can see that I also spray painted the mirror in the entryway 'nook', formerly known as the closet. (You can see more about that transformation here.) I also sprayed the vase a high gloss white (it used to be gold) and moved a little blue & silver striped rug onto the landing. I still need to update all of the light fixtures, but I've got a plan for that...later. 

(see more about the living room here)

I think the lighter metallic mirror enhances the stone wall much better than it did when it was dark gold.

Every thing just feels better now. 

As far as the antler wall goes, I got the idea after hanging the gallery wall of bird silhouettes I did in the striped guest bathroom.


If you want to print off your own deer and antler silhouettes, just google 'free deer silhouette' and 'free antler silhouette' and then just print, print, print, use up ink cartridge, use up ink cartridge, use up ink cartridge.

That's all there is to it. 
Oh, except for the fact that I had to take all of these bad boys down multiple times to spray paint the frames different colors.
I started off with white, and once they were all up, I hated it. Then chrome..which made it resemble a toolbox. Then finally settled on 'champagne'. Now I'm lovin' it.
Sigh. I hate not getting something right the first time, but I'm neurotic enough to keep at it 'til it's just right.


It's a subtle change, those antlers, but I think I like it better than the peacock feathers. They were too delicate for that big wall.
Oh, you delicate peacock, you!


So, what do you think? Do you like the antlers?






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8 comments:

  1. Oh I think you have totally reached the beautiful stage. Love all the silver and the antler pics are stunning. I would never have thought of that. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Hehehe! Thank you, Marty! You are just the sweetest thing ever! Hugs back atcha! :)

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  3. Great job. Love the changes.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. I love the change to the lighter metalic, especially on the stone wall. I love your site - fantastic makeovers!!!

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  5. Where did you get the frames and are they just 8x10?

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  6. Gorgeous! I'm also very curious to know what size the frames are...

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  7. Very elegant! What size frames did you use?

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