Doh! A deer!

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I’ve been digging all of the fun resin woodland animal busts that are popular these days, but let’s face it, these are a trend and not worth the $100+ most retailers want.

When I got an email that I had a decent sum of expiring eBay bucks, that somehow lead to a purchase of this…buck.  And also Chloe’s mini elephant bust.  If you strike out with or don’t like ebay, you can also buy the buck here and mini elephant here.

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Now, let’s clarify that I like the white and/or metallic busts, not the realistic ones.  However, I couldn’t argue with only a few bucks out of pocket for the two busts for the realistic ones when I always have plenty of spray paint on hand left over from other projects.

I had to quickly spray paint this guy so he’d stop staying at me with those dark, creepy eyes.  I used Rustoleum High Performance Enamel in flat white (my go-to) and the Krylon Chrome that I used to update our kitchen door push plate.

The results were just what I wanted!

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The antlers come off easily and I spray painted them seperately.  It took a ton of thin coats of white for good coverage with all of the nooks and crannies of the fur detail.  Oddly, my husband asked if he could have a plain one for his man cave.  We’ll have see about that one. I’m not sure I want a faux buck head staring at me while I’m watching Bambi with the girls on a quiet day.

If you’re not up for a project, there are white faux deer busts available on amazon.com for under $100 here and here.  They are the same deer head painted for you.

 

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