My Latest Project Reveal


There once was a girl lady who started a blog as a creative outlet. Only problem the creativity has grown even more by viewing other blogs and being inspired by such creativity. Yes, this has led to a compulsive flea market shopping addiction problem. I cannot stop!! While out on a flea market excursion last week I found this humongous pair of antlers. They were sticking out of a lower shelf and I gasped! I ran over and picked them up, looked at the tag, expecting them to be costly and then gasped again. They were only thirty two dollars! That is a really good price for antlers these days. I know a lot of you probably hate these things, but they are seen throughout Charles Faudree's coutry French books and look great mixed in with other things. They add such great texture. This is the largest set I have gotten. Most of mine are the tiny Roe deer antlers from Austria and they are quite costly. I saw two yesterday at the flea market and they wanted $78 for them.

Now my antlers came naked or without being attached to a plaque, but for thirty two dollars I had a plan. I went to Hobby Lobby which is right next door to this flea market and bought an unfinished plaque.

The plaque was only $9.99.

I already had the stain.

So I lightly sanded, stained, sanded,  and stained. Then I used a finishing paste wax.

Then Mr. Savvy put the picture hanging hooks and wire on for me. 
Isn't he the best!

Ta da!! The finished product. Not bad for $42. Now I will show you some different angles. These antlers have a strange shape to them. That may be why someone was getting rid of them.

I know a lot of ladies are grossed out by these and I will say I don't like a whole head looking at me, but these are o.k. since there are no eyes staring at me. Anyone that is familiar with Charles Faudree understands the love of antlers.

This is where I ended up hanging them. I am not sure I love them here. I am still thinking about it.
That is my new clock from One King's Lane. I bought it at a great price for a large wall clock. I
replaced the other one I had there since it quit working properly when we changed the time on
it for daylight savings time. I really wish we would just leave the time alone. If I could get rid of that 
thermostat in the middle of the wall I would be a lot happier, too.

I want to send out a huge thank you to Brenda over at The Cozy Little House for featuring my blog as
one of the blogs this week on her welcome wagon Friday! Please go over to her blog and check
out the other two blogs she is welcoming this week.

This week I am joining the following linky parties. for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

Home and Family part/ for  the DIY Project Parade on Sunday.
Please click on the links and go check out the other party goers this week. I am sure you will truly be
inspired as I have week to week.

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my sister's home. She truly does appreciate them.

Let me know you dropped by. I love your visits.

Everyone have a fantastic weekend!!

Y'all come back now,




  1. WOWZA on that Kim!!~ I like them I totally get the antler did a great job with the board too, staining it, and mounting them!!~ You go girl!

  2. I like the odd shape of the antlers personally. Looks very elegant. I know what you mean about those thermostats. Must be a way to cover those things up!

  3. Hey Kim...
    I'm at a loss for words...
    You could maybe hang a hat on them or
    A really colorful scarf...
    Did you name them?
    I think you should have a contest...
    A blog name your Antlers...

    maybe I'm not at a loss for words!

    Nice job hanging them...
    See...If they had a name I could say..
    "NIce spot to hang Charles"...
    or something like that!

    I'm done now...
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

    Love the clock!

  4. Hi Kim, I totally "get" you, as I have several sets of them myself, and yes, they are very French Country. You did a great job on the plaque for them. They get my vote!!

  5. Well at least I'm not the only one with the disorder. Love the antlers Kim!

  6. Kim, I have three brothers and a husband, think that is fine! Looks good!


  7. Kim, you did a great job with the antlers. They look a lot more expensive than $42!!! They look great!

  8. Hi Kim
    I'm sitting here in a hotel room in Tennessee with my feet up, resting from a day of running here and there. I thought it a perfect time to do some visiting.

    I love your antlers...great job with the plaque. I saw a couple of antler pairs at an antique shop in Franklin, yesterday. I think they were between $40 and $50. If you think you might be over in that direction on your next visit, e-mail me and I'll give you the shop name. I bought a bridge cloth and dresser scarf, there. Everything else I wanted wouldn't fit in the car!!:-)

  9. They look great in your home. Very chic. I have that same compulsive addiction, too. It must be contagious.

  10. I looove them, I too have a thing for antlers, bird nests...Hmmm, I guess things in general from nature! Thanks for sharing, they're fabulous! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  11. Hi Kim.. I am a total flea market addict too! Don't you just love it when you finialy find what you really want!
    I think you did a great job with the antlers:-)
    Your front door is gorgeous!

  12. You created a big statement with those antlers! They are truely fabulous. My husband hunts, but has NEVER gotten a deer! Goodness only knows... well, I don't dare let him know that antlers can be bought! They look wonderful on your wall too!

  13. I love them, and the fact that they are a little different in shape makes them all the more appealing!

    Kat :)

  14. I have never given them much thought, but yours look so great! Thanks for stopping by.

  15. I love and can appreciate your antlers. My husband thought I was crazy the first time I brought antlers home. I had him look at Faudree's decorating books to show him how popular antlers are. He still doesn't quite get it...but thats okay! I have now started collecting antler serving pieces.

  16. Well Kim, I would have never thought to buy the antlers, but you have done them such justice! Love what you did with them and love where you hung them. You had great creative vision to pick those out. I'm sure I'll be noticing antlers now every where I shop! LOL!

  17. I wasn't sure about those antlers until I saw them mounted. Suddenly I just love them. Your placement is perfect ... they found a new home with you. I enjoy your blog.

  18. Great job mounting your mount!
    My hubby would love it if we had some hanging around the house- he does have a huge elk rack in his office-

    bee blessed

  19. Kim, you did a lovely job with this project~ and I like the unusual shape of the antlers, too!

  20. Kim, You know I'm not grossed out by deer antlers. I have had antlers in my house all my life, and even had to help cut up a deer when I was a kid that my dad killed.... I love that you got creative and mounted these antlers. They look great on your stair wall. --Delores

  21. Some say that the thrill of the hunt is all, but it certainly is nice to actually get what you're looking for once in a while, isn't it?
    Great job with the antlers!

  22. Hi Kim, they really look great...Kathy

  23. Kim, your did a great job with the antler project and very thrifty, too!!

  24. Good Job Kim, now if you fill the whole wall with them, I may start to get worried. I love how they look though. Every southern home should have somewhere I guess. I need to start looking too. Thanks for the price check, now I know what to look for.

  25. Our deer, here in Australia, drop their antlers every year and as it happens we have quite a number of them. They are not joined but I have been checking them out lately as I saw some that had been painted white somewhere and they looked terrific. I love the shape and I think they look fabulous on that wall.

  26. Hello! Just stopping by to look around at Brenda's recommendation. :) She is absolutely correct...your blog is wonderful! I'll be back often. :)

  27. Kim, those antlers are magnificent!!! I LOVE 'em. I have quite a collection of "atrocities" as my family refers to them. LOL! Those are particularly attractive and you did a wonderful job mounting them. =)

  28. Hi Kim...

    Ohhh...aren't you the creative and talented one!!! I love your new antlers and the shape of them! You and honey did a fabulous job adding the how they look on your wall! And...I love your new clock too! Sooo very pretty, Darlin'! You have a gorgeous home, Kim! Thank you for sharing it and your antlers with us!

    I seen the "sweet mention" that Brenda did for you! She's so sweet and of the sweetest gals in blogland!

    Well my dear, I wanted to come by to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my "Springtime" tablescape...enjoyed our visit and your sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Have a fabulous Friday!
    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  29. Yes, that is a wonderful price on those honkin' big antlers!! I think that they look great on that wall with the clock.
    Wow! To have a flea market and a Hobby Lobby next door to each other, that would be my dream come true.
    Have a wonderful day!

  30. Kim...I LOVE THESE! You know I am an antler lover too. I love the vintage horns and the ones that aren't so vintage;)!

    I know waht you mean about the ladies that don't like these in blogland...I got such a negative response to my horn post...I took it down. I think I made some girls mad at me!

    I love them and like you if they are good enough for Charles...they are good enough for me;)

    I love where you placed your lovelies...perfect! Makes me want some more!


  31. Well now I can see how they look in the whole room a little better. I think they look good there. It was just hard to tell by the close-up pics I saw before. Those antlers add alot of charm to your room. I think you and Doug did a great job with it.

  32. Hi Kim, well they say the first step is to admit you have a problem, and well I am going to confess that I too have a real addiction to the antique stores! LOL Have a great weekend.

  33. Hi Kim, great job on the antlers. I like the odd shape cause it makes it even more interesting. Good job mounting it. Thanks for viewing my flowers and yes, they are all in my garden. I am posting my secret garden for Met Monday...Christine

  34. Well I must say I don't have any antlers in my home, and the last time I saw some up close is from a trip to the Grand Canyon lodge. But I love how you created this wonderful mount for them. Great job. Just make sure no one over six feet tall walks past them! Tee Hee! Hugs!

  35. Aren't you so clever!! What a steal for that price and you made them look so expensive. I like antlers. I think they make a statement. It isn't like you went you and killed Bambi to swipe his horns and left a rotting carcass!!! Ha!!! Ok. I am sleep deprived. Our friends have been here for a week and I have been going to bed on average around 3 am!! That is not my norm. They left this morning and I am sad to see them go. We love them! Now I am off for another nap. Your antlers are awesome and why do builders stick thermostats in the worst places??

  36. Very cool shape to the antlers, the descent of the staircase accents the shape I think. You did a nice job mounting them. This is meant non-offensively, but it always amazes me what people like, and how beautiful it is to be different and have different tastes :) Not something I would have, but I appreciate you incorporating it into your lovely home and it works so well! Terrific job Kim!

  37. Oh my goodness I LOVE them!!!!! I am a big fan of antlers and also Charles Faudree. I have to show my husband. I found some very similar out in Montana near my cousins ranch, sunbleached and just perfect. My husband hates them so they are currently hanging on my dad's garage. Thank you, thank you for for showing these, lol!!! Maybe I can bring them back in the house!

  38. Kim,

    Thanks for coming to my party. I love your projects. You're my idol!


  39. Hi Kim!
    Great find on the antlers and they look wonderful on your wall.

    We have a cabin in northern Michigan. the little city that it is in is the Elk Capitol of Michigan. My hubby has found several HUGE elk antlers that were just recently shed. It is so difficult to find them because the little critters eat them immediatly, especially porcupines. So, when you find them, they are huge treasures!

  40. you did a fantastic job Kim love the way you mounted them .thet look perfect in the foyer space right at home .I had a pair a long time ago xhubsand got a big buck i use to move them place to place never thought about mounting them oh well i guess another thing i dont have to dust:)

  41. Hi Kim! Brenda sent me over to welcome you and although we already know each other, I just stopped in to say hi and see what you are up to. The antlers look great and you are so handy! Have a great weekend Kim!!

    Susan and Bentley

  42. Kim, Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I love the antlers and agree that they have some great texture.

    :) Michelle

  43. You are very resourceful. Love the wall mount, you did a great job on it.

    Fabulous clock, I am going to check out that website.

  44. Hi Kim! You are just the smartest one! Look what you've done! Your antlers look great and they look great where you've hung them. The bent side looks like it was trying to tuck in for your slant of the stairs.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  45. Kim, you done an awesome job. But...I think I will keep this my little secret and not show my little husband!!!! We already have 5 deer heads in my house and waiting on 2 more to be finished!!!!! Be blessed. Cindy

  46. Kim,
    Now Mr.CC can not see this because I make him keep his at the office:)


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