It’s Monday and for me, it’s a fun day! Yay, I’m getting ready to meet sweet Cassie from Primitive and Proper. I’m all giddy! We’ll pop some tags at some thrift stores and have lunch. I can’t wait to meet her because I love her blog. Hopefully, I’ll tell you all about it on Wednesday.
Let’s talk about my weekend. I was pretty productive and I got a little skiing in last night as well.
One of the things that I did is apply my idea of using wood slices in a small project or let’s call it a small update. I mentioned them in my Hobby Lobby post about my DIY abstract artwork tutorial last week.
Faux taxidermy on wood slices
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Well, I couldn’t wait for the free ones to appear out of a friend’s yard. Since they were all way too wet and I didn’t want to wait weeks or months for the tree stumps to dry so I could have a few slices.
I found a really good price for them on Amazon. I got the large slices for the same price as the smaller ones would have cost at Hobby Lobby.
\While I expected to see round slices, I was surprised that they were irregularly shaped. And you know what? It’s so much better this way. I love how they look.
So are you wondering what I wanted them for?
Well, I have several animal heads hanging in our bedroom. I bought a ceramic rhino head two years ago at Ross for $13.99 (great price, right?) and since I felt he looked really lonely, I asked for some heads from ZGallerie for Christmas. I didn’t share pics of them after Christmas. But now it’s time to share.
- animal heads
- large wood slices
- super hooks
- hanging hardware (as shown below)
Where to purchase faux taxidermy animal heads
They needed a little somethin’ somethin’. And I thought that the rustic wood slices would be just right.
Here is how I hung them. It’s really simple.
This is the hardware that I used for the back of the slices. You can find them at every hardware store. The wood was soft enough that I didn’t have to pre-drill and I was able to just use a screwdriver to fasten the hooks with the screw by hand.
After that, I just applied a screw to the front where I wanted the head to hang. And hung the animal on it.
I used super hooks to hang the wood slices and heads on the wall. I love gorilla hooks by the way. It’s so easy to hang anything with them. No drilling, hammering, or anchors are needed and you end up with tiny holes in the wall.
I took so many photos because I love how the animal heads look now. Sorry, some are a little blurry.
I’m thinking of actually doing something with the dresser. There is too much dark brown in our bedroom right now.
The bowl on the dresser was another Christmas present from my hubby which is also from ZGallerie. It is gold on the inside. Sometimes I put a candle in it and it looks so beautiful when the light reflects off the gold. My hubby got me lots of great stuff for Christmas thanks to Pinterest 🙂
Have you ever seen a dinosaur flat screen TV? Well, now you have because mine is, LOL.
What do you think? Aren’t the heads awesome on their wood slices?
Talk to you on Wednesday.