I never met a thrift store challenge I didn’t like. (Case in point, Flea Market Flip and #SwapItLikeItsHot 1 and 2.0!) So naturally when my friend Alice hollered at me about a holiday thrift store challenge I may or may not have been first in line.
A while back, I grabbed these cute wooden deer for $2 each. One has a broken antler, but I like myself an irregularity. I knew I wanted to use them for Christmas, but I wasn’t sure quite how.
First step for many good makeovers is Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold spray paint. I’m moderately addicted. But not sure that someone can technically be addicted to a spray paint so we’re all good, right?
I’m also into glitter. So a turquoise glitter spray paint
(affiliate link) is kinda the peanut butter to my jelly. The ice cream to my sundae. The gingerbread syrup to my latte. I sprayed the base of the deer with the glitter and then lightly worked up the legs a bit to feather it into the gold. The glitter spray paint took quite a bit longer to dry than regular ol’ spray paint so be patient. (Note to self.)
To keep these two lovebirds together, I whipped together a super simple base with some scrap wood (small square glued to bigger square). I thought about painting the base, but the wood was a mess… Who doesn’t love fluffy white fur? (Faux fur, chill.) Like any good hoarder, I have some leftover ‘fur’ from this project so I cut out a square and wrapped it around the base with brad nails.
Then I just screwed those two little deer onto their fluffy base to be together for all eternity. A Christmas miracle. (I love how they look in front of my DIY wood shim sunburst mirror… meant to be.)
Here comes the BEST part of this whole thing… ALL THE OTHER PROJECTS!! Alice sent the graphic over yesterday and I’ve been DYING to see the full posts on all of these! Head over to these other talented ladies and see what holiday wonderfulness they came up with!
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