DIY wall mounted antlers

This has been on a wish list of mine for almost 9 years! It dates back to 2007 when Matt and I miraculously found a fully in tact stag’s skull with 11-point antlers on the Scottish mountains. It was such an incredible find and something we simply couldn’t leave behind so we ended up bringing it home with us.

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It has subsequently lived outside in the shed, moved house with us twice and been used for Riley’s 3rd birthday cowboy party!

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Not only is our story significant to us and makes this find all so special, where were live we have a local community of wild deer. Below is a photograph taken from the spare bedroom of our passing neighbours! The connection we have with deer is something I want to leverage in our home, so what better way than to bring a natural form (that we found) into our house.

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My plan is to mount my stag’s head and have it as a decorative piece in my new home. I would like to position it above the fireplace on the chimney breast in the living room. Not only will it provide a ‘wow factor’, it will allow us to always see it and remember where it came from. Similar to the below:

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So watch this space as our next DIY project will be to mount this stunning artefact!

Thanks for reading!

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5 Comments

  1. April 29, 2016 / 1:16 am

    Woah, that is an amazing find!!! I’m lucky if I can find them in good condition at antique stores for less than $200. Love that second inspiration picture, too!

    • April 29, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      It’s was definitely worth the slow and painful climb back down the mountain with it!!

  2. Les
    April 29, 2016 / 1:37 am

    I will look forward to seeing it on the fireplace. Does it have to be ‘treated’ with anything to preserve it at all?

    • April 29, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Not sure, although we’ve not done anything for 9 years and it’s still ok, so perhaps not?!

      • Les
        April 29, 2016 / 5:35 pm

        I’m just thinking of the heat though? May crack? Might be worth investigating, after all the effort you went to to get it!!

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