Thursday, September 12, 2013

~Thrifty Thursday~{and a full house tour, & etsy open}

While antiquing with friends a few days ago, I came across these gorgeous antlers mounted to silver platters.
They were stunning, so was the price tag~$450.00!

Here is the scoop on how I made them, and how you can too, and save yourself mucho bucks!

Start with a silver plate platter, plate, or charger. I got mine at my local thrift shop. $5.99 for one, and $3.99 for the other.

Usually they will need some silver polish to remove the tarnish.
You will also need a set of antlers, real or faux. I used both. The ones
below are real and I paid $30.00 for them.

Position the antlers on the plate or platter in the direction you wish to hang. Once you figure out the placement
that looks best, use a drill with a good sharp drill bit to drill a hole.

For this particular one, I hunted around my husbands garage and came up with a bolt, washer, and nut to attach to the back. I tightened it up and it was ready to go.
I left the tag on the antlers because I thought it gave it character!

I also had a set of faux antlers on hand. For this one, I got a wooden plaque from Michaels craft store and painted it cream.
{it came primed white}

Then I attached the antlers using liquid nails.
I attached the whole thing with one screw to the platter and called it done!

And a side by side of the 2 finished pieces:

In other news, I am totally honored to be featured over on Hooked On Houses today!!!
Click here for a full house tour!

Also, my etsy shop is open again! Go check it out here!



Lynne said...

This one's a GOODY!
Thanks so much!

lafamigliadesignllc said...

{LOVE} I think they just might be better than the original! You rock a tool belt!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh I love these!! :) Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to take a look at the house tour now! (: Happy Thursday! xo Holly

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great Job! Lovin the look myself.

Momma G. said...
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Momma G. said...

Sorry! Not a fan!

Patty Rumaker said...

Fabulous! I love antlers and I am always looking for new ways to display them. Very nice!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Robin Johnson said...

Oh My! I think you may have started something there. I love the look.

Robin Johnson said...

Oh My! I think you may have started something there. I love the look.

Anonymous said...

Really fun DIY!

Unknown said...

I love it - great job!

Unknown said...

I love it - great job!

pballard said...

I just got some antlers that were my dads. Thanks for the great idea.

thedecoratingduchess said...

Very cool. I love elegant things mixed with rustic items. Thanks for sharing. They both look great!

Between You and Me said...

love the house tour.

your home is one of my favorites. :)

Unknown said...

Love the antlers! And love the house tour. I was hoping we might get a glimpse of your daughter's room this time. Your home is so beautiful!

[email protected] Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Wow, what a cool idea! I have never seen one like this!

Just curious what kind of silver polish did you use?

Have a great weekend.

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