I don't know about you, but I find myself constantly making changes to my home - some big, some small. Sometimes the small things are all you need to keep your home feeling fresh and just a wee bit more updated and new.
I found this deer head at HomeGoods (how I love thee), and switched out a clock in my basement gallery wall to make space for it.
Pre-deer gallery wall:
And here it is now. See what I mean? That's the great thing about gallery walls - so easy to change things up with new finds or meaningful items. A small tweak makes me happy. I'm already envisioning a scarf around this guy's neck for the holidays. (I'm a dork like that).
While some people in my family (who shall remain nameless) were mocking my faux deer, I love how it looks in the context of my gallery wall. So, Mr. Deer, I'm glad you're here.
I have continued my "Stain Without Pain" project (a great house tweak). With a little time and effort, it's giving much of the woodwork in my home a new lease on life!
Here is an old photo of the front doors, dressed up for the holidays.
I took a photo before I got to work, so you can get a glimpse of what it looks like now. Sorry for the late day shadows.
One side stained with the first coat - already an improvement! I was on the fence as to where to "stop" with the stain, and carried it up to the crown molding.
When I dragged my husband outside to admire my work, I told him, "Why do I get the feeling that I'm going to end up staining this whole area, ceiling and all?"
Thrifty Décor Chick - November Before and After Party