Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Look for Less

If you've got the dough (no pun intended), this Basswood Deer at $449.00 from Viva Terra is a beauty.

But if you're budget challenged this sort of price tag can easily take up what you would spend accessorizing an entire room or two. For some affordable options that recreate this "look" for less I submit the following:

EBAY is a great resource for all things known to man and you can almost always bet the price will be right. You can find these gorgeous white tail antlers, shed at no expense to the deer, going at a final price ranging anywhere from $50.00 to $80.00.

Place them in a book case or on an end table and they're an instant attention getter.

To complete the look I suggest a DIY project that ANYONE can do. Just check out the current edition of Domino where Nate Turner gives us a tour of his rustic home and teams up with Domino to give us step by step directions showing us how we can make this


Although Nate's is a reindeer, I think it is a graphic, yet subtle piece that makes a huge statement. If you feel reindeer are too "Christmasy", then simply follow his instructions using the silhouette of a deer. If you don't own a projector and have even the minimalest of drawing skills I have no doubt you can complete this project without purchasing the projecter. Just eyeball it. The 30" x 40" canvas is currently on sale at Pearl Cotton Canvas for $14.93 plus shipping.

So, if you're on a budget, you can easily recreate this $450.00 look for right around $100.00 and take pride in the fact that you did it yourself!


Anonymous said...

Great tips. Love the deer.

tallulah said...

I love Domino magazine. They have great ideas and I salivate every month waiting for it to arrive.

Another Shade of Grey said...

Me too! Speaking of which, my subscription expires in January. I will have to renew it.

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