Before I ever saw these amazing creations, from Zoe Williams, I made my own modern version of a taxidermy piece. I created the look with my recycled aluminum antelope head and used an ornate frame to represent the mount.
|My taxidermy creation (See Below) $43.00!|
|ANTHROPOLOGIE : $498|
I found an ornate mirror like this...
|at an antique store that I frequent for...|
|I popped out the mirror and knew I wanted to paint the frame...|
|I spent a couple bucs on spray paint when I realized later that it needed to be painted the same color as the mantle below. The spray paint was a little bit "creamier" then I would have liked and using the semi-gloss mantle paint looked perfect and didn't take away from the traditional mantle where it is hung at the Richmond Designer House.|
|This was the plan for the accent wall, fireplace wall, at the Designer House.|
I was going to redo the original tiles with these stainless steel tiles. I am so glad I didn't! The Kartell Ghost Chairs that are placed in front of the fireplace are a perfect way to show off the traditional tiles with a modern twist!
I can't reveal the Designer House room just yet!
There are a couple more weeks of tours and we would love to have you stop by.
We are having a blast!
Have a good one!