So the wall above my couch has been an on going source of torment for me. I could never quite decide what to put on it... so I just didn't put anything on it. Then my obsession with faux taxidermy started forming and the answer revealed itself to me... A TROPHY WALL. Now I love this wall, but I never get to see it because it's behind my head. You will occassionally find me standing in the doorway to the dining room just gazing at my trophy wall. No, not really, but I do love it. We're currently working on redecorating the living room. At the moment there are lots of bright colors in it and I'm toning it down, going for a more natural look. The trophy wall is step 1 to accomplishing this look. Step 2 is shopping for a rug! (which is a nightmare to me).
Anyway... here's my trophy wall and a little portion of my living room.
The 2 paper mache heads (rhino and zebra) I got on super clearance from Anthro! The 3 small ones on black plaques were an estate sale find. They were originally very tacky and colorful, but a little bit of paint went a long way! I added the fun golden masks to spruce things up a little. The big porcelain deer head is from a local decor shop that I frequent. And of course, the dinos tutorial can be found here.
At first the deer and zebra weren't framed, but I felt the wall lacked some cohesion and adding those seemed to pull everything together.
|This is just a bonus because they're too cute and were prancing in front of my photo shoot. I thought they deserved some attention!|
I'll be sharing parts of my house sporadically. Jen has been bugging me to share my closet with you.. it's actually more of a "dressing room" since I took over our spare bedroom to use as my closet. So, that may be next!