So I have been salivating over a high gloss white deer head for some time now. The price however, was not so exciting to me. Stella and Billie's dad had the most amazing solution...EVER. After hours of scouring the internet for a deer head, he happened upon a buck head on Ebay for a steal. Now, we will ignore the fact that it was an ugly brown color. Nothing that a little paint and lacquer can't fix! To give it an even more customized look, we found a wooden crest to accompany the deer head. We could not be happier with the results!
High Gloss White Paint
Step 1: Locate your ugly brown buck head. As you all can see, the shape and size is perf! This is a resin buck head, so it is legit. Definitely high quality as far as buck heads go. Clearly, I know so much about that.Step 2: Prime that baby up. After covering all of the brown spots, and allowing Boris (that is what we named him) to dry, you will paint 2 coats of white semi gloss paint on the head. After allowing this to dry, paint a coat of lacquer onto the head. This gives you that super high gloss appearance. After allowing this to dry, you are ready to fix Boris on his crest.
Step 3: We located a wooden crest at Michael's for $10. Total steal. After a few coats of midnight blue spray paint, and another coat of lacquer...Boris was ready for his debut. Here is Boris in all of his glory, in his new home.
The total bill for this project, $60. That's right! $60. The ones I had been eyeing over at Z. Gallerie were retailing for at least $250 for this size. Aaaaand, Boris even has his own crest. What more could a deer head want? We are happy with the finished product and the price!