A few weeks ago
my uncle gave each boy a set of deer antlers. Did I ask for the antlers? No. Did my children? Yes. Cheese Puff and Baby Plum each got a set of three deer antlers that were mounted on a piece of wood. Six antlers in all! Little Elvis got a deer skull with antlers. I believe it's called a European mount. I told my uncle that if he gave my kids those antlers, they would be painted. He said he didn't care.
I primed the European mount, and then painted it super-shiny silver. At first Little Elvis was mad at me, but they he decided that it looked like a ghost.
He calls this this Ghost Deer, and it's the mascot for his basketball team -- The Ghost Deer. He's drawn up a logo. He has written a fight song. He goes through the motions of the entrance whenever he plays basketball.
Here's a side view of the Ghost Deer. The chair? His class painted it as an art project. Somehow we won the auction of it. I think it's cute, and he painted something on it, although he doesn't remember which part.
Ghost Deer's main goal is to hold baseball hats and maybe a hoodie. Although I hate to cover it up. It turned out very cool. Bob put a wedge of wood behind it, and we screwed it directly into the cabinet.
My dad gave Baby Plum these horns. (I'm not ready to do the sets of three yet.) Baby Plum had several color options, but he wanted black. These have a slight copper sheen to them. Baby Plum loves them. They also hold baseball hats.
Now I have to figure out what to do with the sets of three...