Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Taxidermy {faux or no}

I've been admiring the amazing works of faux taxidermy lately. Whether cardboard, stainless steel, resin or papier mache, taxidermy has been taken to a chic new level! 
Etsy seller Bornanoldsoul
Cardboard Safari

Today while CL stalking for a dresser that my sister and I plan to revamp, I found these pretties, the real deal, and a lightbulb lit above my head (and this lightbulb was the big cool vintage kind, not the swirly energy efficient one). Why don't I paint these, top to bottom, glossy white??

The seller informed me these are European and the mounts are hand I started to have reservations on painting them....but I really am wanting a more modern and sleek look rather than rustic, cabin feel. I also need to find out what paint will take to all the different textures...I just don't know :(

What would you do?


  1. If your gut says paint them, paint them! Don't be afraid. You are the one who will be living with them, not the seller. Oh, and don't forget to show us the pics when you are done. :)