Hello strangers! I am so glad to be back in action~and on such a high note! I visited my friend Linda the other day at her adorable house in Midtown, Tulsa. She called me to tell me about a project she was working on with a mounted pair of antlers she found at a thrift store. As soon as she said “craft”, my ears perked up, and my eyes widened. I couldn’t wait to see the finished product.
Let’s back up a tick. Linda was one of my first girlfriends here in Tulsa. Some girls make friends at school, work, at yoga. Apparently, I make true friendships over furniture. I met Linda when she came to my house to buy two chairs from me off of Craig’s List. We talked for a while when she came over, and decided to make a wine date. And the rest, as they say, is history. Not only is she classy, intelligent, funny and a redhead (did I mention my affinity for gingers? I love them so.) She is also an entrepreneur. She makes the most insanely delicious cupcakes. EVER. I got to watch her bake them once. But I am sworn to secrecy. Her business, Linda’s Cupcakery, is successful completely based on word of mouth. This summer, I had the honor of taking pictures of her precious babies, right around the 4th of July, if you can’t tell…
Ok. Yum. I’m getting side-tracked.
Linda’s retake on the classic mounted antlers took some serious creativity. She was able to envision this traditional arbitrary and rustic decorative piece with a feminine twist. It’s easy to become compartmentalized in terms of interior design. So I appreciate a hybrid of taste that is done well. Here is the basic breakdown of Linda’s Antler Redo:
Linda spray painted the antler plate white, to assure that the black wouldn’t show through the neutral fabric. I love the pinwheel paisley pattern she chose. She covered the base of the antler plate with the fabric and used Modge Podge to adhere the two mediums together. The rope was added to cover any rough edges.
Genius. Truly. Where did this girl come from?! Brains, beauty and cupcakes. She’s kind of my dream girl <3
And the rest of her house is as warm and cozy as she is.
There will be more on Linda later. I am dying to
get my hands on do a post on Linda’s cupcakes! And thank you, Linda for letting us come into your lovely home!
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