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Monday, May 7, 2012

Re-purposed Texas Antler Horn Shelf

I just had to show you this!!! 


  This shelf has been in my stack of salvage lumber up behind the garden for a lot of years ... exposed to all the outdoor elements and not in the best of condition even when I bought it. (sometimes I buy just for the wood)  ... The shelves were attached with two or three screws; no shelf supports and sagging. Not safe to sit anything on.

I took it to the shop to see if I could fix it and sell it in our garage sale. I found enough shelf brackets but was only successful in getting the two on the bottom. The others were impossible, and I won't go into that ... so I just gave up on that project when I saw these scrap antlers laying there and they looked like shelf brackets to me. With a little cutting, grinding, filing and fitting ... they became "fingers" to hold up the shelves. 

Now it is my "horned" shelf.

I used my home-made chalk paint ...
 first painted it white, and then gray ... sanded it to give it the time-worn look. After taking pictures, it looked too washed out, so I stained it ... much better. 

   Beautiful hands of antlers embracing and holding up the shelf. ... Horns are attached where they touch the shelf.

I tried using it to display pottery ... not happy ... it needed some softness, so the little plants were perfect.

 Love to up-cycle and re-purpose.

Enjoy ... 
This will be for sale in our Garage Sale ... wanna come???  SOLD

Audrey Z. 

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Linking to:  I Gotta Create

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  1. I have to show this to my husband and son they will just love this! So creative!

  2. I love this~I may have to claim it for Blake's room!

  3. Good grief...this is adorable and I generally don't care for anything made with antlers....but, I do LOVE this and if I could come to your garage sale, I would buy it in a New York minute.

  4. Love, love love it! I have some antlers from our property and I might have to try something like this. You are so creative!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  5. Audrey, I absolute adore your antler shelf! You have the most creative mind and spirit. I wish I had even a small percentage of what your talent, sweet friend!


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