A few weeks back, when I was perusing one of my fave thrift stores, I noticed this trailer hitch cover for 99 cents and had to have it….I knew exactly what I was going to do with this beauty! I know, I know…He looks pretty boring and outdated. And yes, I definitely agree with you, but that’s the beauty of thrift-store shopping! You have to look past what you see at first glance and realize the potential of what this dull deer head can become!
Here’s a before pic…
Here’s what you’ll need:
Trailer hitch deer head cover (only $1.41 here!)
Spray paint of your choice (I used Krylon Fusion White.)
Pouncer (found here)
Frog Tape (found here)
First, spray paint your deer head. Don’t worry about taping off the antlers….The Rub N Buff will easily cover any of the white paint you get on your antlers. 🙂 Let dry overnight (i.e. if you’re planning to tape off the edges around your antlers, like I did.).
Oh, and while you’re at it, be sure to enjoy a few Krispy Kreme donuts while you paint….That melt-in-your-mouth goodness added a touch of magic!! (Meant to take that box out of the above picture…Oops!)
Once your white paint is dry, tape around your antlers, and, using your pouncer, spread the Rub N Buff on your antlers. This paint will take a little while to dry, so don’t touch it for at least a couple of hours….BUT be sure to take your tape off immediately, once you’re finished painting the gold onto the antlers!