Fabulous Friday the 13th – Oh Deer!

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For Fabulous Friday the 13th, I share with you – Antlers!
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I have a strange obsession with antlers, also known as deer sheds, and I love to decorate with faux taxidermy!  My home has a rustic glam look and antlers seem to help tone down the glam.  We are all vegetarians in this house, so when asked why we have animals in our dining room, I just reply, “We dine with our friends, not on them.”
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There are so many different ways to decorate with antlers, you can use paint, ribbons, flowers, the possibilities are endless!  Here are a few ideas, that I love, from Pinterest:
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Thinking of recreating something like this in my dining room, pic via ballarddesigns.com:
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What are your thoughts?  How would you decorate with antlers?

Thanks for reading, have a Fabulous Friday…the 13th!
– Sarah

Fabulous Friday – The Porter’s Chair

Introducing…
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For my first “Fab Friday” post I share with you – The Porter’s Chair! They are one of my many obsessions and I would love to add one to my home decor. What is a Porter’s chair you ask?
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It’s quite a unique chair that dates back to medieval England and later France. They were kept by the front entries of castles and large estates for the porter, or gatekeeper, to use during their watch. Since there was often a cold draft by the front door, the chair was designed with a high domed back to help keep the porter warm.
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If you browse the internet, you will find several modern day versions available for purchase, but the one I am obsessed with is the Versailles chair from Restoration Hardware.  You can customize in assortment of  colors and fabrics ranging from linen to velvet and even your choice of wood finish.  Mine would be made of  Belgian linen in the color sand, with a burnt oak finish.  Ahhh, major coziness factor!
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I think it would make a great statement piece in my living area.  What are your thoughts?

Have a Fabulous Friday!
– Sarah

Vintage Keys…

I finally finished this set of vintage keys.  They’ve been sitting in the garage, waiting, for me to decide just what to do with them.
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They were kind of boring and dated, huh? Like most of my pieces, they had to “evolve”.

After:
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I used a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints® in Old White and Florence. *To do a “wash” add a little water to your paint, if the paint starts to cover too much, just add water to your paint brush and wipe off the excess.* I think Florence gives a lovely patina!
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I then added a little gilding wax to the Fleur de Lis and finished with ASCP Clear Wax.   They are for sale on my “Shop” page!

Like always, if you have any questions email me at therusticlantern@gmail.com – Have a fabulous day!

– Sarah