The Deer Finally Made it to the Mantel

I've had this deer for almost a year now. I bought it at Z Gallerie for around $15 because it was like this:

For the price I didn't think twice about getting it, besides I already knew how to fix it  ;)  hmmm,
I didn't know it was going to take forever for me to fix it. I don't know why because it was really easy!

Loctite Epoxy worked really well.  Even though this adhesive sets pretty fast, those five minutes holding the antler in place seemed like an eternity! I had to dug it in the middle of the couch so I could have my two hands to take turns holding the antler in place.

While waiting for it to get pretty strong, about one hour, I went about looking for stuff the decorate my bedroom mantel.  This gift topper from Target was not used last year. Time to use it :)

Five little fellows are now on a garland adorning the mantel.

Tiny hearts embellishments were tied to their necks.

Felix, that's how I decided to name my newly repaired deer because it sounds to me like -feliz- Spanish for happy. Well, Felix is now happy to be here with his little herd :)

Those are the small Valentine's touches I've added to my bedroom.

Besides Felix, I'm also happy to have installed an electric fireplace in here, so far it has worked like a charm and it has kept the room warm during these coooold days. :)



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  1. What a great score for that guy! You would never know he wasn't perfect! Love it!

  2. What a perfect and unique Valentine's Day Mantel! I love the hearts tied around the small reindeers necks. Wonderful job!

  3. I love Felix...he's so happy to be fixed and being hung in a beautiful home!

  4. Simply beautiful ! I love you work you are awesome.

  5. Love it!! Good score on Felix. He fits perfectly...and the heart neck ties make it a perfect Valentine's Day mantel.

  6. Your labor of love paid off! The deer looks great and I love the garland!

  7. This is such a pretty mantel. Felix looks like he's meant for that spot!

  8. Great work! Love reindeers and white is a perfect colour!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  9. I love felix!! He really looks great on your beautiful mantel! It makes me feel better that I am not the only one that sometimes takes a long time to get to a simple fix! You room looks so warm and cozy with your fireplace! Awesome!

  10. How fun is this. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. How gorgeous Cristina !!!
    Saw this on Savvy Southern Style - still loving your mantel too :)

  12. Very pretty! Love the garland and all the white! :)

  13. Que linda esa guirnalda de ciervos amiga !, adore todo en blanco y con un poco de rojo

  14. So, so pretty! Love your projects!

  15. Looks simple and pretty Cristina, perfect for your Master!

  16. Looks so beautiful, Cristina! I love that you got such a great deal on your deer. Your bedroom shelving and fireplace look so gorgeous.


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