UPDATE: Hey, I'm Susie! Thriftables was just a little ol' blog I started in 2012 about thrifting and DIY. When t
he domain thriftables.com got bought up from under me, I decided that I'd let the blog die. It's just a well; I never really updated it anymore anyway.
I will keep the most popular posts up. If you still want to be my buddy, please find me on Pinterest, Instagram, or Etsy. I'll probably start another blog or vintagey project someday soon. When I do, you'll hear about it there.

On a side note, if you find a pin or link that leads you back to thriftables.com, would you mind updating the link to point it back to thriftables.blogspot.com? I would appreciate it, and I'm sure the lost thrifter who stumbles across it will appreciate it, too.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Anthropology-Inspired Animal Head Wall Hook

I've been in dire need of a coat hook for some time. I'm the type of person who comes home, throws her coat wherever it lands, then wonders why it's always covered in cat fur. Though I've admired this adorable elephant head hook from Anthropologie for awhile, I am not willing to pay $20 for a single coat hook. 


I found this hook at the thrifts. No, he's not quite an elephant head, but once I got past his cold, dead stare I began to see a project forming. I snatched him up and made a bee-line for my paint supplies. 



Who doesn't love Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint? It makes everything so effortlessly cool, and it doesn't need priming! 



I painted the duck twice with a thin layer of paint, then painted once more with a bunched-up paper towel. This gave me the textured look that the Anthro one has.



Here is a detailed shot of what it looks like dry. No more cold, dead stare! I think the crazing that happened around the eyes makes it look more vintage. Plus, total cost for my version was only $1.99, as I already had the paint supplies laying around. 

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