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Authentic Reindeer Antlers in Contemporary Condo (no hunting!)

Peter MacDonaldDecember 30, 2012
Reindeers shed their antlers regularly. When hiking in Sweden a few years ago in some thick fog, I found this rare large pair together (you can often find small individual antlers, but these large ones, especially in a pair, are rare). I sewed cardboard together with a plastic clothesline and a nail to make a large box and carried it through Stockholm and through the airport (got some real strange looks-the boxes had bread labels on it). Long story short I got them in the US no problem!!! For my new comtemporary condo, I'd like to hang them above the fireplace. I'm not a hunter and don't want them mounted on a reindeer head. My questions for you all:
1. How should I finish them (paint, stain, taxodermy, etc?) I've had them for two years now. They have some gray spots that haven't changed since I first got them
2. How should I mount them?
3. Have you seen any places that have contemporary looking reindeer antlers hanging? My designer said this is "in" right now.
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Peter MacDonald
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    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:08PM
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Love them! What a great find. I like the natural color and would not paint them. I would mount them on a large wooden trophy style mount and go with wood stain a shade darker then your floors. Good luck! Melissa
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:23PM
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designideas4me
VERY COOL. I had no idea they shed antlers. Maybe you have a new career ahead of you. You can market them online. Is that a rare find? If you said you shot the animal then I would be pissed but its very cool that you found it . How often do they do this ?
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:24PM
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designideas4me
Dont paint. Much more natural as is. I see lots of pitues and ideas on this site if you type in reindeer antlers. Those may have belonged to Roudolf
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:25PM
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    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:27PM
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Cat Rowe
These would look gorgeous above your fireplace. I would leave them natural. And figure out a way to add clear glass votives to them and use as candle sconces. Good luck Peter!
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decoenthusiaste
Paint the space above the mantel a dark color so the antlers will stand out as in the photo above.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 5:51PM
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