It’s Sunday. Which means…
Since we have five fireplaces in this house (!!) we also have five mantels. Yup, five mantels. That means we’re pretty high needs in the mantel decor department. And since one of those fireplaces happens to be in our dining room, which is filled top to bottom with very elaborate wallpaper (not of our choosing), we’ve always thought it would be fun to put our own spin on the rarely-regrettable design classic: the buck head.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Mike and I will wear leather coats with the best of them. And I own enough leather boots to outfit a family of centipedes. But there’s always been something weird to me about having the dead animal just looking down on your family. While you eat dinner.
Which is what got us to this unicorn. He was never alive. And as far as I could tell from the packaging, he doesn’t even have any eyes.
Nope, no eyes. We picked up this little gem last week on clearance at Urban Outfitters, for 5 bucks. These cardboard mammals can be pretty pricey, so when we stumbled upon this uni, we figured, even if we disliked it, it only cost as much as a four packs of gum. See what else we scored at UO here and here.
So I punched out all the pieces and started my “safari.”
Twenty minutes later, I had the coolest, most underwhelmingly-sized unicorn I could have ever hoped for. This unicorn is small. Like pint-sized. Not exactly the buck head look we were hoping for. In fact, I’m pretty sure Bambi would eat this unicorn for a mid-morning snack.
But did that stop us from proudly displaying our little unicorn in the dining room? Of course not.
I mean, it’s pretty darn cute. And since we have to move out of our house in less than two months, this little unicorn runt might be a temporary decor decision. But we will love him while he’s here none-the-less. Here’s a closeup in case you can’t see all three pixels of him in the above pic.
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