I’m a huge fan of using reclaimed lumber so it should come as no surprise that I’m an even bigger fan of this DIY bed project created by Jason Ackerman of Imagine This Design Group.
Over the weekend I picked up a cardboard deer trophy on clearance at Urban Outfitters. (These aren’t available on the UO site, but they are available here plus they have rhinos and buffalo.) Anyway, I purchased the deer trophy thinking I could personalize it to make it more original and of course fancier. I modpodged newspaper on one side of the cardboard and painted the other side a robin’s egg blue. This process actually took a few days. The most time consuming part was triming the newspaper around the pieces because I wanted to still be able to see the corragated edges. For the actual trophy plaque I attached wood veneer and stained it. I love the way Bucky turned out—very graphic and bold with the subtle blue touches. Now I am trying to decide if I need the rhino to accompany Bucky on the wall.