Yesterday I showed you a new shelf I hung in the breakfast room.
I’m sure you noticed my cow and pig heads…
I snuck them into a picture back in October…
…but besides that one little nod, I’ve never mentioned them before, which is a crying shame because they are two of my favorite things in my house!
Okay, so what’s the deal with the cow and the pig, anyway?
I like quirky things, and these are quirky alright. And since they represent beef and pork, I figured, “Why NOT put them in the kitchen?” LOLZ
I found these heads out in Los Angeles at Goodwill. SCORE, right?!
They both had creepy beady little eyes, bad paint jobs, and the poor cow had a small chip in his horn and little lines that look like cracks all over him.
I was going to blog about these months ago. I’m honestly not sure why I never did…
I bought some Rustoleum white Lacquer spray paint and gave them each a few coats.
After the paint was dry, they sat in the apartment for a few weeks before I wrapped them up and packed them in a moving box.
And when I unpacked them in Texas, I looked around the house and the second I saw the spot above the door, I hung them up (with a few nails) and that’s been their home since.
And now, whenever anyone comes over, about 95% of the time they will look at my animals and in not so many words will say, “WTF?!”
And then I’ll just smile and say, “I like them. And they are cute. And why WOULDN’T I hang animal heads in my kitchen?”
And honestly, if I found another animal head, I’d spray paint it and hang it up too.
Are these quirky? Would you hang them in your home? Do you have anything random in your house that people raise an eyebrow to when they see it?