My DIY Painted Steer Skull

A black and modern steer skull is just what the living room was missing.

skull above the bar cart I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect steer skull for a while now. I wanted something glamorous and modern but not too western or tacky looking. I decided it might be easier to purchase a plain skull and DIY it my way. I ended up finding the perfect real skull on Amazon for a great price (it’s currently not in stock for those of you who inquired about it on my Insta story) but you can find other options online here.

steer skull before being painted When my skull arrived, I picked up the box with excitement only to hear something rattling on the inside.. that sounds broken, I thought. A horn and couple pieces were completely severed off.  The packing job was very poor. I was disappointed but I really liked the skull – so I did what any DIY queen would do, I glued everything back together.

After this was done my skull was ready for a new paint job. I used Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint in black. I rounded up a few gold conchos from my craft box and adhered them to the front for the perfect final touch. black and gold steer skull DIY with black candles

The missing piece to my living room decor was done. The skull paired perfectly with the black candle sticks and brass holders on the bar cart.

styled West Elm bar cart with a horse head and candle sticks

The cart currently displays a wooden horse head (found at HomeGoods), alcohol of course, and that perfect candle combination. black and gold steer skull hanging above the bar cart

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The candle holders are no longer available and the horse head is not online so I linked similar products. You can purchase the exact bar cart and pineapple decanter.

black steer skull hanging above the bar cart

I’m so thrilled the bar cart wall is complete! Now on to the next project ; )

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