Bull Skull Wall Sconce

About a year ago I fell in love with the reclaimed bull skulls floating around Pinterest and Tumblr but couldn’t bring myself to pay the price tags of over $150.00 that most people were asking .

After months of looking , my mom stumbled upon this treasure at a flea market for $80. It was perfectly symmetrical and weathered with manageable sized horns still intact (all features I struggled to find elsewhere).

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With a wet cloth we were able to clean it up and add some interest by spraying the horns a metallic silver. We took this wall decor piece one step further by adding a lightbulb behind the mouth for some additional light in that otherwise dark corner of the room.

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By using zip ties and a hook nailed into the wall, we were able to safely secure it in place. A surge protector that can be turned off and on by stepping on the switch allows us to control it easily.

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Want to make one yourself?

If you’re not having any luck running into one at a flea market, try sourcing a bullhead from Etsy  which offers skulls with horns intact from around $150 – $300 . You can also source a lightbulb kit from Ikea found in my previous post for under $10.00.

XX,

Jess

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