Where can I get a stuffed moose head (also: other crazy decorating suggestions)?
May 13, 2010 10:44 AM   Subscribe

Where can I get a stuffed moose head (also: other crazy decorating suggestions)?

I have recently found myself with lots of wall space that needs decorating, and my buddy has convinced me to get a stuffed moose head to celebrate my recently realized re-bachelor status.

I've poked around eBay and moose heads seem to run about $3k. Is there any way to get one that's cheaper, or is that what they are? Should I be shopping somewhere different?

Also, if you have any other outlandish decorating suggestions, I'm very open to them.
posted by kryptonik to Home & Garden (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here you go!
posted by BlooPen at 10:48 AM on May 13, 2010 [2 favorites]

Cardboard moose head?
posted by brainmouse at 10:49 AM on May 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

(For the record, I think this kind is way funnier than the kind you're talking about. Plus, you can get one of these to go with it.)
posted by BlooPen at 10:51 AM on May 13, 2010

There's one for sale in an antique hardware store in Denver, if that helps. I have no idea what they're asking for it. I would check out antique stores and the like. This place also had two (TWO!) mounts of cobras fighting mongooses (mongeese?).
posted by craven_morhead at 10:52 AM on May 13, 2010

Oops. Broke the link. Should go to this.
posted by BlooPen at 10:53 AM on May 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is what freecycle.org is for (well, maybe not the moosehead, but lots of random and terrible crap that people want to give away)
posted by Think_Long at 11:12 AM on May 13, 2010

Check out garage sales and craigslist. I bought a baboon skull and a monkey skull several years ago. Finding a stuffed moose head can't be any rarer than that.
posted by thekiltedwonder at 11:28 AM on May 13, 2010

For general decorating suggestions Salvation Army and Goodwill stores can be fantastic. Totally hit or miss of course because the product changes a lot but still fun to go to.
posted by WickedPissah at 11:35 AM on May 13, 2010

You could probably get one a little cheaper by shooting your own moose.

I'd go for large paintings/framed items and/or a well-done Rasterbator piece.
posted by rhizome at 11:39 AM on May 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

You’re in Boston? Is a moose head the only option?
posted by Think_Long at 11:44 AM on May 13, 2010

Paxton Gate has a jackalope! I was in there a couple of weeks ago and they had some moose and deer and other critters on the walls, but I can't see them on the site. They may just be for decoration and not for sale.
posted by vickyverky at 12:04 PM on May 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

I can't believe I'm offering this, but realize that a moose is VERY big, and so a moose head will take up a lot of space - not just on the wall but sticking out from it. You'll need a tall enough wall to put it pretty high so you don't run into it.
posted by Sukey Says at 12:11 PM on May 13, 2010

Even better.
posted by halogen at 12:23 PM on May 13, 2010

You will definitely be able to acquire all manner of crazy, ridiculous, &/or weird interior decorating items right here.
posted by elizardbits at 12:45 PM on May 13, 2010

if you go with Bloopen's suggestion - you have to add a stuffed bear rug - you could even hang it on the wall.

if you go with the real moose head, realize that some girls will not date you again once they see it - even girls that eat meat can be against trophy hunting and it won't necessarily matter that you didn't hunt it.
posted by nadawi at 12:48 PM on May 13, 2010

For more "manly bachelor pad" stuff, check out Ross for porcelain hunting dogs, miniature ships, and other faux-huntsman-club paraphernalia on the cheap. At least, that's what you can find in the California locations I've seen.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:22 PM on May 13, 2010

Pool table. When not in use you could throw a futon over it and sleep on it. Any kind of arcade game (I see free foosball tables on craigslist sometimes)and one or two of those home theatre chairs with the cup and remote holders.
posted by BoscosMom at 1:44 PM on May 13, 2010

Sorry, read right over the wallspace restriction. How about painting a it with chalk board paint, mounting a piece of wood trim to hold chalk and go crazy. You can still mount the moose head and draw things around it. Also, you can put out a "wanted" notice on freecycle for dead animal heads.
posted by BoscosMom at 1:54 PM on May 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

Craigslist Wanted section would likely turn up something. I vote for a ginormous trophy fish. But if I had 3K, I'd be getting a pool table.
posted by theora55 at 2:20 PM on May 13, 2010

Also, if you have any other outlandish decorating suggestions, I'm very open to them.

Lava lamp
Disco ball
These (unless you actually plan on having sex again some day!)
Basketball hoop
Jazz band
Gear clock
posted by misha at 2:26 PM on May 13, 2010

Who wouldn't love a Kit-Cat Clock?
posted by bgrebs at 4:12 PM on May 13, 2010

And no bachelor pad is complete without Dogs Playing Poker on black velvet.
posted by bgrebs at 4:17 PM on May 13, 2010

What about a Billy Bass singing fish?
posted by deborah at 9:24 PM on May 13, 2010

@All: thanks MetaFilter for the suggestions! There is some absolute gold in here. I'll post back with what I get eventually.

With regard to girls that may or may not date me due to my home decor: I'm not really concerned about that. Consider it a pre-filter :)
posted by kryptonik at 11:09 AM on May 18, 2010

Wanted to add one more idea that I found today: Rhino bust
posted by Shebear at 12:43 PM on May 19, 2010

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