September 6, 2011

Dress Form Makeover

I picked this dress form up at a little local shop awhile ago.  She "appears" to be sort of vintage but I'm not sure. She stands about 35 inches tall.
Anyway, this dark pink with the hideous flowers just wasn't doing it for me....

So that being said, I decided it was time for a mini makeover.

First things first...I ripped  removed the flowers from her bodice
Then I gave her a couple coats of white gesso

Added some clear beads where the flowers were

Added new lace trim to her bottom area

She now wears a vintage doily as a "shawl"

And then...I just strung around her waist some vintage laces and ribbon with of course a skeleton key and tag
And to finish her off, I gave her a little crystal beaded necklace.
Let me know what you think of her...

I just love the soft colors (whites, creams, peach, and blue)

She may land in my space at the "shop" or maybe she'll hang out in my bedroom for awhile.

Either way, I'll be linking her up to Kathleen's  Faded Charm for another White Wednesday....
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Victorian1885 said...

She turned out wonderfully! What a great transformation. Have a great week!


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I love her. I love pink but white was definitely the way to go!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Karen,
Oooh-la-la!!! She's gorgeous!!! What an amazing transformation to Shabby Chic awesomeness. And oh my goodness, those clocks of yours--WOW!!!
P.S. I'm your newest follower!

Cindy Adkins said...

oooh..I love what you've done with her! I just discovered your beautiful blog through "the other Cindy Adkins" (my name is Cindy Adkins also!) I look forward to exploring more of it! Hugs!

Barbara Jean said...

Love her in more neutral tones.

barbara jean

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

She seems so much happier now! So pretty!

Unknown said...

SO pretty! I love it! :)


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Whistle ~ Whistle...she looks beautiful now!

vikki said...

Wow good redo, she is stylin now. Love it.

Kate said...


She is beautiful what an amazing makeover.

Love it


Bohemian said...

Old Dress Forms are always so much fun to play with, yours turned out lovely after her makeover. *winks*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Very pretty! I like the transformation!


Anonymous said...

Love what you did with it! I'm sure someone would snatch her up very quickly!