Tuesday, June 3, 2008


WHILE OUT JUNKIN A FEW WEEKS AGO I CAME ACROSS THIS VINTAGE DRESS FORM! I was looking around at all the goodies this store had and out of the cormer of my eye i spied this dress form; my eyes must have bugged out of my head. I told my husband i had to have it and he looked at me like what in the world are you gonna do with that!!! Well i knew exactly what i was going to do with it!!!! We took it home where it sat for a while till i finally got to it. It is covered in a tight fitting nubby like fabric of some sort that i have painted in shabby cottage pink and cream white. The painting looks a bit vintage and i am happy with the way it turned out. I have added a number of different vintage trims a lace to it and some really lovely trim that has little pink roses and green leaves. I love old rhinestone jewelry and always look out for it when i am treasure hunting so i can have it on hand to add to projects. I added some bits and pieces of old rhinestones to it and even a vintage rhinestone necklace. The litte purse is an old one too and is made of black velvet. I embellished the bag with more of the roses trim and added more rhinestones!!!! This was such a fun project for me to do , a bit time comsuming but well worth it and very different. I think this would be so cute in someones shabby cottage home or boutique. This is one of a kind for sure! Anyway ,it was a labor of love for me. Hope you like it!!!!
You can see more pictures of this piece at shabby cottage designs.

Off to paint something else!!!!


Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Suzanne, I picked up on your blog from Pink Icing on the Cake. Hope you don't mind. I love your art work and I especially like how you show your "before and after" projects. You have some very creative ideas.Pay me a visit on my blog if you would like.

Paper Cat Designs said...

Oh my goodness! How CHARMING is this cozy setting. Absolutely beautiful!

Cheers! =D