Thursday, August 12, 2010

Isn't she LOVELY? AKA: EXTREME MAKEOVER, dress form edition!

Awhile back I showed you the vintage dress form I found at Goodwill.  She looked pretty sad and obviously had been neglected. Peyton and I imagined she was once a lovely and sophisticated dress form who got her pink slip when plastic (GASP...OH THE HORROR!) mannequins took the retail stores by storm.  We named her Delilah and brought her home. Peyton and I knew that we could consult with Mr. Rustoleum and give her an extreme makeover.  After a good wipe down then a healthy dose of Febreeze, she was ready for two cans of heirloom white.

Even after 2 cans, she's still not WHITE, I guess the fabric soaked up a lot of the paint.  She's now a lovely shade of grey with green undertones. It looks like Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage!  YAY!  What a happy accident.

I made a few fabric and ribbon rosettes to adorn her shoulder.  She's going to live in one of the girls rooms and hold their necklaces and earrings!  Look at that before photo...she's come a long way, BABY! If you are curious about how I made the chalkboard go HERE

I also found a few more butter pats for the Whimsy...found store while I was thrifting this weekend.  They are a lovely lovely trio!  The roses are so sweet and delicate. I think I might put the first photo in the store too, 'cause I'm in love with the light and shadow play from the early morning light.
BEFORE
 < -------BEFORE

I've linked Ms. Delilah to a couple blog parties...they are over there on the right under PARTY TIME, go check out every ones goodies!
These little charmers are so sweet and pretty...PERFECT to hold your rings and earrings at night...or a nice PAT OF BUTTER!

26 comments:

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, I want one of these! Yours looks so pretty.

I love that photo with the shadows~very cool!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You've done a great job of bring her back! Delilah looks beautiful now! ;o)

Lynette Killam said...

Delilah looks gorgeous after her makeover..the flowers are perfect! Like you, I love the play of light and shadow..one never gets tired of watching how light changes everything..

I'm your newest follower and will be back to visit soon!

Lynette
Imagination Lane

oldgreymare said...

Delilah looks like she has just returned from a very expensive finishing school and is now ready for her debutante ball where she will be paired with a handsome suitor.

I think she should remain an old maid so that she may reside at home with you guys....

Suzan

....great job BTW

It's me said...

Delilah looks nice !! you did a great job !!!! ...how are you Robyn???? are you feeling better??? hope you do...happy weekend darling......love Ria.....

My Cottage Charm said...

LOVE IT!!! :-) Delilah is so lovely....you did a wonderful job! I love the flowers you made...I have the one you made me on a stack of three hat boxes...I love it! :)
I want a dress dummy in my bedroom now....gonna have to be on the hunt! :)
Love you girly!
Missy

My Cottage Charm said...

LOVE IT!!! :-) Delilah is so lovely....you did a wonderful job! I love the flowers you made...I have the one you made me on a stack of three hat boxes...I love it! :)
I want a dress dummy in my bedroom now....gonna have to be on the hunt! :)
Love you girly!
Missy

Lynda said...

Well look at her!!! Delilah turns out to be a friend forever!!!! Love how she looks now, I did something simular with my torso(it's a mans'....ssst.....with the flowers and my necklasses on it, no-one can tell;))....I know for sure the girls will like Delilah a lot!!!!

XX
Lynda

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh I want one of these so badly! I don't even know why or where she would go but since when does that matter? She's mahvelous!

Wendy said...

Ohh she is so pretty! Maddie has this on her wish list of items for her room! Can't wait to show her your photo's.

a little bit vintage said...

I love her! :)

Smiles,
Rachel

One Cheap B*tch said...

I LOVE her! Why can't I find stuff like that at my GW??????

So jealous!

Jeanine

Bettsi said...

Delilah is a beauty! Great transformation.

awal.ny said...

I love your dress form. Her flowers are my favorite. I think I like the picture even more though. You have such a talent for photography. Have a wonderful weekend.

Dee said...

I've been keeping an eye out for a dress form at my local G-dub! Great score for you and Peyton!!

淑梁梁梁娟 said...

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Jen T said...

I love your dress form and what a great idea!! It's lovely!

Jen said...

Hi Robyn!
Delilah is absolutely beautiful now!!
Thanks for adding me to your blog list! Your already on mine!
Have a great weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

Hey Robyn!
Loving Delilah
AND your beautiful
blog! So happy
to have you stop
by P&H! I enjoyed
reading your archives
and will most
definitely check out
your stores. Your
writing is really
delightful, as are
your images.
xx Suzanne

江趙雲虹趙雲虹仁昆 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

She looks gorgeous! What a difference some paint makes=0) I want a dress form! I know exactly where I'd put it, lol.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
xoxo,
Carol

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Lovely indeed! I had a dress form oh so many years ago--if only...

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh I just LOVE her!!!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

This is wonderful, Robyn! What a great idea for her! :)

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh im so so Jealous, i want one like that so bad, i never ever see them when im out hunting..
i had to make my own...
(a later post ill show how i made it)

A new follower, ill be back..
Karryann

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

OOOH! Love this! And I've always wanted a dress form. The flowers really make it.

Warmly, Michelle