Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sheet Music Dress Form

It seems like it has been forever since I have finished a project around here, but I did get a little one done today, and photographed!

I made a sheet music dress form that will live in my Master Bath, at least for now.

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My inspiration was this full sized lady I saw when I was at a Paris Flea Market last fall.

This lovely lady was $400.  Ouch.

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I have had this dress form in my bathroom for years, and frankly I haven’t really liked it for about the last 5.

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I was not a fan of the swirly thing and the painted on laces up the front was just a little too “tart” for my taste.

So, I gave her a makeover.

First, I took her off the metal base.  It was all attached as one unit with the swirly thing screwed on to the top so it was easy to remove.

Then, I used my Mod Podge and covered her in torn pieces of sheet music.  Across the middle, I was intentional about the “Love Duet” title, but other than that, I was random.  I did tear away the perimeter of the pages so that there was little blank space.

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I had the candle holder that she is placed on.  I simply attached her with gorilla glue.

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I widened the hole in the top and simply inserted the vintage crystal door knob for the topper.

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I happen to think she came out rather lovely and much improved.

   And, she was made with what I already had in the house.

And, although she is not full sized like the Parisian lady, she also wasn’t $400.

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Now, if I was a well behaved blogger, I would have lots of pictures of the different steps, but no such luck.

I am just glad to have finished a project and photographed it.  Hopefully, this is the start of lots of momentum.

Oh, and for the first time in a while, I will be sharing at some of the parties on my sidebar.

31 comments:

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Very chic! I love the door knob on top.

Yanet of 3 SKBs

Shorey Alys said...

I was on the fence about a dress form until yours was featured.

Shorey Alys said...

I was on the fence about a dress form until yours was featured.

Anonymous said...

Love this!!

Lisalulu said...

beautiful inspiration. now I HAVE to have one!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Glad you got the pictures you did because she is really classed up now! Love what you did. Now I just might have to find a dress form. Thanks for this beautiful inspiration.

Susan said...

From tart to smart! Awesome transformation! I couldn't help notice we both transformed our dolls for 'Show and Tell' Friday. Due to my user error with the link party tool, my doll appears headless. At least she's in good company. :)
- susan

Susan said...

Great Idea!! I love it!

lvroftiques said...

She's very cute now! Much much better! Great job! Vanna

Michelle said...

Soooo cute! Love it!

Carol said...

I really like this and I just happen to have a small dress form that will work for this.

Sommer said...

Laura this is INCREDIBLE! I'm over the moon with envy lol. I would be delighted if you would share this at my VIP party today as well.

Fabulous work!

http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/02/hows-it-hangin.html

Sommer

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful!! I love her! Elegant, classy, perfect!

Great job!

Lou Cinda

Susan said...

Very nice and much more elegant! I made a full size dress form from odds and ends and covered her with sheet music also. You can check it out if you want to at my blog:

http://secondchancesbysusan.blogspot.com/search/label/dress%20form

julie said...

love it! makes me want some of my own sheet music!

Kristy said...

I love this!!

Heidi said...

Way to think out of the box. You lucky girl to get to go to Paris.
I love the new one!

much better!

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it- those dress forms covered in pretty sheet music are just fabulous- well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it- those dress forms covered in pretty sheet music are just fabulous- well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

This is beautiful! I would love to have one of those. Thanks for linking up!

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June@I will craft said...

Wow, beautiful. I've been wanting a dress form, I haven't even found a small one. I think I might have to try to make my own so I can cover it with music or book pages.

Piorra Maison said...

It turned out great and the price is right.

Catherine said...

Love it! And soooo much better than the original!

Roselle said...

She's beautiful and I like her much better AFTER you did your makeover on her!
Roselel

Lynda said...

Love it!

Heather said...

Hello! I am visiting from Met Monday! I just love your dress form! So very cute and the door knob is to die for!

junkermidge said...

Oh, I LOVE your lady! Definitely new and improved.
Midge

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

laura! your lady is so lovely. I love the addition of the door knob!
gail
ps featuring your post this week in my highlights.

christini yogini said...

She's lovely! Great transformation! Thanks for inspiring me!

kime@whenpigsfly said...

One of my favorites so far, I am going to try this one for sure. Thanks for sharing!