Monday, May 6, 2013

French Antiqued Dress Form Makeover

Giving this dress form a new look
with an old finish.
Several months ago
as I updated our guestroom,
I also decided to antique the dress form that lives in that room.
inspired me for this makeover.
Visit Carol to read about how her dress forms are making her famous!
You will be inspired too.
I have antiqued many a treasure in my painting journey
and this form was so much fun to makeover.
Starting with a wash of burnt umber
watered down and lightly scrubbed over the form
using a cotton t-shirt.

Fly specked with a stencil brush to give a aged look.

French graphics from The Graphics Fairy.  
Transfer with a blender pen and darkened with a sharpie pen.

Distressed the wood and antiqued the stand.

Crocheted collar with vintage pearls.

Added a french word sash around the waist.

Vintage lace added to the hemline.
Antiqued makeover complete.
It's amazing
what a little water and paint
can do.
Along with
French graphics
and accessories.
I'll be back to share the whole room makeover soon.
Till then,
Have a great spring day.
Celestina Marie
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