Tuesday, May 6, 2014

French Dress Form Makeover

Giving a dress form a new look
with an old easy to do finish.
Last year when I updated our guestroom,
I also decided to antique the dress form in this room.
inspired me for this makeover at the time.
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 paint,
watered down and then lightly scrubbed over the form
using a cotton t-shirt.
Previously I hand painted the form
right over the damask fabric. I shared this in another post
a few years ago.

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

French graphics from The Graphics Fairy.  
Transferred on the form 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 words 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.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great spring day.
Smiles and Southern DayDreams!
Celestina Marie

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