Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A little makeover.....

I don't normally do makeovers on my blog, mostly because I always forget to take the "before" picture.
Dumb, I know.......
Well, this time I remembered! Last week I was in the thrift and saw these two little dress forms, but had no cash....oh well.
A few days later I went back to see if they were still there.....and they were so I snatched them up. Then I wandered and saw this cool wicker hamper/storage box. It was the perfect size for my dd's bedroom to hold toys or whatever. But I didn't care for the fabric on the top...way too shiny. So I changed it to the vintage barkcloth above...better.
Then I took all the tacky black and gold stuff off the larger of the two dress forms and was pleased with how rustic it looked underneath, all I added was a french stamp. Oh, and a bit of decorative adhesive tape. Now she looks tres chic :).
There are my little makeovers for this week so far. It's supposed to get into the 90's here this week..yikes, be careful what you wish for, right? Hope you're all staying cool, we're gonna go slip n' slide later!
Woohoo! Gotta love summer........

5 comments:

My Shabby Roses said...

Both of the pieces turned out really nice!
What a fun wicker hamper. I'd love to have vintage wicker around my house but those darn cats love it as well!

Uncovered Ruby said...

Isn't it fun when you take the fabric off and find something even cooler underneath? That little dress form is way cute.
My cats are shredding my wicker chairs on my porch too..I should just get rid of them (the chairs), but I don't have anything to replace them with yet! Stay cool...Lisa :-)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness... Lucky you!
I love these!
Thanks for sharing!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, sorry, one more thing...I added you to my sidebar on "blogs I follow" hope this was ok.
Leticia

vintagesusie & wings said...

Love the barkcloth on the wicker trunk & the tiny dress form is fabulous!!! LOVE IT!!!
Great finds friend...I want to go thriftng with you!! lol
Smiles,
Susie