Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Goodwill Dress Form

i am so excited about this project....i was in my local goodwill store and came across this dress form...it was missing the base but for $4.97 how could i pass it up?

i was so excited that i ripped off the fabric before i took a picture...and i know, i said i would work on my before pictures...i'm really trying...see, i actually took this one with a REAL camera and not my cell phone...it was also attached to a silver pole but the base was missing...

so here she is after i applied some bible pages with mod podge...please, try to understand why i did this...i know there are probably some people that might think it was wrong to tear up a bible but we have a very strong faith here and thats why i did it...its for my daughters room...she is very active in church and i want her to look at this and be reminded of her faith...this took a minute to put all these pages on here....i first just put random pieces and then went back and put the ones with the names of the books...ruth is her favorite book so i made sure you could see it...
i covered the hole up in the neck...i added some beds just to see how it was going to look...so far i like it!!

so, i'm to the point that i "think" i'm finished with it...i keep coming up with ideas that i want to use...i made some flowers out of various things i found around my house...i'll start at the top left and explain what i did...the ruffled flower was made out of the bible pages...it is circles that i wrapped around a stick...i then glued them down onto another circle and i glued a clear stone in the middle...the black one is just a fabric flower made out of a black tshirt from dollar tree...the white one is lace...its actually vintage that i found in my moms old sewing box...i'm 40 so i know its at least that old or older...i glued silver beads in the center...bottom right starting with the black...its made out of the black tshirt but i braided it before i made it into a flower...the white one was made out of basting tape...it was in the sewing box too...i glued it on a piece of white felt...the large one is out of the bible pages also..i just glued it a different way...after i made the flowers i found the dress form prints from graphic fairy...i let my daughter pick where she wanted them...its missing pearls though!! got to find some....

Peace, Love, & Joy

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Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I love that! I've never found a dress form at my Goodwill, but I'm going to be looking now!

Judi said...

Love it. I have a styro foam adjustable dress form that is covered with jersey. I really want to cover it. I am wondering about deco podge over the fabric. I wonder if that would work.
Well than you for showing what you did. It turned out great.

June@I will craft said...

Wow, great project. I know I would have snagged that dress form too for that price. have a bust that I found and covered in grocery bags. I'm like you, I'm not sure if I'm done yet. I like it as it is but want to try a couple other ideas too.

Terry said...

Cool I did one in book pages too.

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Been looking for one of these forever - awesome find - and I like the transformation. Visiting you from Metamorphosis Monday

Denise said...

I would so love to find a dress form like that at Goodwill, I need one to model the cowls and scarves I knit :) Yours turned out great.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love it!! What a great find.

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

I am in love with this project!! I am now on the look out for a dress form!! Thank so much for sharing!!

d e l i g h t said...

This is marvelous! I love dress forms. You will have so much fun with her. Visiting from Savvy Southern.

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

This is awesome! I would have scooped that up too. I really like the way you have her dressed up now.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I think it is very cool. My daughter would love it, too!

WhyCuzICan said...

Wonderful redo- I would never find an old dress form at MY GW- great find and darling redo :)

Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tue Linky Party at Coastal Charm,
~Suzanne in NW IL

Roselle said...

This is gorgeous. It is perfet the way it came out. I love how you thought of your daughter's faith and used the Bible pages. Gorgeous!
Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

so fun! I need a dress form now! :)

Peekadot said...

stunning and it looks like a lot of fun even with little kids around you to help out.

Coley said...

What a fun project! It looks awesome!

Yadira said...

Awesome find! I like what you did with the bible pages. It was a great idea. I've been wanting a dress form for quite some time, but since I'm plus sized the options are limited. I've been looking into the possibility of making my own in the not so far future.

I found your blog through Inspiration Friday.

Shannon Green said...

I could just die from jealousy! What an amazing find! And you decorated her beautifully :)

Sommer said...

Well I'm not religious at all and I think it's awesome! I would love to have one in my front room! I would love to have you share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-24.html

Rose and Heather said...

Gorgeous! We are getting ready to make our own dress forms and this gives us inspiration on how to decorate them. LOVE IT!
We would love to have you join us next week at our link party. Carfty Lassie Tuesday
Heather & Rose

Katie said...

I love what you did with your dress form! It looks awesome! I'm featuring it on my blog today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!


Milla said...

Omg Ashley, I love this!! We've been looking for a dress form too that's quite I steal you found too. And just love all the touches to beautify it lol. Thanks for visiting our site that way I was able to find your blog.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This is fabulous. I think the Bible pages for your daughter to read is just the best idea. Many of those verses will find their way to her heart because she will remember seeing them there. On top of all that...it is pretty!!!

little miss maison said...

it lookd great i love it iv aleays wanted a dress form but i have never came across one. i absolutly love it. im now folling you aimeemakeshomemade.blogspot.com xxxxx

Originally Yours said...

Love it!!