Tuesday, May 5, 2009

~ Mannequin Makeover ~

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Remember the old yucky brown mannequin that I posted a pic of yesterday? Well after a slight brainstorm here it is...I painted right over the fabric with my usual cream satin paint and then got out the good ol projector and used another rubber stamp transparency. I kind of want to keep this mannequin simple so all I need to do right now is find a simple something to go around her neck. A black and white flower, a domino necklace, a black ruffle? Told you it was a "slight storm"...

33 comments:

  1. awesome, it will be fabulous when done! see your brain freeze...it only lasted a minute! Any of those you suggested will be perfect, then she needs a name to match. I am just going through piles today, so my brain is really frozen up. Making isle ways in order to work better and sending things off to the thrift shop, along with playing in the dirt outside!

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  2. WOW! I love it.........so creative!

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  3. Looks great! What a transformation!

    Love it!

    Clara

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  4. Hey! michelle and I came to Lone Star last week, your space looks great! And I LOVE your blog!
    Also, in case you didn't know you have a check at Golightly's for something that sold!
    Have a great rest of the week!

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  5. I love the transformation, you did a great job. I had one very similar during this past show and just let her go cheap because she was looking pretty ragged. Should have kept her!

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  6. WOW! That is soooo cool!! You are a genius! Love the transparency idea. Did you use a marker or paint for the letters?

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  7. I love the look! Big black Edwardian collar could be Fab!!!

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  8. Love her!!! I didn't know you could paint them..and the writing well...that just completes her look..your right she won't need much now she's ready to go! Just wonderful...Your so talented!

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  9. Absolutely stunning! What a brainstorm.

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  10. Hi Tiina, That is one beautiful chick. I love her. It is just what she needed. Thank you for the comment today. That is sweet that you let your mom have first choice on your thrifting finds. Good girl. You can bet I'll be painting that cabnet. It will look so good white or cream, don't cha think?

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  11. I have one of those mannequins and it's really ratty, but despite its ratty-ness, I haven't been able to bring myself to part with it. Thank you for the inspiration! I know what I am going to do with that ratty mannequin now. Your solution is super fabulous

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  12. It looks soooo great!!!

    rgds, Kirsi

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  13. Spectacular!!! You are very creative Tiina!!!

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  14. How gorgeous is this??? I love it! What a great idea! I want her!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  15. Your blog is soooo gorgeous...I was asked by someone if this was my blog...my name is Sepia and I once owned a tearoom! Of course a love for all things dreamy and creamy plus being forty something makes me wonderful if you are my missing twin!

    Simply Beautiful...

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  16. Looks fabulous , love the contrast in color :)

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  17. Hi Tiina~

    Wow! So beautiful! You are so talented! I love it, everything about it, the writing, the pretty base colour, the lettering! Very impressive!

    ~Miss Kris~

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  18. I think she looks great. And the black and white would be perfect. Also wanted to invite you and your friends to come to the Trade Days behind Collected Treasures this Sat. It's located at 604 W. Main in Arlington. Hope to meet you there.
    Smiles,
    Pat

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  19. Love it! You are so talented!
    Theothertheresa

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  20. Looks wonderful. I say the domino necklace! Can't wait to see her accessorized!

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  21. As always, your work is beautiful! I think I need to buy a projector! Great job, Tiina

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  22. *sigh* Incredible.Simply stunning!
    You've got me lusting for an overhead projector!
    Tracey

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  23. You did a great job on this! Wow what a difference!

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  24. Hi Tiina...thank you for stopping by. I just love visiting your blog to see what you are up to. You are so very creative...the mannequin looks fabulous.
    Hugs...
    Cathleen

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  25. Well, what I thought of right away was the infamous song: Isn't She Lovely!
    Brenda
    http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com
    http://viewfromthepines.com

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  26. Can't wait to try painting one of my less favorites...what a wonderful difference....Pat said 604 West Main in Arlington for the sale...actually, it's 406 West main....hope you can stop by.....x jana

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  27. This is TOTALLY so cool! Very Francais and Chic! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  28. Love it! You mention creme satin paint, is the color "creme"? Can you tell me where you purchase it? I'm having a hard time finding just the right color of off-white, creme.

    Thanks...

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  29. The color I used on the mannequin is Valspar in satin at Lowes-color numbers are 101-6.5 and 107-36.5 and 109-1.5. I must have had it mixed from some other color so if you go to Lowes with those numbers they can mix that color for you....

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  30. Can I use a before and after photo on my blog?
    I did a post today showing one stripped of fabric and this would show my readers what else they could do. I would link your blog to the post. xo Joan

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  31. I love that episode of Seinfeld where Kramer says he's dating the mannequin.

    zane

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