7.12.2010

Dress Form

I fell in love with Nicole's dress form from her living room. I can't find one in my price range, so I decided to make a mini one for my office.

First I bought a cardboard dress form from Michael's for $6.00, some paint, and a brush.

I painted it blue, and then made a flower belt for the form using this tutorial again.

I love the way it looks on my office desk.

Total cost: $7.50
Total time: 1 hour

But if anyone knows where I can get a cheap dress form like Nicole's I am still interested in a larger version. Until then, this will do.

10 comments:

Making it Lovely said...

Adorable! And I can never find them in my price range either… I was incredibly lucky to find mine in an alley.

emily said...

what a great little creative idea. i love.

Michelle said...

soo cute! I kinda-maybe-totally want to steal the idea! I love the blue you used and the little flower embellishment!!

PS. I was totally sad about friday too! This upcoming friday I'll be gone all day at the Shakespeare thing, but I could do lunch or something on saturday, I don't know what your schedule is like in the next couple of weeks- I'm sure you have more things to do than me!

Otherwise I can meet up in the afternoons everyday or the friday after next I have completely off. I hope we can meet up! I still have your number in my phone, would it be easier if I texted you?

AmyK said...

Cute! Love the idea and love the end product! And the price! :)

Sheryl said...

i'd love to see nicole's dress. i know your dress is going to be beautiful. i wish i could be there for your day.

Melissa said...

Oh mands, that is so cute! It just makes me even more excited to see how awesome you'll decorate your house!

bethany said...

Dress forms make such classy corner-fillers! I've always hoped to snag one at a thrift store or estate sale...but no luck yet. :) This little beaut is a great mini-fix while dreaming of bigger versions! :)

Rosie said...

I just came across your blog and I think it's just lovely! This was such a cute idea I am going to attempt to replicate. I hope you don't mind but I was wondering if I can use the picture of your mini dress form on my blog because it's just so adorable. Please feel free to follow my blog as I will yours. xoxo Rosie

Paige said...

wow! i love your blog! so cute.
the chair is so great! i love it

MAUDE said...

omg. I made the same exact thing long long time ago, but i had the body painted black. and i put pearls as the necklace piece. I love it (yours).