7.19.2010

Manikin Revamp! Mmmness {Paris Part I}

I've been searching for mini manikins for my daughter's room. I'm doing her room in a PARIS Theme and manikins are WAY too expensive no matter where I look.
EXCEPT! I found this one at the D.I. today for $3!
It's pretty heavy duty, and about a foot and a half tall!

Check out my transformation :)
It truely makes me giddy.
I honestly didn't think it was going to work. I was cutting away and hot glueing things everywhere! And it wasn't looking fabulous. I started out by covering it with the black fabric, and I actually gave up a couple times! So I decided that I'd just start trying to glue on the pin stripe dress fabric. Well, that's where things started looking up. I cut the neckline...and then started shaping the dress... I added 2 really cute gemmed buttons to the front...
And then the sequence neck-lining!
And then hammered in the back buttons...
Then added the top and a necklace...
And the beads...
Danglin over a vintage base...And then I sighed...
...with contentment...


I seriously did everything with scissors and a gluegun.
I would LOVE to collect a few of these! So I better keep my eyes open! Have you seen the jewelry holding ones? Mmm!

Stop by to see more PARIS revamps! Coming soon!

4 comments:

Ron and Connie said...

This is GORGEOUS! I'd love to have one in my room. I can't believe you found it at the DI. You must not live where I do, they want a fortune for most of the items here. Good job on the makeover!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

So pretty!!! I'd love one, but I already know my cat would destroy it.

Erin S said...

So glad you are back posting again! I love your blog!

Chantel said...

Wow, that is amazing. You could definitely sell these and dressers. They are both really cool!

I can't believe you did it all with scissors and a gluegun. Wow

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