7/15/09

Transformation Thursday~

I picked up this small dress form awhile back at a yard sale for only $1.50-- I know right? Who wouldn't buy it? The price on the bottom said at one time it sold for $14.99......Well....I stuck it way up on a shelf until I decided what to do with it. Here she is standing next to Mr. Hunky.... I really enjoyed gluing the fabric sheet music to his torso, hubba-hubba... *good times-good times*Hmmmmmmmm what to cover it with vintage sheet music? old yellowed book pages... nahhhhhhhh... buttons? Now your talkin'! I have a huge-HUGE button collection. Seriously~ Here is a previous post showing some of my buttons... Anywho, I painted the stand & base along with the wooden top of the form with an almond color spray paint and then just hot glued a zillion buttons onto the form. I created a scalloped edge to the base of the dress form... you can barely see it in this photo-- but it is scalloped!It took me about 3 days of working on it off and on to get it finished. I just cranked up the t.v. and mindlessly glued on buttons until it was finished... Taaaaaaaaaa daaaaaaa instant (okokok, not so instant) caute! You can see more "Show & Tell" treasures over at Kelli's blog "There is no place like Home" You can also view more transformations over at "Shabby Chic Cottage" and over at "A Soft Place to Land" Kimba is hosting a "do it yourself" linky party. The Coloradolady is also hosting a Vintage Thingie Thursday. Next Thursday I am hoping to transform old pages from a vintage book into a dozen roses~
Here is a photo of my young doves newest babies. These two babies brings this years total to 6. Two more and she is going to be called "Octo-mom"

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51 comments:

the undomesticated wife said...

Oh wow, that dress form in white buttons is gorgeous! It makes it looks so sparkly! What a great idea!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

I love buttons, I heart dressforms, this project looks so great! I have made a dressform from scratch once (blogged about it too), and the next one I am so going to decorate with buttons. Love your idea, thank you for showing it!

Coloradolady said...

Your dress form covered in buttons is wonderful. I love the buttons! You have some great ideas!! So fun to visit you. Have a great VTT!

Jane said...

AKKK! That is amazing! Perfection!

Sarah said...

That is GORGEOUS!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow buttons dressform! super cool! you are so creative! and the price is awesome!

vivian said...

Another one of your creative ideas! The buttons look perfect, I love it!
hugs
vivian

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Now that's adorable! And how creative! I love it!

Thanks for joining in with me today!

~~Carol~~ said...

That dress form looks so pretty, it actually looks like you glued sequins on it, it's so sparkly! I can tell it must have taken you a loonngg time to do that, and you probably glued your fingers together a few times! Or is it just me that does that?
I love doves! We've got a few that hang out under our feeder, and I just love to hear them coo!

Pam said...

Very, very neat....Now I know why I never have any buttons....you have them all! lol
Pam

Blue Creek Home said...

I have been shopping for some kind of bust or mannequin for a while. I love both of yours!
Rhonda

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Very cool and you must have a giant button collection!!!!!

ClassyChassy said...

Great photos - my fav is Octo-Mom - how beautiful!

Postcardy said...

I love what you did with the dress form and Mr. Hunky.

I don't collect buttons but I have a bunch of them. I used to cut the buttons off worn out shirts and bloused before I threw away the clothes or made rags. I think I even bought a jar of buttons once.

Rebecca said...

It looks great! I have two of that size that a friend gave me for my birthday and I love them!

Can't wait to see your roses next week. I have loads of vintage book pages I'm looking for ideas for. :)

Jen R. said...

That's very cute!

Amy said...

Wow! That is so pretty!!! I love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore this! Your dove mom is so sweet. We had a mother hummingbird build a nest in our patio chandelier.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl,
What a beautiful transformation...I happen to have an old body form that I had bought for my daughter's room which, according to her, she's outgrown. You have inspired me to transform it. Thanks.

~Ana♥

SueLovesCherries said...

What a transformation! I wouldn't let Mr. Hunky stay too close to her!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ohhh please can I come over and play in your buttons, lol! Love this, I want a dress form so bad and this one is amazing! I love it with all of the buttons, so pretty!

mub said...

She turned out beautifully!

CC said...

Love mini dress forms..the way you have decorated is wonderful..so pretty. Happy VTT and have a llovely weekend..p.s. I can't wait to see the roses you make..

marie said...

Your dress form is amazing! So beautiful!!

Mommy said...

What an awesome totally cool idea! I think it is beautiful!!! MUCH prettier than the orginal!

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

that's totally amazing ang gorgeous transformation...very creative
Happy Friday

Lots of luv,
Ita

Little Lovables said...

it went from little girl kitcsh to chic! gorgeous

Bea said...

What a transformation! Love it!

Bethany Hudson said...

Love the buttons!
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Caths Pennies Designs said...

Mr Hunky is going to be in love when he sees her hot-glued buttons!
Speaking of which ... isn't hotglue just the greatest invention?!
LOVE that transformed dress form and a great use for all those hundreds of buttons.
happy VTT!
Cathy

Boo-Bah said...

The dress form turned out beautiful. It almost looks like it is covered in opals. I wonder how many buttons you used.

Sweet pictures of your doves.

Iris

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

that looks fabulous!!..boy you do have a gazillion buttons don't you lol!!

MrsMomma said...

love the way it sparkles!

Leann said...

Oh my stars! I love it and the hubba hubba too! What great ideas, I'll be back to visit again.

Enjoy your day!
Leann

Lisa said...

That is stunning!

Lindsay said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I'm going to be doing my daughter's room in the PINK/BLACK paris style, that would be SO FUN with black buttons! THANKS!

Love Bears All Things said...

I just love your studio. The white photo boxes are a decorative touch all by themselves, but what you did to the dress form is awesome. Bet your arms were tired when you finished.
Mama Bear

my home sanctuary said...

What a lovely transformation. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Sherry

The Watts Family said...

Wow thats looks awesome you did a really great job on that~ definitly an extreme makeover~Blessings Heather;-)

Melissa said...

Oh I love it! It's so glamorous!

Melissa :D

Jenn Klee said...

What a fantastic transformation!

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a wonderful transformation!!
and boy did it need one!!

I have a dressform that I've been wanting to do something creative with too.
With your beautiful button job you've inspired me to get busy on it!

Thanks for sharing!
Sherri:)

basia said...

So very chic! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Tess said...

What a wonderful transformation. I love what you did with this dress form. Lovely...

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

OMG, the dress form is absolutely gorgeous, I love the effect the pearl buttons have! Just beautiful!

southerninspiration said...

Love, Love, Love the dress form covered in buttons!!

Suzanne

denise said...

How great did this turn out! There is just something about a pile of old ivory colored buttons. Mine will be itching to get out of their bag with this as inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

OH MY, an absolutely BLISSFUL sigh. A dress form all snazzied up in buttons?! Perfectly buttoned beautiful!! I literally gasped when I saw her. This is my first time visiting here, but I most certainly will be back! :>

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Love that button dress form, she's all sparkly and pretty now! Aw, and that mamma dove is so sweet :)

Chrisy said...

You've made that dress form into something chic and classy!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That is amazing and just beautiful! Sometimes people dismiss white buttons but you showed how lovely they are!