The Lady Gets A Makeover...


Recently, I found this little lady curbside...a chippy, gaudy golden girl.  But I had other plans for her...a makeover!


I decided to decoupage the mannequin with vintage dictionary pages...the pattern is small and wouldn't detract from displays.



I didn't try to make her perfect...a wrinkly surface was fine with me...


I think she turned out beautifully!  I plan to use her in my studio for display...


of antique jewelry...


and lovely old lace...


She's so stylish now...




I am joining Angie at Knick of Time Tuesday

and Kim at Wow Us Wednesdays

Until next time...
Linda

59 comments

  1. Wow! Beautiful. I was at the Antique Mall today and there was a bust of a woman that had been done in a similar way, thought yours is much nicer and unique with the jewellry and the lace. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That is absolutely lovely now!!!

    We both had vintage dictionary projects this week!

    I hope you'll link up to Knick of Time Tuesday next week with this project!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  3. She turned out beautifully! I bet if whoever threw her away saw her now they would want her back! I love it!

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  4. I have a similar gal in my studio only she was bright orange to begin with. Yours truly has the wasp waist of the victorians doesn't she! Quite an improvement with the collage (or is it decolletage?) She'll be a fine prop for your pieces.
    xoxo Kim

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  5. Beautiful. You have created a great display for jewelry.
    - Joy

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  6. Hi dear Linda- she is totally wonderful, love the old pages you used for her make-over.She is perfect for your collection of jewelery now.
    Have a happy sunday.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  7. LOVE this, what an awesome idea Linda. You did a great job!

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  8. She turned out great! Wouldn't you like to have her waist.

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  9. Gorgeous job! Love the lace especially!!! I just got one this week and posted about her on my blog...haven't named her yet and not sure if shes going to get a decoupage makeover but so excited! Thanks so much for sharing your beauty!
    Blessings
    Doni

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  10. What a find Linda! love the shape on her...very cool!
    You did a great job !
    Tammy
    Junk Wild

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  11. Linda! you made another star! Beautiful!
    smiles, alice

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  12. Oh wow Linda! What a lucky find and what a creative way to give her a makeover. I absolutely love this. Ann

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  13. That mannequin looks a million times better, Linda -- great job!!

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  14. Linda- What a great find! I can't imagine finding something like that curbside! Love her new "do"...she is perfect now! xo Diana

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  15. What a fantastic find ~ great job!
    'hugs from afar'

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  16. Linda I love how she turned out! She is perfect for display and you found her curbside? Lucky day for you!

    Danielle

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  17. Gorgeous Linda!
    You better keep her.
    She turned out awesome and should
    be tucked into your home somewhere.
    Love her!
    Hope this finds you well.
    xoxox
    A

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  18. She is so pretty now. I'm sure she's happy you came along and gave her a new dress!

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  19. She is stunning and certainly a keeper.

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  20. Oh I love her! She is such a gorgeous shape and now you have beautified her completely with your dictionary pages.

    btw I love that the pages have little pictures :)

    Karen

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  21. Nice job on the pretty lady bust! It's amazing what people put on the curb! Nice find!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  22. Wow, what a find! She was a little flashy...but she looks fabulous now! And what about that waistline!

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  23. Oh my!! Absolutely awesome what you did with the dicared bust. Love it

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  24. Curb side I am so jealous!! She was quite a find, and your make over is perfect!!

    Carol

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  25. linda, this is an awesome makeover! i love the use of the dictionary pages to cover up the brassy dated surface. just brilliant.
    judi

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  26. Wow! That is a unique piece to start with. A different shape. Your makeover looks great and completely changed the feel of it from modern to chic.

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  27. oh the things people give away! great re do! love it!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  28. She is so beautiful, Linda. I love the lace also. You know, I'm a sucker for old lace and dress forms of any sort.
    Happy Halloween!
    xoxo Liz

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  29. Wow, Linda! You took your lady from gaudy to glam! Love the vintage dictionary treatment you gave her! If only the person who tossed her could see her now! Great job!!!

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  30. She looks so much better now! You've transformed her from gaudy to gorgeous!

    Kat :)

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  31. Lucky find, brilliant transformation!
    Susanne.

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  32. What a great find Linda and you have made her beautiful. She looks so lovely with her jewelry and lace.
    Barb

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  33. Oh WOW, it's perfection, Linda!!! I love this!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  34. A beautiful result of creativity and a really lovely blog. I am signing up as a follower! Have a great day :)Pam

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  35. Linda you have made her so pretty. What a great find! The pretty lace really makes the necklace pop!

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  36. I like her so much better, now that she is well read, She looked to naked all golden!
    Lezlee

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  37. She's gorgeous! Love all the ideas in the idea house. Thanks for sharing with us! I need some of those big plastic letters! Mimi

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  38. Great job. So glad you got the lovely lady off the street!

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  39. what an incredible inventive transformation! how clever of you to think of it!

    Karen

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  40. I must say, she looks more like a "lady" now. You did a lovely job on her.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  41. Hi Linda,
    I just popped over to say "hey!" and thanks so much for visiting, my friend! xo Cindy

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  42. How inspired!!! And I love how you've embellished her already.
    Kudos,
    Mary Lou

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  43. What a great find! :) I love the addition of the dictionary pages...she's perfect now. You always find the best stuff...I need to live closer to you! lol
    Thanks again for my surprise..you sure know how to brighten up a girls day!
    Love you LOTS
    Missy :)

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  44. she is lovely...and so transformed from her side of the street look!
    love your blog - I'm your newest follower - glad you visited my blog as well!
    amy of four corners design

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  45. Amazing what you can do with found objects these days. You can't even believe it was ever the gold gaudy girl. It is beautiful now!!

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  46. Oh Linda,
    That is beautiful! Such a wonderful job of transforming her!!! Just lovely! It all just pulled together at the end and made me smile just looking at it!!! Great Post! I just did a wall in my booth with vintage dictionary pages and I love it! ;0) Hugs...Brenda

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  47. Your golden girl is
    truly golden now,
    Linda, and so YOU : )
    How lucky that you
    have a STUDIO! And
    I know you are creating
    lots of great things for
    Christmas......fun!

    Happy November, sweet
    friend!

    xx Suzanne

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  48. She is Beautiful.... A Real Treasure~

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  49. Perfect...so glad you rescued her :) Laurel

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  50. She's beautiful! What a great curb find and transformation!
    ~ Julie

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  51. What a great find...and I love what you did with it. Er, if you don't mind me asking, what did you use to decoupage it? Golden medium, liquitex...? I would not have thought to decoupage brass. So cool. :)

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  52. Wow! Very cool! I love the book paper idea, and it turned out really nice. Hope you have a nice weekend Linda!

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  53. Great makeover Linda! I think I could do this?!

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  54. this is such a transformation! thanks for helping me "see" beyond the gaudy to the gorgeous...amazing. now i will have to look for one to makeover.
    judi

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