Sheet Music Dress Form

It seems like it has been forever since I have finished a project around here, but I did get a little one done today, and photographed!

I made a sheet music dress form that will live in my Master Bath, at least for now.

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My inspiration was this full sized lady I saw when I was at a Paris Flea Market last fall.

This lovely lady was $400.  Ouch.

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I have had this dress form in my bathroom for years, and frankly I haven’t really liked it for about the last 5.

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I was not a fan of the swirly thing and the painted on laces up the front was just a little too “tart” for my taste.

So, I gave her a makeover.

First, I took her off the metal base.  It was all attached as one unit with the swirly thing screwed on to the top so it was easy to remove.

Then, I used my Mod Podge and covered her in torn pieces of sheet music.  Across the middle, I was intentional about the “Love Duet” title, but other than that, I was random.  I did tear away the perimeter of the pages so that there was little blank space.

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I had the candle holder that she is placed on.  I simply attached her with gorilla glue.

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I widened the hole in the top and simply inserted the vintage crystal door knob for the topper.

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I happen to think she came out rather lovely and much improved.

And, she was made with what I already had in the house.

And, although she is not full sized like the Parisian lady, she also wasn’t $400.

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Now, if I was a well behaved blogger, I would have lots of pictures of the different steps, but no such luck.

I am just glad to have finished a project and photographed it.  Hopefully, this is the start of lots of momentum.

Oh, and for the first time in a while, I will be sharing at some of the parties on my sidebar.

And here

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  1. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    Very chic! I love the door knob on top.

    Yanet of 3 SKBs

  2. Shorey Alys says:

    I was on the fence about a dress form until yours was featured.

  3. Shorey Alys says:

    I was on the fence about a dress form until yours was featured.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love this!!

  5. Lisalulu says:

    beautiful inspiration. now I HAVE to have one!!!

  6. Sweet Bee Cottage says:

    Glad you got the pictures you did because she is really classed up now! Love what you did. Now I just might have to find a dress form. Thanks for this beautiful inspiration.

  7. Susan says:

    From tart to smart! Awesome transformation! I couldn't help notice we both transformed our dolls for 'Show and Tell' Friday. Due to my user error with the link party tool, my doll appears headless. At least she's in good company. :)
    - susan

  8. Susan says:

    Great Idea!! I love it!

  9. lvroftiques says:

    She's very cute now! Much much better! Great job! Vanna

  10. Michelle says:

    Soooo cute! Love it!

  11. Carol says:

    I really like this and I just happen to have a small dress form that will work for this.

  12. Sommer says:

    Laura this is INCREDIBLE! I'm over the moon with envy lol. I would be delighted if you would share this at my VIP party today as well.

    Fabulous work!


  13. Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas says:

    Beautiful!! I love her! Elegant, classy, perfect!

    Great job!

    Lou Cinda

  14. Susan says:

    Very nice and much more elegant! I made a full size dress form from odds and ends and covered her with sheet music also. You can check it out if you want to at my blog:

  15. love it! makes me want some of my own sheet music!

  16. Kristy says:

    I love this!!

  17. Heidi says:

    Way to think out of the box. You lucky girl to get to go to Paris.
    I love the new one!

    much better!

  18. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    I love it- those dress forms covered in pretty sheet music are just fabulous- well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  19. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    I love it- those dress forms covered in pretty sheet music are just fabulous- well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  20. Emily {WhipperBerry} says:

    This is beautiful! I would love to have one of those. Thanks for linking up!

  21. willowcreek says:

    Hello! I just gave your blog an award. I hope you will stop by and accept it.

  22. June@I will craft says:

    Wow, beautiful. I've been wanting a dress form, I haven't even found a small one. I think I might have to try to make my own so I can cover it with music or book pages.

  23. Piorra Maison says:

    It turned out great and the price is right.

  24. Catherine says:

    Love it! And soooo much better than the original!

  25. Roselle says:

    She's beautiful and I like her much better AFTER you did your makeover on her!

  26. Love it!

  27. Heather says:

    Hello! I am visiting from Met Monday! I just love your dress form! So very cute and the door knob is to die for!

  28. junkermidge says:

    Oh, I LOVE your lady! Definitely new and improved.

  29. says:

    laura! your lady is so lovely. I love the addition of the door knob!
    ps featuring your post this week in my highlights.

  30. christini yogini says:

    She's lovely! Great transformation! Thanks for inspiring me!

  31. kime@whenpigsfly says:

    One of my favorites so far, I am going to try this one for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Elaine says:

    This girl is a beaute! I love the bling you added at the top with the doorknob. Looking forward to checking back often on your site.


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