Friday, April 22, 2016

Every Dressing Area Needs A Mannequin

I have still been cleaning out and purging tons of things.  More trips to Goodwill and a few things to my grand-daughter.  While going through still more "stuff" the other day, I found this little mannequin from ages ago.  Kind of a sad little thing, but I thought a little paint and cleanup could give it some new life.

 This is what it looked like.  Really sad.

 I started to tape the body off and then discovered that the finial slipped off and so did the body.  That saved a ton of time.

 Outside to my favorite tree stump painting spot and a little black paint.  I sprayed it really lightly so some of the stain would still show through.

 Much better don't you think.

Now to play.  I thought it was fun to dress her up with some pearls and gold chains. 

I think she's the perfect new accessory for my primping spot.

If you would like to see more of my closet makeover, you can see the reveal here.

How about you, do you have a primping area so you can get ready in a hurry?

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  1. Your new addition is a darling working girl!

  2. Marty, what a fabulous addition to your lovely closet. Every girl needs her pearls!
    Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. Marty, your closet is legendary and now it's even the addition!

  4. She looks adorable. It is great that when we go through put away things we find things that will have a second chance for us and others.

  5. The manniquen is sweet.Like all the gold

  6. The little mannequin is the perfect accessory for your closet! I'm still looking for one for my dressing table.

  7. I love this "primping area"!!! My closet is probably a little bigger than yours but it always a mess. I am always in there cleaning it up!!! It drives me crazy. One thing is that Being in Pa. I need winter, summer and in between clothes! This summer I am DETERMINED to get rid of anything I do not wear. You are such an inspiration!!!!

  8. Well, isn't she cute! Where has she been hiding?

  9. Marty- I love what you've done with that precious mannequin, but I really love your primping area.
    Thank you for all of your support of Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    You're the best Marty.

  10. So cute, Marty. Your closet puts mine to shame.

  11. What a cute addition to your dressing area! Adorable!


  12. How fun, Marty, I have that exact same mannequin! I have it sitting in my craft room trying to figure out what I want to do with it. The body part doesn't seem to want to separate from the spindle on mine, but maybe I just need a bit more elbow grease....aka "The Man!" I do have a nice primping spot in my closet, but I'm not sure I actually need the little lady in there. Anyway, I'm still thinking, but you have given me some ideas! Have a great weekend!


  13. Paint fixes everything, doesn't it? Perfect addition to your pretty dressing table. Lovely!!!

  14. The black spray paint was a really good idea. It was just the touch she needed to shine!