Thursday, July 19, 2007

Project~Mannequin head~



I've always wanted a hand painted Mannequin Head.. but they are a bit pricey for my budget. I found an old foam head (a bit beat up with a squashed nose) for 45 cents at the thrift. I tried to fixed her nose. Then painted her.. added some pearl pins that were a gift from Mary (thanks again Mary!) for necklace. And used 2 large vintage corsage pins for the earrings (from my Grandmothers things). She's not prefect but I think she will do for displaying my vintage hats on eBay.. Oh and I made the stand from a vintage crystal lamp base.

10 comments:

kjquilts said...

Very lovely! You did a great job.

Mary said...

Oh My Mary :) You are the most Talented Lady... That is the cutest lady!!! Wish they had faces back in Beauty School...Ok, now what is her name ??? Give her a really glamorous one... What a fun project:)
Big Hugs for making me smile :)

The Urban Chic said...

Mary, what a wonderful job you did. I have 2 with hats on them but never thought of painting them, but would have to get Al to do that for you. Great job--now you know people are going to ask if the head is for sale also---I know I would.

Stephanie said...

Mary, how adorable is that?!?! She is just so pretty. You have great vision! Not to mention great talent! :0) Tell us what creative name you think of for her!!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sweet Remembrance said...

Mary...She's a beauty! You are so talented, I am jealous!

marylou said...

Oh Mary, she is a beauty. I bet you were the "model":) You are a super duper talented gal. It is such a joy to see your creations. Thanks for sharing:)
Hug Life
Peace, Marylou:)

carole said...

Hi Mary Dear:
Is there nothing you are not able to do? You are a very talented lady!!!
I wish I could live next door to you and visit all of the time : ) I would do all of the cooking, cleaning and laundry (I do windows too) and then all would have to do is continue being sooooooooo creative!!!
Big Hugs my Friend
carole
She is the bomb!!!

Amy Wagner said...

Ooohlala...she is very chic! I love how you made her. I think she's wonderful!
Amy

Rochambeau said...

Turned out GREAT. I love those heads too. I tried to paint a foam once but didn't have luck. Yours really looks great!

I come by way of Carole.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a great idea! Wow I was convinced she was really a nice old vintage wooden one!