Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thrifty Treasure & Met. Monday




Time for "Today's Thrifty Treasure" hosted by Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality http://southernhospitalityblog.com/ and Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ . Thank you Rhoda and Susan for hosting these two events.A couple of weeks ago I stopped by a yard/garage sale and found this little lady. The seller wanted $10 for her, but she had
several pieces of wicker that were broken, so I went on to look at other things. I was not sure I could repair her very well, but asked if she would take $5, and she agreed.
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Got her home, took out my trusty z6000 glue, dental floss, wire cutters and scissors and went to work. Some of the broken pieces were missing the other end, so most of those got snipped off, then I started glueing and tying in place until the glue dried.
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A day or so later, I removed the "stitches".
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Then outside to get a new coat of paint.
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And Wa - La !
Photobucket As of right now, she will go in the guest room and hold some of the necklaces I have made. I will be looking around for a stand of some kind to sit her on, and I am thinking a plant stand just might work. That is my contribution this week. If you have not already, go over to visit Rhoda and Susan to see what they and the other participants have to share this week. Hope you have a great week.

Glenda


56 comments:

A New England Life said...

Oh wow Glenda! I love it! And for $5 you can't beat it.

I would probably put a fancy shirt or scarf on her. Get creative! Seriously, what a find!

Domestic Designer said...

Oh I want this so bad! You did a great job with the "little lady". I am going to be on the search for one of my own.

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

It does look much cuter in white. Great find at a great price.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful!! I love her in white. Good idea to use it for necklaces. :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Floss said...

Ooh, Glenda - that is something I have been looking for for a long while now! You have done a really good job on her. I would dress her in one of my lace blouses...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cute & I love how you repaired her. I'm all about repairs!

Linda said...

Now that's going to be some fun. Love the idea of necklaces on her. Very cute! Linda

marty39 said...

What a fabulous wicker bust and painted white it is just stunning. I can't wait to see it in place. Great job. Hugs, Marty

The Lazy Peacock said...

so cute! and for only $5! amazing. i have my eye out for one of these - or similar, and have had no luck!!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very Cute!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

How pretty! I've never seen one made out of wicker! I think it'll look so cute with some necklaces!

Manuela

Sue said...

This is just so cute! Who knew you would discover that you were a wicker doctor? *grin*

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Glenda! Great find and wonderful job fixing her up!

Lisa said...

How lovely! You did a great job!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Great job revamping that little lady. She looks much better in white :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Glenda...you are so smart to know just how to fix her right up. I love her in white! And what a great deal you got! Happy Met Monday! Susan

Britt said...

What a cute find! It will look so pretty with your necklaces on it!

Sharlotte said...

What a super find! I think she will be great in your guest room displaying necklaces. You are so creative with your "stiches"! Nice job! I love her being repainted white.

Cindy said...

Wow, Glenda!
She looks so good! I love it and how neat to hang necklaces on her too. Super post, love it! Cindy

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Glenda!

Love the form!!! Well done..and nice to meet you!

Stop by!

love, kelee

The Green Pea said...

Glenda, I love the wicker bust, and I really love your Header the brick is so pretty and the decor is so relaxing. Sandi

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wow what a great find. For $5 too! She looks wonderful.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Glenda, what a fabulous find and a wonderful transformation! You did a beautiful job!

Tina

Wendy said...

that turned out fantastic!

Olive Rue said...

Thanks for stopping by, Glenda. It turned out gorgeous. I like it much better painted white. Hope you have a great week!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

She look fabulous. Love her in white!

Christi

jskell911 said...

Amazing! You did a beautiful job on her

Rhondi said...

What a bragin for $5!! I love it and it looks wonderful painted white!

Bonnie said...

Oh she's a vision in white! Can't wait to see her adorned!
Have you named her yet? She looks like a Gwendolyn to me!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Glenda -
She looks great!! I love her in white, have you given her a name yet?
Toni

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Glenda, I love her too! What a great find and with your creativeness, a great piece!

Shirley said...

Wow, when you find wicker it's not just your norm! This is a great piece. So many things you could do with this!!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Great job...love her in white! Wish I had a figure like that! ;)

foxxy said...

she's charming! You did a fabulous job .

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

I love all kinds of mannequins and I think you wicker one is so cute. You did a great job, fixing her up, your stitches didn't leave a scar on her. Maybe you should be a plastic surgeon ;-)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Great Transition!!

Very smart to think of stabilizing her with dental floss then paint!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Kitty Scraps said...

Look at you! Great job giving this Lady a new life ~ she's beautiful!

Kammy said...

You really "sticked" it to her...LOL - stick.... Sorry - looks great pardon my humor ! I didn't know that wicker could be repaired and look so great !
Kammy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Glenda, I love this little dress form and you certainly did a grand job of repairing it. I really like the white color too. It will be so cute in your home.

Barb :-)

The Country Nest said...

Great Job, I have some wicker on my porch that needs repair and I have been lazy, so I think the dental floss idea is great. Love your bargain and what you did with it.
hugs,
Donna

Cheri Peoples said...

You can't beat $5 and a little time. This is my first time to visit you and I hope you will come see me as well. I posted on here to day too.

Cheri

Armchair Housewife said...

How lovey and creative. I love how you mended it, that's a great tip.

Found you from Rhoda's carnival, thanks for sharing!

Jerralea said...

I love your idea of using her to display necklaces! You did a great job "sprucing" her up!

ImagineCozy said...

What a unique accessory and a great place to add more accessories. What a fun piece to be creative with.
-Angela

Alicia said...

Hi Glenda,
Thanks for visiting my place :-)
I love the repair job you did. I am so envious of people who can repair things and who can envision a finished product like that. Can't wait to see how you fix her up.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a great find! And she's soooo pretty! Love your makeover!

susan said...

Glenda--dental floss??!! You are a genius! I would never have had the vision of what it could be. It looks great and dress forms are very "in fashion" right now. I'm calling on you next time I need repair advice!

grannyann said...

How did you know that's what it should look like? you are really good! that is darling

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your lovely lady needs a big flowery hat and she will be complete. I love hats how about you?~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Carrie said...

What a great find! And for just $5? Wow!

Goodwill Haunting said...

Really great find! She looks great now that she's fixed up! Would love to see her with all her necklaces. Thanks for sharing!

Patsy said...

Love what you did with this!! Great job!!

Bill said...

Hi Glenda,
Great find ... impressive repair job ... and she looks really nice painted white! Great post!

Brenda said...

You did a good job of it too! I like "her form."
Brenda

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Glenda! Love your project!! You did a beautiful job! ~ xo Joy

Linda Q said...

HI Glenda,
Wow great find and great repair job. I love it painted white, just what it needed.
Have a good week!
Linda