Way back when my blog was new I shared a ‘dress form’ that I cobbled together using an old Styrofoam mannequin and the base of a small table. I’ve used her as a prop in quite a few photo shoots …
She was painted with black chalkboard paint and the writing was added using a white chalk pen.
She’s named after my Great Aunt Lu who’s picture is pinned to her above.
Recently I decided to give Lula a bit of a refresh. She gets a bit banged up when I’m manhandling her for photo shoots which allows the yellow Styrofoam to show through my black paint. So I wiped her down with a damp cloth and then gave her a quick coat of Dixie Belle’s Midnight Sky.
I polished up her black enamel door knob of a neck and put it back on.
Instead of writing on her with the chalk pen, this time I decided to break out one of the brand new re.design with prima transfers called Gilded Home & Nature.
I used two of the designs in the set (I circled them above), I added the flowery swag to Lula’s decolletage …
And I added the golden crown to her … well, I hate to say this but Mr. Q called it a’ crotch crown.’ Let’s not call it that though, let’s call that area her ‘skirt’.
The gold wording at the bottom is part of the Somewhere in France transfer set.
Now that Lula is refreshed a bit, she has rejoined her pal Collette in our principle bedroom.
As always, thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Co and re.design with prima for providing the supplies used for Lula’s makeover.
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