Dress Form Redesign With Amy Howard Lacquer and Iflex Wood Mouldings

2 Materials
2 Hours

I am adding products to my space and wanted to create a display piece that shows the amazing products in use. I found this dress form locally and snatched it up with a vision in mind. I'm loving how this piece really shows off the lacquer and how flexible the wood mouldings are.

From drab to fab in no time at all. Once you heat up the Iflex wood mouldings you can form them to any shape, once they have cooled they will hold the form that you shaped them into.

I scored this dress form locally, it is not a vintage piece so I didn't have any hesitation giving it a redesign, although I can see a vintage dress form looking amazing with a redesign! icon

The surface of the dress form is very slick so I used Country Chic primer to give the surface a good coat for the lacquer to adhere to. You could also use a spray primer, but I used what I had on hand at the time.

I sprayed the form with Amy Howard Lacquer in Belgium Blue, then added the Iflex wood mouldings, the beauty of these mouldings is that once you heat them up you can form them around any surface, this dress form has many curves and I had no problem attaching the mouldings and forming them to the surface.

Every gal needs a good belt and oh boy do I love this belt!! As you can see this piece formed beautifully around the curves. I use Tightbond quick and think to adhere the moldings to the surface I'm working on and secure it in place with clamps or painters tape depending on if the surface is conducive to clamping :)

I finished off this beauty with another coat of Amy Howard Lacquer in Belgium Blue and highlighted all of the details with Paint Couture Perfect Pigments in bronze. She is proudly showing off all of her beauty.

Suggested materials:
  • Iflex wood mouldings   (https://www.vangossendistributors.com/?fbclid=IwAR2BR8qDY3NZJQp14POzda)
  • Tightbond Quick and Thick   (https://amzn.to/3kYJQqM)
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