Saturday, July 21, 2012

"Antique Painted" Face Hat Stands

Here's a fun and inexpensive project!  I glued (E6000) wood balls on top of wood candlesticks.  Then I spray painted them with a flat white paint.   Next it was off to Graphics Fairy where  I found this sweet Victorian face on a cologne bottle label.

To make the hat stands, similar to the whimsical stands made in the 1930's and 40's, I reverse decoupaged the faces onto the balls, then painted black hair.  Jane Got a bit of lace and a button for her 'collar', while Sandra got some lace and a rhinestone bit.

Such sweet sisters and all ready to display your favorite hat! The thing that is really nice about these girls is that they are so inexpensive.  Buying painted face antique/vintage hat stands can run as high as a hundred dollars a piece, or more.  This pair made from second hand store finds cost about $5 for the pair! 
Thanks for dropping by for another thrifty craft idea. 


  1. Such a great idea! I love the faces, wonderful choice!

  2. Came over from Graphics Fairy to meet these lovely ladies. Great idea!

    Distressed Donna Down home

  3. These are really cool. I love how unique they are. They will look great anywhere!