Whimsy in the Master

3.29.2014

Oh, now don't get the wrong idea from that title. I'm talking about whimsical decor.
I love having a bit of whimsy added to each room and when I started seeing these glove molds I wanted to get one. All the ones I was finding were rather pricey and then while perusing etsy one day I spotted some that were the right price at $28. So I ordered one and new just where I wanted to use it.

This is what it looked like when it arrived. I was surprised the seller hadn't bothered to clean it, but I guess they wanted to sell it in the original condition.

I mean that is really gross.

I had asked the seller if I could get one with the blue stripes on it since they had several different ones and he obliged.

The glove mold cleaned up beautifully with my trusty Bar Keeper's Friend soft cleanser and some warm water.

Now it sits pretty on my dresser wearing one of my rings and holding a strand of pearls.

All costume by the way.

I'm so glad it cleaned up to shiny and new.

Now, it adds a touch of whimsy in the master.

Do you like to add whimsy in your decor?

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35 comments:

  1. Wow!
    You did have the perfect place for it, Kim.
    There is always "room" for a touch of whimsy. I must say, by "your hand", you transformed the "whim",,, into..."glam in the master", ( I don't know what we would do without Barkeeper Friend or Dawn Dishsoap.)

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  2. Love it, Kim! I haven't seen too many of these so I think you will be starting a new trend. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I love those molds . . looks wonderful on the dresser and every room could use a touch of "whimsy"...Off to use my Barkeeper's friend today, thanks to your recommendation....Happy Saturday!

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  4. I have never seen anything like that. Fun and perfect how you are using it.

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  5. Now that is quite a charmer and a show stopper in your master! Love the touch of whimsy, you are so clever!
    Have a wonderful Saturday, Kim!

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  6. How clever! I probably wouldn't have thought to decorate with it and used it to hold my jewelry, not that I have much. And what I do have is costume, so...
    I like where you put it. Prefect in front of the mirror. Now you have me wanting to find some whimsy. Let the search begin.

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  7. I like your touch of whimsy!

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  8. I love it! It is adorable! I have a hand mold, however, it is covered in a very metallic silver paint and scratches easily. I would love a different mold that is a little bit easier "maintenance".

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  9. I'm so glad all that came off. It's cute and I love that it's dated.

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  10. I've seen these alot and always admire how they're displayed! I was in a shop the other day and they had different sizes meaning, some very large about 26 inches in height and then what would be considered "normal". The very large ones were $95 and the normal were $25. I may end up picking up a normal one here in the near future! My husband doesn't have the vision that I do when it comes to these sorts of things and he was with me that day, ha ha! So glad you cleaned yours up, much better!

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  11. Love your touch of whimsy! It looks wonderful and cleaned up beautifully!!~~Ang

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  12. Inching there should be a touch of whimsy in every room, no? Glad you got it cleaned up.
    Happy Saturday Kim.

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  13. I have a glove mold too and consider it one of the interesting "funky" items in my decor. I love it, and you will love yours too. I hang different items from mine, sometimes items that suit a particular holiday. It's a fun item with which to play around.

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  14. Go here

    http://simplepleasures-bb.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-month-of-march.html

    to see one of the ways I used my glove mold to feature some St. Patrick's day decorations. Fun!

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  15. Looks great, i love whismy. I have a dog statue on my bedroom dresser for the same reason!!

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  16. Love it Kim and I noticed it was Canadian made in Trenton, Nova Scotia. I'm surprised too that he sold it to you in such dirty condition, yuck.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  17. I love it! Not only is it a nice show piece, but you can hang your jewelry on it instead of tucked away in your drawers. And depending on your mood or change in your bedroom decor, you can switch out your jewelry selection.

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  18. What a fun addition to your room! I have to laugh though. The thumbnail that I first saw this morning made me think, "What on Earth?" You could really scare the dickens out of someone with that hand in the dark! Ha!

    I do like to add a touch of whimsy in my decorating, too. I have a collection of gnomes on a ledge in my classroom. Sometimes the gnomes "wander" to different locations in the room, and it's fun to watch these cool junior high students nonchalantly look for them.

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  19. Trenton NJ! I grew up 10 minutes from there! Kim - please give me a hand - that hand!
    Kelly

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  20. I'm whimsical and didn't even know it! LOL You find the glove molds in many of the antique shops around here but many are of a porous type material that is not shiny.

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  21. My husband recently came across some wooden ones, with movable fingers, in a warehouse loaded with treasures. I also got a true vintage hand crank sewing machines dated 1929 in mint condition. Thanks for the whimsy, Elaine

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  22. I love it, looks so nice on your dresser, yes I like whimsy in each room too! I'd like one to display my mother's pearls. Have a great weekend!

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  23. I have a tall black one I keep many of my necklaces on. And a smaller blue one that holds my bracelets and rings. The black one is a glove mold but the blue hand is just a piece of art...or knick knack. But I love yours . It has the year I was married on it.

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  24. Hi Kim! I have a black hand holding some of my bracelets and large accent rings...love it's whimsical look and function as well. Yours looks great on the dresser! I feel some design elements should be fun.
    LuAnn

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  25. Your new glove mold is really fun, and you can keep your pearls and ring safe while you're doing your yard work. :)
    Great tip on cleaning it. Thanks!

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  26. I almost wish gloves were back in fashion, my hands are awful after years of paint abuse! That turned out really cool, I must get some Bar Keeper's Friend~
    Jenna

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  27. I too grew up near Trenton NJ making this charming hand a great item to see her on your blog! Bar Keeper's Friend -- the very best! So adorable for your jewels!

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  28. That is very cute, Kim! I actually had not seen one of those before! I see how it could add a touch of fun to almost any room! Blessings, Cindy

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  29. Yes, every room should have a touch of whimsey or something unexpected. ;-)
    Love the glove mold.

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  30. Even your hand is happy to be in your home! It's saying "Gimme a high five!" LOL!

    xo

    Andie

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  31. Wow- That was really disgusting! Yuck! You just wonder what some sellers are thinking, don't you? I am glad it cleaned up so nice. There are times when "old and used" are great but not for that particular item. Looks great now! xo Diana

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  32. Oh, anything that can wear pearl with such grace is a must have!

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  33. Love it! I also like adding a bit of whimsy to each room. just bought a huge plaster glove mold and now it sits on a cabinet in my bathroom. now I want a couple more!

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