Thrifty things – bust must plus

I struck charity shop gold again this week. For some time I’ve wanted something nifty and a little out of the ordinary to display my favourite necklaces. I had seen busts being used all over the internet machine for this very reason, and I wanted in on some of that action. Since I’m cheap as hell, I casually kept my options open for sourcing a sturdy bust perfect for the job. I dropped into Second Abbey {where I found my new / old footstool}, and there he was. Mozart. At the time I wasn’t able to bring him home, so I figured if he was there the next time, I’d buy him. Lo and behold, the next time I ventured in, he was still there. Lonely amidst the chaos …

The poor guy looked like he had been massacred by fake tan. His face says it all. For a steal at €15, I took him under my wing {actually, I placed him in my bike basket}, and cycled home. A little scrub behind the ears and a fresh coat of Montana’s ‘sh. white‘ spray paint, and Mozart regained a little bit of his former dignity. That is, until I draped him in jewels. 
Mozzy, as I now refer to him, is currently taking first place as the focal point in our bedroom, which I’m slowly but surely revamping bit by bit on a budget. He’s perched on our dresser, which I also recently revamped. I’ll be sharing that little upgrade as soon as I can, so keep your eyes peeled! I just gotta get around to taking some decent ‘after’ pictures. 

Chin up, buttercup.

xx A

Also featured – our living room painting

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  1. September 9, 2013 / 11:59

    Massacred by fake tan.
    He looks so much better.

    • September 22, 2013 / 12:50

      You and me both sista!
      I couldn't get a tan to save my life – mind you its ironic that that might actually save my life.

  2. September 10, 2013 / 08:44

    Great job but I have a problem taking mozzy seriously with his bedazzling neck wear lol. But he looks so much better as a pasty white man rather than a faux tanned composer lol. Still giggling. Here in nz mozzies are mosquitoes hence me giggling each time I write Mozzy lol.

    • September 12, 2013 / 08:38

      Well, poor Mozzy also now dons a pair of hipster glasses on top of all of my finery. Possibly adding insult to injury. Speaking of mozzies, we actually had some here in Ireland this summer. Thank you, global warming.

  3. September 13, 2013 / 22:01

    He's my perfect man! He just sits there and looks pretty! 😀

  4. September 19, 2013 / 13:55

    This is brilliant! It's so simple, but totally genius. I love the finished look and it's actually totally useful, too!

  5. September 20, 2013 / 05:28

    Alex, wonderful job.. I must say necklaces are superb and love that pink one. It has also added the beauty of this man. Thanks for sharing this post.

    • September 20, 2013 / 14:42

      Thanks, Sierra! That's one of my favourite necklaces and gets the most use. I got it in New Look ages ago.

      I'm quite happy how he turned out, considering the amount of jewels he's sporting. It suits him well.

  6. September 20, 2013 / 16:33

    I love this! What a fabulous way to keep necklaces without without them tangling. Am on the lookout now!

  7. November 16, 2013 / 08:09

    love this, the perfect way to display your statement pieces. I will be making a bee line for second abbey next time I am in that part of the woods 🙂

    • November 16, 2013 / 08:44

      I must say, Second Abbey is one of my favourite second hand stores. Make sure to creep the window display too. There are some serious treaures in there. Best of luck!

  8. November 27, 2013 / 06:16

    Are you selling him? If yes, how much? If not, are there any possibilities? We would need a bust of Wolfgang for our concerts we do at children hospitals and around.. Thanks!!!

    • December 2, 2013 / 09:41

      Sorry Mercedes but I've grown quite attached to my little Mozzy. You should check out Merchants Market – I was there this weekend and spotted a good few busts. Good luck!