Tina
March 2020

The start of my upcycling of my mom's veil!

Tina, on March 14, 2019 at 7:27 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 27
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The saga of my veil I've posted on the wedding attire board, but basically I'm using my mom's 51 year old mantilla chapel veil but making it my own by adding beading and lavender appliques. When my dad gave me the veil last weekend I asked him if mom had an ivory gown because the lace was definitely ivory. Nope, just yellowed with age. So yesterday I put the veil in the bathtub and let it soak for two hours in a lukewarm bath of oxiclean and gentle Tide. The pic is the before and after! I'm actually quite impressed. Lol

The start of my upcycling of my mom's veil! 1

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  • Iris
    Expert May 2019
    Iris
    Wow! The difference is amazing... I love following your posts on this veil, girl! You have to keep us updated now. Building expectations every time you post something 馃槀
  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra Online
    What a world of difference!!! I'm glad it worked!!
  • Selena
    Super September 2019
    Selena Online
    Wow... It looks so crisp and white.
  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    Awww thanks! Lol That's going to be it for a little while now as I have to wait for my appliques to arrive here from China. I was told around 3 weeks but maybe sooner. I've got the thread, scissors and new needles too. Of course I could be working on my other DIY projects that I've slacked on too!

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    Me too! I kept checking it at first to make sure it wasn't falling apart, but I was so pleased. I kept the bathroom door closed too so my cats couldn't ruin it!!

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    OxiClean lives up to its reputation!

  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra Online
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    Good plan! My cat came in the room one day while I had my dress out and tried to attack the train! Lol shut her down real quick!!!
  • Alicia
    Rockstar August 2019
    Alicia

    Wow! That's awesome!!

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    Oh geez! That's my fear too. Lol And those stinkers of mine kept wanting to know what was behind the closed door.

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    Thanks! I was so pleased it turned out!

  • Chrystal
    Super May 2019
    Chrystal
    I鈥檓 soooooo glad it worked! I was really worried. I love the updates
  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
    Summerbride77 Online
    That's amazing! I'm super excited to follow you through this all process! I love when people revive and upcycled anything vintage!
  • futuremrsv
    Super October 2020
    futuremrsv

    Wow!! what a difference. so amazing.

    your moms veil is very beautiful

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    Thanks, me too!

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    Thank you! And I agree.....especially as I own a vintage clothing shop so I love to see vintage anything being appreciated!

  • Tina
    March 2020
    Tina
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    It's crazy the difference! Thank you!

  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride
    So glad it worked out! It looks great.
  • SummerBrideInAutumn
    Rockstar October 2019
    SummerBrideInAutumn
    Wow! It really whitened up quite nicely. I鈥檝e always found OxiClean to be awesome.

    I feel like this veil needs it鈥檚 own WW profile/account! We all wait for the updates now.
  • Keary
    Expert May 2019
    Keary
    Its going to look amazing! I can't wait to see!
  • Bre
    Dedicated September 2019
    Bre
    It looks amazing.... patiently waiting on an up date

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