Saturday, August 8, 2009

Button Frames

I love things made using buttons. I've posted about them before here and here.

So, I had some boring black frames that I took down when I put the shutters in our office.

I wasn't sure what to do with them. I gave it some thought and after some spray paint and addition of shell buttons, here they are now ...

I didn't even consider the connection of the button frames hanging above my sewing table and they really make a huge difference here. They add some life to the area.

This was actually more time consuming than the shell mirror glueing all those little tiny buttons and I burned myself a few times, but I'm so happy with how they turned out and it was well worth it.

Take a look at the other projects on Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday and DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land.

41 comments:

  1. Those look AMAZING! You should sell them. How did you find so many in bulk?

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  2. So darn cute Melanie, You might be interested in making the heart on my shower curtain if your looking for ways to use white buttons... "Le Bath" @ sweet Up-North Mornings...xoxo~Kathy

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  3. Simply beautiful. How pretty they look w/your desk and chair.

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  4. Hi Melanie! What a difference! You have me looking at all my black frames now! I think I'll start using more white! Really adorable! Sincerely, Jeannette

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  5. Melanie, you did wonders with the buttons. I just looked back at your older posts, amazing. Have a nice weekend. Sandi

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  6. These are fabulous! I bet they would be so fun in a mix of multi-colored and different sized buttons.

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  7. HI! LOVE the reflectiveness/life that yourbottons give to the photos and the space!!!

    I saw an interview years ago with the other og Glue Chic and LOVED heer Shell projects but JUST finally made my first shell project.
    I am going to see your shell mirror!!! :) :) :)

    With Kindness,
    Mary

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  8. I love your button frames, just beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty! They look beautiful where you placed them in your room...love all the white! I also want that chair!

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  10. How pretty! You are a lot more patient than I am, to glue that many buttons.

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  11. Neat idea! Looks quite glamorous.

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  12. Love it!! You did a wonderful job!

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  13. Oh my gosh what a great idea! I've got jar of white buttons, many of them old pearl buttons.

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  14. I love old buttons and your picture frame idea is just fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Very pretty frames! They look wonderful where you have them above the sewing table!

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  16. Hello Melanie - LOVE those button frames! What a fabulous idea. So pretty. And I really like your sweet little desk and chair underneath!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  17. Love the frames -- they look so different, and just gleam with the white and cream buttons. Lovely!
    Cass

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  18. what a cute idea!! where can one find so many buttons in bulk?

    nicole
    nicco19@Msn.com

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  19. Your button frames are so cute! Great job! Love them!

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  20. What a lovely idea! I thiink they are stunning.

    Right next to your beadboard wainscotting! GREAT.

    TTFN~~ Claudai ♥ ♥

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  21. OMG...I so want to try this!! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. What a cool project!! I love buttons. :) I like the nice neutral tones you have going on. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

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  23. They look so lovely on those frames! Who would've thought a button could look so elegant?

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  24. Very nice post. I love the transformation of the frames.

    I also love your blog and have put it into my favorites to follow.

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  25. What a great look. Light, textural, sparkly. They really dress the wall up. Very pretty.

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  26. These are so pretty and elegant. I can only imagine how much patience you must have to glue on each tiny button!

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  27. I love these. I do a lot of frames with shells. These shell button frames are beautiful!

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  28. wow..what a lot of work to glue those all on. I have hundreds & hundreds of buttons. Thanks for the idea!

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  29. So so cute!

    We enjoy finding simple ways to spruce up household items so we're linking you to our new craft blog (www.threesimplegirls.blogspot.com)!

    -Sarai (of 3SG)

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  30. Thye are so pretty! I just love them ;)

    Sharon

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  31. Those are just beautiful. I love the shimmer of the buttons.

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  32. Wow! Those are beautiful! The black ones were nice, but the white button frames really are amazing!

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  33. WOW,love this idea!! Buttons are my favorite embellishment. Love these frames. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm from Northern VA also!
    Thanks again.
    Cathy

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  34. Congratulations on the win! They're gorgeous!

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