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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thrift Store Frame Remake

I have a really cool idea for an empty wall in my sewing room. I'm collecting thrift store frames and shelves and repainting them ivory and then sanding the edges a little. I almost have it all ready, just have to get 'Mr. Wild' to help me hang all of this stuff.

When I spotted this frame a few weeks ago I immediately could see some of my vintage carved mop buttons inside (and buckle). I removed the glass and painted the frame a nice soft ivory. Wrapped a piece of Osnaburg around the cardboard and put the back on the frame. Then I attached the buttons.

The frame before...

Thanks for stopping!

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Jillian said...

Great idea...love the look! Ooohing and ahhhing over the buckle.

Bella Rosa Antiques

Tete said...

Lovely idea! I have a collection of vintage buttons that would look so cool like this!
Hugs- Tete

Angela said...

What a terrific idea! I have some that I love to look at when I get my buttons out...this way I wouldn't have to put them away.

ShantyGirl said...

This is a really good idea! love it! Happy White Wednesday!

Rebecca said...

What a simple yet cute idea! Love it!

One Shabby Old House said...

Fabulous. That is just perfect picture for your sewing room.
Love it love it.

A Cottage Muse said...

Great idea! I'd love to do one for my vintage rhinestone pins!

Ellen said...

Oh how pretty it all looks collected together! This is a great idea of displaying your beautiful & unique mother of pearl buttons!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, how very cool!

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KayC. said...

Love your idea!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love this idea!!
I have so many of my Grandma's buttons!!

Joani said...

Luv the frame & the buttons. Thanks for stopping by.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Love this! Great job.

lala said...

Beautiful - much better than storing them in some container, now you can appreciate their beauty.

Roselle said...

What a clever and BEAUTIFUL way to reuse the frame! I am looking forward to seeing the entire wall when it's finished! Visiting from WW.

chateaudelille said...

Love those buttons1 We are like minded. I have used white frames to showcase my new jewelry collection. I shall post on it next week. I love the burlap type fabric you used. Fiona

Beth said...

I love the look of this collection. So simple and yet so elegant. Well done! Thanks for sharing your great project. I am truly inspired.

Anonymous said...

WOW oh WOW...I am so inspired by this post!

that is a wonderful way to display your collection of gorgeous buttons! they are so pretty....pearly white!

thanks for sharing...it really sparked an idea in me, and I love it when that happens..

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ What a darling way to display all those pretty buttons!! They are so charming! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a beautiful way to display your mother of pearl buttons!!! Great idea!

Linda said...

This is a beautiful idea...I'm inspired!