Sunday, November 22, 2009

Initial Bling


I've been looking for an initial for my fire place mantle.
I wanted something fairly large, unique and inexpensive.
I found a great mdf "B" at Hobby Lobby.
It was the right size and only cost me a $1.99.
However...
It was very flat and uninteresting.
I racked my tired brain to see what I could add to make it "unique" and came up with buttons.


I started with the unfinished "B"...



Painted it with several coats of white acrylic paint...


I then decided to lay out the buttons.
I used my low heat glue gun to apply each button,
 making adjustment as needed.



Finally, it was ready to put on my mantle!
The buttons add just the right amount of sparkle, depth and fun!



Notice the little bird... it was my $1 thrift store find on Friday.

This project was very simple and could be done with any color buttons
blue, black, pink, brown... the possibilities are endless!

I am posting this on Metamorphosis Monday
Thank you to Susan for hosting us each week!

22 comments:

Jeanette said...

That is incredible! It just glistens. I bet when the fire is going it really 'blings' Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

DeeDee,

I love it, love it, love it!!!! You are so creative!!!!! You have always been so talented!

Gwyn

Destination Seaborn said...

This is great! I love it..I'm definately bookmarking this one to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!~Lisa

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well that's fun! I would never have thought of it. It really looks great and no one else will have one like it. (Well, a bunch of bloggers proably will now)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh cute! I love the buttons and how they are varrying shades of white. It gives it a lot of interest and texture. Great solution! And cheap!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, I love it. I never thought of that. Such a cute idea! Rosie

Valeree said...

What a sweet idea!! Fun, easy, and cheap...what's not to love?? Great job. Thanks for sharing!

ceekay said...

Love it....wonderful idea!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

I just love buttons... used on almost anything.
This is such a cute idea!

Remember Kitty Bartholomew on HGTV's "You're Home"? She used buttons everywhere. Any one else remember her?

Mimi said...

Wow! That is awesome...who would have thought buttons would look that nice!

D said...

Great job! The button were a great idea!

ImagineCozy said...

Who would have thought buttons could make such a difference. Love it.
-Angela

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great idea. It reminds me of the old button pictures.

Tammy@InStitches said...

$ 1.99 What a score ! It looks so pretty. Thanks for stopping by today !

Betsy said...

Thanks for visiting my room redo today! I'm enjoying browsing your blog!

That "B" looks like such a fun project...and it's my initial! :)

Christine said...

First of all,I like the new header picture. Just right for the season. And I see you have a new profile picture,very cute.

Now for the "B"...beautiful, bling, big, bold,and bonderful!

Jane said...

What a great initial! I also have the last name of "B"! Great idea with the buttons...very cute!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Andrea said...

That is beautiful! I have a 12 year old daughter who would LOVE that for her room...I smell a Christmas gift project in the works. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog...and for leaving such a sweet note.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Too cute & creative. The the different textures and tones.

Jane said...

Good Morning Dee Dee,
I love this project. I collect the letter "E" and have probably way too many scattered around the house. But I could always use one more and this would make a great addition to my collection. I have a big jar of white and cream buttons so I'll be off to Hobby Lobby for the initial.....and a glue gun....I have lost my glue gun and it's driving me crazy trying to figure out what I did with it (then again if you saw my craft space you would know why)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Jane

Dolly said...

That is such a cute idea......
Now I want one! :-)

Do you mind if I copy your idea?
Hugz, Dolly

dee dee said...

Dolly,
By all means help yourself! If you make one post about it so I can see it! Have a great day!
Dee Dee