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.
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!
That is incredible! It just glistens. I bet when the fire is going it really 'blings' Happy Thanksgiving.
I love it, love it, love it!!!! You are so creative!!!!! You have always been so talented!
This is great! I love it..I'm definately bookmarking this one to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!~Lisa
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)
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!
Oh, I love it. I never thought of that. Such a cute idea! Rosie
What a sweet idea!! Fun, easy, and cheap...what's not to love?? Great job. Thanks for sharing!
Love it....wonderful idea!
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?
Wow! That is awesome...who would have thought buttons would look that nice!
Great job! The button were a great idea!
Who would have thought buttons could make such a difference. Love it.
Great idea. It reminds me of the old button pictures.
$ 1.99 What a score ! It looks so pretty. Thanks for stopping by today !
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! :)
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!
What a great initial! I also have the last name of "B"! Great idea with the buttons...very cute!
Jane @ Finding Fabulous
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.
Too cute & creative. The the different textures and tones.
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!
That is such a cute idea......
Now I want one! :-)
Do you mind if I copy your idea?
By all means help yourself! If you make one post about it so I can see it! Have a great day!
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