Monday, February 28, 2011

Making a Button Mirror

I hit the flea market on Saturday looking for an old mirror to replace the one in our guest room but had no luck. Not being the patient sort, I "shopped the house" yesterday and decided to do over a mirror I was no longer using. A little white paint and some vintage buttons were all it took...

This is the mirror before (don't ask me what I was thinking the last time I painted it!)...

I taped off the mirror part and painted the whole thing antique white; finished it with two coats of clear spray matte finish. The result was a big improvement but I still felt it need a little something...

It's amazing what you can do with a glue gun and vintage buttons. I love all the textures and faded colors of the old buttons against the wood...

I especially like the buttons that still have thread in them...they seem to tell a story...


Here is the finished product in the room. It was easy and fun to do and I like the softness it adds...

“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and who we dare to be.”  
 ~E. Fishel

I hope you will visit the following blogs to which this post is linked:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Terrific Under Ten Tuesday at At Home With K 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Time  Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

19 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great idea!

Jennifer said...

This is so cute - I love it!

Lakeesha said...

I love this button mirror. You did a great job and it look fantastic!

Linda said...

What a wonderful transformation...so sweet!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love this mirror transformation!!

I am hosting a linky party today that I would love for you to join. It's for project made/bought for $10 or less!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How PRETTY...I just LOVE it! Thanks so much for showing it of at my NTT party...hope to see ya here again:)

Blessings,
Linda

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love buttons! This looks really cute, thank you so much for linking!
XO
Kristin

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice redo - you did good. :)

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

I love it! How cute!
I have a ton of buttons!
That is just really cute!

Jane said...

That's a wonderful transformation! To me, buttons always make it better! I love how organized your buttons are.
Jane

Becca said...

I really like what you did to that mirror! The tone on tone white buttons is a perfect idea, and it looks great in your room. I might have to try something like that too with buttons! :-)

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Great job! Love the mirror!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cheryl this turned out so pretty! I love old buttons so this really calls my name. Great look! hugs, Linda

Ellen said...

Awesome job, so creative! It looks fantastic!

xoxo,
Ellen

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I featured your mirror on my blog today! Come grab an "I'm featured" button!

Simply Bungalow said...

What a cute idea. I love the buttons.
~Heidi

Mandy said...

love this mirror! Very pretty, well done!

sissie said...

Very pretty! What a great way to use vintage buttons.

hugs
Sissie

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a sweet mirror that turned out to be, Cheryl! I love vintage buttons and use them in projects as often as I can. After seeing your project, I'll have to see if I can dig up an old mirror. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/