Sunday, September 30, 2012

Buttons Buttons and More Buttons!!!!!

My Buttons
I absolutely LOVE Buttons......all types of Buttons......especially Vintage Buttons. I have collected them for years and had them stashed in plastic bins. I finally organized them by color and type. Now, I just sit back and admire them. Here is a look at my treasures.

The revolving jar "thing" underneath the cabinet is a 1940's nail organizer from my Aunt Alice, who passed away in 1996 at the age of 99.
These boxes go under the Wood Shelf made by my talented Hubby.
My favorites - Lots of Metal Buttons
This plastic drawer "thing" also came from my Aunt Alice.
More Buttons in Jars and Plastic Drawers.
I love when I can see them.

Vintage Toy Ironing Board
Jars of Plastic Shirt Buttons and Plastic Gold and Silver Buttons
This revolving Jar "thing", also from the 1940's came from my Dad. The little Flower Pot in the middle was done by my daughter in the 3rd Grade. She is now 43 and a High School Teacher. Check out the little Bunny.....I love it!!!
I created this Recycled Leather Clutch as a gift last week.
I had a hard time parting with some of my "Babies".
I do love how it turned out.
Sold this little Clutch in my Etsy Shop earlier this year.
Click here to see ways to use Buttons on Pinterest.
These are my Buttons.......Let me know how you store yours.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kitchen Chair Makeover

Amazing Kitchen Chair Makeover
We have had these chairs for about 30 years and hated to think of replacing them. I think we paid about $10.00 each when we bought them. One of our cats loved to sharpen his claws on them and they were getting very shabby. We came up with the idea of replacing the seats with wood. After a little bit (actually a lot) of "Trial and Error", my husband came up with using 3 pieces of tapered wood. I am so blessed to have such a talented man, who can do just about anything. He hates to paint, so I did the painting and distressing. 
Before and After

Shabby Seats




I am in love with the finished look. My kitchen is done in Red and Blue with a little Yellow thrown in. I have Black Applicances, so the Black Chairs are a nice addition. I absolutely hate to cook, but love spending time in my kitchen.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thrifting Scores Yesterday

Thrifting Scores Yesterday
Yesterday was very rainy and a terrible day to stay cooped up in the house.My hubby and I went out for lunch and then on to our favorite Thrift Stores. We have some amazing ones here. The best thing is that it helps the community.
Leather Jackets for Handbags
More Leather Goodies
I am so in love with the Dark Brown Bomber on the left.
It has the most amazing pebbled leather.
This will make a great Commuter Bag!!!! 
Handbags and Belts for the Hardware
Skirt in Wonderful Fall Colors
Loving this and it was only $2.25..............needs a little TLC.....
Now, I just need to get busy......
Finished a Fall Bag Yesterday.....