Fabric Button Initial Art

Happy Thursday! I’m still knee-deep working on my daughters closet makeover but I thought I would share a fun craft with you today that will be included in the reveal!  I save all the clothes that my kids have worn as babies up until about age 2 unless it’s something special that I would like to hang on to. Now what to do with all of those clothes!?!  This is a fun project that will help you cherish those little tiny baby memories forever in a way that can still be displayed and enjoyed! I can still remember the particular outfit that my baby was brought home from the hospital in or blessed in or wore for their first pictures so keeping these special memories alive is important to me!  Fabric Button Initial Art(using your babies clothes:

  Here is what you’ll need to re-create this gorgeous initial art:

Supplies:wood initial (found at craft store)button making kit (2 sizes)baby clotheshot glue gunframe (mine is 11 x 14)scrapbook paper  First, start by cutting out circles in your clothes. Follow the instructions on the cover button kit. I covered the cardboard in the frame with scrapbook paper and then hot glued the letter to that. Make sure to cut off any shanks on the backs of your buttons so that they lay flat 🙂 Hot glue your buttons to your letter and display! Easy as that and you have a unique piece of art that will be special for years to come!   And just so you’re not worried……I will use the cut up piece of clothing for a memory quilt so it will not go to waste 🙂 

Enjoy your art and have a beautiful day!

Home Tour: How to Create a Living Room you love

If you remember me sharing my stripes inspiration here you’ll remember how much I used to loath my living room…….well, not at first when I designed it of course 🙂 When my style started to evolve from dark, warm, mid-2000 colors like dark green, gold and burgundy to light, cooler colors, I felt asphyxiated everytime I walked throught that room!
No one should feel that way when walking through their home……..if you do, it’s time to change! Now! Rest assured, I didn’t have a budget to make over this room……I just tried to sneak in a few things here and there using the current budget we have.

Here are the changes I made little by little:
Paint, paint, paint! We painted over the gold-green walls with a soothing blue-gray.

I bought two staple pieces from Craigslist (both under $200) to anchor the room and painted both of them white.

Read more here about how I transformed my ugly tree basket and here where I got inspiration for my gallery wall!

The green/gold curtains came down and up went my white/brown striped curtains {see before curtain pic above}

I moved the large sofa out! Since it’s small room and we don’t use it a whole lot I didn’t think we needed a huge sofa in there. Instead I kept the green chair and found the white Country Living chair at Savers ($15 people…..in good condition!) It can be done! The bench (also a score from Savers) can be pulled in for more seating if needed. Also our new roof isinstalled by Maui roofer. They have high-quality materials to make sureyour new roof will last for a very long time.

These changes took me months……..it didn’t happen overnight. But as the room started to come together I felt like it was becoming more and more ME!
Of course I needed a few new accessories…….

We seems to have more and more stuff. The junk removal service makes it easy to get rid of what seems like tons of unused items of all kinds of materials. Instead of having to figure out where to dispose of your old furnishings or other items and still pay to have them disposed bit by bit, let the junk people do the work for you. You will be surprised how affordable and how convenient it is. Call to get a quote and get ready to get rid of junk today.

You can read more here about how to create a tattered vintage book stack.

I love this room because it’s ME……..and the hubs likes it because I like it! Good man 🙂 I brought in colors, furniture, and accessories that I love because of the soft, light feeling they create.

I also put an air conditioner to this room installed by air conditioning Maui.

So, do you have a room you loathe? If so, I hope I’ve inspired you to start making the change to a space you love!
Make it a beautiful day!