June 28, 2011

point of view {shelves} featured!

Luh- UV this pantry redo by Seven Sisters. The patterns and roses make it all vintagey and delicious, while the accessories are just perfect. Off to redo me some pantry...

Thanks to everyone who linked up! If you want to be a part of POV as a guest, please email me at rosyredbuttons@gmail.com. We'd love to have you! 

June 24, 2011

point of {view} SHELVES!

So excited for Point of View this month!

There are some fun projects so go check them out!

1. Camilla at Rosy Red Buttons (you are here!)
2. Michelle at A Little Tipsy
5. Gwen at Gwenny Penny

Love them all!

My Project: Bread Box Shelf!
(I promise it fits the theme, you'll see) ;)
 Isn't it so fun? I found this darling old bread box at the Salvation Army for $4. I LOVE that store.
 It wasn't the prettiest, but I saw it's potential. (On a side note, aren't those vintage desks fun? Found at a yard sale! You can see them in action here)
 The inside also smelled pretty bad, but hey, it was at a thrift store.
 I sanded it down; it only needed a light sanding because the lacquer was thin. I then used Krylon satin spray paint in ivory and gave it a couple of coats. It's wood is a bit weathered because I leave furniture out in the rain all the time it's old, and I could have fixed that with a power sander. However I like the look of slightly weathered wood and little cracks, so I left it.
 I also wanted to give it a light glazing, and I heard you could do that with acrylic paint. So I mixed a little of these two with water.
 I painted on where I wanted the darker streaks, then I just wiped off with a dry cloth. Then repeated.
 My dear and awesome friend Shelia owns every craft 'thingy' imaginable, and I'm super jealous of her craft room, but was grateful she let me use it and cut me some vinyl from her cricut. I need one of those. Bad. Ok, maybe not need, but I figure my wants are pretty close in importance. :)
 And voila! Here she sits snuggled next to my stove. However we don't eat a lot of bread in my little family, like none, so the whole purpose of this little box was not for bread. Instead...

... I finally have a 'shelf' for my cookbooks! Their previous location required a little bit of being a trapeze artist to get, so I'm glad they are within 2 ft of my cooking area now. (And don't laugh because I only have two, my husband will certify I am pretty good when I cook. Which is like never. But when I do, I'll need those two pretties!)

The great thing is when I am all done, they get shut away and it makes a great little decor item. I love it! It makes me happy every time I see it. :)

What about you? Have any awesome shelf projects? I can't WAIT to see them! Head on over to
for the linky party!!

Also, are you interested in joining POV?? Because we will be featuring a guest participant every month!! To get on the list, email me at rosyredbuttons@gmail.com!!

Next month's theme is SUMMER, so let your creativity fly! Can't wait to see those projects!

June 03, 2011

feather earring {makeover}

Feather Earring Makeover!

 I had some old earrings laying around that I never wear anymore, one because I don't typically wear plain silver earrings, and second because they are just small and I'm more into big dangly earrings.
 For this project you will need craft feathers (mine are from Hobby Lobby, 50% off, watch the sales), hemp from Walmart, craft wire from Walmart and a glue gun and scissors.
 I took the longest feather I was using and wired it to the side of the earring.
 The next three feathers I used a small dot of hot glue and glued them on top, one after the other.
 I then took a small piece of hemp and rolled it together to form a small rosette or what not, and then glued it to the top of the points of feathers.

And voila! Pretty simple to make some fun, hippy earrings.
 Don't judge me that the earrings don't match this outfit because on the account that the shirt is way too crazy. I was too lazy to change. Also, I cut my hair. I'm not sure it was the best decision, but meh.
All material I already had on hand, so these earrings for me were free 99. Awesome! So go find some old earrings and make them over!

Have a great weekend and be sure to tell me what you think!
Linking to THESE parties this week.

Also, Button is currently in the top 25 of a photo contest of over 620 entries, so it would be awesome if you maybe voted for her here at PB kids if you want.  You are all awesome!

June 01, 2011

point of {view} PILLOWS featured!

So, so many great pillows were linked up this week! If I could feature them all, I would. But alas, I had to pick just two:

Love this Janey Bird Pillow from Jane of All Crafts. Orange and teal blue are such a cute combo, and I love me some bird appliques. Awesome job!

If pinwheels and bright colors don't say summer, I don't know what does. LOVE the fabric choice, edge and decor on this Spring into Summer Pillow by Pick Up Some Creativity. So darling! It makes me want to go do a picnic. Right now. If it would stop being crappy weather and start being summer. Sigh.

Thank you to everyone who linked up over at Gwenny Penny! This months theme is SHELVES, so get your awesome projects started! I have a fun one that I'm really pushing to fit into the theme 'shelves' but we'll see how it goes. It's kind of a shelf.... ;)

Have a great Wednesday!
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