button monogram {update}

button monogram

remember my button monogram i did over christmas?

well, it just sat around my house, leaned against a window, never finding a home.

i just didn’t love it.  and sean definitely didn’t love it!

button monogram

 this project was a case of “sometimes too much is just too much”.

as much as i love adding color to our home, these colors were just too disorganized and random.

button monogram update

after a lot of hemming and hawing (clearly i’m getting old), i decided to spray paint it.

button monogram update

 i had a can of glossy cream leftover from the owl, so i started there, thinking i could change it if i didn’t love it.  it took several coats to cover all that color and get in the tiny grooves and button holes.

button monogram

 but i love it now!

it still is super fun because its made of buttons, but it doesn’t scream at me anymore.

it sits right above an already colorful area – the laundry cart that houses our family games.

button monogram

 i am still amazed at what a can of paint can do!

 ps – the wall color is silver sage by restoration hardware, but there’s a catch:  i had it color matched because i don’t have a restoration hardware close, nor did i want to pay the hefty price.  the color was matched more grey than the original, but i still loved it.


  1. 1

    It turned out great! It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do…I don’t know how I’d live without it!

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    oh yes – I love it now too! we must have been on the same button page as my most recent post was button related too!


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    I liked it before…love it now! It looks great!

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    AWESOME transformation! I am a neutrals girl, so the new, creamy look speaks to me. :) And by the way, I’m still oh-so-jealous of your laundry cart!

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    i love both of them – i think the colorful one would be cute in a playroom or kid’s room – but i definitely think the cream one fits your room better. i love spray paint!

  6. 6

    that is really cute and creative!

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    Oh. So. Much. Better. And where do you get a laundry cart? Love how you used it to hold games!

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    What a difference the paint made! It looks great.

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    I love how clean this looks! C as in charming!

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    kristin M says:

    I seriously love that! Somehow it appears that the buttons are not just a uniform color but have their own slight differences i tone etc. love Love LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …….and may have to copy…..I man admiringly follow in your footsteps.

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    kristin M says:

    Ack! In my excitement I made too many typos above!!!

    I seriously love that! Somehow it appears that the buttons are not just a uniform color but have their own slight differences in tone etc. love Love LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …….and may have to copy…..I mean admiringly follow in your footsteps.

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    That is really creative! What a good use for all those buttons!


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    Much better indeed! It looks like something you’d find at Anthro with a hefty price tag attached to it. Great job! :) Im always amazed at the power of spray paint. It transforms for sure:)

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    It’s amazing what a can of white, glossy spray paint can do! It saves many items in our house!!!! Always have a can on hand! The letter C looks great! I agree, much better white than multi colored. What a nice touch!

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    Wow!!! What a beautiful and stylish difference a can of white makes! Just beautiful Lindsey!

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    LOVE it!! Looks FAB all creamy and gorgeous!! Is hemming and hawing a new sign of aging?!?! I hope not because I am always on the fence about something!!

  17. 17

    Just one word

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    I really, really love it! Great improvement!

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    It is stunning. Very creative and classy since you sprayed it. Love it!

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    Seeing this made my day! I have an aversion to serious and pricy art (maybe because I’m the least serious/cheap person I know)! I love how something so simple, made with love and hung on a wall can make a home. Hope it makes you smile :)

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