Sign before/after

A while back I got this idea for a sign to put in my booth at craft fairs. I wanted the name of my business to be spelled out in buttons. And I wanted the sign itself to be a frame of some sort – something that conveyed my “recycled and rescued” theme. I looked and looked for the perfect frame in the right size and shape and with some kind of detailing that made it truly unique. I even bought a frame at a garage sale, but I knew I had the perfect frame when my mom came up with this.

Sorry for the crappy photo, but hopefully you can tell it’s a mirror with ornate details on the top and bottom.

The mirror itself is very heavy, so I decided to remove it and replace it with a piece of cardboard cut to shape. I spraypainted both the frame and the cardboard purple and then got to work glueing buttons on top.

I think it came out pretty good. My next goal is to fill in the background with buttons. I think that will really turn it into a one-of-a-kind sign. But seeing as how I’ve already gone through my button collection and picked out all the good multicolored ones for other projects, I’m gonna have to get some more!