Sunday, November 22, 2009

Guest room



I was at HomeGoods yesterday, which I never really shop at. I was in the mood and, well, it's next to my grocery store. Anyway, I found some cute white lamps on clearance that I thought would look good in my guest room. Then I remembered the bedding from U.O. that I really wanted, which just happened to be on sale. I took a look at them again, and saw that they'd been marked down yet again! It was a sign - I needed to pounce! (I hope they get here soon.)


Now, there is a lot of blue and green in this room, so I'm thinking about making a tall, padded, white headboard to help break it up. I'm actually really excited about making the headboard; I found a blogger who did one here. I'm not sure how to get or make fabric buttons, does anyone know how that works?

13 comments:

Kristy said...

I've been planning to make a bedhead like that for ages too, can't wait to see yours. Fabric covered buttons are easy to do if you buy the metal buttons with the teeth on the back that you just stretch the fabric over and snap on the back piece. The other style are plastic ones that require a bit of hand sewing to gather the fabric around the button, and are much fiddlier to use.

Lisa said...

my understanding about fabric buttons is that they sell a kit to make them at craft stores. where you use a press - hole punch type looking tool.

here is a another solution though i have found.
http://www.craftleftovers.com/blog/archives/654

Lisa
lmm_lisa@hotmail.com

Laura said...

Cute! I have a headboard project as well. They sell fabric button kits at your craft/fabric store. Check them out! :)

Jessica said...

Yes, it is fairly easy to buy kits to make fabric buttons. Go to any Joann Fabrics and buy a set of these: http://joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=prd2996
Cut a square a fabric a little larger than the dome of the button. insert the back essentially by wedging the fabric between the back piece and the front piece and voila! Fabric button.

Sarah said...

Fabric-covered buttons are easy. Look in the button/notions section of a fabric store for a "Cover Button Kit". I'm pretty sure Dritz makes one. You get little metal buttons, a mold, and a little pusher thing, and the fabric basically just snaps in.

good luck! I'm a former NH resident and I feel less homesick reading your blog!

sally said...

Fabric buttons are so fun & easy to make. I had been nervous at first to make some because people had told me how hard they were to make, but they really aren't. Just go to your local fabric store and they have a little kit that will give you all the hardware necessary to make the fabric covered buttons. Hope that helps.

Sarah Pecorino said...

never done them myself, but mom was a big sewer in her day and made lots of coordinating buttons or her 80s floral blouses. I'm pretty sure it's a breeze. Hit up Joann's, or maybe even Wal-Mart's crafting department for the kit.

Jenn Ski said...

My Walmart doesn't have a crafting department anymore, that was the only reason I would go there.

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

You could always skip the fabric covered buttons and go with these nail heads from M&J...

http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/118/04030/04030.aspx

forrestina vintage said...

Very cute, all of it, must remember this headboard because I need one, too!

rachel said...

hi jenn,
i made my own headboard last summer and love it... i used the metal self covering buttons from joanns... they were pretty easy to use.. can't wait to see what you do :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35038946@N00/3684903560/

Maluhia said...

Let me know if you want fabric covered buttons. I have the buttons depending on the size you need and I make them with my industrial button upholstery press. I will make them for you for free, I just need to measure the buttons I have and you can just send me the fabric.

Jenn Ski said...

@Maluhia

Thanks so much for the offer! I think I'm going to tackle that head board after christmas.