Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pinterest Challege: Button Wall Art + Link Party

Who’s pumped for the Pinterest Challenge reveal today?  This girl.  I can’t wait to see what you all tackled.

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As a refresher, the Pinterest Challenge is a fun blogland motivator to get us to step away from pinning and get to doing.  I stepped away (for a very short period of time) and I did.

I have been working on my craft room and I figured the challenge would be a good excuse to knock out another project.  I have a completed sewing table and a painted buffet.  I needed something for the walls.  And then it came to me during a Pinterest scrolling session.  Buttons!

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These buttons make me happy.  They add a touch of whimsy to the room with only a small dose of cheese.  I mean, they are buttons on the wall which makes them slightly cheesy.  But I think they work perfectly in my craft room.

Button Wall Art for Craft Room

I was originally inspired by this pin. 



My inspiration buttons had some nice edges and a great variety of sizes.  It’s tax season so I knew fancied router edges were out.  I had seen some round pieces of wood at Lowe’s while I waited patiently for Nate to pick out lumber for various past projects (like our farmhouse table or console table). I knew that I would need them for something some day.  I just didn’t know exactly what for. 

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The answer was buttons.

Craft Room Button Wall Art

The buttons were super simple to make.  I was going to complete them all by my little lonesome.  Nate, however, decided that assisting me with the buttons would take less time than taking me to the ER.  I still believe I could have completed them on my own.  With all 10 fingers intact.  Probably.  Maybe.

If you’re interested in making buttons of your own, you will need:

  • Round Wood
    • We cheated and used the Ponderosa Panels that we found in the lumber section of Lowe’s.  Any round wood would do.
  • A drill
  • Various sizes of drill bits
  • A screw to hang the button on the wall
  • Primer and paint

I was just going to guestimate where to drill holes.  Nate reminded me that I was a co-host for the Pinterest Challenge and this project should be done right.  He took this whole co-host thing way more serious than I did.  Probably a good thing. He got out his ruler and right angle. *cough, nerd, cough*

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He marked the center of the circle.  He then measure out equal distance from the center to ensure even spacing of the button holes.

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He clamped the wood to the work table and drilled away.

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We eye balled the drill bits for size and guessed what would look decent.

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I was in charge of the primer and paint.  The holes were hard to paint so I resorted to painting them with my finger.  I’m sure a small brush would have work too but then I’d have to wash another brush.  I told Nate that I was giving the button a rectal exam.  He told me that I shouldn’t write that in a blog post.  He’s probably right.

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I used a base white from Sherwin Williams for the white button. The green button is the same green as the buffet, Sherwin Williams Agate Green. The coral button is Sherwin Williams Dishy Coral. I used spray paint on the gray button (Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch dark gray).  I found it easier to paint the buttons with a brush than to use spray paint.  Lesson learned.

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To hang the buttons, Nate drilled a small hole in the back of the button.  We put a screw in the wall (using a wall anchor) and hung the button from the screw.  We didn’t use a fancy system to decide how to place the buttons on the wall.  We’re all about crossing our fingers and hoping for the best.  And we had an extremely helpful supervisor so we weren’t too concerned.

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He’s a fantastic supervisor.  If we can keep him focused.

Ike and the Wall Buttons

There you have it.  Pinterest Challenge complete!  Happy, whimsical button art. 

Button Wall Art

Be sure to check out the projects completed by my lovely co-hosts:

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Now it’s your turn!  It’s time to share your project!

  1. Click on the blue “Add Your Link” button (you might have to do some scrolling, depending how many projects are added).
  2. Add a link to your specific blog post about your project in the url field (not your home page).
  3. Where it says “name” write a descriptive name for your project (ex: “Button Art”) as opposed to your actual name .
  4. We’d also love if you could quickly link back over to our project posts within your own.  I’ll make it easy, just copy this:  Linking up to the Pinterest Challenge with Megan (The Remodeled Life), Katie (Bower Power), Sherry (Young House Love) and Michelle (Decor and the Dog).
  5. Please also link to your inspiration project on Pinterest as well as to directly link to the original project/site.  Share the Pinterest love.

Did you take the Pinterest challenge?

I’ll be pinning my favorites to the Pinterest Challenge Awesomeness board! I’ll probably share some on facebook as well!

Linking up to: House of Hepworths

125 comments:

  1. Hi, Michelle--I don't see the linky party button. Am I missing it?

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    1. Here's my Pinterest Challenge anyway. I made a painted herringbone rug!

      http://annebronkema.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/purple-herringbone-painted-canvas-rug/

      Can't wait to see all the other great projects!

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    2. Little glitch with the coding. This is why Michelle can't join the big blogging leagues. ;)

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  2. I don't see the link button so here's mine! http://scrapinspired.com/2013/02/disney-autograph-photo-album-a-pinterest-challenge/ Thanks so much!

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    1. I love the buttons perfect for a sewing room!

      I don't see the button either, so here's my project http://blackandwhiteobsession.blogspot.com/2013/02/pinterest-challenge-drum-shade.html

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  3. The buttons are so cute! They look great over the minty dresser.

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  4. I had a hunch you were going to make these buttons but my goodness, they turned out even more adorable than I imagined!!

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  5. Those are gorgeous! Such a nifty idea for a craft room!

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  6. No link button for me either :(
    http://www.loveofsunshine.com/blog/2013/02/27/pintrest-challenge-two-tone-vases-2

    I love your other buttons, though!

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    1. I should have known you'd get it fixed asap! Thanks!

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    2. Little glitch with the coding. Good thing I have my pharmacist gig to fall back on if this blogging thing doesn't work out. ;)

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  7. I don't see the button, but check out my sunburst mirror here! http://cakesandlouie.blogspot.com/2013/02/winter-pinterest-challenge-sunburst.html

    I used a round disk of wood for my project too... am I the only one that had no idea that existed pre-cut?!? :)

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  8. I don't see a link button either. Here is the link to my baby's first year footprint chart: http://monogramsnmud.blogspot.com/2013/02/pinterest-inspired-footprint-chart.html

    Thanks!

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  9. Love these! Who wouldn't love giant buttons on a wall?

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  10. Hahaha. These are awesome! And whimsical! So cute. I know you're probably frantically trying to get the linky to work. I'll come back later!

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  11. Oh my gosh those are sooooooo cool! Love them!

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  12. These are fabulous. The colors - awesome. The different sizes - perfect. The glossier look - righteous. And they just look at home above your hutch. Love. It. All.

    You win. You win this challenge.

    Also, your version is 100 percent better than the inspiration.

    Love ya, friend. So happy you hosted.

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  13. Love how this turned out! The button colors look great with the buffet! Great job Michelle!

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  14. They're soooo cuuuute! Love the colors you picked too! They really pop from the wall color! Can't wait til the rest of the room is together! :)

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  15. I love your buttons :). You're making me want a craft room. and then, once every six months, when I make a craft, I could go there. DH is the geeky guy who wants to MEASURE stuff at our house, too.

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  16. Oh my gosh! What an awesome idea! And I think they are perfect for a craft room, not cheesy at all. But if they were they'd be a fancy cheese that you serve with wine, and who doesn't love fancy cheese?

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    1. Fancy cheese. Totally my decorating style. :)

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  17. I love these... especially the colors you chose for the buttons. It's not cheesy at all to me. More like sophisticated with that color palette.

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  18. How fun! I love the added button hole touch and the colors you chose :)

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  19. These came out so, so cute! I hadn't seen that pin before and they are perfect for your new sewing room. Thanks for hosting!

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  20. I excitedly linked up! "assisting me with the buttons would take less time than taking me to the ER" <---HA!

    These are absolutely adorable, and a version of them very well may end up in my office/craft room one day! :)

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  21. "He told me that I shouldn’t write that in a blog post. He’s probably right." That's awesome, I would have done the same thing... why dirty up another paint brush? I strongly dislike cleaning up after painting.

    I love how the buttons turned out, they are so cute and I love how simple they are so they don't take all the attention away from that beautiful buffet.

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  22. Your hubs is probably right on the comment... but what's a blog for except to share the stuff you're not supposed to say out loud, right? ;)
    I love your buttons, and thanks for a fun challenge!

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    1. Ha. That is totally what my blog is for! :)

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  23. Michelle those turned out so cute!! And of course, there's Ike, and he's my boo, so overall I was giddy through this post. Fun colors, buttons, AND a dog?! Heaven.

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  24. Those buttons are ADORABLE!! I've never seen anything like them. I love, love, love the colours you chose and they look perfect above the minty sideboard.

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  25. Michelle - these are so cute! Perfect for a craft room. I love how you painted them and made them colorful. :)

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  26. seriously the cutest thing i've ever seen! love the colors!

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  27. This is so cute! Buttons... duh! I may just be adding some above my sewing table... how perfect!

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  28. Your buttons look great. Perfect for a craft room.

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  29. These are so cute! They are perfect for your craft room. I am looking forward to seeing where this room ends up.

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  30. These buttons are so darn cute!! And I love the color of the dresser below. I'm really looking forward to following your blog. Thanks for hosting!

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  31. What a unique idea! Your buttons turned out darling, and I LOVE your painted console table. Yummy!
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  32. Oh these are so fun! I love the colors your chose & I'm still considering driving to the Midwest to come steal your gorgeous buffet!
    Sarah

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  33. Ok, when I saw your sneak peek photo I would have never guessed this! These are soooo cute and creative! I love it! - your fellow faux celebrity pal.

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  34. "I told Nate that I was giving the button a rectal exam. He told me that I shouldn’t write that in a blog post." <--- that's why I love you so much.

    It looks AMAZING! Totally serious, when I saw the first photo, I thought that was your inspiration pin. It looked too perfect. Then I realized I'd seen that buffet recently . . . I'm a quick one. It is so, so, so cute, and I really might just copy you if I ever get around to decorating my craft room, which will probably be never. Awesome work!

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  35. love it and it is sew (haha) perfect for the room. ang

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  36. These are so cute! They are adorable in a craft room and would look really cute in a nursery too. :) The view of the buffet, wall color, buttons, and carpet is just so clean and lovely looking. You nailed the color selection!

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  37. LOVE the buttons!!! i pinned this one, too! i am going to send this to my mom who has a sewing room, i bet she would love it!

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  38. Those buttons are so clever! Love the colors!
    --Elena
    acasarella.net

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  39. This is such an adorable idea!

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  40. Ohhhhhhhh I love this idea. So cute and PERFECT for a sewing room!! :)

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  41. these are SO cute!! would be adorable in a baby room/play room too! pinning!! :)

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  42. I love the color palette you used, and your hubby is a great host-helper:)

    Jessica

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  43. These are super cute!! You did a great job Michelle! They are the perfect size over that hutch and you picked beautiful colours : )

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  44. I am completely melted over your buttons. They are perfect. Love love love love love. So creative and so simple! You are amazing :)

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  45. Love your buttons! And your supervisor looks so efficient. Not wonder the placement turned out PERFECT :)

    Thanks for hosting!

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  46. absolutely adorable! i love them! Consider them pinned!

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  47. These are adorable! I love the colours you chose - they go so well with the sideboard!

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  48. I love your button art. So cute. I used buttons (real ones though) for my Easter egg art. Great minds think alike.

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  49. The buttons look fantastic! So cute!

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  50. I love this! What a great idea - it turned out adorable. I love it in your craft room!

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  51. I've never seen that pin before! I love it!!

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  52. Oh my goodness - that is so stinkin cute. This would make a great gift idea for my mother-in-law who is a quilter. Pinning it now. :-)

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  53. Cute! It looks like the beginnings of a nursery...do you have something to tell us?! ;-)

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  54. This is adorably cute!! It is perfect art for your craft room! Great job, Michelle!!

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  55. Those are fun!! They looked big and then when your husband stood next to them I was like whoa those are huge and so fun!!! At the same time :)

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  56. I LOVE the buttons. Totally not cheesy. Laughed out loud at the rectal exam comment. :)

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  57. You are a genius. They are so awesome and not cheesy at all!

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  58. Thanks so much for hosting this! It was a lot of fun!

    -Sarah

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  59. LOVE these whimsical buttons! what a perfect addition! =)

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  60. Oh my goodness the buttons... the buffet. I am can't wait to see more.

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  61. How clever are you! And Ike seems rather enamored with the whole thing...

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  62. Can I just say that I love that an Iowa blogger (and former Hawkeye!) is gaining so much publicity and press! You totally deserve it and represent Iowa so well.

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  63. I love this so much! One of my favorite Pinterest inspired projects ever! So CUTE! MUST PIN! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. It's adorable! So, so fun! I'm trying to think of a room these wood work in!

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  65. I love this! I totally just pinned this idea for future reference. And the colors really are the best--good choices! Thanks so much for co-hosting :)

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  66. Michelle. Those are adorable!!!! I love that you painted them in fun colors. It makes me with I had my own craft room. Maybe some day.

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  67. When I saw your post om IG i was stumped. It is really a little sad how much time I spent thinking about what you could be doing instead of actually doing mine. Love how it turned out. And those colors are awesome!

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  68. This is so extremely cute. What a wonderful whimsical idea for a sewing area!

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  69. Ike is such a boss supervisor.

    Really creative project. Way to use your brain grapes. Looks brilliant!

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  70. I love these!! They look so great with your new green buffet. I am officially totally jealous of your craft room. :)

    P.S. I love the pic of Ike sprawled out with his back legs to the sides! My parents' dog does that and we call her frog legs. Bo sticks them straight backwards so they look like little chicken wings! ;)

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  71. I love these! They are so cute and definitely add a little bit of whimsy to your craft room!

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  72. Oh those are so cute and that buffet is gorgeous too! This is my first time visiting your blog, it's really great!

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  73. That is such a cute idea! I love it! Can't wait to see how the rest of your craft room turns out!

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  74. This is darling! Now I wish I had a sewing room! Very clever, and very colorful :) And I laughed out loud at the rectal exam comment... not sure what that says about me...

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  75. Your buttons are so stinkin' adorable! I love the minty green.

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  76. Those are awesome! I love the colors you picked, and what a cute idea!! So perfect for a craft/sewing room =)
    Thanks for hosting!!

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  78. Thanks for hosting the link party! Your buttons are such a great idea and are perfect for a craft room!

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  79. That buffet looks so geed! I'm off to Internet stalk your craft room. Oh, and the whole thing about taking your hosting duties responsibly is hilarious!

    Nikki Kelly @ the ambitious procrastinator

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  80. I'm a bit disappointed Ike didn't do anything to help.

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  87. Your buttons are one of my faves from the Link-up! I loooove the colors paired with the green buffet and grey walls. I'd love to get crafty in your sewing room! I live in Iowa, too...maybe I'll swing by? :)

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  88. This is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!!

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  89. I almost spit out my tea when I saw that you are a host alongside of the Big Timers! Don't forget about your baby blog friends ;)

    Your project is the cutest thing ever! I agree with Kim. Yours is way better than the inspo pic. And I agree. When painting a small, smooth surface, a good old fashion paint brush is best.

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  90. This is awesome! I had a "well, duh" moment when I saw it-- way to think outside the (craft) box!

    Congrats on being a host for the challenge! I love that Nate thought it was a bigger deal than you did. :-)

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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  91. I love your craft room! I'm adding the buttons to my never ending project list. I shared your project over on my blog today: http://www.everafterblueprint.com/?p=7251

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  92. They are darling and perfect for a craft room. I love the soft color scheme you've got going on! And practicing a rectal exam will probably come in handy. I mean, you are almost 81. ;)

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  93. Love the buttons - very, very cute for your craft room! Can you tell us where you got that cute owl? :)

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  94. They are so stinkin' cute. LOVE the colors you picked. :)

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  96. I don't have a blog but I wish I could upload a picture of my sewing/tanning room. I have buttons on my wall too. They are different than yours but turned out just as cute.

    Thanks,
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  97. These are so cute! They would look adorable in a nursery. I will be pinning this to my nursery board.

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