The Repurpose Design Series – Vintage Button Topiaries

I was given the amazing opportunity to parter with some very talented women to bring you what we are calling the Repurpose  Design Series. This series is about bringing new life to old things. As I previously wrote about in my post, Keeping Things Real, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to have a beautiful home. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of time and creativity. I believe that when you decorate this way, you create a home full of one of a kind things you love. If you haven’t already, please check out each of the lovely ladies and their blogs listed below – they worked so hard on their projects, and you can get some amazing ideas to create beautiful things on a budget from them.

Becky at The Other Side of Neutral

Jennifer at The Willow Farmhouse

Jolia at Farm Fresh Homestead

Becky at Buckets of Burlap

Mandy at White & Wood

Ashley at Little Glass Jar

Annie at Zevy Joy

I won’t even lie, this project was more challenging than I care to admit. I am the queen of finding things and making them work in my space, but my space is also filling up…RAPIDLY!  I really should host some sort of sale in my home (i’ve seriously considered this!) and pass along some of my findings…it’s getting a little out of control over here – at least if you ask my husband that is! 😉

For this project we could only spend $20 on our “well loved” item, and then we had to repurpose it into something cute and useable. When I’m on the hunt for a piece, I try and set a budget in my head, and then I look for something that fits that need. Since this project was a bit backwards (I had no need or space to fill, just $20 for anything I wanted) I seriously struggled!

I have always had a thing for buttons – specifically vintage buttons. My wedding bouquet was actually made from vintage buttons, my dog’s name is Button, and I love all things Buttons! Luckily, my husband’s sweet Aunt Shirley loves buttons as well, and to say she has quite the collection of them is an understatement! She generously passed along a whole bunch of beautiful buttons, and I finally found the perfect use for them! This whole project was very reasonable – I paid under $20 for enough supplies to create 6 topiaries (not including the buttons I already had). I had so much fun putting these mini topiaries together, and I am so excited about how cute they look on my new shelves.

I hope this project inspires you to join in the fun, and start looking for your own trash to treasure find. You can use the hashtag #SalvageSwagger to join in on Instagram. We would LOVE to see your projects, and we will be featuring winners weekly. If you haven’t already, be sure to head on over to the blogs listed above for some more inspiration – there are some really awesome projects!

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