Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Redux - Button Swap

Nearly a year ago I purchased {this} Twelve by Twelve blouse.  I fell in love with the rich purple color and vintage-inspired touches of lace.  The original buttons {three at the nape of the neck and one on each sleeve} looked lovely at first, but were plastic-based and, after several trips to the dry cleaner, sadly started to look as if they'd been chewed on.  Needless to say, they were in desperate need of a change!!  So, this pretty little thing has been hanging in my closet waiting for a facelift.  This past weekend, I found the perfect replacements and quickly set to work...   

{ The Goods }
A pair of sewing scissors, a needle, thread, and new buttons.  
I opted to use round, gunmetal-colored beads with a hint of sparkle.  
The color looks brilliant with the deep purple and touches of black in the top 
and the sparkle adds some extra glam.  

{ Before }
Taking it one button at a time, I removed the old ones and replaced 
them with the new beads...

{ After }
I love the end result.  The blouse has a whole new look and life.  I can't wait to wear it again and already have several looks in mind.  Maybe you'll see a few soon!!


  1. what a great swap-out! love the new buttons!

    so glad i discovered your blog today...loving your style (and his style too!!).


  2. Thank you so much, JoAnn! Loving your blog too!!

  3. very cool - what a simple and chic trick! definitely need to try that out.