You may remember that we brought home this unique spool cabinet from my in-laws home a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure where we were going to put it, but it was such a treasure to them that I knew we had to find a home for it in our home.
It was actually easier than I expected to find a place for it. We have an antique mirror that hangs in our entry. It is a favorite piece of ours and used to hang over our fireplace (when we had one). The wood matched beautifully.
I wasn't certain what to put on the spool cabinet. The hinged top makes it difficult to balance things on it. I decided to wrap a book in some vintage sheet music to help balance the small lamp. I was thrilled to find "mother-in-law" music, since this piece of furniture was her favorite. The beaded flowers were my mom's and I liked the spring touch and the hint of color.
I decided I wanted vintage buttons for a spool cabinet. I bought 5 pounds of them on Ebay. I don't sew at all. I had no idea how many buttons I was buying. Let's just say that I filled the jar and a large ziploc bag. If you have very easy craft ideas for me to use some of the buttons, please link them in the comments. I have lots of buttons! I was happy with how they look in the jar.
The buttons after I emptied the box
they came in and before washing them.
I wanted to share the detailing on the mirror. It is so heavy that we are always terrified it will fall and kill someone. We love the unique edging on the mirror. We didn't have to touch this piece. We bought it at an auction 25 years ago.
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