Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Button Room - Reclaimed Bedroom

For nearly 16 years one of our extra bedroom housed my "Button Room".
It was home to my computer, educational materials & reference books, display cabinets filled with my collections of buttons & buckles along with my competition trays and favorite buttons & buckles showcased as framed artwork.  

I am a collector of antique, vintage, modern & studio clothing buttons & buckles- fascinating, incredible works of art, history, science & culture.  I have been collecting since 1996.

I searched my photos and learned after all these years I have just one photo of my Button Room.
Sadly it only shows one small corner and just a few buttons. 
 I've spent many hours studying/researching buttons and button-related topics in my Button Room.
Many hours were also spent handling business as a former President, Vice President & Show Chairman for the Kansas State Button Society as well as Editor for the Missouri State Button Society.  

 As the years went by this room accumulated too much stuff and was long over-due to be rehabbed.
Last Autumn I decided it was time to reclaim my Button Room to its original purpose, a bedroom.

Little by little walls were repaired, walls & ceiling repainted and piece by piece furniture was acquired to create a bedroom

 (above in photo 2 you will see a new addition - French lighting wall sconce)

 Our reclaimed bedroom is serene and comfortable.
It was fun searching for the pieces that now furnish it.

Although I no longer have a dedicated Button Room, the contents of my Button Room were moved to other storage areas of our home and are just a fingertip away (smile).




  1. It's lovely, Tami, and I know it will make your guests feel so very welcome!

  2. Hello Tami, I saw you on Jeanie's blog. What a charming bedroom. I really like white in the bedroom also, and have a white bedspread. I love that dresser. I see that you like vintage stuff. I am also a vintage lover. And the words on your Header caught my eye right away, so true. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would certainly come back and follow you as well. It's nice to meet new friends. I hope to hear form you, and have a sweet day.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley