Thursday, March 15, 2012
Remember my fabulous thrift store find? You know the one pictured above. While the weather here is getting too warm to wear this wonderful coat I did decided to make the repairs and updates on it.
And by repairs I mean replace the buttons. The only thing wrong with this jacket was the damaged button. This was the only thing that needed attention. The other day I picked up new shiny buttons at the fabric store and then sat down with some silk thread and repaired and updated my new dressy winter jacket.
I like the contrast of the white on the baby blue. This is an easy enough thing to do that can really change the look of any jacket or sweater. I liked the jacket before changing the buttons, but now I love it. I think that it is more my style now. It has a mod feel about it that I absolutely love.
I did splurge a bit on the buttons. The are white mother of pearl or shell of some sort and they have some simple engraving on them that reminds me of a sun. When you buy a coat for $1 you can drop $7 on really really pretty buttons. Either way $8 for a beautiful wool coat, score.
I won't be needing this coat anytime soon. See what I mean the trees are starting to blossom. This tree is on the street I live on, and is being tricked into blooming.