Goodwill Blogging: Lampshades Repurposed into Hanging Herb Baskets

Goodwill Blogging: Lampshades Repurposed into Hanging Herb Baskets

Years of thrifting and repurposing have taught me a few things- and one of those is that secondhand shops will ALWAYS have outdated lampshades available- in every size, shape, and color imaginable. So, with gardening on my mind (and a quirky idea for my latest post on The Good Life blog), I headed to my local Goodwill.

Sure enough, I spied with my little eye these maroon-colored lampshades that instantly made me think of fez hats! They were wrapped in tassel-like material and starting to come undone- but their shape was ideal for what I had in mind!

Small lamp shades at thrift store / www.sadieseasongoods.com

These little guys will do nicely…

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Talk of the Town #21

Talk of the Town #21

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

TotT This week at Knick of Time

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Oh Say Cane You See: Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag

Oh Say Cane You See: Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag

This, my friends, is an absolute first for me- truly a case of trash to treasure…

There we were…just getting started on a Saturday road trip- the sun was rising, the dew was fresh, and we were in search of treasures and fun and adventure.

As we merged onto a blissfully open road, we spied a pile of rubble to the side of the on-ramp. Literally- right there in the curving shoulder next to I-385.

Broken furniture and cane table on the side of the highway / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There is was for the taking!

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Repurposed Kit-T-Shirts: Cat Cave and Fun Toys

Repurposed Kit-T-Shirts: Cat Cave and Fun Toys

As a blogger, I sometimes get unusual but intriguing emails- which is exactly what happened recently when the clothing company Tipsy Elves (as seen on Shark Tank) reached out to me about a kitty project.  Yes, a project for our cats- when they specifically mentioned Cottonball, I was immediately hooked.

So here’s the skinny- with all the political unpleasantness going on, why not fill the internet with patriotic cats? They didn’t have to ask me twice- I was game! And it all revolved around patriotic t-shirts and creating a “Cat Cave”. But first we had to pass a crucial test- getting Cottonball to approve of the idea…and the shirt.

Creating a DIY cat cave from a patriotic t-shirt from Tipsy Elves starring Cottonball / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Embracing the shirt!

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Quilt It Like It’s Hot…A Hot Pad, That Is (Project #2)

Quilt It Like It’s Hot…A Hot Pad, That Is (Project #2)

Well, here we are again with the same tattered vintage quilt that I found at a thrift store…this time with Project #2! To refresh your memory, I found these quilts at a Habitat ReStore in the North Georgia Mountains. I ended up just purchasing one of them…the pretty lady on the left!

Vintage quilts at the thrift store / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Here we go again!

Back in April, I decided to use a less-tattered section of the quilt in my salvaged window frame to create the centerpiece of our Spring mantelscape. I love how it turned out, but better yet, I still have a few decent sections of quilt to work with! Read more ›

Yard Sale Emergency Kit: A Lunch Box Repurposed!

Yard Sale Emergency Kit: A Lunch Box Repurposed!

So, we have this thing at our house called “a garage”. But ever since I started my blog, it really hasn’t housed any cars…just “stuff”- project pieces, tools, projects in the making. You get the idea. And I’m REALLY TRYING to stop adding to the stockpile…and instead, forcing myself to develop projects from the car-less garage. Which brings me to this vintage metal lunch box.

Vintage aluminum lunch box for repurposing project by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cute, but what to do with it??

It has collected dust and neglect for a couple of years now…simply because I couldn’t come up with anything original. A planter? Nah- that’s not unique. A purse? Not really practical for me. So, what to do? Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: Embroidered Mesh Hideaway Box (April 2016)

Goodwill Blogging: Embroidered Mesh Hideaway Box (April 2016)

This, my friends, is a tale of thrifting fate…the kind of story that could happen to any thrift shop-loving guy or gal! It’s also time for my latest installment for The Good Life Blog…and this project truly materialized out of thin air. So there I was, standing in line at my local Goodwill, with my mind on my treasures and my treasures on my mind. But while I waited, my eyes started to wander…an easy thing to do in a thrift store! And there it was, sitting next to me near the check-out counter… an old brass-colored metal mesh box.

Brass metal mesh box at thrift store for makeover / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Plain but intriguing…

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Retro Kitchen Décor with Vintage Seed Packets

Retro Kitchen Décor with Vintage Seed Packets

So here’s a little secret of mine…as a blogger who needs to constantly crank out new projects and ideas, I sometimes feel the need to “re-repurpose” elements of projects past. Between cost savings and re-using items I already have, it’s a win-win for me- I just hope you guys don’t mind!

And that’s how today’s project came to fruition…I borrowed ideas & elements from three previous projects:

Previous projects to be re-repurposed by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The ingredients for this post…

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Junkin’ Journey: Athens, Georgia

Junkin’ Journey: Athens, Georgia

Every now and again, I travel to a small or medium-sized town and realize just how unsung or underappreciated it is- and folks, that’s definitely how I feel about Athens, Georgia. College football fans and most southerners think of Athens as simply the University of Georgia and the revered Bulldogs. And music fans know of Athens thanks to hometown bands such as the B-52s and R.E.M.

But I’m here to tell you that for a lover of vintage, it is SO MUCH MORE than college football and alternative rock.  And here’s the skinny- I hit a BUNCH of shops without even getting into the heart of downtown where all the vintage clothing shops and mid-century modern home décor stores reside.

So, you see, my friends? It’s a vintage/junk/retro destination…just check the Saturday game schedule before you make the trip…ha! I hit it up the first Saturday of Spring Break, which was the perfect time to go junkin’… want to see what I discovered?

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No Anthro-apologies: DIY Metalwork Hurricane

No Anthro-apologies: DIY Metalwork Hurricane

If you’re a reader of other blogs, you’ll quickly realize that some of the most popular posts are those that focus on “hacks” or “DIY versions” of famous-store items. Truth be told, I rarely do those kinds of posts…simply because I never shop at places like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, or Anthropologie. Sure, they’ve got gorgeous stuff each and every season, but Jon and I prefer our eclectic collection of odd, quirky, and cool stuff found anywhere but the mall.

BUT, I’m making an exception in this case. Sometime around Christmas of 2015, I picked up a big brassy-glass chandelier light cover at my local Habitat ReStore.

Outdated brass chandelier light fixture from Habitat ReStore for DIY metalwork hurricane by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The light fixture that started it all…

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