Yesterday’s Barn Art for Today’s Tool Shed

Yesterday’s Barn Art for Today’s Tool Shed

Funny story…so, while I was out thrifting one day, I came across these two Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. I didn’t actually know the term “hex signs” at the time, but I snapped them up with the intention of putting them in my Etsy shop. People collect Pennsylvania Dutch items…they were in relatively good shape and would be easy to ship, so it seemed like a no-brainer.

vintage Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs for repurposing as tool shed art by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

My muses!

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The Clutch Home Runner: Upcycled DIY Handbag

The Clutch Home Runner: Upcycled DIY Handbag

One of my favorite local thrift stores, Second Chances, has the most amazing linens section of any thrift store I’ve ever been to- and y’all already KNOW I’ve been around the thrifting block a few times. It’s a two-story, well-appointed shop, and the linens have an entire room dedicated to all things textile- pillows, comforters, curtains/drapes, pillows, etc. I just so happened to be passing by the table runner wall cubbies when I spotted a lovely yellow & blue runner that reminded me of jacquard ribbon in French country colors.

Thrift store table runner for repurposing as a clutch handbag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Running with an idea…

It was in lovely shape, save for a few wine stains in the center…but no matter at all…I only had plans for repurposing the ends. But what, pray tell, would I do with table runner ends, hmmm??Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Louisville, Kentucky

Junkin’ Journey: Louisville, Kentucky

When you enjoy exploring new places for vintage treasures…and your husband enjoys good bourbon… and you BOTH enjoy a fun road trip, then the perfect place to go is Kentucky! This time around, we decided to explore Louisville…but I can definitely see future trips to KY in our future (I’m looking at you, Lexington).

We spent an extended Memorial Day weekend checking out shops around town, distilleries in the area, and a vintage market that coincided with our visit. There was an awful lot to see and discover, and I know I didn’t even scratch the surface of all the vintage & antiques shops in the area…but I discovered a few and wanted to share what I found!Read more ›

From Soup to Nuts…and Bolts: Thrifted Pot Lid Bird Feeder

From Soup to Nuts…and Bolts: Thrifted Pot Lid Bird Feeder

A new month means it’s time for yet another project for The Good Life Blog…I’m a little behind the 8-ball, though…this one went live in June but I’m just getting it up on my own blog now! Anyway…on to the project…

When I recently attended the Country Living Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee, I squeezed in a little time to check out the local thrift stores- standard operating procedure in my world! And when I came across a bin of soup pot lids (not something I typically linger over), these two colorful ones just jumped out at me.

Metal soup pot lids at Goodwill / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hello, bright colors!

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She’s Gone Coastal…with DIY Sea Glass Bottles

She’s Gone Coastal…with DIY Sea Glass Bottles

As most of you know, my repurposed and upcycled projects usually come to fruition as a result of (a) my pickin’ adventures across the South, or (b) “shopping” from my junk stash in our garage. But this project has a very different- and unfortunate- backstory.

Back in March, we received a note in our curbside recycling bin that glass was no longer accepted- no bottles, no jars, no glass whatsoever. Come to find out, it’s a county-wide issue and none of us in Greenville County, South Carolina can recycle glass! And for someone who prides herself on personal environmental stewardship, the idea of putting glass in our garbage can has caused a great deal of stress and anxiety…and environmental guilt. So, I decided I needed to come up with a DIY project using some of our glass bottles, supplemented with a few from our favorite restaurant, Stella’s (because I wanted some larger wine bottles, and, well, we just never have those on hand!).

Glass wine and liquor bottles that we can no longer recycle in Greenville South Carolina / www.sadieseasongoods.com

No. More. Glass. Recycling. It hurts my heart!!

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Rock the Vintage Vote- Political Pinback Button Wreath

Rock the Vintage Vote- Political Pinback Button Wreath

If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can!

I have to thank my good friend, Kate DiNatale Vintage, for inspiring this project. Many, many moons ago, she gifted me with some vintage vote ribbon/straps. She didn’t have a good use for them, but figured I could probably come up with something. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage vote ribbon straps from Kate DiNatale Vintage / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The straps that started it all…

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Shotgun!: Country Living Fair 2016 (Lebanon, Tennessee)

Shotgun!: Country Living Fair 2016 (Lebanon, Tennessee)

A couple of years ago, I attended my first Country Living Fair in Atlanta and just had a terrific time. If you’ve never been to a CLF before, here’s what you need to know: they are HUGE events and it’s impossible to see everything in one day…and the booths are amazing, so you’ll be plunking down some hard-earned dollars for unique treasures that you just may never find again. So when I had the chance to attend this year’s Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville), I jumped at the chance!

Country Living Fair Lebanon Tennessee by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfect sky for a day of pickin’…

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Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand base. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day… I try not to buy much with that mindset (hello! That’s how hoarding begins!), but it found its way into my cart…and then into my garage…and finally has its day as a project.

Wooden cake stand base at thrift store for repurpose / www.sadieseasongoods.com

No top, no problem…

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Star-Spangled Colander Patriotic Centerpiece

Star-Spangled Colander Patriotic Centerpiece

Not too long ago, I posted a photo on my Facebook page that garnered a LOT of attention- an embroidered flower on a vintage mesh strainer. It was gorgeous and unique…and I was immediately struck with an idea of my own. Why not do something similar with a vintage aluminum colander, the kind that is covered in stars??

Vintage star colander for patriotic repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hello, stars…

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Red, White, Blue, and Repurposed: 20 Patriotic Project Ideas

Red, White, Blue, and Repurposed: 20 Patriotic Project Ideas

With Memorial Day behind us and July 4th on the way, it’s easy to get swept up in all things red, white, and blue. Luckily for everyone, there are some GREAT repurposed / upcycled patriotic project ideas out there- and I’m happy to contribute some myself.

Whether I’m making reusable bandana bowl covers

Vintage bandana reusable bowl covers for July 4th BBQ by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Remember these?

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