My First Makeunder: DIY Library Card Catalog

My First Makeunder: DIY Library Card Catalog

Y’all know I love me some spray paint…or any paint, for that matter. And usually when I work on a thrift store piece, it involves ADDING paint- but not this time. On one of my typical thrifting adventures, I found this mini chest of drawers. I didn’t really fancy the painted fruit “still life” that covered it, but I DID fancy the hypothesis that I could undo the paint job and make it more my style.Read more ›

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

What on Hearth: Cozy Fireplace Décor

What on Hearth: Cozy Fireplace Décor

Here we are- in JANUARY- with the holidays behind us and a new year before us. And as a blogger, DIY/Repurposed décor projects during the winter months are tough…winter decorating during the often bleak days of January and February presents unique challenges. So, I decided to revisit an old favorite- flannel- with a new project…and it just so happens to be my January contribution to The Good Life blog, as well.Read more ›

Baubles to Bobbins: A Valet Turned Sewing Kit

Baubles to Bobbins: A Valet Turned Sewing Kit

Now- I know what you’re thinking: Sadie already created a sewing caddy once before. And you’re right…I still use it all the time, and the pins are safely tucked away from my cat, Cottonball. BUT…when I found this outdated jewelry valet with its padded top, I knew right away it would be a great little sewing kit for this month’s post for The Good Life Blog.Read more ›

Related Repurposing: Trouser Hanger Turned Belt Organizer

Related Repurposing: Trouser Hanger Turned Belt Organizer

Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post…but I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway- especially since it would make a fantastic DIY gift.Read more ›

Thrifted Parts & Pieces: DIY Hat Stand

Thrifted Parts & Pieces: DIY Hat Stand

I’ve confessed my love of accessories to you before- particularly with scarves and vintage costume jewelry. But I am ALSO a lover of hats…especially during the humid southern summers! So, while I’ve made plenty of jewelry organizers over the years (and at least one scarf rack!), I was clearly overdue to make something for my hats.Read more ›

Wine Rack to Ribbon “Cradle”

Wine Rack to Ribbon “Cradle”

I think we can all agree that my mind works in mysterious ways- sometimes it’s a great thing (when a project works out!) and sometimes it’s bothersome (when a project fails). But once again, there I was in a thrift store, looking at everything through Sadie-colored glasses…including this very unassuming (and unexciting) wicker/metal wine rack.Read more ›

Thrifty & Ritzy: A Candelabra Jewelry Tree

Thrifty & Ritzy: A Candelabra Jewelry Tree

So, yes, here I go with another way to display and organize jewelry. But I was so excited by this one that I just couldn’t help myself. See, I’ve made a LOT of different jewelry holders over the years…but they’ve all been a little quirky- in a fun way! From spools, to cigar boxes, to coffee mug trees and balls of twine…they’ve been colorful and funky.

But not exactly elegant.Read more ›

Wound and Wound: Spinning Candlestick Lace Holder

Wound and Wound: Spinning Candlestick Lace Holder

How many times have I found something interesting at a thrift store…brought it home…repurposed it for my blog…and then realized I didn’t know what to call it? I’ll answer that for you- LOTS AND LOTS OF TIMES. A clever turn of a phrase can be completely foiled by a complicated description, and therein lies my frustration with this piece. It’s a candlestick…no wait, candlesticks…on a single base…but without arms, not a candelabra. Good gracious, what would you call it?Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: Thrifty Jewelry Organizer

Goodwill Blogging: Thrifty Jewelry Organizer

It’s a new month (and year!), which means it’s time for my latest upcycling project to appear on The Good Life Blog! I know everyone always talks about “Spring Cleaning”, but let me tell you- January, for me, is all about the purge! Decluttering, cleaning, organizing, and donating to Goodwill is a great way to start off the new year- who else feels that way? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›