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 BUT…when I found this outdated jewelry valet with its padded top, I knew right away it would be a great little sewing kit for this month’s post for The Good Life Blog.Read more ›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.

Anyway.

Some of you may already know this, but I make upcycled leather cuffs and sell them in my Etsy shop.

Repurposed / upcycled leather belt into cuff bracelet by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

An idea of what I offer…

This means that I always have an inordinate number of belts in my craft room and it can get a little out of control! I decided I needed to do something about it…and here we are with this blog post.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.

Well, my friends…finally, that day is here!

I love the look of vintage hat stands, but they are hard to come by and unsurprisingly pricey. But the look- their shape- is replicable using a few parts & pieces from the thrift store…in fact, it was this set of wooden salad bowls that inspired my project.

Vintage wooden salad bowls at the thrift store for repurposing into hat stands by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Have a salad, then hang your hat…

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Wine Rack to Ribbon “Cradle”

Wine Rack to Ribbon “Cradle”

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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.

Wicker wine rack at thrift store / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Doesn’t look like much…

It wasn’t old or unusual in any way…truly a thrift store wall flower blending in with its surroundings. But, its shape definitely sparked my imagination…

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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.

It was time…long overdue…to repurpose something a bit fancier into a way to store jewelry. And I already had the perfect piece in my junk stash- a silver candelabra from the thrift store.

Vintage silver candelabra for repurposing / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A crown jewel…

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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?

Vintage wooden candlesticks for repurposing by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

What would YOU call it?

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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.

Since I *love* a good jewelry organization & display project, I decided to create a new organizer using a wooden silverware tray that I found on a thrifting trip.

Vintage wooden silverware tray organizer at Goodwill for upcycling / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Finding project treasures on the Goodwill shelves…

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A Gun Rack that Stuns: Scrap Fabric Organizer

A Gun Rack that Stuns: Scrap Fabric Organizer

One of my favorite side effects of blogging has been developing new friendships with other fellow makers and lovers-of-vintage in Greenville. Many of them have become daily fixtures in my life AND sometimes they bring me DIY gifts- bits and pieces they have or find that could be transformed or provide inspiration.

Case in point- when my friend, Kristi, spotted this old gun rack at a thrift store, she figured I could use it…for something!… and handed it over.

thrift store wood gun rack for repurpose and upcycle by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A gift to repurpose!

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Gardening Garb Clip Board

Gardening Garb Clip Board

I will be the first to admit that this project is pretty darn simple. But it evolved from a very real need- actually, a *few* very real needs. First, I was in my crafting room and emerged determined to use up some of my supplies…and second, I have a TERRIBLE habit of ripping off my gardening gloves in the garage, tossing them about, and then having a devil of a time finding them again.

So here we are- with a simple, but hopefully very useful project using salvaged wood, vintage clothespins, and some picture hanging wire.Read more ›