Christmas Trees with The DIY Housewives

Christmas Trees with The DIY Housewives

If it’s the first Wednesday of the month, then that can only mean one thing- it’s time for a new collection of project ideas from The DIY Housewives! This means that a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects. And with Christmas drawing closer, our theme this month is…Read more ›

Repurposed and Upcycled Wreath Ideas for Christmas

Repurposed and Upcycled Wreath Ideas for Christmas

Last year, I put together a collection of repurposed and upcycled DIY Christmas ornaments– because who doesn’t love creating fun and unusual ornaments for their tree? Well, I feel the same way about Christmas wreaths…incorporating vintage or whimsical elements to give your door festive character! And while DIY wreaths are fun no matter what time of year, I just have a special soft spot in my heart for the winter holiday kind- our bright red door probably has something to do with that!Read more ›

Cozy Décor with the DIY Housewives

Cozy Décor with the DIY Housewives

I know, I know- I don’t normally post on Wednesdays! BUT, I have a fun new series that I’ll be bringing to you once a month and this, my friends, is the inaugural posting (for me, at least). On the first Wednesday of every month, a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects.

But back to this month’s theme, which is…Read more ›

Repurposed Vintage Doily Project Ideas

Repurposed Vintage Doily Project Ideas

What is it about a vintage doily that make it so attractive to play around with? All I know is that that: (1) vintage doilies are beautiful, (2) they’re abundant, and (3) they are full of project potential! Whether you just display them…or use them to embellish something…or truly repurpose them, they are a favorite of mine- and I suspect, a favorite of many of you, as well. Read more ›

Reader’s Choice 2016: Your Favorite Sadie Seasongoods Projects

Reader’s Choice 2016: Your Favorite Sadie Seasongoods Projects

Like a bull in a china shop…

Especially when “the world” is the china shop and “ 2016 ” is the bull! It’s been a rough-and-tumble year for many folks across the globe and I suspect that there are more than a few of us that are happy to bid farewell to such a pummeling year.

But there were a few bright spots (for me)- like the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series- and yet another tremendously satisfying year of blogging. Even when the world seems like a dark, dark place…the light in my workshop flickers to life and I can repurpose-DIY-upcycle-create through it all. And then I get to share it with you! (Both the hits AND the misses, haha!)Read more ›

Deck the Halls…with Repurposed Ornaments

Deck the Halls…with Repurposed Ornaments

As a December 26th baby, I feel a special connection to Christmas- even if a birthday at this time of year is pretty underwhelming. Coupled with my love of repurposing and upcycling, it should come as no surprise to anyone that combining the two- Repurpose/Christmas- is something I look forward to each year. And while I haven’t done that many of them, repurposed ornaments are an exceptional favorite.Read more ›

DIY / Repurposed Gift Ideas for Guys

DIY / Repurposed Gift Ideas for Guys

If you have a guy to shop for, then you may struggle with gift-giving…and you are certainly not alone! So, instead of buying presents at the mall, maybe it’s time to take a different approach. Over the years, I’ve created DIY/Repurposed projects for my husband (or something more unisex for myself), both decorative and functional.Read more ›

Forever Flannel: 20+ Repurposed Shirt Projects

Forever Flannel: 20+ Repurposed Shirt Projects

After I made three different repurposed flannel shirt projects last year, one thing became abundantly clear: Y’all LOVE flannel shirt projects! And I’m right there with you, I love them, too (obviously)!

So, I decided to seek out other repurposed flannel shirt ideas to share with you as we dive deeper into the cooler months. Plaid is the official color of the season, is it not?Read more ›

Rackets and Skates and Pucks- Oh My! (Repurposed Sports Equipment Ideas)

Rackets and Skates and Pucks- Oh My! (Repurposed Sports Equipment Ideas)

Last year around this time, I put together a round-up of Repurposed Classroom Items (globes, rulers, desks, etc.). September is all about back-to-school, after all! But along those same lines, it conjures up the idea of Friday Night Lights and all things sports. Upcycling sports equipment is something I’ve dabbled in, but only with tennis rackets. I’ve upcycled racket heads into oversized cross stitchRead more ›

DIY Farmhouse Style: Upcycled & Repurposed

DIY Farmhouse Style: Upcycled & Repurposed

It’s hard these days to get away from the idea of “Farmhouse Style”- not that I WANT to get away from it. In fact, I completely understand its appeal. However, I have a very difficult time defining and describing it. It’s almost as if it’s a culmination of the best aspects from shabby chic, industrial, and primitive styles.Read more ›