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. I’ve made DIY snowball ornaments from thrifted glass balls…pretty painted “icicles” from vintage spindles…wreaths from mason jar lids…and this year’s favorite, tea strainer / chandelier crystal ornaments.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 stitch

Repurposed vintage wooden tennis rackets used for oversized cross stitch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Remember these?

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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.

And while my entire home isn’t committed to the style (i.e., I don’t commit entirely to ANY one style!), I enjoy adding small touches and projects that would likely win Joanna Gaines’ approval. I’ve done a few farmhouse-ish projects over the years: a rustic traya DIY message center…and this embroidered feed sack, but I decided to gather up a few favorite ideas to inspire not only myself, but you, too!Embroidery on a vintage burlap feed grain sack for repurposed DIY farmhouse decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.comRead more ›

Cool & Coastal Upcycled Project Ideas

Cool & Coastal Upcycled Project Ideas

For years and years, I lived near the coast in South Florida- both on the Atlantic side and the Gulf side. And even though I am now landlocked in the Appalachian foothills, I still enjoy the tranquility of coastal décor- whether it’s the white/aqua/tan color palette or the childhood beach memories it conjures up, there’s just something about it that’s breezy and relaxing. I mean, really, who knew décor could feel breezy?Read more ›

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.Read more ›

20 Fun & Functional Garden Décor Project Ideas

20 Fun & Functional Garden Décor Project Ideas

It’s no secret that Yard & Garden upcycling projects are some of my favorites- in fact, I’ve made way too many planters, bird baths, and other garden décor pieces to even mention individually!

Yard and garden upcycled and repurposed projects by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So. Many. Projects!

And every year as Spring rounds the corner in March, I get antsy to create something new for our yard (and quite possibly something new for our neighbors to cock an eyebrow at!). I’m by no means alone- some of my favorite bloggers create all kinds of projects for their yards and gardens- the fun and the functional! So I’m turning to them to spark my creative muse…ready for some fantastical ideas?

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Winter Décor Project Ideas: Repurposing, Vintage, Rustic, and Natural

Winter Décor Project Ideas: Repurposing, Vintage, Rustic, and Natural

Winter Décor.

Two words that send a shockwave of fear through me. Ok, well, maybe it’s not that severe. But I really, truly struggle to add pizzazz to our home in January and February.

As I looked through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration, I started to sense the trends that I was drawn to:

  • Metal and tarnished silver elements
  • Nature- pinecones, blue-green foliage (think juniper and blue spruce), and naked branches
  • Neutral plaids
  • The juxtaposition between hard and soft

If the last one confounds you, here’s what I mean- think fluffy cotton boll branches in a rusty milk pail. Delicate snowflakes on scratchy tree bark.

So, I collected a few ideas from some fellow bloggers- DIY winter décor ideas using repurposed vintage items, thrift store treasures, and nature’s bounty! I think you’ll find some inspiration here…Read more ›