Wonderful Ways to Repurpose Vintage Soda Crates

Wonderful Ways to Repurpose Vintage Soda Crates

What is it about vintage soda crates that we all love so much? I have a wide circle of vintage-loving friends, and I think we can all agree that an old soda crate is truly something to be treasured. No matter the beverages these crates once held, the colors of the advertisement, or the size of the compartments within, soda crates are just begging to be used in home décor- either on their own, or with a little imagination.Read more ›

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 ›

20 Upcycled Bird Feeders & Baths

20 Upcycled Bird Feeders & Baths

Ever since we moved into our house, I’ve been mildly obsessed with making our yard as bird-friendly as possible. I love having a yard full of chirping birds…and I geek out when a new species is spotted.
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A Place(mat) for Blooms: The DIY Garden Gatherer

A Place(mat) for Blooms: The DIY Garden Gatherer

Spring fever has definitely hit our house- every weekend, we’re working in the yard and getting our garden beds prepped for a summer of homegrown veggies and fruits. Flowering trees are losing their blossoms as tender green leaves push their way forward- watching the ebb and flow of seasons is truly magnificent.

And now that I’ve recapped last year’s Yard & Garden upcycling projects, I can focus on outdoor projects for Spring 2015!Read more ›

SOUPer Simple Vintage/Garden Hostess Gift

SOUPer Simple Vintage/Garden Hostess Gift

Springtime is definitely the season for parties. Bridal showers…baby showers…Mother’s Day…you get the picture. And while the requisite bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers is a perfectly pleasant hostess gift, sometimes you just want something a little more unique and/or memorable. AND, let’s not forget the need for teacher appreciation or end-of-school-year gifts!

While thrifting recently, I started finding an influx of vintage soup mugs. You know the kind I’m talking about- dating to the 1970s-1980s, with a simple recipe printed on the side. I don’t know why I kept finding them, but there they were, beckoning to me with retro appeal.

Vintage soup mugs with recipes to be repurposed as planters / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Remember these??

I bought a handful, because why not?Read more ›

Round-Up and Recap: Repurposed Vintage Planter Projects

Round-Up and Recap: Repurposed Vintage Planter Projects

Now that Spring has officially arrived, everyone I know is chomping at the bit to enjoy all things planting. Ok, maybe not everyone I know…BUT a lot of us are feeling the excitement of cleaning up our gardens and buying cheerful annuals to bring color and life to our porches and yards.

As an upcycler, I absolutely LOVE incorporating vintage treasures- especially ones in disrepair- into my yard décor. And I am by no means alone- using antiques or secondhand items as unique planters is so popular, that big box stores are stocking their shelves with “new made to look old” garden items! But save yourself a trip, head out to your garage or shed, and you may just have the perfect piece to use. And to give you some inspiration, I’ve teamed up with Hometalk and found all sorts of ideas for vintage items that make terrific planters!Read more ›

Upcycling in the Great Outdoors: Favorite Yard & Garden Projects

Upcycling in the Great Outdoors: Favorite Yard & Garden Projects

As the last hard frost date quickly approaches and local garden centers start coming to life, I am reminded of some of the fun repurposing projects I did for our yard last year! As you may recall, our yard qualified as Certified Wildlife Habitat which is something I’m proud of…AND I’m always looking for new ways to bolster our certification. I’m just as excited about getting my garden beds in shape for the Spring planting season and watching our azaleas bloom in Technicolor.

In other words? I’m ready for S-P-R-I-N-G!

I’m already planning new projects- porch décor…bird feeders…gardening “helpers”…BUT I can’t help but reminisce about the upcycling projects for our yard that I finished last year. I picked out of a few of my favorites…perhaps you can use these as inspiration for the upcoming yard sale and vintage festival season!Read more ›

Tick Tock for your Feathered Flock- The DIY Birdhouse

Tick Tock for your Feathered Flock- The DIY Birdhouse

You may recall in this post that I recently visited the Goodwill on Broughton in Savannah, GA. Well, while I was there, I stumbled upon a sweet little desktop clock that was perfect for a specific project. AND you may recall from this post that I’ve got a yen for creating more wildlife habitat options in our backyard. Well, my friends, the time has come to finally transform the clock into its new purpose in life- a birdhouse!Read more ›

Eco-DIY: Certified Wildlife Habitat

Eco-DIY: Certified Wildlife Habitat

When we were house-shopping last year, I fell in love with the backyard of the home we ultimately purchased. I loved the house, too, but the serenity of the yard- despite being smack dab in the middle of a suburban community- was impossible to resist. So when I found out about The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden For Wildlife Program, I knew our yard was a perfect candidate to be Certified Wildlife Habitat.

So maybe this isn’t your typical post from me! BUT I don’t know how well-known this program is, so I definitely wanted to write up a post on it in case ya’ll want to work towards certifying your own yards!Read more ›

No Strain to Hang- Vintage Colander Planter

No Strain to Hang- Vintage Colander Planter

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I am a sucker for vintage kitchen goodies- gadgets, hand towels, salt-and-pepper shakers, you name it! And when we bought our house last summer, the front porch had a hook in the ceiling, just begging for a hanging basket to be hung. And in true Sadie Seasongoods fashion, I decided to build one using something salvaged.

Enter the cute, vintage colander.Read more ›