Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

Not too long ago, I had a REALLY fortuitous thrifting trip- as I drove home, I realized I had found materials for nine different projects. NINE! Maybe the thrifts were all freshly replenished, or maybe I was wearing a most impressive thinking cap, but either way, it was an adventure for the record books. And this plain kitchen wire shelf/rack was one of my finds.Read more ›

Broken Washboard Rustic Photo Frame

Broken Washboard Rustic Photo Frame

Whenever I stumble upon an antiques mall that has a “Clearance Section” I am like a heat-seeking missile with one goal in mind- to find a broken vintage treasure (on the cheap!) to become my next repurposing project. And so, when my eyes fell upon this rickety, rustic washboard…that was missing the actual washboard!…it was a moment of crafting kismet.Read more ›

Industrial Cat Toy Storage Crate

Industrial Cat Toy Storage Crate

Compared to many bloggers, my house is a hot mess…that’s why you’ll never see a “Sadie’s Home Tour” blog post from me!! Jon and I live a very big life in a fairly small house, and I am admittedly better at crafting that I am at interior design.

And while we don’t have kids, we do have two cats…which means the floors- all floors!- are often a minefield of cat toys and other inanimate objects that became cat toys, if you know what I mean.Read more ›

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

With a lengthy textile history, it’s no surprise that antique malls across North and South Carolina are often filled with cotton mill relics- spools, and spindles, and bobbins, and looms! They range in size, shape, condition, and price, but the question always remains:

What can I do with these??” Read more ›

Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage

Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage

Do ya’ll remember when I made my Light Cage Luminaria during the holidays last year? Well, I’m about to repurpose an already repurposed project…Read more ›

Surveyed Enlightenment: Vintage Tripod Lamp

Surveyed Enlightenment: Vintage Tripod Lamp

A couple of years ago, a local store had a FANTASTIC “yard sale” which was more like a fancy flea market. At this sale, I bought two things- a pretty antique picture frame and a very cool, very trendy vintage surveyor’s tripod.Read more ›

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

When I found these itty-bitty pulleys way back in February 2014, I knew right away they were the perfect jewelry-making component. But months- nearly a YEAR!- went by before I thought about making them again. Well, my friends, the time has finally come.Read more ›

A New Spin(dle) on Christmas Ornaments

A New Spin(dle) on Christmas Ornaments

Long before we moved to Greenville, it was a textile town. So, it’s no surprise that the relics of that not-so-distant past are found in every antique shop in town- and in every shop within a 200-mile radius. Spools, bobbins, spindles…in any shape and size you can imagine. I’ve been on a brainstorming quest to come up with craft ideas for these guys, and I think I finally found a new favorite!Read more ›

Light Cage Luminaria

Light Cage Luminaria

Industrial light cages have been pretty popular- both authentically vintage and modern reproductions- for a few years now. Designed to protect factory or ship workers from exploding glass bulbs, they are found in funky antique shops, but in fewer and fewer numbers.  Modern repros have been spotted in the glossy pages of high end décor catalogues for Restoration Hardware and the like- but I, of course, prefer the real deal.Read more ›