Monkey Pod Wood Pumpkin Trays: Simple Fall Décor

Monkey Pod Wood Pumpkin Trays: Simple Fall Décor

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Funny, but true, story about this project- it all started out when I found this apple-shaped monkey pod wood tray at the thrift store. It was May…so Spring was on my mind…and I told myself I’d make a cute apple project in the Fall.Read more ›

Buffalo Check Tray Décor for Autumn

Buffalo Check Tray Décor for Autumn

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This project, my friends, was driven entirely by my obsession with one of Funky Junk Interiors’ most recent stencils. She created PLAID stencils for her Old Sign Stencil Shop, and I have been positively mad for the Buffalo check version. For the longest time, I had no idea what I’d use it on…until I spied these quirky wooden cafeteria-style trays…Read more ›

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique repurposing idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! Back in the Spring, I spotted this glass pumpkin at the thrift…autumn was months away, but I had a flickering idea. I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink paints for a long time…and wouldn’t this piece be a great opportunity to play around with them? Read more ›

Horse Brass Tablecloth Weights

Horse Brass Tablecloth Weights

I don’t exactly know why, but when I think of anything horse-related, I imagine it in an autumn setting. I can’t really explain why this is, and maybe it makes no sense…but when I think of horses, I think of plaid blankets, leather accessories, and crisp Fall air. I know, it’s silly- but I can’t disconnect the two!

So, when I was at a thrift store the other day, rifling through one of their “Rummage Boxes”, I spotted a vintage horse brass…and then I saw a whole collection of them. I held them in my palm for a moment, running my hands over the smooth glowing medal, transferring their weight from hand to hand, and an idea came to mind. And in automatic Sadie fashion, I knew it was meant to be an autumn project.Read more ›

DIY Power Outage Lantern from a Broken Clock Cabinet

DIY Power Outage Lantern from a Broken Clock Cabinet

A funny thing happened to me on a thrifting adventure…I came across this…thing…and I just wasn’t sure what it was! But, I’m a repurposing blogger, so I bought it in case I had an idea. THEN, I found a second one that was more complete! Now I knew what it was…and I had two of them. But a project formed in my head- so I repurposed one and set the other aside to be given away! (Giveaway near the end of the post…)Read more ›

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 ›

Mountain Cabin Brochure Holder

Mountain Cabin Brochure Holder

A funny, but true story- I picked up this heavy wooden magazine holder two years ago. I didn’t know what I’d end up doing to or with it, but it was so heavy and well-made that I couldn’t pass it up. But, it sat in our garage for all that time…and I was just about ready to put it in our donation pile. Right before I had given up hope, though, I posted it in a fun upcycling group on Facebook and asked for DIY ideas. One of the other members said that she’d use it in her lake house to hold brochures for renters, and I had a HUGE “Duh!” moment. This would be PERFECT for the cabin in Blue Ridge!Read more ›

Condiment Caddy Succulent Planter

Condiment Caddy Succulent Planter

I recently went on a thrifting adventure in Spartanburg, SC- a town not too far from where I live (and where I was recently interviewed for their local paper!). And let me tell you- the thrifting angels were singing from above, because I found future project after future project, driving home with a car load of fun finds. And one of those finds? This darling little vintage condiment caddy.Read more ›

Coastal Farmhouse Seaglass Candles

Coastal Farmhouse Seaglass Candles

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it is just wickedly hot here- so much so that I long to stay inside where the A/C blows cold and I can daydream about the elusive cool summer day spent on the coast. And with that idea in mind, I decided it was time to create another beach house décor project.Read more ›

Plain Purse to Hip Bag

Plain Purse to Hip Bag

I think we can all agree that “fanny packs” are immensely handy, especially for travel or while at a festival or fair. BUT, it’s also agreeable that they aren’t particularly attractive and have a punchline stigma attached to them. So, when I was meandering through the purse section of a local thrift store the other day, I had a touch of inspiration from an unsuspecting & odd little bag…Read more ›