A Sad Footstool Gets Re-Tooled

A Sad Footstool Gets Re-Tooled

Ready for my latest contribution to The Good Life Blog, the official blog of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina? For this month’s project, I decided to focus on an old (but sturdy-framed) footstool that caught my eye in the furniture section.Read more ›

Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

I can’t quite explain why I love vintage oval picture frames so much…but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something:

Oval picture frames look a little like Easter eggs…Read more ›

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

The colorful stripes of a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket are burned into my childhood memory, thanks to a great-uncle in Canada. He had gifted one to my parents as a wedding gift, and it came in awfully handy during the classic Chicago winters of my childhood. And while the blanket itself is long gone, I was able to purchase an amazing tote bag using one that had been repurposed! Read more ›

How Much is that Quilt in the Window (Project #1)

How Much is that Quilt in the  Window (Project #1)

A few weeks back, the Mister and I were traveling through the North Georgia mountains on a little weekend getaway. And surprise, surprise- we stopped and shopped at a couple of secondhand stores along the way. And with the vintage-junk angels singing above, I came across an old quilt at a Habitat ReStore…well, actually TWO old quilts.Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: From Basket to Candy Bowl- A Halloween Makeover! (October 2015)

Goodwill Blogging: From Basket to Candy Bowl-  A Halloween Makeover! (October 2015)

October is almost over- how is that possible? But before it slips away, I wanted to bring to you my latest upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. So far for Goodwill, I’ve blogged about DIY Wall Art and Creating a Thrifty Gift, and this month I went with a Halloween theme. And this is a project that is SO SIMPLE that literally anyone can do it, I promise. It uses just three things- a basket, orange paint, and some black felt- that’s it!

I developed this project by accident- I was in my local Goodwill with a specific idea in mind, and headed to the shelf in Housewares where I thought I could find what I needed. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Goodwill had secretly moved things around and put their selection of baskets in that spot instead! And from that sea of beige, this little white basket all but jumped out at me! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

white basket bowl at Goodwill for upcycling / www.sadieseasongoods.com

“Adopt me”, he said. “Make me into something spooky!”.

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Thrifted Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bath

Thrifted Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bath

Once upon a time, we had a hanging bird bath, the concept of which I really liked. BUT, it was plastic and an absolute bear to clean and refill- needless to say, it didn’t come with us when we moved!

Replacing it has been on my upcycling to-do list for quite some time, and I finally set my mind to it. Y’all know I love to create a good outdoor/yard project, too!Read more ›

“Souper” Simple Herb & Vegetable Planter in a Retro Soup Mug

“Souper” Simple Herb & Vegetable Planter in a Retro Soup Mug

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!Read more ›

Painted Pleather: Thrifted Clutch Makeover

Painted Pleather: Thrifted Clutch Makeover

So here’s a small confession- I LOVE a clutch purse…and I buy them on occasion…but I rarely, if ever, carry them or use them for a night on the town!! Why, you might ask? Well, it’s silly…but I never know where to put them. Set it on the table? Hope/Pray to get a table for four instead of a table for two so I have a clutch chair?

It’s just too overwhelming for me. Sigh…Read more ›

Thriftique-Chic Vintage Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Thriftique-Chic Vintage Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Anyone who does any sort of crafting/upcycling or spends time on Pinterest is well aware of fabric-wrapped bangles. It’s not a new idea by any stretch! BUT…my dainty hands and wrists (quite literally the only dainty body parts I’ve got) put the “bane” in bangle, because I never find any that fit well.Read more ›

Thrifted T-shirt Produce Bags

Thrifted T-shirt Produce Bags

When the weather is still cool and Spring is right around the corner, I allow myself to daydream (just a little) about summer. I don’t dwell on the humidity or the bad hair/makeup…and focus on Saturday mornings, when the farmer’s markets roll into town. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Like so many other eco/cost-conscious shoppers, I love to bring my own tote bag(s) to carry my bounty home. AND, I have the most amazing reusable fruit/vegetable produce bags…just not enough of them to carry everything I purchase from the farmer’s markets.Read more ›