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 ›

Quilt It Like It’s Hot…A Hot Pad, That Is (Project #2)

Quilt It Like It’s Hot…A Hot Pad, That Is (Project #2)

Well, here we are again with the same tattered vintage quilt that I found at a thrift store…this time with Project #2! To refresh your memory, I found these quilts at a Habitat ReStore in the North Georgia Mountains. I ended up just purchasing one of them…the pretty lady on the left!

Vintage quilts at the thrift store / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Here we go again!

Back in April, I decided to use a less-tattered section of the quilt in my salvaged window frame to create the centerpiece of our Spring mantelscape. I love how it turned out, but better yet, I still have a few decent sections of quilt to work with! Read more ›

A Gun Rack that Stuns: Scrap Fabric Organizer

A Gun Rack that Stuns: Scrap Fabric Organizer

One of my favorite side effects of blogging has been developing new friendships with other fellow makers and lovers-of-vintage in Greenville. Many of them have become daily fixtures in my life AND sometimes they bring me DIY gifts- bits and pieces they have or find that could be transformed or provide inspiration.

Case in point- when my friend, Kristi, spotted this old gun rack at a thrift store, she figured I could use it…for something!… and handed it over.

thrift store wood gun rack for repurpose and upcycle by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A gift to repurpose!

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Vintage Bed Sheet Shower Curtain

Vintage Bed Sheet Shower Curtain

Our guest bathroom is a cute little room- but without a window, is only illuminated by artificial light. As a result- and I’m not sure why I never noticed this before- our existing shower curtain was doing nothing to brighten the room.

Old shower curtain to be replaced / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Not bad…but not great, either

While pretty, it just started to bother me. We’ve had it for years! But all of a sudden, I wanted a change and I wanted something lighter and brighter in the room. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

And instead of running out to Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I went to my garage…where my bins of vintage bed sheets are stored.Read more ›

Page Pocket: Vintage Embroidery Bookmark

Page Pocket: Vintage Embroidery Bookmark

Any time I’m in a secondhand shop, I always peruse the linens section- and not just for vintage bed sheets, I swear! Every now and then, I’ll happen across some vintage embroidery- perhaps a table runner, or napkins…or some other piece that is too precious to pass up.

Vintage linens for repurposing / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Vintage pretties, on the cheap.

But many of those thrifted embroidered treasures have not aged well…be it stains or holes.

Vintage linens for repurposing / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and that’s why they donated it to Goodwill.

Even with those flaws, though, I still feel compelled to purchase them even if they simply get stowed away in a plastic bin for who-knows-how-long. Because, really, what am I going to do with something moth-eaten and threadbare?Read more ›

Shotgun! Retropolitan Craft Fair

Shotgun! Retropolitan Craft Fair

For months leading into Spring, I’ve had a heavy calendar filled with craft fairs and vintage markets, taking me around South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.  And I’m very sorry to say that I’ve hit my last festival of the season- the Retropolitan Craft Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.

I seriously love to explore new markets, meeting new vendors and finding new small businesses and start-ups to follow and buy from. And even though I don’t vend at these shindigs, I do feel as though I’m part of this fun, friendly community.Read more ›

Salvaged Light Fixture Candelabra

Salvaged Light Fixture Candelabra

Ok, ok, ok- so this isn’t TRULY a “candelabra”… but the term “candleholder” sounds so “Target, aisle 11” that I’m just going to call it a candelabra. Which, I also know is inaccurate because “candelabrum” is the singular form and “candelabra” is the plural form… but I’m pretty sure that the colloquialism is the avenue to take.

Sorry, sorry, I don’t know where that rant came from! Let me re-focus and get to the project.

So. During one of my fairly recent junkin’ trips, I came across a gorgeous, albeit FILTHY antique light fixture. Made of pressed tin with just the right amount of chippy paint left, its fabric-wrapped wires dangling eerily underneath, I snatched it up immediately.

Architectural salvage with old ceiling light fixture / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A pile of treasures!

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Vintage Scarf Suncatchers: Simple and Unbreakable!

Vintage Scarf Suncatchers: Simple and Unbreakable!

Back when I made my Aromatherapy Eye Pillows from vintage scarves, I had mentioned that my good friend, Kate DiNatale Vintage, had given me a bag of vintage scarves that she couldn’t sell. Some were stained, or had small holes…but they all held potential for upcycling so she gave them to yours truly! I’m still working through the stash and came up with this fun repurposing project, perfect for the sunny days of summer!

I dug through the bag of scarves looking for the ones that looked best when held up to the light- so the gossamer scarves were set aside for a different project, while I gathered some of the brighter, more opaque scarves.

Vintage silk scarves for repurpose and upcycle projects / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Unsellable scarves- don’t look too closely! BUT they’re perfect for projects.

My goal? To create simple, glass-free (i.e., lightweight and unbreakable!) suncatchers for my large bay window. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

So, in addition to my clutch of vintage scarves, I grabbed a handful of small vintage embroidery hoops (think 3”-5” sizes) from my stash.Read more ›

Sewing to a Tea: The Hidden Pincushion

Sewing to a Tea: The Hidden Pincushion

With my burgeoning love of sewing comes a need for sewing supply storage. And one of the things I wanted to have was a cute, functional pin cushion that had one additional feature- secrecy. Ok, I know that sounds crazy, but when you have a cat as curious as Cottonball, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing.

So, I let the idea marinate for a while and came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill.Read more ›

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 ›