So Charming: Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet

So Charming: Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet

Oh my gosh, it’s January already- how is that even possible? Happy 2017! And to start the new year off right, I’m doing it with sparkles.

I had seen versions of this idea floating around on Pinterest and just KNEW I had to make my own. I’ll be the first to admit that I actually prefer vintage rhinestone ANYTHING over real diamonds- crazy, I know! Anyway, this is wonderfully easy to make…the hardest part is actually collecting the vintage rhinestone buttons! But over time, I gathered a handful of pretties in different shapes and sizes. The common denominator (other than rhinestones, of course) is that they were all shank buttons.

Vintage rhinestone shank buttons to be repurposed into a DIY charm bracelet by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

An army of pretty!

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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 ›

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

The time has come for a new post for The Good Life Blog (for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina). And this time around, I took a couple of frequently-spotted thrift store items…fused them together…and gave them a fun makeover. In particular, I’m working with an outdated wooden coaster set- you’ve probably seen them yourself! Coaster sets (usually a dark stained wood) that look like small pieces of furniture…

Vintage wooden furniture coaster set at thrift shop for repurpose by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A little outdated…but not out of the picture.

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Card Catalog Drawer Condiment Set

Card Catalog Drawer Condiment Set

I’ll be the first to admit that THIS project…is not really a project.

Scrolling through Pinterest one day, I saw that someone had pinned a Pottery Barn condiment set photo. I liked it right off the bat- a cute wooden drawer filled with cute glass jars, perfect for parties or events.

Pottery Barn Condiment Set Inspiration for Repurpose Project / www.sadieseasongoods.com

DEFINITELY a DIY opportunity…

It also occurred to me immediately- as it probably has done to a few other folks- that this set isn’t something you buy. Rather, it’s something that you recreate with what you already have! OR go junkin’ for the parts you need. AND pay less than retail! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Cheery Porch Décor: Vintage Bucket and Salvaged Faucet Planter

Cheery Porch Décor: Vintage Bucket and Salvaged Faucet Planter

This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

I first noticed bucket and faucet planters (like this one) at a high-end garden shop while on a shopping trip years ago. I thought they were charming…and decided on the spot that I would try and build one myself using vintage and salvaged materials because, well, I’m me! Read more ›

Spring is In the Air…and On the Mantel

Spring is In the Air…and On the Mantel

Hear ye, Hear ye, March is here! Buds are popping up on everything and daffodils are in bloom. So, it’s time to deconstruct my winter mantelscape and create something Spring-y.Read more ›

Vintage Cracker Jack Toy Wine Charms

Vintage Cracker Jack Toy Wine Charms

Once upon a time, a friend of a friend found some vintage Cracker Jack charms (circa 1940s-1950s) at an antiques store and decided that they would make the most darling wine charms- and she was absolutely right! She very generously shared her charm bounty with me so that I could make my own. Read more ›

Brooch Marks the Spot

Brooch Marks the Spot

This, my friends, is another Pinspired craft that I just had to try- because unlike most people, I still read regular books (as opposed to the Kindle/Nook route). Hopefully I’m not the last person on Earth reading…brick and mortar(?) books…Read more ›

Create and Elevate: Plate Stands

Create and Elevate: Plate Stands

Ok- I know this idea isn’t unique or mind-blowing, but it’s one of my favorite crafts that involves very few materials and is outrageously easy to do. Call them what you will, perhaps Plate Stands or Elevators (since they elevate your wares/tasty treats), but these little charmers are simple to create and come in handy around the home or as gifts.Read more ›

Boho-Anthro Hankie-on-My-Wrist!

Boho-Anthro Hankie-on-My-Wrist!

As soon as I saw this craft on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. Something that cute, that Anthropologie-esque could not possibly be that easy or inexpensive. Well, I am happy- no ECSTATIC- to report that yes, these really are that easy. And quick. And inexpensive.Read more ›