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 ›

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 ›

Using Vintage Butter Molds to Make Decongestant Shower Melts

Using Vintage Butter Molds to Make Decongestant Shower Melts

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I suffer from chronic sinus congestion and headaches. And for my fellow sufferers, I feel your pain- literally! I’m always on the hunt for new and better ways to relieve the pressure and pain. I love to use the steam of a hot shower to open everything up, sometimes with the help of decongestant shower melts. Historically, I’ve always used the store-bought kind…but I recently had an epiphany while on a thrifting adventure.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 ›

Berry Basket Bookends – Functional Summer Décor

Berry Basket Bookends – Functional Summer Décor

To tell you the truth, I’m not entirely sure why I picked up these vintage berry baskets while thrifting a while back. I didn’t have a project idea in mind and the thrift store had written the price on the side of one of the baskets (the horror!). BUT…for $1.01, I was willing to take the gamble- that someday, a fun project would pop into my head. And you know what? It did!Read more ›

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese & Sugar Shakers

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese & Sugar Shakers

There are certain things that I always find on my thrifting adventures and yet, always pass by- and one of those used to be sugar and/or cheese shakers. I never had a fun or fresh idea for them…until recently. And once I had a vision in mind, I just couldn’t shake it (pun intended)!Read more ›

Bottle Cap Coasters from Vintage Tart Tins

Bottle Cap Coasters from Vintage Tart Tins

Last Fall, the Mr. and I were perusing the shelves of a large beer & wine store when I spotted a display of oversized bottle cap coasters. I chuckled to myself because I thought it was a cute idea…and as I walked on by, I had a “Wait a second!” moment. Why? Because I could totally make those…so I snapped a photo and held onto it until now.Read more ›

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 3: Shoe Stretchers

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 3: Shoe Stretchers

After successfully sowing herb seeds in thrifted muffin tins…and then transplanting the seedlings into larger pots displayed on a vertical shower caddy, I’m wrapping up my three-part Upcycled Herb Garden series today! And what, pray tell, could my third part be about? Well…funny you should ask.Read more ›