Liberty Bell Replica from a Glass Light Shade

Liberty Bell Replica from a Glass Light Shade

This is one of those project ideas that I’ve carried around in my head for a couple of years now. But I’m just FINALLY getting around to bringing it to life! How did it start? Well, by constantly shopping at Habitat ReStore…seeing shelves full of glass light shades…and realizing that the right one could be perfectly upcycled as a Liberty Bell replica.Read more ›

DIY Ideas for Patriotic Decorations and Recipes

DIY Ideas for Patriotic Decorations and Recipes

Between Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, and the 4th of July, summers in the USA are chock full of red, white, and blue. So, the Thrift Store Decor Team and I decided it would be fun to pool our resources and put together a collection of upcycling ideas for patriotic decorations. AND, since some of our team members do recipe posts, they included a few festive food ideas, as well!

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Thrift Store Furniture, Art, and Decor for Our New Home

Thrift Store Furniture, Art, and Decor for Our New Home

Earlier this year, I published a uniquely personal blog post that showed you our new home. In my eight years of blogging, I can count the number of personal posts that I’ve published on one hand. But, I have to say, the response was incredibly favorable with many requests for MORE personal (or non-tutorial) content. So, I wanted to give you a six-month update on the thrift store furniture and decor that we’ve purchased so far.Read more ›

Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Since I’ve been married for quite a few years now, I rarely think about doing a “DIY Wedding” kind of project. But for my latest installment on the Charlotte Region ReStore’s blog, I decided to make an exception! After finding yet another plain cork board at one of the ReStores, I was inspired to make a rustic wedding seating chart for the bride on a budget.

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Making a Snack Set with Vintage Coasters

Making a Snack Set with Vintage Coasters

Time for another project from the “Sadie Archives”! Remember how I’d mentioned (in this previous post) that there was a group of projects that had once appeared on a now-defunct Goodwill blog? And they tended to be simple, straightforward, and easy projects? Well, I’m bringing you another one, and this time, I’m upcycling a set of vintage coasters into a snack set.Read more ›

Boho Vase with Terracotta Paint

Boho Vase with Terracotta Paint

There are few guarantees in life, but this one is certain. Any thrift shop I walk into is sure to boast a bountiful collection of clear glass vases. So, I’m always looking for fresh ways to transform them into something special. This time, I wanted to try out a new-to-me craft product and create a boho vase.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Unique Embroidery and Cross Stitch

Upcycling Ideas for Unique Embroidery and Cross Stitch

Stitching of all kinds- embroidery, cross stitch, etc.- has surged in popularity over the past few years. So, I thought it’d be fun if I put together a collection of upcycling projects that involved unique embroidery and cross stitch. Because, let’s face it- when you think about it, the stitching options are truly endless.

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Decorative Scale Makeover

Decorative Scale Makeover

Admittedly, I’m not usually a fan of painting brass. But every now and then, I’ll make an exception for the right piece. And this decorative scale that I found at Habitat ReStore was definitely meant to be one of those exceptions.Read more ›

Weaving in a Circle on a Pizza Pan

Weaving in a Circle on a Pizza Pan

Weaving has made QUITE the trendy comeback in the past few years, hasn’t it? I’m always game to try out different craft techniques, but my weaving had been limited to a couple of simple basket projects. That is, until I spotted this perforated pizza pan at the thrift. And I wondered…could I use it for weaving in a circle to create a wall hanging?Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas with an Easter Aesthetic

30+ Upcycling Ideas with an Easter Aesthetic

Even though I already have a collection of upcycled Spring ideas as a blog post, I thought it might be fun to put together one that solely focused on an Easter aesthetic. Between bunnies, eggs, baskets, and beyond, there are plenty of Easter-specific repurposed projects that you can make for your home!Read more ›