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.

Read more ›

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 ›

Ribbon Weaving a Wicker Easter Basket

Ribbon Weaving a Wicker Easter Basket

Many years ago, I regularly created blog posts for the now-defunct Good Life Blog. That was the blog for the Goodwill region where we used to live in South Carolina. One of those projects involved some ribbon weaving on a wicker Easter basket. Simple and sweet, it was an easy project that anyone could do and worked perfectly as an Easter Basket centerpiece.Read more ›

Mirrored Tray from a Picture Frame

Mirrored Tray from a Picture Frame

As a fun change of pace, the Charlotte Region ReStores had asked me to develop a project that celebrated the Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 (“Very Peri”). There were lots of ways I could go about this, but I didn’t just want to do a simple periwinkle makeover. So, I decided to take it one step further and upcycle a small picture frame from one of their thrift stores into a mirrored tray.Read more ›

Painting a Brass Lamp

Painting a Brass Lamp

When I published my latest “Thrift the Look” adventure, I mentioned a project from my earliest blogging days. It involved painting a brass lamp, but wasn’t very popular at the time. So, I removed the tutorial from my blog, but kept the painted lamp. And when I floated the idea of republishing the tutorial, the positive response was overwhelming!Read more ›

Shamrock Decor from Vintage Wooden Bowls

Shamrock Decor from Vintage Wooden Bowls

As much as I love Ireland and even traveled there in my 20s, I REALLY haven’t done many Celtic-influenced projects. For St. Patrick’s Day or otherwise! But the upcycling fates clearly had plans for me to make some shamrock decor. Because I kept finding these vintage wooden bowls that were clover- or shamrock-shaped in my thrifting path.Read more ›