Plant Cloche from a Geometric Pendant Light

Plant Cloche from a Geometric Pendant Light

Again with the light fixtures, Sadie? Yes, you may all be thinking that…but, I promise this’ll be the last one for a while! I was immediately drawn to this geometric pendant light while thrifting the other day. I just loved the shape and didn’t care if the light portion worked or not. All I could see was the potential for a plant cloche that had an eclectic, modern style to it.Read more ›

Bee Decor from the Thrift Store

Bee Decor from the Thrift Store

For some reason, when I think of summery projects, my mind immediately goes to coastal or beachy style decor. But, after finding this cute little beehive honey jar in a thrift store, I thought it might be fun to make some bee decor for summer, as well.Read more ›

Coffee Table Tray Decor in Coastal Colors

Coffee Table Tray Decor in Coastal Colors

When I first spotted this tray at a thrift store, I thought, “Who would donate such a wonderful wooden tray?”. Picking it up, however, proved me wrong- turns out, it wasn’t solid wood at all, but rather something man-made. Which meant it was destined for upcycling, so I decided to create some coffee table tray decor that was perfect for summer.Read more ›

Antiquing and Thrift Shopping in Hickory, NC

Antiquing and Thrift Shopping in Hickory, NC

Now that we live in the Charlotte area of North Carolina, we’re always looking for day trips from Charlotte. And it just so happens that one of our favorites is going to Hickory, NC. Because, even though it’s not a major city, there are a BUNCH of fantastic antiques and thrift stores in Hickory.Read more ›

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 ›