Refinishing a Mini Chest of Drawers as a Vintage Card Catalog

Refinishing a Mini Chest of Drawers as a Vintage Card Catalog

On one of my typical thrifting adventures, I spied this mini chest of drawers near the cash register at the thrift shop. I didn’t really fancy the painted fruit “still life” that covered it, but I WAS curious about the wood underneath the paint. The idea of a “makeunder” floated through my mind as I envisioned a vintage card catalog as the end result.

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“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

Rustic Coat Rack and Nautical Wall Decor with an Oar / Wooden Paddle

Rustic Coat Rack and Nautical Wall Decor with an Oar / Wooden Paddle

I’ve hinted at it on Facebook and here on the blog that I would start focusing on cabin-themed projects this year. My in-laws built a GORGEOUS cabin in the North Georgia mountains, which means I get to add a new facet to my blog! And I’m kicking off that trend with this oar / wooden paddle that I got from Maliasmark. It was the perfect size to upcycle into a rustic coat rack for the cabin, as well as nautical wall decor. Read more ›

Fireplace Decor with Upcycled Flannel Shirts on a Firewood Holder

Fireplace Decor with Upcycled Flannel Shirts on a Firewood Holder

Here we are- in JANUARY- with the holidays behind us and a new year before us. And in my constant quest for cozy home decor during the winter months, I decided that some fireplace decor was in order. Specifically…a firewood holder or fireplace log holder that had been given a cozy makeover using some flannel shirts from the thrift store.Read more ›

Sewing Box by Upcycling a Valet Box or Jewelry Box

Sewing Box by Upcycling a Valet Box or Jewelry Box

Now- I know what you’re thinking: Sadie already created a sewing caddy once before. And you’re right…I still use it all the time, and the pins are safely tucked away from my cat, Cottonball. BUT…when I found this valet box or jewelry box at the thrift store, I knew right away it would perfectly upcycled into a sewing box.Read more ›

Upcycling a Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Upcycling a Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post…but I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway- especially since they are gifts for him – belt hanger or belt organizer made from vintage pants hangers!Read more ›

Hat Holder / Hat Storage from Upcycled Wooden Bowls and Wooden Candlesticks

Hat Holder / Hat Storage from Upcycled Wooden Bowls and Wooden Candlesticks

I’ve confessed my love of accessories to you before- particularly with scarves and vintage costume jewelry. But I am ALSO a lover of hats…especially during the humid southern summers! So, while I’ve made plenty of accessory organizers over the years (as well as other kinds of organizers), I was clearly overdue to make a hat holder or something similar for my Trilby hat collectionRead more ›

Upcycling a Countertop Wine Rack into a Ribbon Rack

Upcycling a Countertop Wine Rack into a Ribbon Rack

I think we can all agree that my mind works in mysterious ways- sometimes it’s a great thing (when a project works out!) and sometimes it’s bothersome (when a project fails). But once again, there I was in a thrift store, looking at everything through Sadie-colored glasses. And one of the things I spotted was this countertop wine rack that was unexciting but full of potential. As I studied the bottle holders, I wondered how well spools of ribbon would fit. Because all I could see was the potential of upcycling this into a ribbon rack.Read more ›

Repurposing a Silver Candelabra into a Jewelry Tree

Repurposing a Silver Candelabra into a Jewelry Tree

I’ve upcycled a LOT of thrift store finds into jewelry storage and organization projects over the years. Probably because I have such an affinity for vintage costume jewelry – give me flashy rhinestones over diamonds any day of the week! And while most of my jewelry organizers have been “quirky”, none of them would be considered “elegant”. That is, until I found a silver candelabra at the thrift store and decided to repurpose it into a jewelry tree stand.

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Ribbon Organizer with Wooden Candlesticks from the Thrift Store

Ribbon Organizer with Wooden Candlesticks from the Thrift Store

How many times have I found something interesting at a thrift store…brought it home…repurposed it for my blog…and then realized I didn’t know what to call it? I’ll answer that for you- LOTS AND LOTS OF TIMES. And so we have this thrift store find: this collection of wooden candlesticks on a single base. But without arms so it’s not a candelabra. Regardless of proper name, though, I knew right away I wanted it to become a ribbon organizer.Read more ›