Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Since my county no longer recycles glass, the last thing I would have planned on buying from the thrift store was a wine bottle. But this particular bottle was an unusual shape and seemed ideal for upcycling. It made me think of a demijohn bottle that you might see in a French farmhouse / French farmhouse decor, so that’s what I decided to make with it.
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Key Hook Cabinet Makeover

Key Hook Cabinet Makeover

Most of the time- emphasis on “most”– my projects go off without a hitch, or at least with hitches that are few and far between. But, this project almost ended up in the trash from my frustration- which is hard for someone like me to admit. Thankfully, though, I was able to power through my vexation for this cute little key hook cabinet that I found on a thrifting adventure.Read more ›

Decorative Bookends for Summer Decor with Berry Baskets

Decorative Bookends for Summer Decor with Berry Baskets

To tell you the truth, I’m not entirely sure why I picked up these 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, I decided they were worth the risk and eventually an upcycling idea came to me. I’d transform them into decorative bookends that would double as summer decor.Read more ›

Potholder or Kitchen Hot Pad for a Baking Dish Made from Country Quilts

Potholder or Kitchen Hot Pad for a Baking Dish Made from Country Quilts

Well, here we are again with the same vintage quilt that I found at a thrift store…this time with Project #2! To refresh your memory, I found these country quilts at a Habitat ReStore in the North Georgia Mountains. I ended up just purchasing one of them…the pretty lady on the left!Read more ›

Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods 2015

Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods 2015

…and just like that, it’s nearly time to bring 2015 to a close. The end of this year snuck up on me like nobody’s business- somehow we went from Labor Day to Christmas in the blink of an eye.

I know just about all bloggers do a “Best of” post to close out the calendar year, so I appreciate you humoring me as we skip and frolic down memory lane. Some of you will recall these from months gone by, and for the friendly faces that are new to my little corner of the internet- you picked a great time to find me! I wrangled together the 12 most-viewed project posts from 2015- many of which won’t be surprises for long-time friends…but there are always a few that make me go, “Huh. So that one was popular?!”.

I’ll probably never get the chance to thank everyone individually, but please know that your kind words, your ideas, your funny comments, your shares, your social media follows, and your subscriptions mean the absolute world to me. I know, I know…I tend to get a little sappy.

So without further ado, your top 12 favorites from 2015 are…
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Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

I’ll admit it- when it comes to vintage light fixtures, I am a full-fledged addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration…particularly during Halloween. I had nearly forgotten about this large light globe in my craft room. But upon re-discovering it, I immediately had a vision of a flying witch in front of a Halloween moon!Read more ›

Trinket Box and Farmhouse Fall Decor from Wooden Salad Bowls

Trinket Box and Farmhouse Fall Decor from Wooden Salad Bowls

Somewhere in my Pinterest meanderings, I stumbled across a trinket box that had been made by upcycling a pair of round bowls to look like Earth. I knew I wanted to do something similar to create decorative pumpkins, but I just needed the right set of wooden salad bowls. And then, there they were, staring me in the face from the Goodwill shelf.Read more ›

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.

September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!Read more ›

30+ Wooden Crate Ideas for Vintage Soda Crates

30+ Wooden Crate Ideas for Vintage Soda Crates

What is it about vintage soda crates or vintage wooden crates that we all love so much? I have a wide circle of vintage-loving friends, and I think we can all agree that a chippy paint old coca cola crate is truly something to be treasured. No matter the beverages these crates once held, the colors of the advertisement, or the size of the compartments within, vintage crates are just begging to be used in home decor.Read more ›

Faux Wrought Iron Umbrella Stand from a Broken Yard Urn

Faux Wrought Iron Umbrella Stand from a Broken Yard Urn

Consider this project an exercise in looking at things differently. Especially odd things…things you just can’t figure out…or, while thrifting, don’t know what their originally intended purpose even was.

That last part- about not really knowing what it originally was supposed to be used for- is exactly what happened to me the last time I was at my local Habitat ReStore. Before I even made it into the store, one of the items outside the front door caught my eye.Read more ›