Reader’s Choice 2015: Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods

Reader’s Choice 2015: Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods

…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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Upcycled Glass Cloche Christmas Centerpiece

Upcycled Glass Cloche Christmas Centerpiece

To this day, some of my favorite Christmas decorations include my waterless snowglobes. I don’t know what it is about them- perhaps that I made them myself…and that they include vintage “bits”… but I just love that look: A quintessential Christmas scene captured under glass.

While out thrifting a few weeks ago, I came across this cheese dome or glass cloche that just screamed “REPURPOSE ME!”. I knew right away that I wanted to create a Christmas centerpiece with it.Read more ›

Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon

Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon

I’ll admit it- when it comes to vintage, salvaged light fixtures, I am an addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration…particularly during Halloween. And leave it to me to completely forget about a large, amazing light globe that I had purchased several years ago. It had gotten pushed back to the far reaches of my Craft Room, where it has been hibernating for way too long!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 ›

Spooky “Floating” Halloween Silhouettes

Spooky “Floating” Halloween Silhouettes

What is with me and embroidery hoops when it comes to Halloween? I wish I could tell you why I keep gravitating to them for Halloween décor projects- such as my spiderwebs and my sweater hoops.

But I don’t have a good explanation- the ideas just keep coming!Read more ›

30+ Upcycled School Supplies & Project Ideas

30+ Upcycled School Supplies & Project Ideas

Now that we’re knee-deep in September, I think we can officially say that summer is ending, Fall is nearly here, and school has most definitely started! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely a fan of vintage/classic school supplies and classroom staples- rulers, globes, pencil sharpeners, lockers, desks, and everything in between. Who would have ever guessed how hot a trend this would be? Go ahead, Google “Schoolhouse Decor”…it’s totally a thing.Read more ›

Wicker Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Wicker Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Whenever I develop a simple project that relies on readily available thrift store items, I get an extra charge of satisfaction. And this Halloween-themed project is no exception- while I was at my local Goodwill, I simply couldn’t get away from these wicker / rattan paper plate holders- there were a TON of these in the housewares section.Read more ›

Faux Stained Glass Suncatchers with Upcycled Scarf Fabric

Faux Stained Glass Suncatchers with Upcycled Scarf Fabric

Back when I made my Aromatherapy Eye Pillows from vintage scarves, I had mentioned that my good friend, Kate DiNatale Vintage, had given me a bag of vintage scarves that she couldn’t sell. As I pawed through them, I noticed that some of them reminded me of faux stained glass. So, I decided to upcycle them into suncatchers that would act as bird window decals. Read more ›

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

With a lengthy textile history, it’s no surprise that antique malls across North and South Carolina are often filled with cotton mill relics- spools, and spindles, and bobbins, and looms! They range in size, shape, condition, and price, but the question always remains:

What can I do with these??” Read more ›

Upcycling in the Great Outdoors: Favorite Yard & Garden Projects

Upcycling in the Great Outdoors: Favorite Yard & Garden Projects

As the last hard frost date quickly approaches and local garden centers start coming to life, I am reminded of some of the fun repurposing projects I did for our yard last year! As you may recall, our yard qualified as Certified Wildlife Habitat which is something I’m proud of…AND I’m always looking for new ways to bolster our certification. I’m just as excited about getting my garden beds in shape for the Spring planting season and watching our azaleas bloom in Technicolor.

In other words? I’m ready for S-P-R-I-N-G!Read more ›