Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor on a Cabinet Door

Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor on a Cabinet Door

While on a Junkin’ Journey to Blue Ridge, GA, I found a cabinet door / cupboard door that just screamed BARN! It would be perfect for upcycling into a farm sign or country wall decor, give how much it resembled a red barn. So, I snapped it up and brought it home with me. Read more ›

Restoring a Small Footstool with a Wooden Cutting Board

Restoring a Small Footstool with a Wooden Cutting Board

I don’t buy much thrift store furniture for upcycling projects, simply because I usually repurpose small items from the housewares section. But I couldn’t pass up this small footstool that I saw the other day. Its rush seat was unraveling, but I could tell it had good bones and was a nice piece of primitive furniture. So, I decided to try my hand at restoring it.Read more ›

Loose Leaf Tea Strainers as Christmas Ornaments

Loose Leaf Tea Strainers as Christmas Ornaments

Over my thrifting and vintage-shopping adventures, I had accumulated a handful of loose lea tea strainers in different shapes and sizes. For whatever reason, I couldn’t stop buying them, especially when I’d spot one that was yet a different shape.Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Jewelry Box as a Sewing Starter Kit

Upcycling a Vintage Jewelry Box as a Sewing Starter Kit

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Sadie already created a sewing caddy once before. And you’re right, I did. I still use it all the time, and the pins are safely tucked away from my cat, Cottonball. BUT, when I found this vintage jewelry box with a tapestry cushion lid at the thrift store, I knew right away it would could easily be upcycled into a sewing starter kit or sewing box.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas and Projects for Farmhouse Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas and Projects for Farmhouse Decor

It’s hard these days to get away from the idea of Farmhouse Decor- not that I WANT to get away from it. In fact, I completely understand its appeal. However, I have a very difficult time defining and describing it. It’s almost as if it’s a culmination of the best aspects from shabby chic, industrial, and primitive styles.Read more ›

Outdoor Wall Decor for a Tool Shed with Hex Signs

Outdoor Wall Decor for a Tool Shed with Hex Signs

Funny story…so, while I was out thrifting one day, I came across these two hex signs (Pennsylvania Dutch folk art). I didn’t actually know the term “hex signs” at the time, but I snapped them up with the intention of reselling them. But then I had a thought…What if I upcycled these into barn-inspired outdoor wall decor for our tool shed? Read more ›

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

Get Out the Vote – Upcycling Campaign Buttons and Vintage Ribbons into a Patriotic Wreath

If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can! And I’ll be doing it with vintage pins / campaign buttons from old elections into a patriotic wreath for Get Out the Vote!Read more ›

Suet Feeder in a Coffee Mug

Suet Feeder in a Coffee Mug

I love to feed the wild birds in my yard all year long, especially during the cold winter months. So I decided to make a suet feeder that would keep them fat, happy, and healthy through the cold winter. And to keep it extra interesting (and very Sadie-esque), I decided to try my hand at making homemade bird suet that I would pour in a coffee mug.
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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 ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Non-Christmas Winter Decorations

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Non-Christmas Winter Decorations

Decorating your home after Christmas can be a struggle. At first glance, winter seems barren and uninviting, which can seep into your home decor. But, I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of winter home decor ideas and non-Christmas winter decorations that are gorgeous and give you that cozy feeling of “hygge”.

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