Upcycle Ideas for Coastal Home Decor

Upcycle Ideas for Coastal Home Decor

I may not live near the coast, but summer always makes me crave that seaside, coastal look in my home. Whether it’s the soothing color palette or all the elements that give beach vacation vibes, I just can’t get enough of it at this time of year. Thankfully, there are a lot of thrifty ways to upcycle items from the thrift store into coastal home decor.Read more ›

Beach House Decor on a Thrift Store Budget

Beach House Decor on a Thrift Store Budget

Summertime and beach house decor go hand-in-hand, no matter where you live. But since beach house living is not realistic for most budgets, one must get creative to achieve that same breezy, coastal vibe at home.Read more ›

Summer Crafts and Project Ideas

Summer Crafts and Project Ideas

Summer is here, and it’s time to celebrate the long days, warm weather, and fun in the sun (or shade). Whether you spend the season indoors or out, there are any number of DIY projects and summer crafts to help you enjoy the season. Grab your SPF, a cool pair of shades, and your creativity, and let’s celebrate summer!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 ›

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 ›

Outdoor Serving Tray with Boho Summer Style

Outdoor Serving Tray with Boho Summer Style

When it comes to thrifting, I’m usually like a heat-seeking missile when it comes to anything made of wood. But that means that I sometimes miss out on other upcycling opportunities. And when I spotted a ton of silverplate pieces while at Habitat ReStore recently, I decided to grab something from the pile. We’d recently acquired a new patio set from a friend of mine and I thought I could make an outdoor serving tray to use with it.Read more ›

150+ Summer DIYs and Thrift Store Makeovers

150+ Summer DIYs and Thrift Store Makeovers

If you’re anything like me, then you’re looking forward to a MUCH more exciting summer this year than last. From visiting family to spending time with friends, this summer holds so much more promise. And if you’re looking for some ideas for DIY summer decor or summer DIYs for your porch or back yard, then I think you’ve found the right blog post.Read more ›

Sailboat Decor from a Weaving Shuttle

Sailboat Decor from a Weaving Shuttle

One year ago, I had gathered up the materials I’d need for this project. I had a couple of weaving shuttles and clear vision for transforming them into decorative sailboats. But right as I was getting started, an email appeared in my inbox.Read more ›

Fishing Floats from Thrift Store Vases

Fishing Floats from Thrift Store Vases

Many years ago, I published this project for glass fishing floats by upcycling some vases and bowls from the thrift store. But in the years since, the craft product I used to make these fishing floats went off the market. So, I decided to start from scratch with an even better craft paint to create a new set. Read more ›

DIY Message in a Bottle

DIY Message in a Bottle

Ever since recycling glass stopped in my county, I’ve been trying to come up with fresh ways to repurpose the glass bottles I end up with. Now that summer is on the horizon, my head is already in the sand- beach sand, that is. So, this time around, I had an idea for DIY message in a bottle that I wanted to try.Read more ›