Upcycling a Beverage Cooler into a Wine Bucket or Small Wine Cooler

Upcycling a Beverage Cooler into a Wine Bucket or Small Wine Cooler

How about a crazy easy summer time project that requires no tools or effort whatsoever? This is one of those ideas of mine that *almost* doesn’t warrant a blog post because it’s so dang simple. BUT- I’ve learned through your comments that even when I have a simple project idea, I should always publish it here on the blog. So, here we are…with a thrifted beverage cooler that I upcycled into a wine bucket or small wine cooler!Read more ›

Beach Theme Decor with Coastal Farmhouse Candles

Beach Theme Decor with Coastal Farmhouse Candles

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it is just wickedly hot here- so much so that I long to stay inside where the A/C blows cold and I can daydream about the elusive cool summer day spent on the coast. And with that idea in mind, I decided it was time to create another project for beach theme decor or coastal interiors.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 ›

How to Upcycle Vintage Planters into Mosquito Candles / Citronella Candles

How to Upcycle Vintage Planters into Mosquito Candles / Citronella Candles

Let’s face it – summer is NOT my favorite season in the South. Between a constant case of “humidity hair” to a melted make-up sweaty glow, it just leaves much to be desired. But, I still love sitting out back and listening to the summer yard sounds as the sun goes down. So, I desperately needed to make some citronella candles or mosquito candles that would keep the bugs away.

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Avoid Plastic / Reduce Plastic with Reusable Produce Bags

Avoid Plastic / Reduce Plastic with Reusable Produce Bags

Like so many other eco/cost-conscious shoppers, I love to bring my own tote bag(s) to carry my groceries home. Any time I can avoid plastic or reduce plastic, I take it! So, I decided to make some reusable produce bags (i.e., veggie bags or fruit bags) by upcycling some kids t-shirts. They are plentiful at thrift stores and on a smaller scale that is perfect for produce!Read more ›

EmbROADery: A Summer Road Trip Keepsake

EmbROADery: A Summer Road Trip Keepsake

It probably comes as no surprise that Jon and I are road trip junkies. Living in Upstate South Carolina gives us access to much of the southeast and mid-Atlantic… and vacations often have a junkin’/Sadie-blogging aspect. Plus, driving our car allows us to fill it up with vintage and thrifted treasures. So marrying our love of road trips with my love of vintage road maps inspired this fun and easy project. Read more ›

Don’t Sweat It: Album Cover Hand Fans

Don’t Sweat It: Album Cover Hand Fans

So, folks are doing all kinds of cool crafts with old records these days- clocks, bowls, coasters, even purses! But what about the funky album covers? Well, my friends, have no fear- a fun album cover craft is about to begin!Read more ›

DIY Beach Decor or Ocean Decor in Vintage Mason Jars

DIY Beach Decor or Ocean Decor in Vintage Mason Jars

Over the years, I’ve procured several vintage mason jars – particularly those with air bubbles inside the glass. I’m such a sucker for old aqua jars with their vibrant color and crusty zinc lids. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into DIY beach decor using treasures from past beach vacations.
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Dehydrating Herbs with an Herb Drying Rack made by Upcycling a Picture Frame

Dehydrating Herbs with an Herb Drying Rack made by Upcycling a Picture Frame

I love to upcycle items that are SUPER common at thrift stores, and picture frames fall into that category. There are endless options and the price point is (usually) ideal. This time around, I decided to create an herb drying rack or herb dryer with a wood frame. And it’s an easy DIY project that anyone can do!Read more ›

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Beach Decor on the Front Door

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Beach Decor on the Front Door

Up until 2009, I’d always lived near a shoreline- half my life along the shores of Lake Michigan, and half my life bouncing between the Gulf and the Atlantic in Florida. My fondest beach memories are those of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan. Maybe not quite as exotic as a tropical locale, but full of treasures- crinoid fossils, pretty Petoskey stones, beautiful beach glass, and gorgeous pieces of driftwood. And to celebrate those memories, I decided to make a driftwood wreath for our front door this summer.

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