Upcycling a Barbecue Fork into House Signs or Garden Plaques

Upcycling a Barbecue Fork into House Signs or Garden Plaques

Ok- I will fully admit that this is a truly zany idea of mine! There I was at the thrift store, looking for inspiration on the shelves. I was going to move aside this barbecue fork (to avoid getting jabbed!) when it dawned on me that the barbecue fork could BE the inspiration I was looking for. What if I transformed some BBQ tools into house signs or garden plaques? In other words…What if I used it as a stake instead of for steak?Read more ›

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 ›

Reader’s Choice 2016: Your Favorite Sadie Seasongoods Projects

Reader’s Choice 2016: Your Favorite Sadie Seasongoods Projects

Like a bull in a china shop…

Especially when “the world” is the china shop and “ 2016 ” is the bull! It’s been a rough-and-tumble year for many folks across the globe and I suspect that there are more than a few of us that are happy to bid farewell to such a pummeling year.

But there were a few bright spots (for me)- like the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series- and yet another tremendously satisfying year of blogging. Even when the world seems like a dark, dark place…the light in my workshop flickers to life and I can repurpose-DIY-upcycle-create through it all. And then I get to share it with you! (Both the hits AND the misses, haha!)Read more ›

My “Fallidays” Wreath with Homemade Wired Ribbon

My “Fallidays” Wreath with Homemade Wired Ribbon

This…this is kind of a crazy project, just so you know. I won’t dwell on the details, but it’s worth noting that this was NOT the Autumn wreath I had originally planned on. The first one was a complete and utter disaster and is now known as “the wreath who shall not be named”. Suffice it to say, not all of my ideas are winners!

BUT…as I changed course with a new idea, I decided to take on a challenge- which started with a pretty plaid shirt from the thrift store.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 ›

Wine Bottle Holder Upcycled into Ribbon Rack

Wine Bottle Holder Upcycled into Ribbon Rack

I think we can all agree that my mind works in mysterious ways- sometimes it’s a great thing (when a project works out!) and sometimes it’s bothersome (when a project fails). But once again, there I was in a thrift store, looking at everything through Sadie-colored glasses…including this very unassuming (and unexciting) wine bottle holder or countertop wine rack just waiting to be discovered.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

Junkin’ Journey: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

I don’t know about you, but I love to visit college towns. They are perpetually injected with youth and the funky vibe that comes from college coeds. And as all things “vintage” become trendier, college towns are really turning into hotbeds of places to thrift for cool, unusual, or wonderfully seasoned secondhand pieces. So, revisiting Knoxville, Tennessee moved to the top of my junkin’ journey list! Home to University of Tennessee’s main campus, it’s a fun mountain town that boasts a LOT of thrifting and antiques-shopping options.

I ended my weekend with a carload of goodies and a text message apology to Jon for everything I was bringing home. But, where, oh where, did I go?Read more ›

Salvaged Shelf Re-imagined…as a Tablet Stand

Salvaged Shelf Re-imagined…as a Tablet Stand

One of my favorite things to happen is this: I walk into a thrift/salvage shop, stumble upon something unique or odd, and instantly have an idea for a project. Perhaps not ideal for anyone reading this- because I’ve found a one-off and it can’t be immediately replicated from the same item at a shop near you- but nonetheless, I love that moment of upcycling inspiration. Probably because it means I’m not entirely tapped out of ideas just yet.

But that’s what happened here- a quick trip to my local Habitat ReStore yielded an unusual find- this interesting shelf/sconce. In fact, the sawtooth hanger on the back is the only reason I knew what it was!Read more ›

Hanging Bird Bath from a Casserole Dish Lid

Hanging Bird Bath from a Casserole Dish Lid

Once upon a time, we had a hanging bird bath, the concept of which I really liked. BUT, it was plastic and impossible to clean and refill- needless to say, it didn’t come with us when we moved! Replacing it has been on my upcycling to-do list for quite some time, and I finally set my mind to it. Y’all know I love to create a good outdoor/yard project, too, so let’s get right to it.Read more ›

Christmas Porch Decor with a Vintage Wooden Sled and Repurposed Sweater Mittens

Christmas Porch Decor with a Vintage Wooden Sled and Repurposed Sweater Mittens

I had been on the hunt for a vintage wooden sled for a long time- but every time I found one, the price was just a little too high for me to pull the trigger. Finally, FINALLY I found one in rural Georgia that would work perfectly as Christmas porch decor, and I knew exactly how I wanted to achieve that.Read more ›