Do Y’all Want to Build a [Wooden] Snowman + A Peek Inside Redeemables

Redeemables has moved

Redeemables Upscale Resale has moved to a new location in Johnson City, and it is fabulously adorable!

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and chat about everything from gluten-free goodies to handmade goodness. Today on the blog, we are taking a peek inside the new Redeemables shop + talking about the DIY snowmen that Abby and I made at their Pinterest party.

Redeemables is a place where they are¬†redeeming the old, the lost, the broken + repurposing found objects, upcycling the discarded, and creating treasures. Their motto is “Everyone is redeemable and most everything is redeemable!” Sherry and Debbie are the sweetest of friends, and they are working hard to bring a bit of love and sparkle to the world not only through their shop, but also through the youth development and mentoring program¬†Rise Up.

Now, let’s get this party started with a tour followed by a quick DIY.

Not only can you buy already made items from Redeemables, but you can also request custom orders--from chalkboards to painted furniture.

Not only can you buy already made items from Redeemables, but you can also request custom orders–from chalkboards to painted furniture.

Clothes, home goods, furniture, jewelry, and more!

Clothes, home goods, furniture, jewelry, and more!

Looking for adorable painted furniture at a reasonable price. Head on over to Redeemables for a nice selection *smile*

Looking for adorable painted furniture at a reasonable price. Head on over to Redeemables for a nice selection *smile*

I love all of the redeemed lamps at Redeemables!

I love all of the redeemed lamps at Redeemables!

Y'all know I am all about rusty, junky treasures *wink*

Y’all know I am all about rusty, junky treasures *wink*

This door. *love at first sight*

This door. *love at first sight*

One of my favorite things about Redeemables is the Pinterest parties they host. January's DIY craft was a trio of snowmen.

One of my favorite things about Redeemables is the Pinterest parties. January’s DIY craft was a snowman family.

Aren't these just too cute!

Aren’t these just too cute!

Now, let’s take a quick look at how to build your own snowman family…or trio of snowmen…or just a snowman.

When we arrived at the Redeemables Pinterest party, the boards were already cut. You can easily cut a 2x4 to three different lengths or have your local him improvement store do it for you.

When we arrived at the Redeemables Pinterest party, the boards were already cut. You can easily cut a 2×4 to three different lengths or have your local home improvement store do it for you.

You will need white paint + paint brush.

You will need white paint + paint brush.

We all had a blast painting the bodies of our snowmen! Sherry and Debbie were the sweetest instructors.

We all had a blast painting the bodies of our snowmen! Sherry and Debbie were the sweetest instructors + painting with friends is way more fun that painting alone!

Abby got a little messy *wink*

Abby got a little messy *wink*

For the hats and scarves, you will need scrap fabric, old sweaters, old socks...be creative!

For the hats and scarves, you will need scrap fabric, old sweaters, old socks…be creative!

A little hot glue helps hold everything in place.

A little hot glue helps hold everything in place.

Abby's snowmen trio--you can use permanent markers or paint for the eyes and nose.

Abby’s snowmen trio–you can use permanent markers or paint for the eyes and nose.

The most important thing to remember when DIYing is to have fun!

The most important thing to remember when DIYing is to have fun!

Abby and I enjoyed being at the Redeemables Pinterest party. I was having such a good time that I did not really concentrate on my snowmen trio–so, when I got home I revamped them a bit. Check out the Facebook page for how I gussied them up.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we took a little peek inside the new Redeemables Upscale Resale in Johnson City + chatted about how to build a snowman family.

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Cue “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”

My apron matched my outfit!

My apron matched my outfit! Stay tuned for an upcoming blog about how I struggle with having my photo taken + taking selfies. All the cool bloggers are doing it *wink*

 

 

 

 

Easy DIY Using 4 x 4 Posts

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Hey, y’all!  Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about a super easy DIY using 4 x 4 posts. So, go grab a good cup of coffee or nice glass of wine and sit a spell.

During the renovation of my last house, I found lots of old posts underneath my back porch. It was a total score because I’ve used the posts from everything from wooden presents to support posts for counter tops.

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Now, that is enough chitchat–here’s the deets on making your own wooden presents.

1. Purchase new posts from any home improvement store or use old posts.

2.  Cut them in various sizes using anything from a miter saw to an old-fashioned hand saw.

3. Leave them natural or paint them. It is totally up to you.

4.  Top off your wooden blocks with bows–just like real presents!

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Luckily, my posts were weathered white...so I just added a little twine, fabric roses, and burlap.

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Old posts + burlap = adorable

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about an easy DIY that has limitless possibilities!