Sarah Ramberg

Boho Planters from the Recycle Bin

Boho Planters from the Recycle Bin

Right around this time last year, I got into the Earth Day spirit by upcycling a plastic coffee canister into a fun indoor planter. It was surprisingly and delightfully well-received (sometimes the recycle bin > thrift store, I guess!). So, I’m returning to the recycle bin to make some boho planters again this year from a different resource.Read more ›

Challenge Accepted: Unpainted Upcycled Projects

Challenge Accepted: Unpainted Upcycled Projects

When most people think about upcycling items from the thrift store, they usually envision painting as the main part of the process. And while paint is involved in a lot of thrift store makeovers, it’s not the only avenue to take. So, in honor of Earth Month, I thought it’d be fun to put together a collection of upcycle ideas that are unpainted. From home decor to garden whimsy and fashionable accessories, there are a lot of ways to repurpose those thrift store finds without the help of paint.Read more ›

Cardboard Crafts and Project Ideas

Cardboard Crafts and Project Ideas

Cardboard- boxes, tubes, and otherwise- is one of those things that can really add up in the recycle bin. Or, in the case of boxes, be hard to get rid of “because it’s a really good box”, leading to box hoarding! But there’s a third option to consider- cardboard crafts because it’s such a fantastic canvas for any number of upcycle ideas and craft projects. Here are some inventive ways to repurpose cardboard in creative and functional ways.Read more ›

Fondue Forks as Plant Labels

Fondue Forks as Plant Labels

Fondue has always been one of those things that seems great in theory but isn’t usually worth the effort in the end. Which is probably why so many fondue pieces end up at thrift stores! So, when I spotted one set of fondue forks after another, I knew it was time to repurpose a few.Read more ›

Creative Ideas for Painted Wine Bottles

Creative Ideas for Painted Wine Bottles

As glass recycling disappears across the country, wine and other glass bottles end up in the trash instead. And it’s such a terrible feeling to throw out something that can be easily recycled- or repurposed, craft-wise. So, whether you’re in that predicament or not and simply want some inspiration for painted wine bottles, then you’ve come to the right place. These glass bottle crafts will definitely have you thinking about new ways to reuse all the bottles and jars that end up in your bins, that’s for sure.Read more ›

Recycling Ideas and Crafts for Earth Day

Recycling Ideas and Crafts for Earth Day

Let’s be honest- a lot of “recycled crafts” that use items from the trash can or recycle bin are geared toward kids. And while that’s perfectly fine, of course, I prefer recycling ideas and crafts that are more appealing to adults. Especially if they turn out beautifully enough to display at home. So, in honor of Earth Day this year, I thought I’d collect my favorite recycling ideas and Earth Day crafts that don’t look like they started as waste.Read more ›

Upcycled Projects with Cookware and Bakeware

Upcycled Projects with Cookware and Bakeware

When it comes to thrift stores, there’s no shortage of cookware and bakeware options on the shelves. Pots, pans, lids, and more- there’s always an endless array of items that had once been used in the kitchen. But if you aren’t interested in cooking or baking with them, have no fear- for there are a ton of ways to upcycle those cookie sheets and frying pans. Here are some fantastic repurposed projects to get you thinking outside the box- or, at least outside the kitchen.Read more ›

Antique and Thrift Stores in Jacksonville

Antique and Thrift Stores in Jacksonville

I lived in various parts (and on both coasts) of South Florida for many years. And in all that time period, I’d only traveled to Jacksonville a handful of times- and it was always for work-related trips. So when I had the opportunity to spend a little more time there in search of the best antique and thrift stores in Jacksonville, I jumped at the chance.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Doilies

Upcycling Ideas for Doilies

Doilies are something that a lot of us inherit, find in Grandma’s home, or even spot in thrift stores. But from there, what to do with them? Especially if these handmade doilies don’t really fit into our current-day decor style.Read more ›

Decorating and Upcycling Ideas with Milk Glass

Decorating and Upcycling Ideas with Milk Glass

Over the years, I’ve thrifted a modest collection of milk glass pieces. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to pass up an interesting vase, compote, or lacy dish if the price is right. And I know I’m not the only one- there are a lot of milk glass aficionados out there! So, if you’ve been looking for some decorating and upcycling inspiration for your own milk glass collection, then you’ve come to the right place.

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