Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Upcycling Picture Frames into Camping Decor

Upcycling Picture Frames into Camping Decor

The first time I posted a Hudson’s Bay Blanket – inspired project, I thought of it solely as winter decor. Those classic Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) blankets are made of wool, after all, right? But, a few of my readers commented that the stripes actually reminded them of summer camp. So, I decided to revisit the project for summer – think of it as summer camp decor or camping decor.Read more ›

Bohemian Decor with Antique Bottles and Metal Buttons

Bohemian Decor with Antique Bottles and Metal Buttons

Several years ago, I upcycled metal buttons into Boho jewelry that resembled old coins. I loved how it turned out and wanted to reuse that same “craft” in a new way. But, this time I’m using the metal buttons to make Bohemian decor to decorate some of my antique bottles.Read more ›

Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Country decor pieces from the 1980s – covered in ducks, geese, and hearts – are a pretty common sight in thrift stores. And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood. This magazine stand was no different and I decided that I could “re-trend” it from country decor to the look of French farmhouse pretty easily.Read more ›

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

When I was growing up, lots of little girls wore “Best Friends” necklaces. They consisted of a single heart charm that was “cracked” in half, and each girl would wear one of the halves. Fast forward a few decades to today, as I reinvent the idea of friendship necklaces (or mother daughter necklaces). But instead of a heart charm, I upcycled a pair of vintage earrings into matching pendants!Read more ›

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Every now and then, I am so inspired by another blogger’s project idea that I can’t help but try a version of it myself. I just thought these spindle carrots were SO adorable as farmhouse Easter decor that I really wanted to make some myself. And when I found these wooden bobbins / large wooden spools, I knew right away that they were meant to become faux carrots.Read more ›

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

Several years ago, I went to a Country Living Fair near Nashville, TN and fell in love with a wooden bucket. It was cute and had perfectly chippy turquoise paint – but it also had a $245 price tag. Obviously I walked away (bitterly) and vowed to recreate it one day. And irony of ironies, that day has arrived! I was recently in Nashville, TN and found this ice bucket while thrifting…Read more ›

Creating a Milk Bottle Vase with Vintage Milk Caps

Creating a Milk Bottle Vase with Vintage Milk Caps

When my County stopped recycling glass, I became a more mindful consumer. But as much as I tried to avoid glass containers, I was intrigued by a certain brand of soup. I thought the glass bottle slightly resembled a milk bottle, so why not try the soup and create a milk bottle vase at the same time?Read more ›

Vintage Photo Album turned Paper Organizer

Vintage Photo Album turned Paper Organizer

A paper organizer for my craft paper supplies (vintage stuff, like old greeting cards, tags, labels, etc.) was not high on my list of “priority projects”. But, I spotted a vintage photo album at the thrift store the other day, and, well, fate had another plan in mind.Read more ›

Mid Century Modern Makeover on a Wooden Lazy Susan

Mid Century Modern Makeover on a Wooden Lazy Susan

Every now and again, I prefer doing a “refinish” than a “repurpose” on something that needs some TLUC (Tender Loving Upcycling Care). And so was the case with this wooden lazy Susan …badly stained with water rings, it was begging for a makeover. So, I decided to turn into vintage decor with mid century modern style.Read more ›

Cactus Decor or Faux Cactus Made from Deck Post Caps

Cactus Decor or Faux Cactus Made from Deck Post Caps

On my recent Junkin’ Journey trip to Charlotte, NC, I swung by a Habitat Restore and spotted a bin filled with deck post caps. You know, those wooden ball tops that go atop deck or fence posts? I studied them for a bit as I mulled an idea around in my head. Could I upcycle them into cactus decor or faux cactus plants?Read more ›