Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Framed Coastal Wall Art on Sandpaper

Framed Coastal Wall Art on Sandpaper

Not too long ago, I found a wonderful treasure at a Habitat ReStore: a framed Navajo sandpainting. It was such a special and unusual find, but the sandy texture sparked a most peculiar idea. Could I create something beachy with a similar texture? Some framed coastal wall art, perhaps…Read more ›

Coastal Candle Holders with Sea Glass Paint

Coastal Candle Holders with Sea Glass Paint

Clothing, books, clear glass- these are some of the things that overwhelm thrift stores. Which means, of course, that I love coming up with new upcycle ideas for them. So, today I’m sharing some coastal candle holders that I made with glass vases that I found at one of the Habitat ReStores here in Charlotte.Read more ›

Fantastic Organizers to Upcycle for Your Entire Home

Fantastic Organizers to Upcycle for Your Entire Home

When people ask me how to start upcycling, I always go back to organizers and storage-type projects. Because a lot of things can organize and “hold” items, whether they were originally meant to or not. The bottom line is that the thrift store is FULL of potential organizers and holders; sometimes you just need the right project idea to see it.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for 4th of July Decorations

Upcycling Ideas for 4th of July Decorations

The 4th of July is right around the corner. This means that it’s time to decorate your home with all things red, white, and blue! To keep things on budget and personalized to your own tastes, DIY is the way to go. And, of course, upcycling is the thriftiest way to enjoy the festivities without breaking the bank.Read more ›

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

From buttons to spools and zippers to tables, old sewing supplies end up at thrift stores, yard sales, and antique shops all the time. Cookie tins of notions or jars filled with wooden spools are a common sight and ideal for any number of projects. But even if you aren’t a sewist, those sewing supplies are ripe for repurposing, as well- no stitching required. So, if you’re interested in a few upcycle ideas for notions and such, you’ve come to the right place.Read more ›

Repairing a Small Round Side Table

Repairing a Small Round Side Table

My husband and I are currently in the process of downsizing (and relocating) my storage unit. This means that there is a LOT of purging underway- as well as some reinvigorated inspiration. And one of the recent “Re-donate? Or keep?” pieces was this small round side table.Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

Recycled Yard Decor Ideas

Recycled Yard Decor Ideas

Yard decor, especially recycled yard decor, is such a fun way to show off your personality outside. Whether you like bright and whimsical decorations or quaint and sweet elements, the same thing holds true: all of it makes for fun DIY projects!Read more ›

Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

Like many folks out there, our garage regularly suffers from a lack of organization. We both suffer from a “we’ll put it back later” mentality when it comes to replacing tools and such, instead leaving things strewn about haphazardly for way too long. But I recently had to buy a second trowel because I simply could not find our original one, which is when I knew it was time for a garden tool organizer. An organizer or hanger that I would actually use time and time again.Read more ›