Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Upcycling a Vintage Canteen with a Flannel Shirt

Upcycling a Vintage Canteen with a Flannel Shirt

Even though my book is completely and utterly finished (and at the printer as we speak), I’m STILL thinking up ways to craft with flannel. And this project started when I spotted a vintage canteen that a vintage-selling friend had posted on her Instagram page.Read more ›

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

This, my friends, is as much of an upcycling idea as it is a fun new announcement. I’ve partnered with a favorite thrift store, the Charlotte Region ReStore(s), to create a monthly project for them! And to kick off this new partnership, I created a stadium-inspired basket for tailgating at home!Read more ›

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

It doesn’t feel like Fall yet outside my door, but I am so very ready for it. And based on feedback I’ve received from my readers and friends, y’all are more than ready for the seasons to change, too. So, my fellow Thrift Store Decor Team gals and I decided to pool all of our best upcycling ideas for autumn home decor into a single collection. Call it the ULTIMATE collection of repurposed and upcycled fall decor ideas and projects.Read more ›

Bun Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

Bun Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

As I was scrolling on Facebook one day, an ad for furniture legs and feet caught my eye. You see, I assumed it was an ad for natural wood pumpkins! Squat with fluted edges, I was surprised to find that they were bun feet instead! That’s when I knew what my next project was going to be.Read more ›

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Once I felt nicely settled in our new home here in Charlotte, NC, I treated myself to a quick, safe trip to a longtime favorite antiques mall called Sleepy Poet. I always, ALWAYS, find a project or treasure when I’m there and this visit was no exception when I came across this wood cheese box.Read more ›

Upcycling a Clam Hod as a Pumpkin Basket

Upcycling a Clam Hod as a Pumpkin Basket

Truth be told, I didn’t know that this kind of basket was called a Clam Hod when I first spotted it. All I knew was that I spotted a certain shape that I could tease out as a pumpkin. After buying it and bringing it home, I figured out that it was a specific kind of basket (with a little help from my friend, Maliasmark).Read more ›

Decorative Sailboats with a Weaving Shuttle

Decorative Sailboats with a Weaving Shuttle

One year ago, I had gathered up the materials I’d need for this project. I had a couple of weaving shuttles and clear vision for transforming them into decorative sailboats. But right as I was getting started, an email appeared in my inbox.Read more ›

Antique Diving Helmet from Recessed Light Housing

Antique Diving Helmet from Recessed Light Housing

For the first time since very early March, I went thrifting. Now that we’ve moved to a state with stricter rules, I finally felt more comfortable to go inside a thrift store. So, I headed to Habitat ReStore, where I found a series of eyeball lights in their section of light fixtures. But as I stared at them, all I could see was an antique diving helmet!Read more ›

American Flag Decor with a Buffalo Plaid Stencil

American Flag Decor with a Buffalo Plaid Stencil

I’ve made several projects with a buffalo check stencil, but they were always meant for end-of-year decor for the Fall and Winter. So, I’ve been yearning to use that same stencil for a warm-weather July 4th project, perhaps inspired by a picnic tablecloth. But then I started thinking about using the buffalo plaid stencil to create some American flag decor.Read more ›

Cloisonne Vase Inspiration with Florist Vases from the Thrift Store

Cloisonne Vase Inspiration with Florist Vases from the Thrift Store

Florist vases are a staple at most thrift stores, aren’t they? On one of my thrifting excursions (many, many months ago), I came across a shelf that was exploding with them. And for whatever reason, I started wondering if they could be painted to look like a Cloisonne vase. 

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