Industrial Side Table from VHS Storage

Industrial Side Table from VHS Storage

I can’t be 100% certain, as I’ve not visited EVERY thrift store across the globe. But I’m 99% certain that every thrift has VHS Storage or VHS tape drawers on their shelves. Cassette tape storage cases, too; they’re positively everywhere! So, I decided I needed to upcycle them into something COMPLETELY unexpected. My idea? An industrial side table that kinda-sorta looked like a metal card catalog.Read more ›

Baking Pan Storage in a Kitchen Caddy

Baking Pan Storage in a Kitchen Caddy

Magazine holders are a pretty common sight at thrift stores, aren’t they? I’ve certainly seen my fair share of them, and have even repurposed a few of them before. Upcycling another one wasn’t a priority for me, but this particular one couldn’t be passed up. Large, sturdy, and ripe for a makeover, it seemed destined to become a kitchen caddy.Read more ›

Making a First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Making a First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Ok- so, in the interest of full disclosure, I fully intended this project to be my Product Test Drive post for this month. BUT, things didn’t exactly go as planned. So, I’m putting that product “on ice”…which has a double meaning. Why? Because my plans for this wooden medicine cabinet were to transform it into a first aid cabinet for the garageRead more ›

Decorative Thumb Tacks with Flower Cabochons and Non Toxic Glue

Decorative Thumb Tacks with Flower Cabochons and Non Toxic Glue

I’ll spare you from the endless details, but this Product Test Drive post was complicated and convoluted from start to finish. It all started out with my DIY cork board project; people were interested in the decorative thumb tacks that I paired it with.Read more ›

Hardware Organizer from a Tupperware Veggie Tray

Hardware Organizer from a Tupperware Veggie Tray

This upcycling idea has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a hardware organizer for a while now. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? One of those spinning organizers for small parts or nuts and bolts that you would find in a General Store? Anyway, I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I didn’t want to purchase a reproduction (like this one below). Read more ›

Framed Cork Board from a Picture Frame

Framed Cork Board from a Picture Frame

I was cleaning up my Craft Room a bit and found some cork board sheets that I had snagged on a thrifting adventure in the past. I was about to put them in the “re-donate” pile (which I am CONSTANTLY adding to), but thought better of it. If I found the picture frame, I could combine them into a framed cork board to use as home office decor!Read more ›

DIY Jewelry Hanger from a Kitchen Memo Board

DIY Jewelry Hanger from a Kitchen Memo Board

Sometimes I am flush with project ideas, but then there are the scary droughts. And you guys, I was in a drought recently- all sorts of self-doubt crept in, my thrifting luck dried up, and I just needed to step back for a bit. But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped into a thrift store and found this kitchen memo board. I knew right away that it could be easily transformed into a DIY jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm room, or any small space, like an apartment.Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Magazine Holder as Stencil Storage

Upcycling a Vintage Magazine Holder as Stencil Storage

One of my craft room organization conundrums is stencil storage: How to organize and store all my reusable stencils that accumulate over time? Finally, I had an upcycling idea (or maybe epiphany). What if I upcycled a vintage magazine holder into a file tote for stencil storage? Read more ›

Vintage Picnic Basket as Storage for Christmas Magazines

Vintage Picnic Basket as Storage for Christmas Magazines

This, my friends, is what I like to call a “Post-Christmas Christmas Project”, if that makes any sense. It all started with this vintage picnic basket that I found on a thrift store shelf. I thought it had the cutest shape (like a small suitcase) and I chuckled over how dainty it seemed- compared to normal picnic baskets. It was, in fact, not much larger than a magazine (length- and width-wise, not depth-wise). And that’s when I decided it would be PERFECT for my endless collection of Christmas magazines.

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DIY Hall Tree from a Hanging Gun Rack

DIY Hall Tree from a Hanging Gun Rack

Ok, I know what you’re going to say- “But Sadie, you’ve already repurposed a gun rack before!”. And you’re right, I have…but what can I say? Another hanging gun rack crossed my path and I couldn’t resist! It was dusty and cheap, and all I could think was that it would be PERFECT as a DIY hall tree and entryway storage.Read more ›