Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Artificial Topiary Trees in Vintage Candlesticks for Spring Decor

Artificial Topiary Trees in Vintage Candlesticks for Spring Decor

Do you ever spot something at a thrift store, see the price, and start laughing maniacally to yourself because the thrift shop is crazy? Crazy for thinking someone will pay the price on the tag? Well, that happened to me when I spied these vintage candlesticks. I left them on the shelf for some other sucker to overpay for, but they haunted me. Whispering to me to upcycle them into bases for artificial topiary trees…

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A Recipe Holder from Vintage Kitchen Utensils

A Recipe Holder from Vintage Kitchen Utensils

Full disclosure- I originally posted this project for a recipe holder in August of 2014. And while I don’t like to be the kind of blogger that re-publishes old content, I’m making an exception for this one. It’s a super simple craft project and uses vintage kitchen utensils, which I happen to have a weakness for.Read more ›

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Even though I already upycled something into a paint brush holder, I had an idea that I wanted to try out. And it involved a nail apron, or one of those canvas aprons that workers used to wear (or maybe still wear?) at hardware stores.Read more ›

Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor

Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor

Whenever I’m at an antiques mall and see a set of retro canisters, I always pause and ponder if I need them. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Tea and coffee canisters that come in different sizes, often labeled in a vintage or mid century modern font?Read more ›

Winter Cabin and Rustic Chic Decor

Winter Cabin and Rustic Chic Decor

“Thrift the Look” is one of my favorite challenges that I do as a blogger. If you’re new to my blog, then “Thrift the Look” is when I take a gorgeous photo of a home decor style and recreate it with items from the thrift store and upcycling when necessary. Today, the theme is Cabin decor; but more specifically for me, I’m working on decor for a winter cabin with a touch of rustic chic.Read more ›

Basket Wall Decor with Bohemian Design

Basket Wall Decor with Bohemian Design

A quick perusal on Pinterest (and DEFINITELY on Instagram) will show you just how popular Boho decor still is. And more specifically, that basket wall decor is a pretty common theme in Bohemian design. So, of course, I wanted to get in on the fun with a thrifted version that had some Sadie style flair.

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Retro Christmas Decor with a Wooden Wine Rack

Retro Christmas Decor with a Wooden Wine Rack

Thanks to boho chic decor, vintage rattan furniture has made a resurgence in popularity. I scooped up this wine rack as quickly as I saw it because of the shape. It was OBVIOUSLY meant to become a Christmas tree, right? I immediately had a vision of retro Christmas decor in my mind and wanted to bring it to life!

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Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Each year as Christmas rolls around, I get all excited about coming up with a new DIY ornament project. And this year, I decided to play around with paper coasters. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Well, I wondered if they could be paired with wood ornaments into something fun for the tree.Read more ›

Plaid Christmas Decor with a Faux Skotch Kooler

Plaid Christmas Decor with a Faux Skotch Kooler

For many years now, I’ve admired the look of a vintage Skotch Kooler. It works so wonderfully as plaid Christmas decor, but I rarely find them at local antiques shops. I did, however, find a red Thermos cooler while thrifting earlier this year, and an idea began to form.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees

In the world of upcycling, there are two fundamental truths. Anything round (or round-ish) can become a pumpkin and anything triangular can become a Christmas tree. And as much as I love real pumpkins and real Christmas trees, I also love unique versions such as the alternative Christmas trees that I’ve gathered for your inspiration.Read more ›