Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

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 ›

Boho Decor from the Thrift Store

Boho Decor from the Thrift Store

Boho decor (or Bohemian decor, gypsy decor) is hot and trendy right now. From bright colors to purposeful clutter (or maximalism), it feels, in many ways, to be a direct response to the neutral, pale palette of modern farmhouse. In this “Thrift the Look” challenge, my blogging friends and I decided to take on modern Bohemian style – and I am SO EXCITED to share it with you.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Garden Planters / Garden Pots

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Garden Planters / Garden Pots

As an upcycler, I absolutely LOVE incorporating vintage treasures- especially ones in disrepair- into my garden decor. And I am by no means alone- using antiques or secondhand items as garden planters or garden pots is so popular, that big box stores are stocking their shelves with “new made to look old” garden items. But save yourself a trip, head out to your garage or shed, and you may just have the perfect piece to use. Read more ›

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage

When I spotted a pair of plain bookends at the thrift store, I knew right away that they could become stunning vintage farmhouse decor with the right pieces of architectural salvage. I just needed to find the right “bits” to complete my vision.Read more ›