Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

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 ›

Utensil Caddy Paint Brush Holder (And More Craft Storage Ideas)

Utensil Caddy Paint Brush Holder (And More Craft Storage Ideas)

Craft room storage and organization are a constant struggle for me, so it’s on my mind a lot. And this entire post started out when I found a utensil caddy while thrifting. At first I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but I realized later on that it would make the PERFECT paint brush holder.Read more ›

Industrial Heart Decorations for Valentine’s Day with Heart Shaped Cake Pans

Industrial Heart Decorations for Valentine’s Day with Heart Shaped Cake Pans

As I was going through my Valentine’s Day projects, I realized that every single one was red and/or pink. And while that’s not exactly shocking (it IS V-day, after all), I wanted to switch it up and go in an industrial decor or primitive decor direction using some heart shaped cake pans I found while thrifting. My plan? To create industrial / primitive style heart decorations!Read more ›

30+ Craft Storage / Craft Organizer Projects

30+ Craft Storage / Craft Organizer Projects

I’m fairly certain that one of the universal truths in the crafting world is that craft supply or craft room organization is a CONSTANT struggle. Whether it’s beads, small bottles of paint, sewing notions, or paper ephemera, there is an unending need for craft storage and a craft organizer for each and every material.Read more ›

Upcycling a Ring Box into Valentine’s Day Decor

Upcycling a Ring Box into Valentine’s Day Decor

It was pretty funny if you think about it- shortly after Valentine’s Day last year, I kept finding the same ring box while out thrifting. It hailed from Kmart and apparently the recipients didn’t care for the little box. I snapped up one and then another, determined to turn them into Valentine’s Day decor.Read more ›