Upcycling Projects and Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

Upcycling Projects and Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

It seems as if the current trend of Bohemian style decor is a direct result of backlash against farmhouse decor. Whereas farmhouse style decor is very neutral at its core, boho decor is vivid in color and has a “more is more” mentality. The only decor theme my home has is “secondhand” versus an actual decorating style. But I find myself frequently drawn towards the colorful playfulness of Bohemian decor.Read more ›

30+ Recycling Project Ideas for a Wine Lover

30+ Recycling Project Ideas for a Wine Lover

Love it or hate it, wine is a VERY popular drink of choice for many of us. And if you also happen to be a crafter AND a wine drinker? Even better. Between wine cork projects and wine bottle crafts, there are all kinds of recycling project ideas out there for a wine lover.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Hardware

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Hardware

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a soft spot for vintage hardware. From keyhole covers to antique door knobs to old hinges and beyond, I love it all. Generally speaking, architectural salvage can be big and bulky, like reclaimed lumber or porch columns. And while those are all fine and good, I usually beeline for the salvaged hardware when I’m at an architectural salvage store.Read more ›

35+ Glass Bottle Crafts from Your Recycling Bin

35+ Glass Bottle Crafts from Your Recycling Bin

I’m sure you’ve heard me mention it countless times, but glass recycling is no longer available where I live. While we’ve adjusted our shopping habits to accommodate this, it’s not always easy to avoid glass bottles and jars. Which means I am ALWAYS looking for upcycling ideas for glass bottle crafts.

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100+ Upcycling Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team in 2019

100+ Upcycling Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team in 2019

If you are a subscriber to my blog, then you may have noticed a theme on the second Wednesday of each month. That, my friends, is what we call “Thrift Store Decor Team” day! Some of the best upcycling bloggers around (aka, the Thrift Store Decor Team) get together and throw a little makeover party with upcycling ideas for all their secondhand finds. 

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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 ›

30+ Upcycled Autumn and Fall Wreath Ideas for Your Front Door

30+ Upcycled Autumn and Fall Wreath Ideas for Your Front Door

Once the calendar flips over to a new year, I start the “Countdown to Fall” clock in my head. Honest to goodness, I spend all year looking forward to the first cool day after a hot summer. And once that day arrives, I can’t wait to welcome it on my front door. So, I decided to gather some of my favorite upcycling projects for autumn and fall wreath ideas.Read more ›

Clever Ways to Use Food Waste and Kitchen Scraps

Clever Ways to Use Food Waste and Kitchen Scraps

I almost exclusively blog about upcycling and/or buying secondhand. But, I yearn to expand my knowledge of related ways to be a smart consumer and reduce waste. Mindful consuming, upcycling / secondhand shopping, and looking for ways to reduce waste all fall under the same umbrella. And every time I hear about how much food is wasted in the USA (and elsewhere, I’m sure), I just feel so discouraged. So, I thought it would be beneficial if I did some research into food waste solutions for my own kitchen.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Industrial Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Industrial Decor

One of the more recent home decor trends that I never get tired of is Industrial Decor. Not only do I love the rustic, almost masculine feel to the elements (reclaimed wood, metal, worn leather), but if you think about it, industrial home decor is a product of upcycling. But upcycling on a grander scale. Once developers started repurposing old factories and mills into loft-style apartments, artisan workshops, and commercial space, people were drawn to that industrial look. Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades

There are a LOT of old and vintage lamps at thrift stores. And don’t even get me started on the lamp shades! It is positively amazing how many there are to choose from. But the good news is that there are a LOT of upcycling ideas for them both. From antique lamps to old brass lamps…to painting lamp shades, there are any number of ways to revamp them.Read more ›