30+ Upcycling Ideas for Old Books

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Old Books

What to do with old books – upcycle or leave alone? It can be a controversial topic (the repurposing of books) and one I’ve grappled with myself. I am a casual collector of vintage books, particularly the ones with crumbling leather binding, and I use them around our home for decorative purposes. But other books are considered less “visually valuable”, so I’m always interested in finding new upcycling ideas for old books.Read more ›

30+ Upcycled Fall Decor Project Ideas

30+ Upcycled Fall Decor Project Ideas

Every year, I look forward to the “-ber” months…September-December…for an abundance of reasons. Certainly the end-of-year holidays are wonderful, but more importantly, I simply love Fall. When I was younger, I loved going back to school for all the non-educational reasons: back-to-school clothes, boys I hadn’t seen all summer, football games. So, it should come as no surprise that I REALLY love upcycled Fall decor projects…and I suspect I’m not alone.Read more ›

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Cabinet Doors / Cupboard Doors

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Cabinet Doors / Cupboard Doors

Similar to cutting boards, cabinet doors (or cupboard doors, depending on your lingo) are an amazing DIY canvas. A large blank expanse of wood, painted or not, with minimal prep work to be done- usually limited to removing handles and hinges. And stores like Habitat ReStore or other architectural salvage stores almost ALWAYS have a large selection of them. Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Cheap Frames / Picture Frames from the Thrift Store

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Cheap Frames / Picture Frames from the Thrift Store

Few things in life are certain, but this one is: step into any thrift store in any town, and you will find a plethora of picture frames. Why so many end up donated to thrifts, I’ll never know. But the good news is that cheap frames are positively FULL of repurposing an upcycling potential.Read more ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Drawers

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Drawers

Wooden drawers- whether they come from a dresser, a sewing cabinet, a library card catalog, or something else entirely, are full of repurposing and upcycling potential. If you think about it, they’re a ready-built box or crate…just waiting to be refurbished in a new and unexpected way! I’ve repurposed drawers in a few projects already and surprise, surprise…I’ve got another project idea in the queueRead more ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times- beat up cutting boards from thrift stores and yard sales are one of my all-time favorite treasures. Sure, they’re plain and probably scarred all over- BUT, they are blank canvases that are destined for upcycling greatness. There are just SO many ways to repurpose and upcycle them- heck, I’ve reused them in several projects myself! I just can’t get enough repurposed cutting boards in my life, I guess.

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25+ Upcycling Ideas for Plant Markers / Plant Labels

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Plant Markers / Plant Labels

Repurposing and upcycling random items from the thrift shop, that junk drawer in your kitchen, or even your yard into plant labels or plant markers is one of the easiest (and most creative) projects I can think of. The possibilities are truly endless- from wine bottles, to small frying pans, to wooden spoons, and beyond. Read more ›

Most Popular Upcycling Projects from Sadie Seasongoods – 2017

Most Popular Upcycling Projects from Sadie Seasongoods – 2017

It’s hard to believe that in just a few days, 2017 will be a thing of the past and all of our calendars will suddenly read 2018. And even though I’m doing this a tad early this year, I’ve taken a few moments to go back through all of my 2017 projects to figure out which ones did well (numbers/statistics-wise), and which ones didn’t.Read more ›

25+ Repurposed and Upcycled Christmas Wreath Ideas

25+ Repurposed and Upcycled Christmas Wreath Ideas

Last year, I put together a collection of repurposed and upcycled DIY Christmas ornaments– because who doesn’t love creating fun and unusual ornaments for their tree? Well, I feel the same way about upcycled Christmas wreath ideas…incorporating vintage or whimsical elements to give your door festive character! And while DIY wreaths are fun no matter what time of year, I just have a special soft spot in my heart for the winter holiday kind- our bright red door probably has something to do with that!Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Lace Doilies

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Lace Doilies

What is it about lace doilies that makes them irresistible at thrift stores? All I know is that that: (1) vintage doilies are beautiful, (2) they’re abundant, and (3) they are full of project potential! Whether you just display them as vintage decor…or use them to embellish something…or truly repurpose them, they are a favorite of mine- and I suspect, a favorite of many of you, as well. Read more ›