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 ›

Winter Decorations Inside Industrial Light Fixtures

Winter Decorations Inside Industrial Light Fixtures

Even though I’ve already made waterless snow globes before, I wanted to make a NEW version. You see, I found these industrial light fixtures (or jelly jar lights) at my Habitat ReStore and thought they’d be wonderfully upcycled into snow globes. But instead of making Christmas ones, I wanted to create winter decorations instead.Read more ›

Industrial Bedside Table or End Table from VHS Storage Cases

Industrial Bedside Table or End Table from VHS Storage Cases

I can’t be 100% certain, as I’ve not visited EVERY thrift store across the globe, but I’m 99% certain that every thrift has old VHS Storage Cases on their shelves. Cassette tape storage cases, too – they’re positively everywhere! So, I decided I needed to upcycle them – and my idea? Modern industrial furniture, like a metal card catalog or industrial bedside table!Read more ›

Rotating Hardware Bin / Lazy Susan Organizer and Rustic Industrial Decor

Rotating Hardware Bin / Lazy Susan Organizer and Rustic Industrial Decor

This upcycling idea has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a rotating hardware bin (the kind seen in old hardware stores) for a long time. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I didn’t want to purchase a reproduction (like this one below). Read more ›

Steampunk Decor from a Multi Photo Frame

Steampunk Decor from a Multi Photo Frame

I found an unusual and unique multi photo frame on a recent thrifting adventure. Right off the bat, it reminded me of a vintage pocket watch – the kind with multiple watch faces keeping time. Of course, when the cashier remarked how unique the frame was and I mentioned the pocket watch familiarity that I was feeling, she looked at me like I was crazy. But that’s ok- I’m used to that by now. All I knew was that it was destined to become steampunk decor!Read more ›

Wire Storage Baskets and Industrial Farmhouse Decor from a Wire Kitchen Rack

Wire Storage Baskets and Industrial Farmhouse Decor from a Wire Kitchen Rack

Not too long ago, I had a REALLY fortuitous thrifting trip- as I drove home, I realized I had found materials for nine different projects. NINE! Maybe the thrifts were all freshly replenished, or maybe I was wearing a most impressive thinking cap, but either way, it was an adventure for the record books. One of my finds was a wire kitchen rack that I wanted to upcycle into wire storage baskets that had the look of industrial farmhouse decor.Read more ›

Farmhouse Style Cat Toy Box and Storage

Farmhouse Style Cat Toy Box and Storage

Compared to many bloggers, my house is a hot mess…that’s why you’ll never see a “Sadie’s Home Tour” blog post from me!! Jon and I live a very big life in a fairly small house, and I am admittedly better at crafting that I am at interior design.

And while we don’t have kids, we do have two cats…which means the floors- all floors!- are often a minefield of cat toys and other inanimate objects that became cat toys, if you know what I mean.Read more ›

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

A couple of years ago, a local store had a FANTASTIC “yard sale” which was more like a fancy flea market. At this sale, I bought two things- a pretty antique picture frame and a very cool, very trendy vintage surveyor’s tripod. And making an industrial floor lamp was at the top of my to-do list with that wooden tripod.Read more ›

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

When I found these itty-bitty pulleys way back in February 2014, I knew right away they were the perfect jewelry-making component. But months- nearly a YEAR!- went by before I thought about making them again. Well, my friends, the time has finally come.Read more ›

Vintage Wooden Bobbins Repurposed as Unique Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Wooden Bobbins Repurposed as Unique Christmas Ornaments

Because Greenville, SC (where I live) was historically a town filled with textile mills, the relics of those old mills are found in every vintage shop around- thrift shops, too. And repurposing those relics is a favorite pastime- including these vintage wooden bobbins. Because they were on the smaller side, I had an idea to turn them into unique Christmas ornaments !Read more ›