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 ›

Light Bulb Cages as Christmas Luminaries for Rustic Decor

Light Bulb Cages as Christmas Luminaries for Rustic Decor

Light bulb cages have been pretty popular- both authentically vintage and modern reproductions- for a few years now. Designed to protect factory or ship workers from exploding glass bulbs, they are found in funky antique shops, but in fewer and fewer numbers.  I’ve been lucky enough to find a few of them in my day, and I had this idea to upcycle them into Christmas luminaries .Read more ›