9 Clever Upcycling Ideas

You guys know how much I love a good upcycling or repurposing project, so today I’m excited to share not just one, but 9 Clever Upcycling Ideas with you!

In addition to sharing one of my own favorite spring upcycle projects, I’m partnering with 8 fabulous bloggers who also have some seriously impressive upcycle and repurposing skills that I can’t wait for you to see!

So let’s get this show on the road….

9 Clever Upcycling Ideas

DIY Thrift Store Farmhouse Sign Makeover | The House on Silverado

I’m getting things started with this farmhouse-style spring sign that I repurposed from a sign I found at a thrift store.

I love thrift store shopping because it’s so easy to find great items for only a buck or two!

And even if you don’t love them in their original form, it’s fun to reimagine them and give them new life.

You can visit this post to see how this beautiful farmhouse sign looked before its makeover.

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DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet | The Ponds Farmhouse

This next upcycle from Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse is a stunner!

I simply adore her rustic, farmhouse style and I literally gasped when I saw this DIY Apothecary Cabinet she made from an IKEA storage cube!

Can you even believe it? It looks so authentic, like a true vintage piece.

Be sure to pop over to see exactly how she worked her magic on this furniture upcycling idea.

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DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Remodel | Down Shiloh Road

I love farmhouse sinks, and this one from Jenn at Down Shiloh Road is magnificent.

She replaced her old, dated sink with a new farmhouse-style one, and then added antique farmhouse posts for the finishing touch.

The difference is incredible, and her new kitchen is swoon-worthy.

Hop over to see all the before and afters HERE of this creative upcycling idea.

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What To Do With Old Shutters | Reinvented in Delaware

My friend Cindy and I share a love of furniture DIYs and makeovers.

She is so creative, and this project for upcycling an old shutter by adding a wall sconce light is brilliant!

I’ve seen shutters used in so many pretty ways, but never like this. It’s so unique.

Pay her a visit to see the transformation.

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Easy Thrift Store Vase Makeover | Thistle Key Lane

Michelle and I both love searching for “diamonds in the rough” at the thrift store.

She found these glass and ceramic vases at the thrift store and gave them an easy update using paint.

They almost look like milk glass now, don’t you think?

Stop by Thistle Key Lane to see how you can use her easy repurposing ideas for decorating items in your home with a fresh new look.

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Repurposed Printer’s Drawer Junk Display | Lora Bloomquist

You guys, you need to run, not walk, over to Lora Bloomquist and she how she made an amazing “vintage” piece of art using items from her junk drawer!

This picture is just the beginning showing how she took several found items and put them together to make something truly original.

You can see the finished masterpiece HERE. Plus, she has a fun story to go along with it. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it.

Vintage Stool Makeover | Vintage Home

I might have squealed just a little bit when I saw this antique piano stool makeover from Michele at Vintage Home.

Last spring, I acquired two very old antique chairs for an amazing price. But,one of the chairs needs some extensive repairs to the seat.

I’ve been dragging my feet trying to figure out what I want to do to fix it, so when I saw Michele’s beautiful makeover of her great-grandmother’s piano stool, I was thrilled!

I love everything about this upcycle–the distressed and painted wood, the antique tack nails, the grain sack fabric.

I especially love that it was a family piece that will be enjoyed for many more years now.

Thanks Michele, for putting me on the right track. I’m definitely going to try something similar on my chairs.

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Repurposed Garden Baskets | WM Design House

Here in Iowa, we don’t get as much warm weather as I would like. When the weather does cooperate, we try to spend as much time outdoors as we possibly can.

So when I saw this incredible outdoor dining scene that Wendy created, I was instantly in love.

Doesn’t it look like the perfect place to relax and enjoy some al fresco dining with your favorite people? Ahhh, I can almost feel the warm summer breeze…

Head over to WM Design House to see Wendy’s beautiful outdoor tablescapes, plus a tutorial to make the outdoor lights from planter baskets.

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Vintage Sewing Machine to Bar Cart | Saved From Salvage

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve come across an amazing upcycled project on Pinterest or a link party, and when I clicked on it, I realized it was yet another amazing project by Regina at Salved from Salvage.

Her blog is filled with incredible ideas for making old things new again, and this vintage sewing machine cabinet turned bar cart is one of my favorites.

It’s the perfect combination of useful and beautiful.

9 Clever Upcycling Ideas

Well, are you feeling inspired now after seeing all of these clever upcycling ideas?

Be sure to pin the graphic below, so you can easily find your way back to these 9 clever upcycling ideas and tutorials when you’re ready to start your own fun upcycle and repurpose project.

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12 thoughts on “9 Clever Upcycling Ideas

  1. These are fabulous! I followed one link to see that piano stool makeover. I agree it looks like a great idea to try out. Thanks for sharing your post and it will be one of the featured posts on my co-hosts site this week. #HomeMattersParty

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