Farmhouse Decor from Repurposed Flea Market Finds

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If you know me at all, then you know I love a good thrift store run or flea market trip. Living in farm country affords me the luxury of finding all sorts of cool treasures that I love to repurpose into farmhouse decor. Take a look at what one of my recent fleatiquing trips afforded me.

Flea Market Finds Farmhouse Wares by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Starting at the top left I got (I actually got more than this, but this is what I’m working with today):

  1. an old crate
  2. a grain/feed scoop
  3. two enamelware basins
  4. a screen/sifter
  5. 3 miniature Cake King pans

First, let’s start with that grain scoop. A farmer would have used this to fill feed troughs for his stock or a local bulk food store would serve up your grain order with it. What do YOU think it could be repurposed into? I instantly saw this…

Repurposed Farmhouse Feed Scoop Candle Sconce by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

All I did was drill a hole in the top edge, add a candle and hang. Simple, right? I just love the patina it offers and it made sense to me that the tin would serve as a heat shield for the wall.

Side view of Repurposed Farmhouse Feed Scoop Candle Sconce by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Next! Those three vintage Cake King pans were just beckoning for a new purpose. I grabbed a piece of barn wood leftover from building our raised garden beds, and used screws and my drill to attach them to the board.

Attaching Cake King Baking Pans to Barn Wood by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Then, I drilled a hole for mounting to the wall and got this…

Repurposed Cake King Baking Pan Barn Wood Cubby by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Isn’t it cute? A handy spot to put some kitchen accessories or even flowers if you felt the desire.

Repurposed Barn Wood Kitchen Decor by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Next! The sifter/screen was something I bought knowing an idea would hit me later, and I was quite excited with my revelation. I decided to embroider it just like I did my Bentwood rocking chair.

Farmhouse Screen and Wool Yarn | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I had some leftover wool from that rocking chair project and got my stitch fix and it felt oh-so-good.

Embroidering Farmhouse Screen | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

With a bit of time and a slew of colonial knots (I have used this tutorial to make them for years), I ended up with a sweet piece of art.

Repurposed Farmhouse Sifter Turned Wooly Sign by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Baaa…  I was aiming for primitive and primitive I got.

Rustic Wooly Sheep Repurposed Art by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I seriously had fun with this one. Wouldn’t you?

Side View Wooly Sheep Repurposed Art by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least are those enamelware basins. I absolutely love these things for their versatility and…well… ANY enamelware for that matter. During my trip I got a black trimmed set and the next week a red trimmed basin set. Here’s what I do with them.

I go out to to my stash of table legs that I got at the-garage-sale-to-end-all-garage-sales, and find one that is a loner. It’s perfect for what I’m looking for.

Repurposed Table Leg for Stand | Prodigal Pieces |www.prodigalpieces.com

Just like I did in my cake pan stand, I do the same. Drill in center and stack using screws.

Drilling Enamel Bowl for Stand | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Viola!

Red and White Enamelware Basin Repurposed into Stand by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I made two of them using different turnings I have picked up here and there. Aren’t they great?

Pair of Repurposed Tiered Stands by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Black and White Enamelware Stand | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

They look so good stuffed with bits and baubles. Oh, and if you love that cotton wreath, you can find the DIY tutorial HERE to create several different displays for less than $4. woot!

Upcycled Enamelware Basin Stand created by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I even found a few feed sacks for $1 each…can’t beat it…and I can’t wait to put them to use.  Yay!

Vintage Flea Market Feed Sacks | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Which is your favorite? The black trim or the red?

Repurposed Farmhouse Tiered Stand by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I like them both, of course. tsk.

The best part? I’ve added these goodies to my shop (all except the grain scoop…I’m a-keepin’ that one for now). So head on over before they’re gone. (sorry, GONE! and fast I might add!)

Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the vintage crate, I show you what I do with it HERE.

Do pin and share to inspire others to get funky with their junk and create some farmhouse decor! ♥

Flea Market Finds Repurposed Into Farmhouse Decor by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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More of my repurposed farmhouse decor projects:

Old Farmhouse Tools Repurposed as Rustic Decor by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comBudget-Friendly French Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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33 Comments

  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    I was happily scrolling down admiring your handiwork when I saw the sheep and my heart melted! I think this is perfect for the Spring. Love the rustic goodness of it! Why is it that I never find such treasures?

    February 29, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awww… I love his woolyness. 😉 Thank you, Mary!

      February 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Love the red rimmed bowl set! They’re both great but red is a favorite color. 😉
    Oh.my. I love the sheep…it’s beyond cute. And I don’t blame you for keeping the scoop. Fabulous! What fun. Love your projects.

    February 29, 2016 at 9:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! I can’t pick a favorite for sure, but love them all. Thank you!

      February 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Alicia

    I went to my local Flea Market this weekend. I’d been dying to go. There isn’t stuff like this sold there at all. It’s more like being at a Mexican Market (not being racist at all). I was so sad, realizing yet again that this state just must not be old enough to find cool old stuff, at cheaper prices. But then we ventured back down the main road (Route 66) and stopped at some indoor flea market/thrift/antique stores that were all attached. And I found my new favorite stores. I found a small table (all wood) perfect for my printer table, and less expensive than a brand new table at At Home. And a huge round basket. Yea. You are definitely an inspiration every time you find something new. Thank you for sharing.

    February 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I totally understand as my flea markets are hit and miss…which makes it half the fun. So happy that you’re finding inspiration!

      March 2, 2016 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    I agree with Mary. I love the sheep. He is so adorable. But all of the projects are great. You got some really good finds.

    February 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I love a good flea market run…it sets the mind to wheelin’! Thank you, Debra. 🙂

      March 2, 2016 at 8:09 am Reply
  • Melissa

    Clicked on the sheep in your fabulous shop and poof! He disappeared – SOLD. Bummer

    February 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Totally flew out of the shop…sorry! I will be on the hunt for more as I think it was fun to do. Thank you!

      March 2, 2016 at 8:10 am Reply
  • DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Ingenious ideas and vision you have! I particularly like the grain scoop candle holder. Visiting from Hometalk.

    March 1, 2016 at 11:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So happy to have you over here from Hometalk! Thanks also for the kind words. It’s fun to get funky with it! 😉

      March 2, 2016 at 8:10 am Reply
  • liz

    the sheep is adorable

    March 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Marie, The Interior Frugalista

    What I’d do to get into that mind of yours, Larissa! LOVE how you repurposed each and everyone of these finds. So clever – so creative! Don’t get me started on that adorable sheep. He is not going to last in your Etsy Shop, if he hasn’t already sold. Pinning to share ♥

    March 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You might be scared, Marie! hee hee. You are seriously a creative artist yourself, but thank you. Yes, the sheep flew out of the shop. yay!

      March 2, 2016 at 8:11 am Reply
  • Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    WOW your finds and what you did with them are just simply amazing!!! They look so beautiful! Pinned and Google +!! Just love them 🙂

    March 2, 2016 at 4:13 am Reply
  • Amy @ StowandTellU

    Love what you did with all of these and that sheep and wool sign is just too adorable. I picked up some real wool a few years back, perhaps I’ll try to make one with the real wool. Very inspired, thank you!

    March 5, 2016 at 9:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Go for it, Amy! You know you will have a woolly good time. 😉

      March 7, 2016 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Joyce @ QN

    that sheep project is just about the woolest – ahem – coolest – project I’ve seen in a long time. Will prob. give him a shout out sometime soon. (not that you need it – what a success you are!) Smitten indeed 🙂

    March 12, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hahahaha…I love it! Thank you for the love, Joyce. 🙂

      March 14, 2016 at 5:30 am Reply
  • Suzanne

    What I love most about these is the originality in the repurposing. I am definitely going to use the bread an idea.

    May 30, 2016 at 1:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Suzanne! I have fun creating and sharing. I hope you do too!

      May 30, 2016 at 7:04 am Reply
  • cheryl B.

    I love them both.But for my decor would do the Black.What is the fabric with the numbers on it near the bottom photos? Its kind of unusal looking I love it…

    May 30, 2016 at 11:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! The fabric is feedsacks – aren’t they fun? 😀

      May 31, 2016 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Sue Pagels

    I know this is an old post (I am catching up after recently finding you 🙂 and I just adore the sheep you did – what fun and so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

    June 2, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s not too old, and I love hearing reader’s thoughts anytime. Thank you!

      June 2, 2016 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Lynn

    I love what you did to revive old things! You are so creative!

    July 10, 2016 at 11:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made my day, Lynn. Thank you!

      July 11, 2016 at 7:03 am Reply
  • Ivory

    You took my breath away with what you did with the table leg and the sheep, gorgeous. I love your work. Thanks for sharing.

    August 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How wonderful to hear! Thank you, Ivory.

      August 4, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Naomi

    I love flea markets — just wish I had your creativity and vision — oh that sheep is sooooo adorable!!

    January 30, 2017 at 10:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They have endless treasures! I love to go on a #trashure hunt. Thanks for the love!

      January 31, 2017 at 8:13 am Reply

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