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Blanket Chest with Farmhouse Style

Y’all ready for this? It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! My blogger friends and I love to share with you fantastic projects to inspire you to give DIY a try. My project piece for today is my very own blanket chest. It’s looking kinda shaggy, isn’t it? Let me show you how I took it from shaggy to rustic chic. (aka. #trashure) You’ll get to see my friend’s projects at the end.

Painted Blanket Chest Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

I originally purchased this piece to redo thinking it was wood when I bought it sight unseen. Little did I know it ended up being coated in multiple layers of paint…ugh. If you remember from this post, I promised myself to never buy another painted piece to work on. Read more

Sewing Table with Vintage Chic Vibe

Today’s post is kinda funny because it has a story behind it. First, it all started with this table that my parents gave me. I invite you to come read this post on my Facebook page and be sure to read the comments. I’ll fill you in as we go, but in the meantime, I’d like to show you how I turned it into a vintage chic sewing table.

Side Table Before Vintage Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

We have always had modge-podge furniture because I get it second-hand, either by thrifting or handed down. Our last installment of furniture was leather and I was happy to have it, but it didn’t have a vintage feel to it. I thought if I could sell what we had to pay for a set more to my liking, I would have a go at it.

My heart was set on a soft brown leather set with nailhead trim to go with what I wanted Read more

Magnetic Message Board DIY

It is truth that I love to repurpose and it is truth that I dig through other’s trash. yup. Let’s face it, we’re a wasteful society and there’s fun to be had on every corner! hahaha… Seriously though, I don’t really dig spend my days digging through other’s trash, but when something jumps out at me from the curb, I stop and get it. As a result, that’s what I did when I spied this artist’s clipboard during city clean-up a few years ago. Today, it becomes a magnetic message board …do you see it?

Curbside Find Clipboard Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Because I love to draw and relax while being creative with pencils, pens, etc., when I spied this in the trash I was so excited to use it when I have time to go out doors and draw. Reality check…I have NO TIME  to do such things. So instead of letting this go to waste, I decided to turn into something useful.

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Back to the project today…Initially, it spoke to me in many ways, but the one that stuck was the magnetic message board. Who doesn’t love a grand central for all family to see? Here’s how I got started
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Repurposed Direction Sign

Lately, I’ve been trying to get a few projects done for our own home that I’ve had on my brain. Sometimes it seems like my head is going to explode and it feels good to work on something and be able to mark it off my list. I’ve always admired the whimsy of bathroom directional sign – a sort of vintage here-you-go sign. Check out my repurposed direction…hee hee.

Well, I’ve been making a point to work through my stash bit by bit and get creative and here is what I pulled out as possible repurposed direction sign candidates.

Bits and pieces of reclaimed parts fit perfectly together to make a rustic bathroom directional sign by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

A wood turning, a small single tree (for a goat?), a rusty old coping saw, and a leftover piece of my treadle sewing machine table. I decided to use my rusty saw and sewing machine part (that funky piece of wood). Read more

Vintage Typography Acme Cedar Chest

I have a fascination for vintage typography and have a blast adding it to the pieces I work on. It was a goal of mine to do something fun on a chest of drawers, but when I found this cedar chest in a thrift store, I knew just what to do with it.

This thrifted Acme cedar chest had seen better days. Now it's an industrial work of art with vintage typography by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Well…this is how I found it.

This thrifted Acme cedar chest had seen better days. Now it's an industrial work of art with vintage typography by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Lookin’ pretty rough, isn’t it? Overall it was in structurally good shape, aside from Read more

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