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80’s Decor Makeover ~ Geese Go Bye-Bye

Flashback to the awesome days gone by…we have jams with high-top shoes, rolled cuffs on pants, and…geese. Yup. GEESE. Most often you see them wearing bonnets. Why? I have no idea. They’re cute and all, but I’d never put them on my wall. haha (I made a rhyme…did you catch that?). Time for an 80’s decor makeover!

80's Decor Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

For real though…nothing against geese as I love farm animals. Also, nothing against those that had geese in their home. In addition, my mom did and it suited our country living. However, like all things, times change as our decor tastes do too.

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DIY TIME

First, it’s time to take this dated decor apart. As you can see, it’s just a panel stapled to the back. I just hit it with a hammer from the front side to gently remove it. However, it would be a blast to really beat it up, but…I have a plan.

Back of 80's Decor Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you look close at it, you can see how over time the fabrics have yellowed and faded. Aren’t they cute? tee hee.

Fabric Geese Close-Up | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Next, I’m ready to take this wall box to a whole new level. However, in order to save me a headache, I use paper to give me an idea if my measurements are correct. And, of course, they are. haha. Can you tell where I’m headed with this?

Apothecary Wall Box Template | prodigalpieces.com

I’m going for a vintage vibe with faux apothecary drawers. Also, you can see how I’ve created similar on these past pieces. First, I cut four pieces out of scrap luan and attached with wood glue and my brad nailer. Then, stained them to match.

Last, I cut another piece of luan to fit the opening on the back for this 80’s decor makeover.

Staining Luan for 80's Decor Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

After stain, I whitewashed and added some typography fun using my transfer method. Before I show you the full reveal, here’s a peek at what I am doing to the geese.

Painting 80's Geese Decor | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEAL

Finally, after that enjoyable DIY adventure my two projects are complete.

Vintage Apothecary Wall Box with Typography by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #apothecary #home

Handmade Apothecary Style Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #farmhouse #home #homedecor

Crazy cool, eh? This was super easy to do, especially when you have a great stash on hand. (applause for #trashure!) Plus, my hand-painting really gives me peace. I talk to God while working and pray. He is faithful.

The art of the apothecary is one I wish would come back into fashion. Dump the doctors that push pills and go back to nature’s science. Not only did God give us the wisdom, but also what we need right in our own back yard.

Apothecary Labels on 80's Decor Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #industrial #diy

Farmhouse Apothecary Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse

SECOND PROJECT

Oh, and don’t forget the geese! Here they are dressed up proper and married to a vintage find.

Fabric Geese Nursery Art from 80's Decor Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor

Rustic Geese Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces.com #art #home #homedecor

How about that?! No need to pitch it, it just needed some basic latex paint and some twine. Also, that cool wooden bow makes a fun accent too.

Close-Up by Fabric Geese Wall Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #animals #diy

Now, you need to tell me…did you see that coming? haha. Which is your favorite? Do tell!

If’you’d like to make these a part of your home, you can find these available in my online shop.

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    Vintage Cheinco Canister Set ~ $50

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This 80's decor makeover produces two funtastic farmhouse pieces. Head to Prodigal Pieces to see | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #homedecor

Up next, it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time. Head here to see what these became.

Pants and Shirt Before Refashion by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    Thank you for giving me a smile today. I’m going to gab now to follow you. Thank you and many blessings.

  2. dodie says

    great *restorations* and redos without removing stitching – so cute and clever.

  3. Mary says

    Oh wow…I love what you did with the piece! I really thought those were real drawers Larissa, and had to go back and forth on the photos to see how in the world did she??? 🥰 Very inventive and creative! Thank you for inspiring again and again…makes my heart happy! And thank you for the info about the alternative sites to connect…much appreciated!

    • Larissa says

      woot! That just made my day…and it’s even a sunny day. Amazing! Thank you, Mary.

  4. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, wow you saved another blast from the past! I love the apothecary shelf with your typography.

    • Larissa says

      It’s just fun to take something nobody wanted and revive it. I know you love that too. Thank you, Paula.

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