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Pretend Play Grill from Upcycled Bread Box

I am definitely a kid a heart and love creating for kids. So, of course, when I first spied this stainless steel bread box at the thrift store I had an instant vision. Do you ever do that? I couldn’t get past that it needed to become a pretend play grill. Let’s have some DIY fun!

Thrifted Bread Box Before Upcycle by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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In the picture below, this was what I saw at the thrift store. I first thought that it actually was a pretend play grill set based on the fact that it was sitting on that cart. Because of that I actually walked past it thinking we didn’t need one of those. However, I came back around to Read more

DIY Bike Garden Shed Tutorial from Cedar Wood

It’s nothing new that organization keeps a body sane. There’s no hassle with clean-up and definitely saves time and can even keep your investments in a better state. What you’re looking at is a spot that has kinda been an eye-sore to me and my family for a couple of years. I’ve promised to show you our project when it was time to build, so today I’m sharing our DIY bike garden shed. (giveaway alert!)

Outside Bike Storage Before DIY Shed | prodigalpieces.com

Back in 2003 when we moved in, this spot held a small shed that would house trash cans. We never used it for that, but did store other items inside. After a few years it became dilapidated and I took it down. The wood from it became part of my Read more

Mudroom Update with DIY Storage

Do you ever have one of those projects that just seems like it keeps bugging you that it needs tweaking? Well, one of the best things about our home is the storage. Our home may be on the small side, but it is tweaked out for storage. A favorite feature is our mudroom. Today, I’m going to share (yet another) mudroom update. This is the third time around, but it’s high time we get it right!

Messy Mudroom Before by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now, don’t go judging me, k? This mess is after I already took apart the stuff in here. To get a true view of Read more

Upcycled Drawer Fronts Made into Decor

If you have been following along with me over the last few months, you know I have the stash to end all stashes in cupboard doors. Well, at the same time I acquired the doors, I also received this dandy pile of drawer fronts. They totally have potential, don’t they? I mean, they’re good wood and perfect for making something fun. I’d like to show you how I chose to use my upcycled drawer fronts.Upcycled Drawer Fronts Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What you’re looking at is a pile of mostly solid wood with one MDF drawer front (the white one). My self-inflicted goal was to Read more

Upcycled Desk into Nightstands ~ DIY Fun

Ooh…do I have a fun makeover for you today. This one is not your typical dress-up-a-piece project, but really a complete metamorphosis. I’m a sucker for the worn down and beaten, and this beauty below is no exception. Hang with me as I turn this upcycled desk into nightstands. {{enter in dramatic music}} (giveaway alert too!)

Antique Desk Before Being Made into Nightstands | prodigalpieces.com

A few weeks ago, I told you the story about a lady named Donna, who had recently passed. Her daughters were working through finding homes for her estate items, and I purchased Read more

Upcycled Map Cabinet from Chest of Drawers

Do you like to change things up from time to time? It’s not a new revelation that I enjoy change, especially making things broken and worn new again. Sometimes I begin a little adventure because I have to and other times because I want to. Today is an “I want to” kinda project. You see, this old chest of drawers has been tucked in my sons’ closet for few years and I am relieving it of its hardworking status. It is now time for it to be come a glorified upcycled map cabinet. Yahoo!!

Damaged Chest of Drawers Before | prodigalpieces.com

Can you see my vision for this? Well, no worries if not. I’m here to show you my nutty ways. mwahahaha…

When I say this thing was hardworking, I wasn’t kidding. I put this in my boys’ room hoping to help them stay clean and organized. Well…my good intentions went down the drain. All they did was Read more

Upcycled Bookcase Farmers Market

The times that I find most exhilarating is when I have an idea and can’t wait to get it complete. Do you ever do that? I mean, in this instance, I was inspired on first glance of this little cutie at a thrift store. What it would become for sure didn’t hit until I got it home, but there was no doubt in my mind that it would become something new. Yes, I’m quirky, but you’ll understand when you see what I do with my upcycled bookcase. Let the fun begin!

Thrifted Bookcase Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

You may be wondering what I see in this thing, but really, it’s all about function. I adore pieces that can go in most any room. In spite of the wear, this one is made solid enough, but just needs Read more

Upcycled Jar Hangers ~ DIY Decor

Many times I get asked how do I find ways to decorate my home on a budget. Well, the answer is pretty simple…I do it myself. I know not everyone is able to do the same, but if you are able, you should – it’s fun! Take for instance this little pile of goodies. I grabbed a couple of empty pickle jars from my recycling bin, and a few wood scraps from my stash. My goal is to turn them into upcycled jar hangers.

Old Jars and Scrap Wood Before | prodigalpieces.com

One of the things that happens around my house is how I will find scraps tossed in our burn box from JC working on projects that I would NEVER throw out. Big surprise, eh? haha. He recently did an amazing job building our custom kitchen range hood using some hand-carved woodwork I found from an 1800’s home. Those wood scraps above were remnants from his build that caused me to literally eeeked out loud when Read more

DIY Antique Store Sign with Video Tutorial

When the second Tuesday of each month rolls around I get super excited to get started on my Trash to Treasure project. Can you blame me that I find it fun to work with ladies of the same heart for repurposing and recreating? I think not. tee hee. You’ll see their projects in a bit. Today I can’t wait to share with you a fun new creation using this wood I dug out of the clearance bin. Would you believe I’m going to turn it into a DIY antique store sign? Let the fun begin!

Raw Pine Tongue and Groove Planks for DIY Antique Store Sign | prodigalpieces.com

If you don’t already, I seriously suggest you check out the misfit clearance bin at your local home improvement store. I get some of the best project wood there. These pine tongue & grooveΒ  carisiding boards were a complete score for me because (1) I needed it to patch my Read more

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