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Decoupage Furniture to Add Flair

Do you ever have a piece of furniture that is lacking some pep? Sometimes it can just need a little updating and although painting will suffice, you can also decoupage furniture. What’s that you say? Let me show you what I’m talking about using this Art Deco waterfall chest as an example. AND… I have an awesome surprise for you at the end of this post!

Waterfall Chest of Drawers Before Decoupage Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*sidenote: While I understand some people are wood purists and chastise me for painting, I too love wood. I only paint things that won’t lose value when painted. This chest is not a high-end Art Deco piece and I know that by experience. This is a copy and thus I can change it as it suits me. PLUS, it’s mine! (end of rant – thank you.Β  πŸ˜€ )

I found this chest on Craigslist (gotta love CL!) and in the past I have done several different things to these waterfall chests. My most popular is my BEEP. This dude was a freebie for good reason – he was a hot mess!

Volkswagen Bus Chest of Drawers | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com Read more

Tissue Paper Transformation

Sometimes a break is needed and it’s good to step away for a while from things that tend to consume us. After finally putting our hospital bills behind us, I needed a break from churning out furniture after furniture. After about 3 weeks of not really doing a major makeover, I found it was time. Do you ever take a break like that? A friend of mine was in the process of moving and had a few pieces that belonged to her mother that she thought I might be interested in. Β She had a desk and this curio cabinet. I see a tissue paper makeover coming on.

Vintage Curio Cabinet Gets Tissue Paper Transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Although it wasn’t much to look at, I thought it had potential. It’s not an antique and is actually a more modern piece made to look old, but still a piece of furniture nonetheless.

Vintage Curio Cabinet Gets Tissue Paper Transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It originally had a glass back, but at some point the glass got broken and I decided it was not going back in. Β I wanted to take this sad-looking cabinet and give it a feminine makeover. Read more

Repurposed Cupboard Door Jewelry Cabinet

Happy dance goin’ on over here as it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! This fun day is for you – to inspire you to give DIY a try. You’ll see my friend’s projects below. Today is all about a fantastic haul I was gifted with recently. You know I never turn down wood, right?Β  Well, this orphaned cupboard sample crew is about to become a repurposed cupboard door jewelry cabinet. Game ON!

Set of Cupboard Door Samples Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Before I show you what I did with these, first, let me tell you how I came upon them. A huge thanks goes to my friend Sue. She sent me a massage asking if I would like some cupboard doors. Apparently, her son does cabinetry work on the side and had some doors that were new, but had a flaw or two so they couldn’t be used. She mentioned he was going to burn them because he didn’t Read more

Folding Screen Room Divider Makeover

There I was minding my own business and up pops this folding screen into my view. While my norm is to keep on scrolling because I have enough on my plate, I just couldn’t do it…this time.Vintage Room folding Scree Room Divider Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Why on earth would I be interested in this folding screen, you ask? Well, me and my crazy self has always loved the drama they add to a room, plus they are super functional. You can use them simply for accent, to create a divide, or as intended, like a changing room screen. So many possibilities!

It’s not a vintage goodie, but a Read more

Lane Cedar Chest ~ Crackle Paint Tutorial

There is nothing better than getting together with a few friends to do what you love, right? Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and my blogging friends and I have some fun for you. This vintage Lane cedar chest is about to be given the help it needs along with some lovin’ too. Stick around to see my friend’s projects and enter to win the giveaway as well. Let’s get our DIY on!

Vintage Lane Cedar Chest Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

One of my furniture addictions are blanket chests, also known as hope chests. The offer style and function since they serve as seats and storage. Who could ask for more? I was gifted one as a graduation/birthday gift and still fill it with my treasures. The ones that are cedar lined like this one make it even more Read more

Flea Market Decor from Repurposed Finds

There are few things in life that I really get excited about. One of them is a true trashure hunt. Every so often I head to the flea market, not looking for the obvious, but the stuff that everyone overlooks. Ya know, the junk. Today, you are in for a treat! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and I’m going to show you what I do with this pile o’ “junk” by turning into flea market decor. You’ll see what my gal friends are up to at the bottom, so sit back and enjoy.

Flea Market Finds before Repurposed Creations by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, I started with this mesh screen. When I find old screens or mesh anything I snatch them up for one purpose… Read more

Nightstand Makeover ~ From Dated to Elegant

Do you ever have one of those moments when you’re either at a garage sale or thrift store and something stops you and makes you say, “Ooooohhh…”? I love when that happens. Take for instance this nightstand I spied. It is the perfect candidate for today’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday – a fun day where my blogger friend’s and I share some project goodness with you. Let’s get busy with this nightstand makeover, and be sure to check out the other projects below.

Vintage Nightstand Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m calling this a nightstand, but really it is also an end table or side table or pretty much anywhere-you-want-to-put-it table. My oldest daughter, Miss C, was looking for a project since her and her siblings join me in my adventures. You can see her Read more

Repurposed Wall Art from 3 Thrifted Frames

It’s always good to start the day off with a trashure makeover, don’t you think? When I say trashure, I mean “a one man’s trash is another one’s treasure” kinda thing. When you have friends that know the way you tick, it’s a great way to be. So, when my friend Mandy asked me if I wanted some large empty frames, you know what I said. Bring it on! Let me show you how I created some repurposed wall art from these 3 big beauties.

Thrifted Frames Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

*post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

Aren’t they gorgeous?! Solid wood and oh, so much potential. This was one of those projects that I had to set aside until I completed other commitments. In the meantime, my wheels were turning.

The first frame I decided to work with was the lighter oak one. I had no intention of Read more

Wooden Storage Bin Building Plans

Do you ever find yourself saying, “I wish I had more storage space”? Finding ways to addΒ more storage space is always in demand, and this DIY tutorial is going to help you create a very versatile piece for your home. The best part is that once you build thisΒ wooden storage bin, you will have the ability to recreate it again and again making use of it in ever so many ways.

Easy Step-by Step Plans to Build Your Own Wooden Storage Bin by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

For this project, I am creating a storage bin for my kitchen since we are in the middle of a remodel. I, for one, am tired of having my counter look like this when we are trying to either ripen our fruits or just don’t have anywhere to put our goods. Can you blame me?

This plan is for home use only and not to be redistributed or used to make items for sale. Plans are owned and copyrighted by Prodigal Pieces.

Kitchen Counter Clutter Before Storage Bin | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post was also seen on Angie’s List and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

Ready to get started building one of your own? You can build this in as many tiers as you want, and even mount it to the wall. Mix it up and add legs or feet to create a different style of bin. Have fun with it!

Here is what you’ll need Read more

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