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DIY Denim Paint on Antique Chest of Drawers

You know that it’s hard for me to pass up an offer for not only a free piece of furniture, but also an antique. Can you blame me? No joke…I had just emptied my home of any extra furniture when my cousin tagged me in her friend’s feed offering up this antique chest of drawers. I felt obliged to…er…help. tee hee. The fun thing is that this piece inspires me to give it a DIY denim paint effect. Hang on to see what I mean. (giveaway alert!)

Antique Chest of Drawers with Damage Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You might be thinking…denim?? Well, let me explain. When I get a well-loved, free piece of furniture I count it as fair game to have some fun. Thankfully, all of the original brass knobs were present (some inside drawers). Those knobs totally remind me of Read more

Farmhouse Drop-Leaf Coffee Table with Typography

Last, but not least, it’s time for Round 5 of my #trashure curbside haul makeover fun. Yay!! I’ve worked through those other 4 projects with much fun. However, today is all about that little coffee table getting transformed into a farmhouse drop-leaf coffee table with whimsy.

Curbside Haul #4 Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To catch you up to speed you can see the other projects listed below:

  1. Antique Pie Crust Table
  2. Hunting Scene Shelf
  3. Farmhouse Chest of Drawers
  4. Grain Sack Antique Chairs

Vintage Drop-Leaf Table Found Curbside by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

As you can see, this table is in sturdy shape.  The leaves function as they should, for the most part Read more

Black Antique Vanity ~ Rustic & Refined

Yippee!! It’s time for Trash to Treasure Tuesday where my blogger friends and I get together to share project to inspire you. You will see their projects in a minute, as is there’s nothing better than getting together with like-minded folks to share what you love. Most certainly one of my favorite projects are old gems like this. I’m sure you can see how it’s been worn down, so I plan to turn this into a black antique vanity with rustic, refined feel. Check it out…

Antique Vanity Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I purchased this from a lady who bought it as a project piece. She had started with it and decided it wasn’t something she wanted to complete because she was expecting a new baby soon. I fell in love with the Read more

Updated Art Deco Chest of Drawers by a Teen

Nothing makes me happier that to share a new project with you. However, when it’s a project that is done by one of my kids, I get beyond excited, even giddy. My proud mama heart takes over and I it amazes me how hard they work to get the job done. Take my oldest daughter’s latest project, an ugly painted beast in the before. Miss C is going to tame this brown beast and show you how it became an updated Art Deco chest of drawers. You go girl!

Art Deco Chest of Drawers Before | prodigalpieces.com

Many of you know that I have sworn off bringing home awfully painted furniture. I have had my fun messing with them, but apparently my husband keeps forgetting my promise to self, so when I send him out to retrieve project pieces he brings Read more

Antique Dresser Given Time-Worn Love

Little did I know one day that I would be bringing home FOUR pieces of furniture at the same time. You would think that is normal around here as it’s not the first time, but I have been trying to scale back until I can find suitable storage. However, who can blame me when I guy offers antique pieces from a storage unit for an amazing price? This antique dresser was one of them and the subject for my Trash to Treasure post today. Read through to see what my blogger friends have for you too.

Antique Dresser with Mirror Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This lovely lady had a good face on front, but the sides left you wanting. See what I mean?

Antique Dresser with Damaged Veneer | prodigalpieces.com Read more

Teaching My Kids a Trade

If you follow me on social media, you know I occasionally share pictures of my kids working on their own pieces (yes, I’m one proud mama). Today, I want to take a minute to showcase their work for you because I believe that learning a trade is just as important as book learning.  I am so absolutely blessed to have my kids with me at home, they are my sidekicks, my apprentices, and my biggest fans. I’m getting see them bloom under my teaching.

Of all of my 6 kids, the oldest four are the ones that have worked on items to sell in my shop. All the purchasing of worn out projects is their responsibility, and almost all of the labor involved in recreating that find is theirs too. It’s hard to not jump in and “take over” at times, but they won’t learn if I do!

Take a look at the fruits of their labor. My oldest has done the most makeovers up to this point, with one of his latest being this grain sack coffee table.

Create a Faux French Grain Sack Table with Tape and Paint - Let a teenager show you how! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

We were all so excited for him when it sold in less than an hour of listing it in my shop. It’s fun to work alongside and teach them the skills of earning a living. My hope is that they are learning to appreciate the value of a dollar and that hard work pays off, among other things.

My oldest three have worked alongside each other most of the time. They are Mr. I, Miss C, and Miss S. When I receive a piece of furniture for free, I take turns giving it to them so they can work on it. Here is a table I found on Craigslist free section and gave to my daughter:

Teaching my kids a trade - a long-lasting lesson in life skills by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It was in great shape with wear to the top, and just needing a color change. My son found this Broyhill nightstand at a thrift store and purchased it himself to be his project piece.

Teaching my kids a trade - a long-lasting lesson in life skills by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

They have fun working together, and my yet-to-be-remodeled living room is the catch-all for all our projects.

Teaching my kids a trade - a long-lasting lesson in life skills by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Read more

Box Camera Dresser ~ Ikea Rast Hack

It’s makeover time! I am so excited to have had the opportunity to work with Hickory Hardware to recreate an Ikea Rast Dresser utilizing their wide assortment of pulls. Let me introduce you to my Ikea Rast Hack.

Box Camera Dresser - Ikea Rast Hack by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

*project provided by Hickory Hardware and includes affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

This is my first time ever laying hands on any Ikea furniture since the closest store is over an hour away. If you know me, then you know I typically deal with vintage/antique furniture. This was a new avenue and working with a new piece was fun. When I first laid eyes on the Rast dresser (retail $34.99) this is what I saw:

Box Camera Dresser - Ikea Rast Hack by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It’s a total blank slate, just ready for creativity. Fun! My mind instantly saw a vintage box camera. The dresser is boxy and perfect for some hand-painted goodness. Read more

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