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Feed Sack Tote Bag ~ reduce, reuse, REFASHION

Oh happy dance over here! I’m super excited to be back at my sewing machine again for my reduce, reuse, REFASHION fun I share this time each month. What’s that, you say? I am aiming to encourage you to reduce waste, reuse what you have on hand, and refashion it into something for yourself, your home, or for others. Today these hand-me-down bits of cloth are going to become a feed sack tote bag.

Cut Feed Sack Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Let me just say I have the most awesome friends not only nearby, but online too. When I have readers who think of me and send me goodies, it truly touches my heart.  A fellow blogger named Lucy was in the middle of moving and couldn’t take all of her Read more

Upcycled Sock Dolls & Animals ~ REFASHION fun

It’s that time again! I get so excited when I start to brainstorm about my Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION project for each month. If you didn’t know, that last Tuesday of each month is where I share a way to recreate your existing or found items into fashion, home decor and more. Today, I’m finally getting around to my vision for these brand new socks I found at the thrift store. I’m gaming to create some whimsical upcycled sock dolls and animals. woot!

Thrifted Socks Before Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION fun by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Now, I have to ask…would you have grabbed these? I debated on trying them on to show you just how HUGE these socks are. They are definitely Read more

DIY Christmas Swag & Planters from Foraged Greens

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” Now that I have that stuck in your head, let’s talk about our Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time. The last Tuesday of each month I take you on a journey with the intent to inspire. Today, I’m getting the holiday spirit rolling with a DIY Christmas swag and planters (1) created on a budget (2) super easy (3) and perfect for the entire winter season. (not just Christmas)

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces in her Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series upcycling a flannel shirt for Christmas Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

In order to do that, I’m making use of this super cozy, yet worn out flannel shirt. Don’t you just love a worn flannel? mmm…so soft.

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Upcycled Christmas Sleigh from Trash Finds

Do you like to take on challenges that get you thinking outside your norm? I do!! That’s half the fun of being a DIY blogger or just an everyday mom. I mean, don’t all mom’s step outside their “box” for their kids? You know it. tsk. I am super excited to share an upcycled Christmas sleigh made from these misfit items below.

Salvaged Parts Before Use to Create Upcycled Christmas Sleigh by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You may be scratching your head at what that is up there, but there’s a backstory to it all. First, the piece of siding was found over a year ago curbside along with the underbed drawers I turned into a farmhouse workbench – one of my favorite builds (see HERE). I have more sweet Read more

Vintage Folding Chairs with Grain Sack Stencil

It often seems that when I find one good thing, I find multiples. And…just like a good junker, I can’t just take one. Nope, I gotta have ’em all. haha. You can understand this makes perfect sense when it comes to the vintage folding chairs, right? I mean, they’re meant to stay together as a family. {{just go with it and affirm. wink, wink}} (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Folding Chairs Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, I’d like to brush you up on your vintage folding chairs background (as if you had one). These beauties are made by Louis Rastetter & Sons of the The Solid Kumfort company. Also, it’s crazy that they can date as far back as 1900.

Louis Rastetter & Sons Solid Kumfort Folding Chairs Label | prodigalpieces.com

I believe my set to be around the 1920-30’s based on the harp and design. In addition, they have that Read more

Upcycled Hymn Board ~ Handmade Vintage

There I was just driving along on my way to get errands done when I heard angelic voices singing. Right before me on the side of the road is a pile of furniture loot that this junker did a rubber-necker to take a peek. {{gasp}} Did I just spy and antique bed? Oh yes I did. But…I kept driving. You see, I have too many projects already. My line of thinking is if it’s still there when I come back, it’s ALL MINE. This is the beginning of today’s project…an upcycled hymn board. Yup.

Antique Full Size Bed found Curbside (aka. #Trashure) by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Okay, so you may have guessed that it was still there when I drove back past. Imagine me skipping across the street with my older kids in tow to Read more

How to Fix Bleached Spots on Fabric

I’m a silver lining kinda gal that likes to see the good amidst the negative. It’s no joking matter when something you truly adore gets damaged…like your favorite bibs. sniff. I won’t say I shed a tear, but I was definitely feeling low that I ruined this pair with bleach. Has that ever happened to you? Today, I’m sharing how to fix bleached spots on fabric with a little ingenuity.

Bleached Bib Dress and How to Fix It | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #fashion #howto #clothing

Here’s the backstory to my drama. I found two pairs of bib dresses at the thrift store made by Eddie Bauer. They were in like-new condition and made of some of my favorite textiles: one in linen, and this green one is Read more

Farmhouse Fall Vignette from Thrifted Finds

Do you feel a nip in the air? In my part of the country, we are seeing definite signs that autumn is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time of change and thankfulness for the harvest season with all the bounty it has to offer. It also means we can change up our decor to celebrate the season too. I’m excited to share with you how to create a farmhouse fall vignette from thrifted finds. Anyone can do it!

Thrifted Finds for Farmhouse Fall Vignette | prodigalpieces.com
What you see above is a collection of three items I chose to use to start my autumn decor in my home. First is a peg shelf, second is an antique hand drill, and the third a little bushel basket. Two of the three of these things can be found most anywhere, but the third will need Read more

DIY Doorstop from Upcycled Baby Bib Overalls

I don’t know about you, but one of the cutest things that is available to dress a baby are bib overalls. Am I right? Little cuties crawling around or toddling in these just deserve a squeeze. I no longer have littles that require these, so when an idea struck I had to head to the thrift store to locate a pair. My vision entailed upcycling a pair of baby bibs into a fun DIY doorstop. Hang with me now.

Thrifted Baby Bib Overalls Before Refashion by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The last Tuesday of each month I present my Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series with the intent to inspire you. The idea is to take something to recreate your Read more

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