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Piano Bench Makeover with DIY Furniture Lazy Susan

Do you ever have something that just sits in your home for what seems like forever, just waiting for you to give it the love it needs? Well, I may have more than one item hanging around here like that because we are remodeling, and it’s taking f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I sweetly whisper to them, “Don’t worry, your time will come.” If you think I am now nuts, just hang with me. You see this little gem below? It’s waited too long, so I’m having a piano bench makeover today. woot! (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Piano Bench Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Truth be told, it’s actually a bench from an organ we used to own. Once upon a time we were given a free organ and had a blast using it along with our  antique upright grand piano you see above. The organ eventually Read more

Farmhouse Sewing Basket ~ DIY Decor

Today’s the last of my Operation 80’s makeover that started a week ago. Can I get a high five?! Three different thrifted projects all a blast from the past. I’m a bit giddy to wrap up the fun I’ve been having because this last one was a hoot. Check out this totally vintage country find that I’m going to turn into a farmhouse sewing basket. Genius, right? Hang with me now…

Vintage Sewing Basket Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

However, Let me back up for a minute for those just joining us. A few weeks ago I brought home a haul of 1980’s goodness that Read more

Sewing Table with Vintage Chic Vibe

Today’s post is kinda funny because it has a story behind it. First, it all started with this table that my parents gave me. I invite you to come read this post on my Facebook page and be sure to read the comments. I’ll fill you in as we go, but in the meantime, I’d like to show you how I turned it into a vintage chic sewing table.

Side Table Before Vintage Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

We have always had modge-podge furniture because I get it second-hand, either by thrifting or handed down. Our last installment of furniture was leather and I was happy to have it, but it didn’t have a vintage feel to it. I thought if I could sell what we had to pay for a set more to my liking, I would have a go at it.

My heart was set on a soft brown leather set with nailhead trim to go with what I wanted Read more

Emboss Furniture with Stencils

Whether it’s embossed glass, paper, metal, or wood, I have always been intrigued by that design element. I love to create that effect in my artwork whenever possible. So it may not surprise you that I also emboss furniture too. It is so absolutely easy and only take a few basic materials. Let me show you what I did with this worn out jewelry armoire.

Vintage Jewelry Armoire Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The story behind this piece goes like this: I went to pick up an antique nightstand from a guy that I had just spoke with the night before. While on my way there with kids in tow, my oldest began to feel ill. I didn’t want to go back home and stand the guy up, so we headed over anyway with my oldest’s permission.

Turns out the guy sold the nightstand before I got there (me not happy at all) Read more

Reclaimed Sewing Machine Table

I can’t believe we’ve flown through another month already and my favorite time is here – Themed Furniture Makeover Day!! This month’s theme is all about small tables…whew. My schedule has been kickin’ my rear lately and I could use a small project. Although the focal point of this month’s theme is small, my table is big in so many ways.  Check it out my reclaimed sewing machine table project.Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

*product provided by Weatherwood Stains. Affiliate links are included in this post. (see full disclosure)

If you follow me on social media, you would know I scored this antique treadle sewing machine off of Craigslist. I had told myself that if I ever came across one of these beauties (reasonably priced) it would be mine. Sellers were asking $75, but when I asked if it was firm, they quickly dropped it to $50. Seems they wanted it gone…NOW.

No problem!!

Yes, it’s rusty, and yes, it’s top is a wreck, but just look at those legs…

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

…and look at those drawers!! {swoon}

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Read more

Antique Stereo Turned Sewing Cabinet

The jury is in…the Themed Furniture Makeover Day has become one of my favorite days of the month. Can you blame me? What better than to get down and dirty with furniture AND do it alongside these fantastic ladies who have the same passion. It’s WIN-WIN!  Today it’s all about being “Distressed” – the furniture that is.

About a year and a half ago, I was driving home down our street and noticed what appeared to be a teeny tiny garage sale on the corner.  It basically was a few pieces of furniture and, of course, that caught my eye.  With kids in tow, I pulled over and got out to take a quick peek.

As it turns out, a young man had recently purchase the house and was decluttering some gorgeous antiques. My eyes first went to this ragged looking sideboard. Price tag: $15

Antique Sideboard Scored for $15 Gets Metallic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Oodles of damage, door beaten in and missing all sorts of stuff, but in otherwise structurally good standing. Cha-Ching!

It wasn’t until a couple of months ago I was able to give it its rightful makeover. Using my Modern Masters English Brown Metallic Paint and a whole lot of TLC it was given new life. Much better, right?

Antique Sideboard Scored for $15 Gets Metallic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

At second glance I saw this sweet little forlorn stereo cabinet resting on those sweet spindle legs. Price tag: $5

Damaged veneer, busted off back, missing pull, but also structurally sound. Cha-Ching!

Antique Stereo Repurposed Into Sewing Cabinet by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Read more

Repurposed Sewing Fabric Storage

Not long ago, I shared a picture on Facebook that really went crazy.  It wasn’t of a furniture piece I had thrifted and refinished, or of a DIY room remodel. Nope. It was a picture of my sewing fabric storage.

Repurposed Industrial Style Sewing Storage by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My sewing space has been an evolving process and is always being tweaked to suit me better.  Rarely these days do I get much of a chance to sit in my hallowed nook, but on occasion  I make time to do what I love.  SEW!

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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 Belts Become Home Decor Accents

Don’t you just love that feeling when you get together with your friends to share an activity that you all enjoy? Today is our reduce, reuse, REFASHION time where my blogger friends and I get together to share with you (our reader friends) our latest upcycling fun. You’ll see their projects in just a bit. For my project, I’ve chosen to show you how to take upcycled belts and turn them into home decor.

Maybe that piques your attention and maybe you also think, “no way.” haha. Either way, let’s have some crafty fun! Read more

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