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Vintage Cosco Serving Cart Renewed for DIY Storage

Storage is something we all long for, but sometimes we lack it for obvious reasons. Maybe you have little closet space or just overall not a whole lotta room, but…you can add storage in places by getting creative. This worn out vintage Cosco serving cart caught my eye and I’m going to show you how it can make a BIG difference in a small way.

Vintage Serving Cart Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it doesn’t take much money to make your house your home. I’m a prime example of that. With our family of 8 we have to watch spending and creating storage is Read more

Vintage Chest Gets Modern Makeover

Each month I have fun participating in our Themed Furniture Makeovers, and this time around I’m letting my oldest son step up to the plate with his latest project piece, a vintage chest of drawers. AND…I have an awesome giveaway for you!

Themed Furniture Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I totally encourage my six children to join me in my work and they are always chomping at the bit to have some fun with paint and learn a trade. When I went to pick up the primitive cupboard I just used to show you how to update old wood with stain, the lady also offered us this vintage chest. My furniture lovin’ self could have taken it as my own, but I offered it to my son and he chose to purchase it. (he knows to bring his wallet along when mama is on an adventure. hee hee)

Solid Wood Vintage Chest of Drawers Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

It solid as a rock and it took us a great amount of effort to get it down her narrow, twisting flight of stairs. Oh, the stories we have! Read more

Vintage Soda Crate Turned Foot Stool

Are you form-over-function or function-over-form? I am the latter for sure, which is why I have fun creating my functional pieces from repurposed finds. Earlier this week, I showed you how I took several flea market finds and created farmhouse decor, but I also promised to show you what I would do with that vintage soda crate in those finds. Check it out…

Flea Market Finds Farmhouse Wares by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Certainly that vintage soda crate has potential just as-is. You could use it mounted to the wall as a rustic shelf, you could fill it with your collections on a table top for a vintage display, or even as a planter. But, when over the last few months, I was inspired by a replica of a vintage soda crate foot stool by Decor Steals.

Rustic Foot Stool by Decor Steals | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I thought to myself, “Certainly, I could make that”. tsk.

So, off to my stash of gorgeous legs I went to find me a set, (no made in China stuff here!) and here is what I pulled out. Read more

Bedroom Set ~ A Vintage Reunion

Do you ever have one of those moments where your jaw drops and you are amazed how a certain event in life could have happened?  I mean, you think, “what are the chances…?” I had one of those in my past with a bedroom set that left me giddy.
Today and for the rest of this month every Tuesday, my Trash to Treasure girlfriends and I are digging into the archives for some makeover goodness for you. Check out the end of this post for their projects, and you can see last week’s makeover here.
Best of Trash to Treasure Transformations | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com
 
The story begins… A certain couple was selling off several pieces of furniture, 5 to be exact, for $20 a piece…a piece! One was a Broyhill Brasilia credenza, and a few other chests of drawers. You just can’t beat Craigslist for being able to peruse furniture & other goodies right in front of your eyes in the comfort of your own home.  I love finding a steal.  Let’s face it, it’s an online treasure hunt.
So, of course I bought them all. (ahem) I’m not exactly sure they were all a perfect fit, but most had awesome potential! Included in this lot was an antique cherry vanity that just needed a little love. Vintage Cherry Vanity Before | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com
My favorite feature is the mirror that is mounted on a rail that adjusts to suit your sitting height. This vanity sat in my garage for a couple of months until that jaw-dropping moment came.
I stopped by a local garage sale on my way home with 5 kids in tow (see, I told you this was from the archives…I now have 6!) You know how it goes, I wasn’t really planning to stop, and there they were, a matching chest of drawers and dresser with mirror!!  EEK! I couldn’t believe my eyes and tried not to look too obvious, but they were for a ridiculous price and I quickly made the purchase before anyone could beat me.

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Teen Boys’ Room Reveal ~ Vintage Industrial Style

Vintage industrial style is hot and currently trending, especially for teen boys. Who can deny the funky fun of metals mixed with woods, and the fact that texture abounds? If you know me, you know I love vintage and tend to have an industrial twist in my home. It’s rubbed off on my oldest son and was our focus for our teen boys’ room makeover.

To catch you up to speed, take a minute and head over to see all the BEFORE goodness of their bedroom. I’ve got fun details over there and will help you get the full scope of this project.

Our boy's room is getting a vintage industrial makeover from ceiling to floor. We are removing storage space to save our sanity! Come see why. by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

We’ve gone from a nature-inspired room to a factory-inspired hangout that is full of metal, wood, and oodles of texture. Come on in and take the tour!

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We are so pleased with out bright and fresh our boys’ room has become. From the ceiling to the floor, it’s amazing what a little paint and DIY can do for a space. Read more

Vintage Feed Sack Chair {Themed Makeover Day}

Sometimes my projects are in my head and sound good to me, but I never quite know how they’re going to turn out.  It’s sort of fun that way, especially when it all gels together.  Here’s is one of those types of projects. Meet my feed sack chair."Vintage

Want the full story? Let’s go back to the beginning.
A couple of weeks ago, I had my four girls with me and we were headed to pick up our weekly milk supply from a local farmer and then headed on to a flea market.  We were all excited to find treasures that day.
 
Down the back country road we headed to get our milk, and then I spotted a “Garage Sale” sign.  Uh oh. I don’t stop at every one of these (though I would if I could), but I knew since this was off the beaten path there could possibly be a steal.  When driving with a 6 mo. old baby, you have only a limited amount of non-fuss time and I really didn’t know if I should stop.  It could mean diaper changes, nursing time…you know the routine.  Plus, my girls didn’t want to miss out on the flea market.  What to do, what to do?!

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DIY Spring Centerpiece from Thrifted Finds

Spring is in the air! When this time of year comes around I’m eager to greet the season with some DIY fun. What better than to go on a #trashure hunt adventure and create a DIY spring centerpiece from thrifted finds…right? Here is what I picked and am excited to share with you. (giveaway alert!)

Thrifted Items for DIY Spring Centerpiece by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What you are looking at above there is a pair of candle holders, a stack of mini metal pails, some vintage linens, and a beat up Melissa & Doug toy wooden crate. If there ever was a Read more

Repurposed Chalkboard Sign from Curbside Finds

Many of you know each spring my pulse begins to quicken and my plans form on how I’m going to interact with the city spring clean-up. It’s a veritable potluck dream for a junker like me. Problem is, it’s so vast I can’t bring everything home, so I limit myself to only shopping my quadrant when it’s the appropriate time. Here are a couple of #trashure things I picked up just around my block. Do you know what they are? Well, what they’re going to become is a repurposed chalkboard sign – two of them. Woot!

Wooden Stands Before Repurposed Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My first thought was these are a couple of different gentleman’s valets (or butlers), but then I think they looked more like Read more

Damaged Table Top Repair & Update

How many times do we give up a beloved piece of furniture because it has damage? Probably more than we like to admit. Maybe we just don’t want to fuss with it, or maybe we just don’t know how to fix it. I want to show you a simple damaged table top repair that will allow you to save that lovingly worn piece and maybe even grab the next one you see at the thrift store.

Take this small half-circle table I found, for instance.

Damaged Table Before Simple Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

At first glance it sure is cute and looks in great shape. The wear is primarily to the top with heavy scuffs on the edge and water damage and scratches to the top. Read more

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