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Upcycled Antique Sewing Machine Top

It’s that time again! Trash to Treasure Tuesday is upon us and I’m excited to have my blogger friends joining me for another month of fun. You’ll see their projects in a bit, but check out what I have for you. It’s been a few years coming, but I’m finally getting to my vision for this upcycled antique sewing machine top. {{happy dance}}

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Cabinet Top | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Maybe at first when you see this you’re like…um…what is THAT? Well, let me show you a picture for the original antique treadle sewing machine I acquired over 4 years ago. Read more

Farmhouse Apothecary Cabinet from Curbside Trash

Apparently you all have quite the fun imagining me hopping out of my vehicle while it’s pouring rain to grab #trashure off the curb. haha! I don’t blame you! This was the case with a visit to Curb le Chic this last spring. Our city spring cleanup had begun and I found this handmade piece among other goodies. I loved the wood and the functionality, so I decided to update it into a farmhouse apothecary cabinet.

Handmade Cabinet Found Curbside | prodigalpieces.com

While it does have some obvious wear, it still, however, has plenty of life left in it. The slat back is my favorite part of the whole thing. Whomever built it did a great job with the dados and overall squareness of it all.

However, the slight orangey color wasn’t cutting it for me. The wood had 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

Reclaimed Wood Planter Box ~ Farmhouse Style Decor

Sometimes a girl’s gotta do something for herself, right? I mean, let’s face it. I’m a mom to 6 amazing kids with a business and blog. More often than not I put myself to the side to tend to others. For a few years now I have been saving, no, hoarding (even dreaming) about this wood below. This is a story how this curbside trashure was turned into my reclaimed wood planter box.

Reclaimed Oak Barn Siding Before | prodigalpieces.com

There’s no doubt that the average joe would have walked right by this wood. It’s broken, it’s cracked, dirty, and even has worm holes all over it. Only silly ol’ me would see it then quickly make sure Read more

Repurposed Screen Door Chalkboard

Mmm…love me some trashure time. When the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, my blood starts pumping because it’s Trash to Treasure time! {{happy dance}} My fellow rethunk junkers and I get together to share with you a makeover of some sort to get you inspired and thinking. The project I have for you today has been in my brain for over 3 years. So I hope you enjoy how I am creating a repurposed screen door chalkboard from this…

Salvaged Door Before (aka Trashure) | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

A few years back my oldest son, Mr. I, and I were out during city clean-up doing our first jaunt together ever and we came upon a house that had a nice long dresser set out. Obviously, that caught my attention so we stopped and began to load. While loading the man of the house brought out a few arched frames. I had no idea what they were for, but I wanted them.

I was in a stupor and I had to have looked like a linebacker ready to tackle the anyone who tried to get them before me. My son and I Read more

Easter Cross made from Repurposed Materials

Earlier this week, I showed you my farmhouse metal art that came from repurposing a couple of quirky thrift store finds. At that time, I promised I would show you what I did with the other antique table leg I had left of a set. Here is my stash for today that I’m going to turn into an Easter cross (since the glorious holiday is fast-approaching), and because it’s Power Tool Challenge time! Woot! Check out the end of the post for my blogger friend’s projects too.

Pile of Reclaimed Parts for Easter Cross | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Most might see a pile of trash, but this would-be junk is perfect for my vision. In this “mess” is a vintage cake pan, a piece of pallet wood, and crib rail spindles. Same as in my last project, I use my drill to Read more

Repurposed Direction Sign

Lately, I’ve been trying to get a few projects done for our own home that I’ve had on my brain. Sometimes it seems like my head is going to explode and it feels good to work on something and be able to mark it off my list. For some reason, I’ve always admired the whimsy of bathroom directional sign. You know, a sort of vintage here-you-go sign. Check out my repurposed direction…hee hee.

Well, I’ve been making a point to work through my stash bit by bit and get creative. Here is what I pulled out as possible repurposed direction sign candidates.

Bits and pieces of reclaimed parts fit perfectly together to make a rustic bathroom directional sign by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

What you see is a wood turning, a small single tree (for a goat?), a rusty old coping saw, and a leftover piece of my treadle sewing machine table. In addition, I also decided to use my rusty saw and sewing machine part (that funky piece of wood). Read more

Art Deco Dressing Table goes Industrial Chic

Today is all about my favorite project of the month – Themed Furniture Makeover Day!! What could be more fun than getting together with a bunch of furniture girls to do what we love? Today’s theme is all about Industrial…I love it. ♥ Normally, I would have done some sort of factory industrial-type build or makeover, but I chose to go a different route, and have a very fun Art Deco piece to show you today.

Enter in this vintage dressing table…

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Isn’t she pretty and full of character? Hailing in with a mirror of ginormous proportions (50″ diameter to be exact), and all-over goodness. Read more

Grain Sack Table ~ Faux Look Tutorial

Do you love the look of grain sack like I do? Seriously, I could put it on anything and never tire of it. In a minute I am going to share how to make a grain sack table. But first, in times past, I’ve created my own faux grain sack fabric for this antique rocking chair see below.

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

this sweet little ottoman

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

…and my own pillows, decor…you get the idea. I love it!

For this post, I’m going to introduce you to my oldest son, Mr. I, so he can show you how easy this method is – that even a teenager can do it. He is one of my six budding apprentices, and has been working alongside me for quite some time. Mr. I enjoys creating his own masterpieces, and selling them in my shop and locally to create a nice savings for himself.

It’s fun to help him find pieces that are deemed worthy of a makeover, and assist here and there, but for the most part, he does all the work. Here’s his latest vintage garage sale find…a solid wood Queen Anne 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

American made and quality cherry wood, but has some water damage and wear to the surface that makes it a good candidate for his project. I do believe this is his largest project so far. Read more

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