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Serpentine Dresser with French Country Style

“It’s pretty beat up…” those words are music to my junk-lovin’ ears. I purposefully don’t work on pieces that are just fine only to paint them. However, I look for the unwanteds, the misfits, the beaten down beauties just waiting for new life. Enter in this vintage serpentine dresser.

Vintage Mahogany Serpentine Dresser Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Damaged Serpentine Dresser Top | prodigalpieces.com

This ol’ gal was hiding away behind some clothing racks and bins with no price tag. When I inquired with the owner on asking price, she wanted to verify the cost with her husband. That quote above were her words, and it made me think to myself… Read more

Fall Pumpkin Button Art ~ Kids CREATE

Do you have any sweet memories related to buttons? I sure do. I remember a tin my mom had full of glorious treats to behold. There were all sorts of colors and shapes, with some even holding memories. As time passed, I nowΒ I have my own stash, and also have started my kids with their own as well. Today, my daughter and I are sharing the next episode of our Prodigal Pieces Kids CREATE. This time around we are creating fall pumpkin button art and few other designs too.

Pile of Vintage Buttons | Prodigal Pieces KIDS Create | prodigalpieces.com

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The best part about this project is the sky’s the limit. There’s no need to only make only fall decor, but rather open up your mind to whatever those buttons call you to create. However, since we’re in the thick of harvest season, my daughter and I wanted to do something related to Read more

Painted Entertainment Stand in Hale Navy

It is on a daily basis that I get asked questions either about a project that I have worked on in the past or a person has their own project they’d like some advice on. I’m eager to help and try to be informative. This time around, however, I am able to physically help out a local follower with this piece she had. Her second-hand find is about to become a painted entertainment stand. Check it out.

Entertainment Stand Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Kathryn contacted me about this entertainment stand via social media per suggestion through some friends of hers. Originally, she asked for Read more

Mid Century Modern Desk Set from Sewing Desk

You know I love a good challenge, right? It seems I often undertake the most hot mess of projects at times and find myself scratching my head as to the why. ahem. Well, today is one of those days, and I know why. Meet this dilapidated sewing desk that is going to become a Mid Century Modern desk set with a cause.

Mid Century Modern Sewing Desk Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

We have: (1) water damage (2) fun carvings into the wood (3) missing veneer (4) legs removed (5) missing knobs (6) and a top that has taken a beating. Oy!

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Upcycled Silverware Box into Jewelry Box

Grandma’s old silverware box is about to get the makeover of a lifetime! tee hee!! You know you find these kinds of things at the thrift stores or garage sales, right? Maybe you wonder what it could be used for. Well, two things (1) it’s wood (2) it’s storage. Who doesn’t love extra storage? My goal is to show you one was to make use of this upcycled silverware box. Hang with me now.

Vintage Silverware Box Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you remember, I had already demonstrated how I took another silverware box and upcycled it with an antique washboard to get this…

DIY Upcycled Washboard Cupboard for your Home Decor | by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #vintage #home #homedecor

You can see my tutorial and peek inside this cupboard in this post over HERE. For today, however, I’m going a completely different route. Read more

DIY Farmhouse Sign with Typography

I’d like to introduce you to Bo and Mo, my latest thrift store finds. Why on earth would I bring these home, you say? Well, they’re wooden, cute, and full of potential. Do you see it? This chessboard duo is about to help me show you how to create a DIY farmhouse sign with typography. Oh yeah! {{twangy banjo music begins}}

Wooden Animal Cutouts from the Thrift Store | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, so maybe I’m a little nutty for seeing potential in these two pieces, but you can’t blame me for trying. If you take a closer look, Mo (the cow) is just a wood cutout with a chessboard painted on, plus that snazzy bell necklace. However, Bo, on the other hand, Read more

Vintage Buffet Makeover ~ Paid in Full

Don’t you just love a happy ending? I am beyond excited to share a story with you today that I know will leave you inspired. You see, this vintage buffet makeover you’re about to see is the sort of “icing on the cake” for an answer to many prayers. Let’s get this DIY part started!

Vintage Buffet Makeover Before | prodigalpieces.com

If you’ve been hanging out with me over the last few years, I’ve mentioned a friend of mine, Mandy. She is not only a source to my junkin’ needs, but a great friend too. I want to give you a background on her story before I get this makeover started. Read more

Upcycled Salt & Pepper Set with Junkified Stand

Tell me I’m not alone here…k. I walk into the thrift store to look for one thing, then, of course, the rest of the store calls. (aka. sirens…the kind that beckon you) Am I right? Can I help that 5 sets of these wooden gems were sitting there waiting for me? I think not. I say it’s time for some upcycled salt & pepper sets. Game ON.

Wooden Salt & Pepper Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

At this point you may be wondering why on earth I need 5 sets of these? Well, truth be told I don’t. However, isn’t that how thrift shopping works? We buy things we don’t need because Read more

French Provincial Lingerie Chest Restored

Today’s the day! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday, one of my favorite days of the month because I get to share alongside my blogger friends our latest projects. You’ll see their inspiring work in a bit. However, take a peek at this vintage French provincial lingerie chest that has waited far too long for a restoration. (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Lingerie Chest Before Restoration by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My daughters have been using this chest as a place to store hair accessories, legging, tights, etc. It did, however, look this shabby when I got it. I have been patiently waiting until we got our girls’ Read more

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