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Vintage Secretary Desk with Updated Look

Do you ever find yourself fascinated with something and you don’t know why? Yeah, I’m like that too. haha. For today’s purpose, I am confessing my addiction to a particular style of furniture – secretaries. One piece of furniture I believe every home should have is a multi-purpose feature like this vintage secretary desk.

Vintage Secretary Desk Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Why, you ask? Well, I realize that we are primarily in the digital age where our bills are paid electronically and we lack the paper trail we used to have in days gone by. However, who can deny the functionality of the cubbies, the fold-down desk, and all the Read more

Girls Vanity Table Set with Bench

You are in for a sweet treat today! Not only are you going to see the makeover of this adorable girls vanity table set. But, also see how my oldest girl works her DIY style. Are you ready for some fun? I am!

Girl's Vanity Table Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Amazingly enough, I now have two teen drivers in my home. {{gasp!!}} I am not that old(ish), am I? Sigh… Well, in order for said teens to have wheels, they need money. And, in my mama-lovin’ way, I do what I can to help my kids earn the money they need. My daughter, Miss C, has reworked plenty of furniture in her time (SEE HERE). She is hoping for a project piece to sell to raise said funds.

I hopped online and found this cute girls vanity table set. Thankfully, we both agree it is Read more

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

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

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.

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

Pretend Play Grill from Upcycled Bread Box

I am definitely a kid a heart and love creating for kids. So, of course, when I first spied this stainless steel bread box at the thrift store I had an instant vision. Do you ever do that? I couldn’t get past that it needed to become a pretend play grill. Let’s have some DIY fun!

Thrifted Bread Box Before Upcycle by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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In the picture below, this was what I saw at the thrift store. I first thought that it actually was a pretend play grill set based on the fact that it was sitting on that cart. Because of that I actually walked past it thinking we didn’t need one of those. However, I came back around to Read more

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