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Larissa

How to Stain a Fence the Easy Way

One thing is for sure that I am not a city girl. I was born in the countryside, my heart yearns for the countryside, and one day I aim to be back there…hopefully soon. Until then, I’m trying to make the best of where we are planted and that includes dealing with unsavory issues with those around us. We decided to put up a privacy fence for obvious reasons, and thought we would share how to stain a fence the fast & easy way.

Backyard Before Privacy Fence with DIY Fire Pit by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What you see above is the left side of our back yard and the right side is below. Read more

Upcycled Paper Plate Holder into Farmhouse Decor

Would you pass up this little gem? I actually didn’t find it at the thrift store or a garage sale. However, my friend, Mandy, passed it along to me with all the other wooden treasures I’ve been working through over the last few months. See HERE. This will be my first upcycled paper plate holder. I’m ready for some fun!

Vintage Paper Plate Holder Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Doesn’t it look like a good candidate for a makeover? It sure couldn’t hurt to give it a try. Nowadays our society is more “green” and hopefully out of the country blue prim look. tee hee.

After twisting and turning it around a few times I came to a couple of conclusions: (1) I could just 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

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

Shabby Chic Wall Art with French Graphic

Well…let’s just say part of this thrift store find got my heart pumping while others…not so much. Can you see why? You know I love me a fun makeover challenge and I couldn’t pass this one up. Since leopard print and lions aren’t my thang, I’m going to show you how I create shabby chic wall art from this mirror.

Thrifted Mirror Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you can get your eyeballs to look past that awful print on the mirror, you’ll cast your eyes on that gorgeous frame. {{commence swooning}} Never-mind the lion. tsk. Read more

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.Β  A fellow blogger named Lucy was in the middle of moving and couldn’t take all of her Read more

Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy from Thrifted Find

It isn’t often that I pass up the wooden section of the thrift store. I mean…there is #trashure to be found! Sometimes though, you can find wooden items hidden here and there too. Take for instance this little box. It was hidden in the Christmas section of the store. The vision I had for it was a farmhouse kitchen caddy. Do you see it?

Thrifted Caddy Before Farmhouse Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I often prefer to build my own decor from reclaimed scraps and such, it’s I also enjoy recreating found objects. This stenciled box sure wouldn’t suit my decor as-as, but it makes for the perfect Read more

Update Outdoor Furniture the Easy Way

Raise your hand if you put off tackling those outdoor projects because you think it will take too much time? I’ve been there! The awesome part is now you can not only update fast, but also affordably. I’m excited to share with you how I update outdoor furniture with one of my favorite tools.

Patio Dining Table Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It has been 4 years since we built our pergola for our patio area and also this dining set. You can see the beginning of my “when you give a lady a patio set” story HERE. (if you’ve read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie picture book, you know 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

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