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DIY Insulated Picnic Basket with Napkins

In life there are things that we can find ourselves drawn to and we have no idea why. haha. Am I right? Well, in this case I think I know why and I know how it started. Let me begin by showing you how I’m going to turn this thrifted goodie into a DIY insulated picnic basket. {{ooh…aaah…ooooo}}

Thrifted Basket Before Picnic Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You would have bought it too, right? I mean it’s a basket and no one passes up baskets – at least any one sane, that is. ahem. I can honestly say that I came by my fetish thru my

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Being Home ~ Making the Most of Quarantine

So…are you feeling the stress of what’s going on in the world right now? Honestly, it’s hard not to. However, as I mentioned in this past post, it is a choice as to how we react to situations we’re faced with. Many of us are finding ourselves in a quarantine situation and are focused on being home. (giveaway alert)

Little Wooden Log Home | prodigalpieces.com

I see it as a time to relish in many things. Funny thing for me is, that I feel like y’all are getting a taste of my blissful world. And I say that in all seriousness.

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Farmhouse Butter Churn Makeover

You might wonder what goes through my head while I’m perusing the thrift store. Well, you might think of Dory from Finding Nemo, but actually, I’m pretty picky. Let’s take a look at this vintage farmhouse butter churn that followed me home. tsk.

Vintage Farmhouse Butter Churn Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Well, apparently I am ever so drawn to butter churns. I already have two so what would one more hurt, right? Just roll with it, K? In my defense, one of my butter churns is a family heirloom.

Heirloom Antique Butter Churn owned by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #antique #home #homedecor

However, the other one isn’t an heirloom per say, but a thrifted find paired with a walking stick.

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DIY Rustic Carrots from Upcycled Furniture Legs

Spring is just around the corner and I am so excited to see the signs of life in my garden beds. I know some of you already have full blooming, or are even headed into winter on the other side of the world. However, here in Ohio, we are just starting to see buds and smiling cold-weather blooms, like crocus pop out. Today, I’m going to take this misfit bunch of furniture legs and turn then into some spring-like DIY rustic carrots. (giveaway alert!)
Wood Findings with Furniture Legs & Turnings | prodigalpieces.com

There’s a story behind this loot. My friend, Mandy, sent me a picture asking if I wanted these wood turnings and legs. Me…”come to mama.” Right?? I mean, who would turn this down?

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Upcycled Play Kitchen from Kids Desk

Hey, hey, hey! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! It’s the second Tuesday of the month where my blogger friends and I share our latest DIY inspiration for you. I found this super cute kids desk that used to have a hutch (and drawers) set out for trash. It is going to get a new life as an upcycled play kitchen. woot! Hang with me now…

Kids Desk Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

Yes, this little desk is mightily worn and ragged, but there is still life there. You know I’m a sucker for the unloved in furniture, especially when it’s made of wood. Funny thing is my teen daughter was driving to earn driving hours, and I had my older son hop out and grab it. Good kids. haha.

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Upcycled Bread Pan Caddy ~ DIY Storage

If you don’t already think I’m quirky in the way my brain works, just wait until you see what I did with this “junk”. Is it junk, really? You know it’s not. It’s what I adoringly call #trashure. Now, let’s have some fun and make an upcycled bread pan caddy. {{doing the cabbage patch}} Just thought I’d date myself a snip.

Old Bread Pans Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

I’m sort of addicted to old bread pans because they have so many uses. Here are a few things I’ve created in years past. Can you guess what the pan is attached to in the second picture?

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Upcycled Gun Cabinet Turned Bookcase Cupboard

Oh yeah…I’ve got a fun makeover today. Fun for you and a whole lotta elbow grease for me. yikes! Before I fill you in on the backstory to this post today, first, I want to just say I’m attempting an upcycled gun cabinet makeover for the record books. {{gulp}}

Handmade Gun Cabinet Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So, the challenge is before me. However, I did not choose this challenge. Y’all, I am continually having to inform my husband how to not bring home a nightmare for me. Yes, YEARS of discussions and assumed understanding still gets me a hot mess of a gun cabinet. How?? How in the world does this happen over and over again. I believe there is some sort of translator that gets turned on whenever I talk…really.

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Farmhouse Cobbler Bin from Thrifted Find

Y’all ready for some fun? I sure hope you enjoy stopping by my part of the online world to giggle, to be inspired, and most of all have fun. In the past I’ve repeatedly said how I never skip over the wood section of the thrift store. Potential awaits! Just like this primitive bin I found. Today, it’s going to become farmhouse cobbler bin. tee hee.

Primitive Bin Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The key factor I look for in a project is that it is solid wood. Plywood ain’t my jam because it’s hard to rework. This bin is made of solid pine boards, so I tuck it in my cart.

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Upcycled Denim Pocket Purse

Hey friends! Today is Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time where the last Tuesday of each month I share a fun way to upcycle, reuse, repurpose items into fashion, home decor and more. Today, I’m all about those old jeans and giving them a new life with upcycle denim pocket purses.

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

These are a pair of my husband’s old jeans with holes in the seat. Don’t ask me how those got there? ahem. However, instead of chucking them into the trash, there is a whole lotta fabric that still has perfect upcycling purpose.

Worn Jeans Before Upcycled Denim Purse Project by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I could give you limitless options how to use it all, I’m going to only focus on utilizing those pockets today.