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French Provincial Desk Set Makeover

Are you in the mood for a furniture makeover? This vintage French Provincial desk is in need of an update to fix the broken and bring a refreshed feel. Let’s get our DIY on! *giveaway alert!!

French Provincial Desk Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

However, before I go any further, I need to give a huge shout-out to my friend, Mandy, who turned this gem over to me. I promised her to do right by her and her ministry. You can see what she does in this past post HERE. She used this desk in her home to create a study space to homeschool her children.

DIY TIME

It’s time for a new look, wouldn’t you say? If you look close, you’ll see a broken drawer pull, chipped up paint, and a sort of jerry-rigged panel fixed to the back to hold the legs on to the rest.

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Reclaimed Coat Rack from Drawer Front

What better way to add function and style to your home than with a DIY project, right? I mean, the satisfaction of saying, “I created that” is not surpassed. Today, I’m sharing a simple woodworking project to create a reclaimed coat rack for any room in your home. Check out what I found at the thrift store that inspired me…

Thrifted Drawer Front for Reclaimed Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Would you have grabbed this drawer front? It was a no-brainer for me. It’s gorgeous solid wood that even has already been painted a beautiful blue/gray color. Plus, it’s the perfect size to make a reclaimed coat rack I mentioned. You can see my other coat rack tutorials HERE.

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Repurposed Magazine Rack Kitchen Storage

Not only is it time for Trash to Treasure Tuesday, but we also have a new member of our group to welcome. Denise at Salvaged Inspirations does amazing and work and we know you’ll love her too. Today, I’m sharing how aΒ  repurposed magazine rack becomes extra kitchen storage.

Vintage Magazine Rack Before Repurpose by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This vintage gem was tucked up on the top shelf with other wood items surrounding it. It may not be pretty now, but it will be. tee hee. With all the changes in our media in today’s world, magazines aren’t quite as numerous as they once were.

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Smile – a free gift you can give to anyone

.When you’re passing someone on the street and they take a minute to look you in the eye and SMILE… that is undeniably priceless. Who knows what that person is dealing with at that moment in their head or has facing them in the rest of the day or week. You have that one opportunity to be a light.

Smiling Dog Face | prodigalpieces.com
Meet Chance. The happiest pup!
Lady Smiles on Swing in Ecuador | prodigalpieces.com
Lorna says traveling the world makes her smile.

Am I right? You know exactly what I mean. Not only are smiles free, but they are easy to share, and have enormous impact on everyone it touches. So, you may be asking, why in the world am I writing about a simple thing such as a smile.

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Vintage Piano Bench Makeover to Bedroom Bench

One of the things I like to focus on in my home is function over form. However, it is blissful when they can be melded together. Take for instance this vintage piano bench. Yes, it’s original purpose is for sitting in front of a piano and storing music. Yet, I see a new use in home decor.

Vintage Piano Bench Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The bonus features of this piano bench is that it’s in great condition with the tapered legs, and hinged lid top. Have you seen my other piano bench makeovers? Check them out in these past posts.

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DIY Mountain Wall Art ~ Geometric Fun

Okay, my DIY following friends…let’s have some fun! Maybe you’re here to be inspired, or maybe you’re here to just see what my loony brain has come up with this time. In either event, thank you for joining me. I don’t know about you, but I could be totally on course with my shopping chores and then the word CLEARANCE pops up. Talk about deviation! Take a peek at what I found this time and how I’m turning it into DIY mountain wall art.

Clearance Bin with Geometric Shapes | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It is no secret that I love all things wood. Wood is one of the most versatile mediums. Just think of how we enjoy trees for so many things – beauty for our eye to behold, structures we live in, furniture, provides heat, paper in many forms, carvings…I could go on. So, when I find these geometric shapes in a bin for 52Β’ instead of $3.98 I GRAB THEM ALL. hahahaha!!

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Upcycled Leather Pot Holder from Purse

It’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time today! Every last Tuesday of the month I share a new project making use of something we have in our home in a different way. Today, I’m taking an old leather purse and turning it into an upcycled leather pot holder. Check it out…

Thrifted Leather Purse Before Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This is a purse I picked up at the thrift store. Yes, I scour the purse section for real leather so I can cut it up. haha. Doesn’t everyone? In the past, I’ve made headbands for my girls, toys, craft parts, and more from cast-off purses.

DIY Leather Headband from Upcycled Leather Purse by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Not only purses, but you can use backpacks, leather coats, and even leather couches. Seriously, you find

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Apothecary Cubby gets “Antiqued” Farmhouse Style

You’ve been hunting and searching for some kinda antique item that is ever alluding you. My solution? Make one of your own. haha. Yes, it won’t exactly be the same and I’m stubborn enough to hunt one down in most instances. However, you can create the same effect, save money & time, plus gain some DIY skillz. This little apothecary cubby is a like-new item from a big box store. But…wait until you see what it can look like by creating a story.

Thrifted Drawer Cubby Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I actually found this at the thrift store, and if you know me I’m a sucker for all things drawers – especially small, cute ones, like these. tee hee. If you’ve ever priced an item like this at a flea market or antique store, you know they are

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Speaking the Truth No Matter What

Have you ever encountered a situation where someone is trying to keep you from speaking the truth? It can leave us questioning our motives, our purpose, and even our worth. That’s exactly when we need to speak up and NOT SHUT UP.

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces on Speaking the Truth No Matter What | prodigalpieces.com

I’m going to share with you three different stories in my life where I have been under attack for speaking the truth. There are more than three instances, but