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Larissa

Farmhouse Bathroom Storage ~ Upcycling Fun

It’s a common endeavor of mom’s across the world to find ways to add storage to their home, don’t you think? We love to be organized or at least have the appearance of such a goal. Having cute storage makes it even more fun. This pink bin may be a tad too cute. ahem. In order to free it from its Pepto Bismol state, I’m giving it a DIY makeover into some farmhouse bathroom storage.

Thrifted Pink Bin Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First of all, bins are super handy, portable, and can hide our daily-grind necessities. I just may not want a bright pink bin in my bathroom. To remedy that, Read more

Upcycled Map Cabinet from Chest of Drawers

Do you like to change things up from time to time? It’s not a new revelation that I enjoy change, especially making things broken and worn new again. Sometimes I begin a little adventure because I have to and other times because I want to. Today is an “I want to” kinda project. You see, this old chest of drawers has been tucked in my sons’ closet for few years and I am relieving it of its hardworking status. It is now time for it to be come a glorified upcycled map cabinet. Yahoo!!

Damaged Chest of Drawers Before | prodigalpieces.com

Can you see my vision for this? Well, no worries if not. I’m here to show you my nutty ways. mwahahaha…

When I say this thing was hardworking, I wasn’t kidding. I put this in my boys’ room hoping to help them stay clean and organized. Well…my good intentions went down the drain. All they did was Read more

Paint Layering Technique ~ French Relief Wall Art

While I’m always raving about the wood section of the thrift store, there certainly are other haunts that are a must-see too. For instance, these two plaques were in the home decor section and jumped right in my cart…really. tsk. How about I show you my vision for them by demonstrating my paint layering technique? Game on.

Thrifted Plaques Wall Art Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So…would you grabbed them? To be honest, the color reminded me of a moss covered garden art, which isn’t all that bad…for a garden. However, I had a better idea. I felt they Read more

Upcycled Farmhouse Coat Rack Tutorial

Yes, I am the nut perusing the wood section of the thrift store like a sleuth looking for diamonds. They are, after all “diamonds in the rough”, right? I’m sure many passed this fruity shelf up, but I saw a fun project just waiting. I plan to turn this into an upcycled farmhouse coat rack. Do you see it?

Upcycled Thrift Store Shelf Before | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, so I’ll admit that the food carving on the front wasn’t that bad, but it had that “Made in …. ” look to it. The faux dental molding was kinda meh, and I saw the Read more

Felted Wool Footstools from Thrifted Sweaters

It time for Furniture Fixer Uppers! My gal friends and I have a blast each month bringing you DIY furniture inspiration in the projects we create. You’ll see their work in a bit. Today, I’m sharing how this dynamic duo from the thrift store is going to become felted wool footstools. Hang with me…

Thrifted Footstools Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, so first off IΒ reallyΒ felt bad for this pair. They had been subject to an upholstery makeover that didn’t really suit their style, but ya know…to each his own. Since they had hung out in the thrift store for a few months, I finally caved and Read more

Antique Dressing Table Set Updated

You can call me crazy or maybe infatuated, but I can’t resist a beautifully crafted piece of furniture. I’m especially drawn to pieces that have been left unloved or so loved that they need help. I call it passion, a true love in seeing restoration come to those who need it most – even people. When this antique dressing table set came up in an ad on my screen, I knew I had to give it some lovin’.

Antique Dressing Table Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What struck me the most was the story behind it. I met with the two daughters who were cleaning out their mother’s estate. This set had been Read more

Budget Farmhouse Decor ~ Thrift Store Fun

One of my true delights on my blog is when you all leave me comments and feedback on my work. Sometimes it can feel like I’m talking to the air and I only get lots of love when I do a giveaway, so I wholeheartedly love to hear from you! It seems that many of you love when I take a collected thrifted assortment and give them each a makeover. Today, I have a new lot for you. This motley crew is about to become an example of how to create budget farmhouse decor.

Wooden Thrift Store Items Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So…I have to ask. Would any of these appeal to you if you spied them in the thrift store. Very often I say that the wood section is one of my Read more

Painted Fireplace Insert ~ Step-by-Step Tutorial

We may have a sloth’s pace when working on our home, but not by any decision of our own. The key is we get it done. Folks, we are so close to wrapping up our family room remodel that I’m brimming with excitement. For one, it will feel good to be done. Two, I need my house back! haha. Stuffing the contents of the biggest room into the other rooms of your home is not so fun. However, we are appreciating the home we do have. With that, I’m sharing how to update your fireplace insert with a painted fireplace tutorial. Here is said fireplace in question…

Farmhouse Style Sandstone Fireplace Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

That beauty and this room has come a long way from where it started 15 years ago. Read more

DIY Welcome Sign Coat Rack ~ Upcycled Decor

So many times I get asked how I am able to decorate on a tiny budget. Well, the answer lies in making use of what I have or what is affordable. Shopping your home is definitely the easiest, most economical way to change up your decor. Let’s pretend today that you already own this Americana wall art below, but you want a more modern look. It’s about to become a DIY welcome sign coat rack. Hang with me now…

Thrifted Americana Wall Art Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Just for the record, I think this art is cute and well done. However, it is made of solid wood and Read more

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