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Upcycled Bandana DIY Drawstring Bag

Oh happy day! It’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! That means is the last Tuesday of the month (gasp…already?!?). Sigh…well time flies when you’re having fun…er…in lockdown. haha. I found a slew of these brand new bandanas at the thrift store and am geared to make upcycled bandana drawstring bags, plus a fun extra project too.

Thrifted Bandana's Before Upcycled to Drawstring Bag | prodigalpieces.com

For real tho, I’ve had these in my stash for a few years, yes, YEARS. I bought them when my 3rd daughter was little and had the intention to make play skirts and dresses for her. I blinked and now my

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Upcycled Pallet Twice Over ~ Farmhouse Towel Rack

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 10 years, it’s no news that pallets have won the world over for their potential. You can see all my pallet projects in these posts HERE to see what I mean. As you can imagine I kinda giggled when I saw this upcycled pallet in the thrift store. Since it’s not my style, I felt the need to purchase it and relieve it from the outdoorsy look.

Handmade Upcycled Pallet Wine Rack Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It wasn’t until I got it home that not only did someone create a shelf just like the one I created, but they also added a

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Farmhouse Kitchen Canisters DIY Style

There’s no doubt that we all have those projects that go sour and we’d rather not mention. Am I right? Ya know, the “just-donate-it-to-the-thrift-store-while-in-super-sleuth-mode” kinda project. I will be the first to confess I’ve given away projects I would have rather thrown in a lake. So, for some reason I felt bad for this set found at the thrift store.  Hang with me as I turn them into a fun set of farmhouse kitchen canisters. yahoo!

Thrifted Kitchen Canisters Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

My first thought upon seeing them was, “Pinterest fail…bwahahaha”. However, that morphed into, “Well, they tried.” Me and my pitying self always

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Repurposed Chalkboard Sign from Curbside Finds

Many of you know each spring my pulse begins to quicken and my plans form on how I’m going to interact with the city spring clean-up. It’s a veritable potluck dream for a junker like me. Problem is, it’s so vast I can’t bring everything home, so I limit myself to only shopping my quadrant when it’s the appropriate time. Here are a couple of #trashure things I picked up just around my block. Do you know what they are? Well, what they’re going to become is a repurposed chalkboard sign – two of them. Woot!

Wooden Stands Before Repurposed Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My first thought was these are a couple of different gentleman’s valets (or butlers), but then I think they looked more like

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Upcycled Storage & Wall Art from Bedrails

Tackling a spot in your home that needs a thorough cleaning can feel so good, doesn’t it? Kinda like therapy in and of its own. We have the opportunity to get rid of naturally occurring filth like dirt and dust, but then also really evaluate what exists in that space. Once such area I consistently tackle is my workshop. It’s full of dirt and sawdust for sure, but also oodles of potential – of things yet to be. Here is what I chose to work on today from my constant cleaning spot. Do you know what they are? Well, they’re going to become upcycled storage and some DIY wall art. Woot!

Bed Rails Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, so I told you what they’re going to become. Any guesses as to what they are? A friend gave them to me and told me they were

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Thrifty Farmhouse Decor ~ Budget Style Decorating

Who doesn’t like to have a good score at the thrift store? If you’re not raising your hand…ummm…I can honestly say that we are not kin. hee hee hee. Seriously though, take a look at what I got in this stash in one trip. A clock, a caddy, a wood thingy (I actually know what it is, do you?), and a large empty framed wall decor. I want to show you how I turned them into some thrifty farmhouse decor. Let’s get our DIY on!

Assortments of Thrift Store Finds | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When I go thrifting, I’m always on the lookout for these outdated wooden pieces because they offer much potential. Since I am not a box store junkie for my home decor, I like to make it my own by personal touches and updates, or even finding a new purpose for it which, I believe, causes intrigue in my decor.

First, let’s start with that little wood napkin caddy. Isn’t it cute? It is

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial ~ Keeping it Simple

The holiday season is fast approaching and beginning our preparations can leave us feeling excited and sometimes a little frustrated.  I like to use the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Silly) mentality to keep me in focus. Our guests want to come to celebrate and relax, so we should aim to create that sort of environment, right? Today, I want to show you this simple, yet elegant, Thanksgiving centerpiece tutorial that will delight your family and friends.

Simple and Elegant Pumpkin Centerpiece with Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*originally seen as written by me on Angie’s List

Using nature in our decor is a long-time staple when we celebrate harvest time at Thanksgiving. Your list of supplies will be fun to shop for because you can do a group treasure hunt

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Repurposed Bread Box Charging Station

The truth needs to be told that not every thing in life is not always cookie-cutter easy. When I first started today’s project, I was mentally boasting how easy this would be and I was really looking forward to it. ahem. No such thing actually happened. With much to learn from this, I am proud to say that I now have the repurposed bread box charging station I was after from this garage sale find.

Bread Box Before Repurposed Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Let me explain…At first glance you see a shabby looking wooden box (and not the shabby chic kind, right?).  But… oh does this thing have a wicked side. I had flash backs of a certain promise I made to myself while doing this chest of drawers to never buy a previously painted item again. With much head-slapping and asking “Why??”, I finished my project.

Inside of Vintage Bread Box | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

What’s all the fuss you say? Well

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DIY Bird Feeder from a Log ~ Gift Idea!

The fall season is full upon us and our feathered friends will be either heading south or getting ready for the winter months ahead. Why not create a backyard oasis that will have them coming back for more? We are avid bird lovers in our home. We were delighted when a friend of mine gave us this DIY bird feeder made from a piece of firewood and rope. How easy is that?

Create a backyard bird oasis for your overwintering and migratory birds (Great gift idea too!) with DIY bird feeder tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Did you know that if you provide a back yard feast, birds will remember your yard as a place to return to when they come back from migrating? It’s a sweet reunion each season. Also, the birds that overwinter will love you for the protein packed goodies.