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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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Upcycled Christmas Decor into Farmhouse Decor

Here we are with another month passing by and it’s time for Trash to Treasure Tuesday! {{applause}} It’s a fun time to be had with my blogger friends sharing our latest inspiration with you. You will see there work in bit. However, today I’m going to share a sort of encore to my project last year about upcycled Christmas decor.

Snowman Winter Decor Before Upcycled Fun by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Let me introduce you to my snowmen friends. They’re metal ladles, an import product, that I believe were picked up at a large craft store and then painted with these cuties. If you remember last year, I made

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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.

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DIY Raised Bed Garden for City or Country Folk

It’s no surprise that living in Ohio gives us short growing seasons. Unless, of course, we have a greenhouse or hoop garden. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most out of every day. Gardening can often only be visualized as out in the sprawling country. As beautiful as that sounds (and as much as I’d like that myself) that isn’t an option for many. We like to adhere to the #mowlessgrow more mentality and have parked our DIY raised garden bed smack in our front lawn of our city lot. {{gasp}}

DIY Raised Garden Beds Before Rebuilding | prodigalpieces.com

Now, this doesn’t look so pretty at the moment, does it? About 6-7 years ago we dug up our sod, tilled, amended, and built this DIY raised garden bed with reclaimed barn wood. Our goal was to

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DIY Bike Garden Shed Tutorial from Cedar Wood

It’s nothing new that organization keeps a body sane. There’s no hassle with clean-up and definitely saves time and can even keep your investments in a better state. What you’re looking at is a spot that has kinda been an eye-sore to me and my family for a couple of years. I’ve promised to show you our project when it was time to build, so today I’m sharing our DIY bike garden shed. (giveaway alert!)

Outside Bike Storage Before DIY Shed | prodigalpieces.com

Back in 2003 when we moved in, this spot held a small shed that would house trash cans. We never used it for that, but did store other items inside. After a few years it became dilapidated and I took it down. The wood from it became part of my

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Broken Crock Planter ~ Upcycled Garden Fun

One thing’s for sure…nothing goes to waste around here. Yes, I love to upcycle for the fun of it, but also because sending perfectly good things to the landfill is just senseless. The problem is that most folks don’t know potential when they see it. Take this antique gem, for instance. Would you throw it away because of the damage? I say turn it into a broken crock planter. Time for some garden fun!

Antique Red Wing Crock with Broken Bottom Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I don’t know about you, but crocks have my heart and then some. They are totally useful when fully functional for making fermented foods (See my crock pickle recipe HERE). They also make great storage containers, decor accents, and more.

Sometimes unfortunate things happen, like they fall or get cracks. However, there’s no need to send them to the landfill.

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DIY Cat Grass Tutorial for Cats, Dogs, & You

I’m taking a break from my huge #trashure haul makeover fun to show you something I’ve been working on. When I see something that not only inspires me, but also is a way to upcycle, I can’t resist seeing it come to fruition. Like many of you, I want my family, including our beloved pets, to be healthy. I’m sharing how I created a DIY cat grass (aka. wheatgrass) planter to enjoy all year long using these hydroponic vases. Hang with me now…

Hydroponic Vases for Forcing Spring Bulbs | prodigalpieces.com

If you’re like me, winter can be a loooong time to wait to see beautiful blooms. Cabin fever really starts to get to get to me around late February to early March. Thankfully, there are ways to stave off my insanity by

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Mother’s Day Flower Basket Video Tutorial

Each year when spring rolls around I get excited because it was on Mother’s Day six years ago that I began my blogging adventure. I’ll be having a 6 year blogiversary party soon! Who knew where it would lead me, but the adventure has been grand. Today, I want to show a easy and affordable way to create a DIY Mother’s Day flower basket for mom’s everywhere…or just as an “I Love You” gift or gift to self. tee hee.

Thrifted Baskets Before Mother's Day Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What you see above is collection of thrifted, hand-me-down baskets, as well as the Amish-made wooden buckets I carry in my shop. All of these are perfect for creating a special

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DIY Bee Skep from Upcycled Materials

If you’ve been with me for long, you know my dad (and my mom) brings me quite the fun…umm…project pieces. I love it! When he showed me this picture of a couple of grass plant hangers he thought I’d actually plant in. I thought, “Sure, why not.” It couldn’t get past that they reminded me of something. Then later that day it hit me. They looked like antique bee skeps! {{aha moment}} Check out my three DIY bee skep tutorials, plus a bee hotel, using upcycled materials.

Grass Hanging Planters Before Upcycling by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You may be like my dad, my bestie, my husband, and most who have no idea what a bee skep actually is. First, let me say that I was elated thinking I could incorporate these into my garden. I’ve always wanted to keep bees because they’re endangered and we need them to survive. However, since bee-keeping is a science and such a fragile art, I