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Budget Window Treatments & Kitchen Update

Y’all have been so patiently waiting for my kitchen update and today’s the day! We started a month and a half ago and have been working harder than ever before to get this project done, but as with everything DIY, there are hang-ups that happen. I’m so excited to share my husband’s hard work on our gorgeous floor and a secret to getting budget window treatments for your home. Yay!

To catch some of you up to speed, you can read all about the start of our kitchen remodel HERE, and this is our starting point when we bought our home in 2003.

Outdated Kitchen Remodel with New Flooring by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

This is where we left off before starting our latest remodel…

Kitchen Remodel Before by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

…with our old vinyl floors…

Worn Out Vinyl Flooring by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

When we bought the home, the dining area had been converted from a screened in porch and we took out a wall to the two rooms could flow. With that there was a transition in the floors that was not very good, and there were 4 different layers of old flooring to deal with.

Repairing Transition from Two Kitchen Floors | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post was sponsored by Floor & Decor and eFaucets and does contain affiliate links. 

We had to build up the one floor to match the plane of the other and that was no easy task because it also had another three transitions into our laundry area. What a chore!

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Wall Art from Thrifted Finds

Making your house your home shouldn’t have to break the bank. I’m all about creating my own space by using thrifted finds transformed into something new. Today, I’m going to show you how I took a couple of different basket frames found at a local thrift store and turned them into custom wall art.

Two Thrifted Basket Wall Hangings | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

Would you have considered these two dated frames as having potential? In order to do that, you kinda have to look past the obvious and see something more. That can be hard at times, but seriously, most anything has potential to some degree, right?

The first frame I’ll show you is the oval empty one that is just waiting for a purpose. Since the natural basket color wasn’t quite striking it with me, I decided to

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Vintage Typography Acme Cedar Chest

I have a fascination for vintage typography and have a blast adding it to the pieces I work on. It was a goal of mine to do something fun on a chest of drawers, but when I found this cedar chest in a thrift store, I knew just what to do with it.

This thrifted Acme cedar chest had seen better days. Now it's an industrial work of art with vintage typography by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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

 

Well…this is how I found it.

This thrifted Acme cedar chest had seen better days. Now it's an industrial work of art with vintage typography by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Lookin’ pretty rough, isn’t it? Overall it was in structurally good shape, aside from

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Trifold Vanity Transformation ~ A Makeover to See

Maybe you don’t know this, but all sorts of furniture enters my shop, and most often gets a makeover of some sort, but I rarely have time to make a blog post for each one. This particular piece is a favorite of mine because of its gorgeous stature. Enter in this trifold vanity (or dressing table) found at a local garage sale for $40 with this chest of drawers and this dresser.

An Antique Vanity Transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It wasn’t in too bad of shape structurally and was only missing a matching bench. I found the one pictured here at another garage sale for $3. I love a good find! (tee hee hee) The top had been worn pretty good with chemical stains, but was no major damage to note that couldn’t be repaired with a little wood putty and sanding.

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Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power

Have you ever heard of a Broyhill Brasilia? You will now. True story: A few weeks ago I was in a nearby city and was looking for a chair to pair with a vanity.  I had never been in this particular thrift store that had relocated to an old empty mall, and had heard it was a great place to hit.

I had avoided stopping there in the past, knowing that my stash was full and it’s so hard to resist a deal, but I needed a chair, right?  You would be proud.  I did so good.  Walked right past an awesome desk, some French style tables, and even was ready to walk back out. Then I saw it.

Draw dropping to the floor with a squeal (I really did squeal out loud and the man nearby looked queerly at me).  Here was what I would not be leaving without, even if I had to drag it home.

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I signaled my kids to find a store associate pronto, but of course no one was to be found.   Sigh…isn’t that always the case?
As the know-a-find-when-you-see-it-mother, I told the older kids to stand by it while I tracked down an associate.  You see, my kids are trained.  Not only did they stay by it, but the circled it with their back facing it, as if guarding it with their life.  Good kids.
Finally found a lady and she told me she had stuck it out. $30.
Sold.
45 min. was the allowed time once you purchase a piece of furniture to pick it up and they would NOT help load.  Problem:  How does one get a dresser that size in their suburban with 6 kids on board and lives a half hour away?
Cram it in!!
Okay.  Let’s pause for a minute.  You might be wondering why in the world am I going nuts at an ugly brown beast covered in stickers??

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesThis, my friends, is a Broyhill Brasilia.  A highly coveted and collected Mid Century Modern line of American furniture designed by Oscar Niemeyer during the 1960’s.  In original condition, it’s valued in the thousand dollar range.

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesThis purple beauty was my very first custom order for another Brasilia I had in my stash years ago.

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com
So… let’s just say, my gang and I made memories bringing this beauty home.
Obviously the stickers were the first to go.

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces I cleaned it up and stuck in my shop as a custom listing.

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It needed love and it takes creativity to imagine away that wear and tear it had. I waited a week and then recreated the Brasilia how I thought best. I’m so patient. tee hee.

Ta da!  With a little sanding and some paint, I stuck it in my shop with a new look and it sold in a couple hours. *insert the song “Happy” here*

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesSee…it’s smiling at me, saying “Thank you!”

Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Loses Its Flower Power by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Lesson: Don’t look too quickly when you’re out and about.  Look for labels and quality markings. You just might find a flower power beauty of your own.
Thrifted Broyhill Brasilia Chest of Drawers Loses Its Flower Power with Makeover by http://www.prodigalpieces.com

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