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Farmhouse Cobbler Bin from Thrifted Find

Y’all ready for some fun? I sure hope you enjoy stopping by my part of the online world to giggle, to be inspired, and most of all have fun. In the past I’ve repeatedly said how I never skip over the wood section of the thrift store. Potential awaits! Just like this primitive bin I found. Today, it’s going to become farmhouse cobbler bin. tee hee.

Primitive Bin Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

The key factor I look for in a project is that it is solid wood. Plywood ain’t my jam because it’s hard to rework. This bin is made of solid pine boards, so I tuck it in my cart.

Prim Bin Top View |

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I’m assuming by the Noah’s Ark wallpaper it was either for a kid or a gal who loves prim. Plenty of storage inside and even has a couple of handles on the side for a rustic feel.


First, I peel off the wallpaper border and see what I’m dealing with. Then, my sander comes out to play. I’m not aiming to remove all the paint, but rather give it a time-worn feel.

Sanding Wooden Bin with DeWalt Sander |

While I’m out in my workshop, I found enough lumber to make a plank lid for the bin. Not only did I feel a lid would give it a bit more function, but also keep the dust from getting inside. Here it is in rough layout…

Slat Wood Bin Top DIY |


Next, once the prep work is complete, I added a washed layer of milk paint. And, true to myself, I had to add some typography. ahem.

Painting Farmhouse Cobbler Bin by Hand |

It is such fun for me to design graphics for my work. Also, the artistic therapy I get from taking the time to hand paint it all in is quiet time. I use that time to pray, praise, and reflect. Do you have time like that?

If you’d like to try your hand at doing a similar thing, you can see my transfer tutorial HERE or see how I work it out in my video below.

COMPLETE My once prim bin is now a funkdafied vintage vibin’ farmhouse cobbler bin. woot!

Rustic Farmhouse Cobbler Bin from Thrifted Find by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #storage #homedecor

Handmade Crate Style Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #rustic #homedecor

The entire time I was working on this, I had a favorite little polka playing in my head by The Gaylords called “The Little Shoemaker”. I dare you to listen and NOT tap your foot. It’s such a happy tune!

Rustic Farmhouse Chic Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #handmade #home #farmhouse #homedecor

Inside Farmhouse Cobbler Bin for Extra Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor

The top I built added that little touch it needed for form and function. Now you can tuck in toys, shoes, yarn, TP…you get the idea. What would you use it for?

Farmhouse Style DIY Decor with Handmade Cobbler Bin by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #rustic #handmade #home #homedecor

In addition, if you’d like to own this fun little bin, you can find it and more available in my online shop. (SOLD)

Shop Prodigal Pieces |

Also, do pin and share my farmhouse cobbler bin to inspire others to make their own home story with thrifted finds.

How fun is this thrifty makeover? Larissa of Prodigal Pieces gave this dated piece a farmhouse cobbler bin makeover | Full tutorial at #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #homedecor

Up next, I’ll be taking this dilapidated gun cabinet and giving it a new look and purpose. Check it out HERE.

Handmade Gun Cabinet Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

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Also, more projects like this farmhouse cobbler bin:

From curbside left for trash to farmhouse beauty, this farmhouse chest of drawers was restored by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | DIY details at #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #farmhouse #home #homedecorTwo country cute thrifted finds become part of a fun DIY farmhouse sign tutorial | Come see the second sign and get the details from Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #homedecor #crafts #budgetdecor

21 replies on “Farmhouse Cobbler Bin from Thrifted Find”

Hi Larissa! I love the cobbler diy!! So cute! Did you freehand all of the graphics?? That’s so awesome! I love the shoes!! Great job! Hope you’re feeling well.

Love how it turned out. You are so creative. I am still enjoying my lunch bag you made!
love Polka music. too. I hope you are feeling better.

I’m always enchanted by your creativity! The frosting on the cake was the polka video….I LOVED hearing Italian again! I heard it every day growing up in a 3 generational household….and I miss it every day….

I would love to do this graphic on an old storage chest I have. I would love it if you would share a copy of your graphic or is there someplace I can purchase it?

What a darling cobbler bin. What an inspiration and such great talent you have.
Cute video as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day and may you have a wonderful weekend.

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