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Farmhouse Pediment from Box Store Decor

While I may not be to take off on adventures around the globe or even in the great U.S. of A., but I get to have my own little adventures right in my own home. They may not be grand, but they are fun and I create memories. This time around I’m taking this box store decor and turning it into something more for my home…a farmhouse pediment.

Box Store Pediment Before | prodigalpieces.com

What you see above is a box store decor I found at a local thrift shop. It’s quirky cute, but definitely is not something I would put in my home as-is. See what I mean below?

Country Cute Pediment "Before" Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Maybe it’s my sense of humor, but in my head when I read it, it has a snarky sound to it. haha. Time for a makeover! Full video tutorial below for you to follow along.

DIY TIME

First, I remove those chunky stars and save them for another purpose. Nothing goes to waste around here. tsk.

Removing Stars from Farmhouse Pediment | prodigalpieces.com

Then, I create decorative moldings from my mold and hot glue. You can see how I’ve used paper clay and other mediums in this same mold in these past posts HERE. Also, it can be used for food fun too.

Making Molding with Hot Glue | prodigalpieces.com

For my purposes, I need 5 strips of molding and I’m also making a clock you can see above too. Next, once that’s complete I adhere them with wood glue and a few brads to hold them in place. (see video demo for details)

Painting Pediment with Base Color | prodigalpieces.com

Now that the moldings are in place, I can apply my first layer, the base layer, of paint. I’m aiming for aged layers and this is how to start it. Check out this video demo HERE too for extra fun.

NEXT STEPS

However, before I add my last layer of paint, I want a bit more depth and character to my farmhouse pediment. To do that, I use a stencil and spackling to create an embossed design. I’ve used this technique for many years and it always adds that extra touch I adore. Take a peek at these past embossed projects using stencils and spackling, but also hot glue as well – HEAD HERE.

DIY Embossing Using Stencils and Spackling by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

After the spackling cures, I apply my topcoat of paint in a loose fashion. I want the first layer to peek out here and there.

Painting Top White Layer on Farmhouse Pediment | prodigalpieces.com

Then, once the paint cures, I use my DIY transfer to add a bit of French script in random spots for even more dimension. You can watch the video tutorial how I create my transfer in this wooden vase makeover post. Best part is you can wipe the page clean with rubbing alcohol and use it again and again.

DIY Wax Paper French Script Transfer Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least, I distress with a bit of sandpaper, and then use a gray wax to really bring out the details. eep!

Waxing Farmhouse Pediement for Added Depth by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

Finally, after our fun DIY stent of creative juices flowing, our farmhouse pediment makeover is complete. Can you believe it’s the same box store decor?

Crystal Chandelier in Farmhouse Bedroom with Pediment | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #bedroom

Antique Farmhouse Cupboard with Pediment by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #famhouse #antique #diy #home

DIY Farmhouse Pediment from Box Store Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #rustic #diy #home

DIY Farmhouse Pediment Tutorial Video by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You could finish it in any form you like. However, this much more suited my style and tastes. I’m smitten!

Closeup of DIY Farmhouse Pediment by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #antique #home

Antique Farmhouse Bedroom with DIY Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #rustic #vintage #home #farmhouse

While I have it on my antique cupboard, it would be sweet over my door frame as well. Where would you put it? If you’d like to make this piece a part of your home, you can find it and so much more available in my online shop. (SOLD)

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Antique Cupboard with Farmhouse Pediment by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy

Chippy White Farmhouse Pediment with DIY Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse

In addition, do pin and share my farmhouse pediment makeover to inspire others to see past the box store decor to make their own home story.

Box store decor made into farmhouse pediment with DIY video tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor #vintage #antique

Up next, I am taking these freebies and making them into something new. Stay tuned!

Reclaimed Whiskey Ring Before | prodigalpieces.com

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Also, more fun projects like this farmhouse pediment:

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Nice to have you back on video!! I love that you show us many DIY techniques in this one simple project. I’m completely bowled over with the hot glue moulding strips!!! Totally BRILLIANT! I’m looking around my house for bare spots needing moulding right now… 😜😍

    • Larissa says

      tee hee! I was out of paper clay, so my hot glue is the next best thing. They both work wonderfully. You make me giggle, Rebecca! 😀

  2. Ginny says

    It looks SO amazing! I’m definitely going to try the moldings using glue! Thank you for the info!

    • Larissa says

      It’s so easy and cures way faster than the paper clay. Both have benefits for different reasons. I’m tickled to share!

  3. Bonnie says

    Love this. I have a few like this picked up at a yard sale. Just need to look for you for inspiration and it eventually it shows up.

    • Larissa says

      Score for you! That’s so awesome, Bonnie. I hope you have fun with it. 😀

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