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Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Makeover

I just have to say…I love when things find me! haha! It makes my adventure short and sweet and offers more time for creativity. For some reason, 80’s geese, heart cut-out furniture, and beanie baby paraphernalia always seem to be hunting me down. I am an child of the 80’s being born late 70’s, so maybe that’s why?? haha. Anyhoo, I eagerly embrace the challenge. Check out this tag-a-long cutie. I feel a farmhouse wooden wagon makeover coming on. BRING IT!

Handmade Beanie Baby Wagon Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This frame is made of solid wood, which is a bonus for sure. However, that “My Beanies” text has got to go. It’s just like the beanie shelf my oldest daughter redid.

Top View of Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I’ve always been drawn to wagons as a little girl. You can say that growing up alongside Amish has a part to play with that, but also my adoration for Little House on the Prairie and other books/shows like it. Likewise, I miss the days where I would tow my kids on a long walk with them giggling behind. With that in mind…let’s get this farmhouse wooden wagon makeover started!

AGING PROCESS

As you know, I’m a lover of the old and aged. So, there’s no doubt I need to create some character over this modern style to make this suit my antique lovin’ self. First, I definitely want to cover up that text. However, I also want to dress up those wheels. They’re kinda boring in the current state, don’t you agree? Next, I use a pencil to draw on some faux spokes for a perfect match for farmhouse decor.

Drawing Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Wheel Design | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, I break out my Dremel with flex shaft attachment that I used on these past projects. It’s perfect for making intricate designs on wood and the like. I use it to grind out the spokes to make the recessed just slightly.

DIY Dremel Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Wheel Design | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After that, I spray a base coat over the distressed natural wood of this flat gray that is actually meant for auto parts. My apologies for the fuzzy picture. It’s raining outside and I’m stuck inside.

Spray Painting Beanie Baby Wagon | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Finally, for the final touch I use a whitewash of milk paint to give this farmhouse wooden wagon makeover more aged appeal.

Painting Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Wheel | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Not only did I use paint, but then also a brown wax to age and a bit of sandpaper for time-worn feel. You know I love me some patina! (real is best, but faux is the way to go when you’re doing it DIY style)

WAGONS HO!

Last, in a teenie bit of time, I have taken this beanie baby wagon and gave it a makeover to suit my kinda decor for my living room. Now it has a new story to tell.

Rustic Farmhouse Mini Wooden Wagon by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #beaniebaby #farmhouse

DIY Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #beaniebaby

It’s still a functioning wagon, but at the same time is more suited to a rustic style decor. You could fill it with holiday goodies, your collections, towels, pillows, books, wedding or photo prop…you get the idea. What would you fill it with?

Handmade Wooden Wagon with Farmhouse Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #homedecor #farmhouse

Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wooden Wagon Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #rustic #beaniebaby

As for me, I tuck in my antique crock and my handmade village of reclaimed wood houses, though I was seriously thinking pumpkins or fresh evergreens as the holidays are fast approaching. Additionally, even fill it with treats for a fun food presentation in your entryway, bedroom, dining, and more.

Rustic Reclaimed Wooden Houses in Farmhouse Wooden Wagon by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #diy

Farmhouse Wooden Wagon in White Milk Paint by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #milkpaint #reclaimed

Who’s ready for a ride in my wagon cart? tee hee! Inspiration, as always, is my goal, so I hope you are feeling the need to find a beanie baby gem of your own. If you’d like to make this cutie a part of your home decor, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

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Finally, as with all my projects, I want to empower yourself and others to head out on your own DIY adventures with more knowledge and willingness than before. With that, pinning and sharing helps get the love out to inspire others. Pin and share!

A vintage beanie baby find is made into a farmhouse wooden wagon with a few simple steps by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #homedecor #beaniebaby

In addition, before you go, make sure to sign up for my FREE newsletter so you don’t miss a DIY beat. I’m keeping my promise to make use of the last bits of that antique dressing table I took apart. Come see what became of them HERE.
blog signatureAntique Vanity Parts Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Also, more beanie baby makeovers like this farmhouse wooden wagon:

So cool! A thrifted beanie baby shelf got repurposed twice over! Check out these two builds by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comSo fun! These three mini thrift store makeovers are easy to do and make great additions to your home. Come see the DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

Comments

  1. Sigrid says

    I love this little wagon! You always go the extra mile- carving out the spokes makes a huge impact. Like you said, it could be used for pumpkins, Christmas ornaments, spring flowers or summer decor! What a great makeover.

    • Larissa says

      I wanted to do more, but didn’t want to overkill. tee hee. Thanks so much, Sigrid!

  2. Niki says

    Little house and Bonanza where must watch shows in our home-but I was thinking about the movie and thus the little red wagon Radio Flyer! This beanie box turned farmhouse wagon is fun!! It brings back childhood memories of many kinds.

    • Larissa says

      Yes! Hoss was my favorite on Bonanza. woot!! Thanks for the love.

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    Glad you’re back up and all is well!! The wagon is adorable!! Wouldn’t it be neat to fill with Christmas decor!! 💕 🤶🏻

    • Larissa says

      Yes!! So glad to have it all back safe and sound. And yes! holidays are fast-approaching.

  4. p says

    Great refresh !! Sooo cute. I love your detailed wheels !
    Filling it with seasonal bounties / deco would be such a cute use.
    Thanks for sharing.
    p

    • Larissa says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this as I had a blast recreating this fun piece. Here’s to DIY! 😀

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