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Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycled

When the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, I am so eager to share with you not only what I have up my sleeve, but also what my blogger friends have cooked up for you too. eep! It’s so fun for us to share a vision for a cast-off or misfit with the goal to inspire for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday. Take a peek at this dynamic duo. ahem. They’re…umm…vintage alright. And, they have hearts…lots of ’em. Time for heart cut-out furniture upcycled into new!

Pine Novelty Chairs Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Okay, so in the same era we have oodles of geese, (see my thoughts about them HERE) and then we have HEARTS…everywhere. Nothing against hearts, but does everything made of pine have to have them? meh. Typically, I either make them vanish as seen HERE with this quirky lot. Likewise, I embrace them also seen HERE with this quilt rack.

Pine Heart Cut-Out Chair Before | prodigalpieces.com

Today, I’m doing both. Also, what’s with setting these around the house with dolls in them? haha. (yes, I’m talking to you, Mom. mwah.) No offense to any of you that do, we all have our quirks…trust me I have mine…like trash used in my decor. {{wink, wink}}

Pine Doll High Chair Before | prodigalpieces.com

TERMS OF USE: If you want to create similar projects to my design, you agree to the following: it cannot be shared or distributed for monetary gain in any way, it may not be modified in any way, and you may not claim the work as your own. 

TIME TO BREAK UP

As I’ve mentioned before, if it’s made of wood, it has potential. Do you see it? First, it’s time to take these pieces apart and see what we can do with them. This is the therapeutic part without a doubt.

Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle Pieces to Start | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Looks like a whole lotta DIY fun to me! To begin, I choose the sides of the doll highgchair and the spreader from the back and the curvy steps. Then, I use the side to trace a heart onto the spreader and cut two hearts with my jigsaw to fill those spots.

Patching Wood Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Not only did I add wood filler, but also a scrap piece of luan (thin plywood) to the back for added design. Can you see where I’m headed with this?

Rough Assembled Hand Sign from Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycled | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Here’s my first heart cut-out furniture upcycle in duo. One pointing to the left…

Left Pointing Hand Sign Created from Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #upcycled

Pointing Hand Enter Sign from Upcycled Furniture by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homdecor

…and also one pointing to the right. woot! Even better is that Tin Lizzy embroidery I found in my neighbor’s trash in this post. Can you imagine tossing that?!?

DIY Pointing Hand Sign Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces from Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycled | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #sign #upcycled #vintage

DIy Hand Sign Pointing Right Upcycled from Heart Cut-Out Furniture by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home

PROJECT TWO

Next, it’s time for the other two sides of the smaller chair. Do they spark any ideas with you?

Upcycled Heart Cut-Out Furniture into Home Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #homedecor

First, do note that the back sides have routed passes in them for the seat and back. So, I cut off the side of the seat and back and fill in the those routed spots. Then, I basically fill in with what my imagination saw. Ta da!

Adorable DIY Dinosaur Sign | Dino Hugs | by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #dinosaur #kids #sign #home

Side View of Cute Dinosaur Sign from a Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #dinosaur #nursery #kids #homedecor

I mean, who doesn’t love cute cuddles? I’m a hugger and this is all I could see in those pieces once I lay eyes on them. I’m curious…inspired yet?

Super Sweet Hugging Dinosaurs Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #dinosaurs #hug #nursery #playtime

PROJECT THREE

Well, if you’ve not been bitten by the DIY bug yet, check out this next project. If you recall, I have the back and seat from this smaller chair, but also the seat from the highchair left to make use of. Hmmm…

DIY Farmhouse Riser Stool Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

After a fun run with my miter saw and jigsaw, I come up with these pieces to work with.

Rustic Farmhouse Step Stool Pieces from a Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Did you envision a super cute riser stool? I did! haha. These are fun to build and perfect for any spot in your home.

Chippy Blue Farmhouse Wooden Riser Stool from a Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #furniture

DIY Farmhouse Foot Stool in Blue by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #furniture #handmade

Aqua Blue Handmade Farmhouse Footstool Riser by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #cottage

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST

Finally, because I’m a sucker for no waste, I have to do something with this last part of the highchair. It’s the back and has that heart, so the question is…do I embrace or erase? However, since I’m feeling the love, I say embrace and have fun!

Doll Highchair Back Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Yes, call me a nut, but this is what I saw. All I need to do is sketch my vision and fill it in.

Hand-Painted Flamingo Art from Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #art #upcycled #diy

Side View of Upcycled Hand-Painted Flamingo Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #birds #diy #home #art

In addition to ridding the planet of those funky pine chairs, I’ve created four different project with only very minimal scrap waste which instantly went into my wood stove. BAM! Now, I know this begs the question…which one is your favorite? Also, what would you have done with the wood? I’d love to hear!

Likewise, if you’d like to own any or all of my creations, you can find them available in my online shop along with many other goodies.

  • Vintage Farmhouse Bench in Rustic Green available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #shopping #furniture
    Vintage Farmhouse Bench ~ $275

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In addition to leaving some comment love below, do pin and share to inspire others to embrace or erase the heart cut-out furniture upcycle fun.

Heart Cut-Out Furniture Upcycle into Four Different Projects | Which is your favorite? | DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #diy #art #farmhouse #homedecor

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Also, more fun heart cut-out furniture upcycled:

This 1980's heart cut-out bin needed some pizzazz. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces gave it a much needed makeover with some fun. See the full DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #homedecor #homedecorideas #farmhouse #vintageOh so sweet! This vintage bread box with heart cut-out got a new look and purpose as Larissa of Prodigal Pieces shows us in a step-by-step video tutorial how to make it into an upcycled charging station | Head to prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #homedecor #homedecorideas #farmhouse #vintage

Comments

  1. Deb T says

    You are so creative! I totally saw the Dino’s!

  2. Karen says

    Your ability to see outside the box blows my mind! I totally love the Enter sign! Great ideas as always!

  3. lazy Susan says

    You are REALLY talented. Ty for sharing!

    • Larissa says

      How sweet of you to say. I truly enjoy sharing and hearing from you means the most. Thank you!

  4. denise blank says

    You have a very quirky imagination! Lol I am still wondering what I would do with those!?
    You are so talented everything is so cute! 😉

    • Larissa says

      haha…nailed it! Yes, for sure. It’s a blast to take these things and recreate them. Thanks so much, Denise! 😀

  5. Val says

    What you ´ve done with these two chairs is absolutely awesome! I´m impressed with such a fertile imagination! Very. very well done!

    • Larissa says

      Val, that makes my day. Thanks so much. It’s truly fun to do.

  6. susan says

    So cute and clever! Love the pointing finger and the flamingos! I don’t have the vision you do 😁

    • Larissa says

      Those were my kids two top faves too Thanks for the smiles, Susan. 😀

  7. Debora Garrett says

    I’m truly amazed by your vision! I adore the enter signs and that sweet little stool. Well done, Larissa, Well done!

  8. Niki says

    Amazing! These old doll chairs wouldn’t even catch my eye. I’m not a fan of the heavy pine with heart cut out- anything. I am blown away by all you managed to get out of what looked like so little to work with. Very cool and sweet Larissa!

  9. Jill Smith says

    Absolutely LOVE seeing how you transform the boring into beautiful!! Your creativity is so inspiring…. I often go out to my stash of odds and ends, and think “how would Larissa change this?” 😄
    I loved the “Enter” signs!! Those turned out awesome!

    • Larissa says

      Jill, you are so much fun! I love the smiles I get from you guys. Thank you!

  10. Janelle says

    Your brain amazes me! How you saw those fingers so cool !

    • Larissa says

      I’m glad I don’t scare you! haha! Thank you, Janelle.

    • Larissa says

      It’s such fun. Yes, couldn’t let that go to waste! One of my favorite finds for sure.

  11. Rebecca - NC says

    So unbelievably creative and well executed!!!! I love them all, but I’m a sucker for a foot stool!!!! 😂💕

    • Larissa says

      bwahahaha! Win the sucker for taking on too much award, right? 😀 Thanks, Nancy.

  12. Rose says

    I think I’m pretty clever with my recycles but you are above and beyond! Way to go!

    • Larissa says

      Just doing it is half the fun, right? Thanks, Rose. 😀

  13. Christy James says

    You are the most creative ever!! Clearly, the stool is my favorite because I just bought it lol! Will be super cute for staging! But I love the vision you had for the other pieces as well! I was just checking out at the thrift store yesterday when they brought five handmade wooden crates to the floor near the checkout. Do I need five wooden crates? No, but for $3.75 each, I knew I could use the wood ha ha! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      Girl, you made my day!! Thank you. As for the crates, you would’ve had to wrestle me for them. tee hee!

  14. Naomi Shelton says

    Larissa, hands down, it’s the flamingos that take the prize in my book! I would never haver thought of all the ways you got rid of those pesky hearts! Great makeover, girl!

    • Larissa says

      Sweet! They are such beautiful creatures, and I love how in nature they make hearts when greeting. Thanks so much, Naomi. 😀

  15. Anne says

    My favorite is the little bench!! 💕

    • Larissa says

      Yay! Thanks, Anne. I’m such a sucker for benches and stools.

  16. Trudy says

    Mind blown! You are definitely and out of the box thinker! I am curious as to how you made the legs angled on the stool. When I look at your cut pieces they look like 90 degree cuts, did you angle all those cuts to make it stable?

    • Larissa says

      tee hee! You made me smile from ear to ear, Trudy. Thanks! I used my miter saw on a 15 degree angle for the legs and the spreader.

  17. Marietta says

    Larissa; You astound me, I cannot believe how you created those projects out of what you started with . BTW, not overly fond of “EVERY” pine peice having a heart cut out either.

    • Larissa says

      haha. Yeah, I don’t mind hearts in limited amounts on appropriate things, but these are overkill. 🙂 I’m so glad you had fun joining me on my DIY adventure, Marietta!

  18. Marie B. says

    Wow, talk about amazingly creative imagination, Larissa, these are fabulous! They are all fabulous ideas but the hugging dinos are just too stinking ADORABLE.

    • Larissa says

      I hope you can see how much fun I had, Marie. Thank you!!

  19. P Page says

    OMG! Sooooo creative – wow. And I obviously have no creativity or imagination. I hate to admit this but i couldn’t fathom why there were flamingo comments until I looked back at that – LOL – FUNNY KINDA ABSTRACT MONKEY! Seriously, I saw hair, eyes, nose and a BIG heart shaped mouth. Must say the flamingos are just too cute!!

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