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How to Replace a Vanity Seat (or any seat)

A few weeks ago I shared this view from the thrift store as I was shopping. My first post was about that bread box and how I upcycled it for a sweet project HERE. Today is all about that wire vanity seat. Notice it’s missing a cushion. I’m sharing the details today how to replace a vanity seat in a simple way.

Thrift Store Collection of Goods | prodigalpieces.com

Truth be told, I kinda grabbed it to use in conjunction with the first project. But also because I can NEVER find Read more

Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy from Thrifted Find

It isn’t often that I pass up the wooden section of the thrift store. I mean…there is #trashure to be found! Sometimes though, you can find wooden items hidden here and there too. Take for instance this little box. It was hidden in the Christmas section of the store. The vision I had for it was a farmhouse kitchen caddy. Do you see it?

Thrifted Caddy Before Farmhouse Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I often prefer to build my own decor from reclaimed scraps and such, it’s I also enjoy recreating found objects. This stenciled box sure wouldn’t suit my decor as-as, but it makes for the perfect Read more

Upcycled Belts Become Home Decor Accents

Don’t you just love that feeling when you get together with your friends to share an activity that you all enjoy? Today is our reduce, reuse, REFASHION time where my blogger friends and I get together to share with you (our reader friends) our latest upcycling fun. You’ll see their projects in just a bit. For my project, I’ve chosen to show you how to take upcycled belts and turn them into home decor.

Maybe that piques your attention and maybe you also think, “no way.” haha. Either way, let’s have some crafty fun! Read more

DIY Raised Bed Garden for City or Country Folk

It’s no surprise that living in Ohio gives us short growing seasons. Unless, of course, we have a greenhouse or hoop garden. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most out of every day. Gardening can often only be visualized as out in the sprawling country. As beautiful as that sounds (and as much as I’d like that myself) that isn’t an option for many. We like to adhere to the #mowlessgrow more mentality and have parked our DIY raised garden bed smack in our front lawn of our city lot. {{gasp}}

DIY Raised Garden Beds Before Rebuilding | prodigalpieces.com

Now, this doesn’t look so pretty at the moment, does it? About 6-7 years ago we dug up our sod, tilled, amended, and built this DIY raised garden bed with reclaimed barn wood. Our goal was to Read more

DIY Child’s Apron from Upcycled Vintage Linens

I am so excited to write this post today because I’m not only getting to introduce you to a group of fabulous ladies, but also share a project that is fun to create. My blogger friends and I are officially launching our Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION fun today. Our goal is to inspire you to whip out that dusty sewing machine, needle and thread, or just plain enjoy watching us create too (for those not sewing minded). My project for you is a DIY child’s apron that can be adapted to kids from 1 to 99.

Vintage Linens Used in Creating an Adorable Child's Apron | Video Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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

You will see their projects down below in a bit. For now check out what I dug out of my linen stash. What you see above is some scrap fabric, a remnant of my linen Read more

Farmhouse Drop-Leaf Coffee Table with Typography

Last, but not least, it’s time for Round 5 of my #trashure curbside haul makeover fun. Yay!! I’ve worked through those other 4 projects with much fun. However, today is all about that little coffee table getting transformed into a farmhouse drop-leaf coffee table with whimsy.

Curbside Haul #4 Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To catch you up to speed you can see the other projects listed below:

  1. Antique Pie Crust Table
  2. Hunting Scene Shelf
  3. Farmhouse Chest of Drawers
  4. Grain Sack Antique Chairs

Vintage Drop-Leaf Table Found Curbside by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

As you can see, this table is in sturdy shape.  The leaves function as they should, for the most part Read more

DIY Insulated Lunch Bag from Upcycled Skirt

It’s that fun time of the month again where my friends and I are all about Trash to Treasure Transformations. Woot! You’ll see their projects in a bit. You know I love taking unwanteds and making them new, so how about a DIY insulated lunch bag from some linen skirts. m’kay??

Thrifted Skirts Before Becoming Insulated Lunch Bag Totes by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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

I will proudly say I am a sewing nut (aka. freak, fanatic…you get the idea.) As of late, I’ve been going through a sort of withdrawal. I horribly miss my dear friends, serger and sewing machine. If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ve seen I have found my fix for the time being. I’ve been creating Read more

Deconstructed Ottoman with Feed Sack Upholstery

You know the saying, “birds of a feather flock together”, right? Well, one of the reasons I have fun with what I do is because I have a fantastic group of people who also have that same passion for DIY. Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers time where my blogger friends and I each take on a project with the intent of inspiring you. My project piece is this tired old gal who’s going to help me add a deconstructed ottoman to my home – something I’ve always wanted.

Vintage Ottoman Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When I spied this at the thrift store, in an instant I knew I wanted it for my home. If you look close, the velvet upholstery was well worn through the the threads on the top. However, I couldn’t Read more

Patriotic Bunting from Thrift Store Fabric

Do you ever say to yourself that you’re going to complete a project and yet, another year goes by? Then one day you finally pull up your boot straps and say, “No more excuses!!” My friends, I had been wanting to do this project for a couple of years now, but just couldn’t get it done for different reasons. I know, yada, yada, yada, but life happens, right? (like running a home business, homeschooling 6 kids, etc)

One reason was because our new baby threw a kink in the works when we had a NICU stay, the other was because I had nowhere to hang a patriotic bunting. Good reason, right? Last summer my husband was finally able to build the flower boxes for our home after the exterior got a facelift. That is, all except the front two. We didn’t get to complete the front set until this summer since we had to replace our windows last fall, and they had their debut a couple of weeks ago.

So here I am. Finally there is no excuse. With my coupon in hand, I headed to a local thrift store to snatch up some Independence Day goodness. (Yes, I even have coupons for the thrift store – ha!)

DIY Patriotic Fourth of July Bunting made from Thrifted Fabric - Celebrate Independance Day Thrifted Style by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

There was plenty of red, white, and blue fabric in the form of sheets, curtains, and remnants. Can you believe I was able to snag all that I needed plus tons more for less than $4? SCORE! I bought a king size sheet, a 12 foot long fabric remnant that looked like a tea stained tie-dye, and a few denim curtains that had been sun-faded (perfect for the time-worn effect I was after). Read more

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