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Pretend Play Grill from Upcycled Bread Box

I am definitely a kid a heart and love creating for kids. So, of course, when I first spied this stainless steel bread box at the thrift store I had an instant vision. Do you ever do that? I couldn’t get past that it needed to become a pretend play grill. Let’s have some DIY fun!

Thrifted Bread Box Before Upcycle by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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

In the picture below, this was what I saw at the thrift store. I first thought that it actually was a pretend play grill set based on the fact that it was sitting on that cart. Because of that I actually walked past it thinking we didn’t need one of those. However, I came back around to Read more

Upcycled Crates for Farmhouse Decor

May it never be that I pass by a wooden crate without stopping to swoop it up and bring it home. hee hee. Now, before you call me crazy, give me a minute to show you my reasoning. What you see here is a pile of wooden potential that I plan to give new life and purpose. Join me as I make upcycled crates into farmhouse decor for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday fun. You’ll see my blogger friends projects in a bit.

Old Antique Wooden Crates Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

FIRST UPCYCLED CRATE

First, let me say that this trio came from different sources. I’ll start at the bottom with the largest crate and work my up with each one. I actually Read more

Upcycled Bird Cage for Farmhouse Decor

I doubt I’m the only one that sees bird cages at garage sales or thrift stores and gets a quickened heart rate. My family and I adore birds, but don’t keep any of the caged up. However, the cages themselves are so unique in design that they can be a work of art. Take this one for instance. It is somewhat petite and ready to become my upcycled birdcage project.

Thrifted Birdcage Before | prodigalpieces.com

I just love learning bits about how trends began, like bird-keeping.

The history of the bird cage ties to the adoption of birds as pets. Birds were caged for their beauty and mystery nearly four centuries ago in Read more

Upcycled Serving Trays from Bar Cart Parts

I just have to say I have the coolest friends and family. They know my #trashure lovin’ heart and vision for other people’s unwanteds. This time around I am sharing how these cast-off Target bar cart parts gets turned into upcycled serving trays. It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday too, so you’ll get to see what my blogger friends have for you too. Hooray!

Target Bar Cart Parts Before Upcycled Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Would you have passed up these bar cart pieces if offered to you? When Mandy sent me the picture of them, I was kinda like…fun! Most often I am up to a good challenge. This caught my interest because Read more

Upcycled Footboard into Home & Garden Decor

It’s not a surprise I love a good challenge. This time around, my dad brought me this solitary footboard. I told him I really didn’t have room, but I’d take it. Do you feel an upcycled footboard project coming on? {{dramatic music begins}}

Cast-Off Footboard Before Upcycled Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My sweet father brought this to me in late summer and I tucked it in for the winter hoping for inspiration to hit by spring. Honestly, I had in the back of my brain to just set it out for spring clean-up if nothing came to mind to do with. Funny, not funny, was I missed Read more

Farmhouse Chest of Drawers from the Curb

It’s time for Round 3 of my #trashure curbside haul. To catch you up to speed, this is the pile I scored from one person’s yard during our spring city cleanup. I’ve already made over that pie crust table and dog shelf. It’s time to tackle that awfully painted piece and turn it into a farmhouse chest of drawers for our Trash to Treasure fun.

Round 2 of #Trashure transformations by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Stay tuned for more at prodigalpieces.com

If you remember, I asked JC (aka. husband) which piece he would have left on the curb. He said the chest. {{gasp}} In spite of the obvious, I replied that it was the 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

French Script Vase ~ Thrifty Update

Do you love to create your own decor or maybe are looking for inspiration how to change up your home on a budget? It most certainly can be done because I am proof. {{high five!!}} Even if I had the biggest budget ever, (which believe me I don’t) I would still be decorating with my own handmade/found style. Why? Because ain’t nobody gonna make me decorate box-store style. tsk. Take for instance the basic wood vase. It’s a blank slate that I’m going to turn into a French script vase. Let the fun begin!

Thrifted Wooden Vase Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m assuming most would have walked right past this at the thrift store. It’s bland, boring, and lacking some ooh, la, la. That’s where I come in and Read more

Vintage Industrial Office Chair Reupholstered

It’s that time again where my Trash to Treasure buddies and I put together a whole slew of inspiration for you the first Tuesday of each month . I’m excited! Not only do I get to share with you again, but this time it’s something for ME. It’s not often I get to work on a project for myself, so pardon me for being a little giddy. tee hee. Today, my goal is to give my vintage industrial office chair a makeover like none other.

Industrial Desk Chair Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, let me tell you the back story behind this chair. I wrote about it back in one of my very early blog posts Read more

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