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Rustic Chic Home Decor from Thrifty Finds

Have you ever been out #trashure hunting and come across some smalls that you just couldn’t leave behind, but had no idea what you’re going to do with them? They might have something that speaks to you and your home story. I say “grab ’em!” It’s fun to collect an assortment and then add your own style. Let’s give these finds a rustic chic home decor makeover.

Misfit Finds Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Take a closer look at what I snagged…(1) an oil lamp with wall mount (2) an antique grater (3) a made in _______ shelf made to look old, but isn’t. haha. A quirky lot, right? Let’s see which makeover is your favorite…

FIRST PROJECT

To get started, I’ll start with the oil lamp. In a past post, I redid a similar one that was pretty rough to begin with. Check out the video below or see the original post HERE.

DIY Tutorial for a Farmhouse Oil Lamp Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

So, in like fashion, I’m aiming for something similar. It’s time to dive into my stash and I find the perfect scrap. I love when that happens! However, this piece is actually from a shelf I cut up in our garden shed remodel. It just needs a little dressing up. First, I add a sawtooth hanger on back. Next, I use a light whitewash to give it character.

Painting Scrap Wood Board White for Rustic Chic Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com

Then, I tape off a section for a grain sack stripe on the left and also use my grain sack stencil to add even more charm. You can see all the ways I’ve used this same stencil in these past posts.

French Grain Sack Stencil for Rustic Chic Home Decor by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Here is my oil lamp all amped up for farmhouse decor with a rustic chic flair.

DIY Farmhouse Home Decor with Oil Lamp by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home

DIY Farmhouse Grain Sack OIl Lamp Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse#diy

To be honest, I hang these lamps inside my home on the wall as-is, but I also like them this way with a bit of art added. It makes it more fun, right?

Rustic Chic Home Decor Oil Lamp | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

SECOND PROJECT

Second, let’s tackle that antique grater. It’s fun just the way it is, but if you want to add a bit of whimsy and charm let’s get crafty. tee hee! Also, I found a few free images online and put together a little typography.

Upcycled Food Grater with Graphics for Rustic Chic Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com

After I cut the pieces to fit, I use a spray adhesive to mount them to the grater. Then, I add more bits and pieces to give it a story.

Farmhouse Rustic Chic Home Decor with Upcycled Grater by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #kitchen

Here’s my GRATE-ful grater art that’s ready to begin a new life as a sweet kitchen accent.

Upcycled Antique Grater for Kitchen Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #upcycled #home

Repurposed Antique Grater Art for Rustic Chic Home Decor by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THIRD PROJECT

Last, but not least, it’s time for the shelf-thing. It already has a rustic chic home decor vibe because of the prim design and faux chippy paint. All I add is a this fun antique caster resting in a piece of reclaimed barn oak. Plus, a little more whimsy as well.

Old Antique Caster from Piano for Rustic Chic Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Style Memory Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Memory Shelf for Home Decor by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse

It’s got that rustic chic home decor vibe AND tells a sweet story. “The best about memories is making them.” In addition, while looking up the history of this piece, I found a legit antique at auction that sold for over $2K…{{gasp}}

Antique Caster with Memory Quote for Rustic Chic Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #antique #farmhouse

Making Memories Quote for Rustic Chic Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #rustic #farmhouse #eclectic

I don’t know about you, but time flies by like the speed of light. I watch days go by and try to not focus on the negative, but rather see each one as a blessing. Taking time for those we love is of the utmost importance. Make time…make memories.

Rustic Chic Prim Memory Photo Shelf | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Create your own Rustic Chic Home Decor | DIY Details by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home

WRAP-UP

Now you’ve seen my three little mini makeovers for rustic chic home decor inspiration. Which one speaks to you? I’m hoping that you are feeling inspired and are eager to hunt out some treasures of your own. If you’d like to own these or see my other items available, just head to my online shop.

  • Handmade Linen Ottoman by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #shopping
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Grab those thrifted finds and create your own rustic chic home decor | Stop by Prodigal Pieces to see more | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home

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Also, more rustic chic home decor projects for you:

Rustic Chic Finish by Prodigal Pieces - You can create this look with paint and stain | prodigalpieces.comDon't toss those old windows! Instead, create an upcycled window planter by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #garden #diy #home #homdecor #farmhouse #garden

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    What a great reminder that little things can do a lot. These are so cute and will add a nice warm touch in an unexpected way!! 😍

    • Larissa says

      They really do. So many overlook the obvious and there’s so much potential.

  2. Cindy says

    Each project well thought out and well done. Two having a “grate” message;) A guess the practical wins this time with the oil lamp. One must prepare for the next (heaven forbid) power outage!

    • Larissa says

      haha…right? We lose power more often here in the city than my country friends do. It’s so random and annoying! I grew up living out in the middle of the woods and losing power was part of life, but not this often. 😉

    • Larissa says

      Oh, how I long for those times… 🙂 Thank you, Marie.

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