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Salvaged Decor from Hidden Finds

When spring and summer roll around in these parts, everyone begins having their yard sales after their spring cleaning. It used to be more my thing to drive around and peruse, but I rarely have time anymore.My focus has more been aimed at finishing things around my home to make use of treasures I’ve hung onto for decorating our remodeled spaces. I truly love to add salvaged decor wherever I can.

Salvaged Decor Before Fixin' Up by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Take for instance these two finds. One is a bit of architectural salvage my friend, Mandy, thought I would enjoy. Then, there’s the ghost mirror I found hidden in the dirt at a barn sale. You might say they’re orphans looking for their forever home. Well, I’m eager to see them in the spot I’ve envisioned for them. Do you see the potential? You can see my past salvaged decor posts HERE.

CLEAN-UP TIME

First, both were filthy and needing a bit of work. The mirror is made of plaster and wood with beautiful gold leaf gilding. However, it has come looks at the bottom joints, and the back is falling off. That means the mirror is barely holding in.

Antique Ghost Mirror Frame in Disrepair | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I don’t mind the chipping and flaking parts. That’s all part of the story. But, in order to make this usable I glue the joints and reinforce the bottom. Then, I lightly spray the frame with a poly to seal it all in.

Next, that salvaged decor piece needs some lovin’. After it’s clean I use my hemp oil to saturate the wood and refresh it. I’ve done this to my antique pew a set of theater seats, and even my kitchen range hood made from salvaged base board. You can use tung oil, linseed oil, or hemp oil…many different ways.

Oiling Old Wood for Restoration by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DECORATING TIME

Finally, my living room remodel is getting the finished touches. I originally had a #trashure mirror hung here. However, I have had this ghost mirror just waiting to add to my home story.

Antique Farmhouse Salvaged Decor from Aged Finds by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #antique #home #homedecor

Ghost Mirror with Architectural Salvaged Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #antique #salvage #home #farmhouse #homedecor

It’s not there as much to reflect a person or thing, but as a piece of art. Then, you can see that gorgeous wood architectural piece above it. That dark wood looks great on the soft white walls framed by our elm beams.

Prodigal Pieces Farmhouse Entry Salvaged Decor by Larissa | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor #diy #antique

Now, while I haven’t revealed the full room yet, I aim to soon. We’ve had our plates full. You can see my hutch makeover in this past post HERE. My goal is home that welcomes all in so much that they feel like it’s their home.

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces Hanging Straw Hat | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #farmhouse #homedecor

I hope you are inspired by my salvaged decor. You can create your own home story by whatever sparks a smile. There’s no need to break the bank, just be creative and have fun!

In addition, do pin and share so we can inspire others too.

DIY Savaged Decor with Antique Finds by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Create your own home story | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #homedecor

Up next, this vintage writing box will be getting an updated look. See the makeover over HERE!

Vintage Writing Box Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Also, more fun salvaged decor from hidden finds:

Get creative and build these salvaged junk birdhouses from what others deem trash. I call it #trashure. Full DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #diy #homedecorFrom a curbside find to perfect architectural salvage decor, this arched window is made new. Perfect of farmhouse style decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    It is so frustrating to know someone can steal/hijack someone’s accounts and then pose as them!! It’s definitely theft and copyright infringement!! I will pray this works out and the culprits (including Facebook) are prevented from doing this again and to others. Meanwhile…. LOVE what you’ve done in foyer! I’m a softy when it comes to pediments. It looks lovely. And the mirror looks as if it’s been reflecting the smiles of visitors for centuries! 💕

    • Larissa says

      Yes, for sure. I want to poke them in the eye. haha. Thanks so much, Rebecca. Trying to find that happy finish in all rooms of my home.

  2. Cheryl Atkinson says

    Hi Larissa! I am so sorry to hear about your identity on FB being stolen. That has happened to a few business owners I follow. Dont worry, you will prevail. Love this architecture salvage.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Cheryl. Yes, far too many I’ve known had the same and you KNOW that FB could do something. Thanks for the love!

  3. Carol says

    Absolutely gorgeous wall art!!!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I am excited to see my home finally coming together after all the years of work and effort. No longer decorating for someone else. 😉

  4. Mary says

    Sending you big hugs regarding the technical issues; that stuff wears me out and is scary (I’m old :). Glad you have the tenacity to right this wrong Larissa…we need warriors to stay after these evil poachers.
    I just Love the mirror and the pediment! So much character in those pieces and in your home 🙂 They resonate your heart song – beautiful! ❤️

    • Larissa says

      haha…warriors indeed!! Thank you, Mary. You have made me smile! 😀

  5. Little Debbie says

    When you think you have heard it all…
    Apparently whomever has no idea who they are dealing with!
    Water on a duck…
    You haven’t missed a beat!
    Your positivity is as contagious (if not more)
    than your amazing ideas. 😍

    • Larissa says

      You are too cute! Right?? I’m not done yet and working with an attorney. However, I feel this is beyond a hacker as there’s other things that are proving I’m being targeted. We’ll see. Hugs!!

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