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Shabby Chic Goose

Are you ready for this? In my last post, which was Trash to Treasure Tuesday, I initiated an upcycle of this thrifted goose planter. While the body became a sweet woodland playset, there’s still more to the story. With that in mind, I’m keeping my promise to make use of the poor goose head and heart. haha. How about he becomes a shabby chic goose instead? Thrifted Canada Goose Planter Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you recall, with the removal of one single screw, the goose head is off and ready for reprieve. However, I initially am inclined to toss him in my fireplace along with the heart. {{gasp}}

Wooden Canada Goose Head from Thrifted Planter | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Because I have a junker’s heart for #trashure, I just couldn’t do it. His wee wittle eyes were begging me to save him and let him become royalty. Much like his larger goose friend I upcycled into a swan HERE or a broken swan planter as seen HERE. So, ya know I have to give him some shabby chic lovin’.

BUILDING TIME

First, I head out to my wood stash and grab a piece of 1″ x 8″ board after creating a body for my goosey guy on a piece of paper.

Tracing Shabby Chic Goose Body onto Scrap Wood | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, after I trace the body onto the board, I use my jigsaw to cut it out. Also, I make feet out of scrap luan and legs out of scrap dowel I have on hand. Don’t you just LOVE a good stash?!

Next, I use dowel pins I cut and drill holes into the body and the goose neck to make a solid joint. After that, I dry-fit it all together. Isn’t he cuuuuute?

Handmade Built Wooden Goose for Shabby Chic Goose by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

In order to get this DIY party started, I use a flat black spray paint to make the base color all cohesive.

Painted Black Wooden Goose Statue | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

SHABB’N IT UP

As soon as the black paint cures, I start on the layering process using a flat white latex paint to give the goose a light coat. In addition, notice I have the pieces removed from the base to make this process easier.

Painting Shabby Chic Goose Statue Base | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Whitewashing Shabby Chic Goose DIY | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, I take off the feet and wrap them in brown floral tape. Not only does this add texture to my creation, but also a lovely dark color.

Brown Floral Tape to Wrap Shabby Chic Goose Feet | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I create a design template on my computer in a harlequin pattern to use my transfer method to decorate the base.

DIY Harlequin Pattern Transfer | prodigalpeices.com #prodigalpeices

Painting Harlequin Design on Shabby Chic Goose Base | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Last, but not least, I dig into my vintage trimmings stash and pull out laces and handmade crochet trims to give my goosey guy even more texture and style. So fun!!

Vintage Lace Trimmings to Create Shabby Chic Goose | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

MEET MY CROWNED GOOSE

Finally, after my totally fun DIY stent, here’s my shabby chic goose is dressed up and ready to go. Isn’t he so handsome?

Textile Shabby Chic Goose Art from Thrifted Find by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #art #thrifted

Handmade Shabby Chic Goose with Lace Crown by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #art #sculpture

Not only is he stylin’ from head to toe, but he’s also just so cute and saved from the fiery death of my fireplace. tee hee! What shall we name him…George…William…Fredrick?

Handmade Shabby Chic Goose Statue | Thrifted Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #diy #french

Textile Shabby Chic Goose with Lace Accents by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #french #vintage

I don’t know about you, but his little web feet have my heart! In addition, if you look closely, you can see I also wrapped his beak in that brown floral tape.

In either event, I’m simply glad to have the ability to create AND share my passion with you. Are you having fun, yet?

Hello Shabby Chic Goose with Crown by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #frenchchic #shabbychic #homedecor

Handmade French Shabby Chic Goose created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #diy #thifted #upcycled

Handmade Lacy Goose Wing created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #handmade

With that in mind…what happened to that wooden heart? Well, it needed an update as well. Here’s my mini makeover to spare it from the fireplace as well.

Merry Christmas Heart Ornament by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #merrychristmas #handmade #2022

GIVEAWAY TIME

Of course, I want to offer this heart-o-mine to one of you. I wish with all my heart that I could send a gift to each and every one of you. Additionally, I’ll send you one of my funtastic mugs as well. All you need to do is enter this giveaway using the widget below. Open to U.S. Residents 18 years of age and older. Winner will be notified via email, so be sure to check your spam.

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If you’d like to adopt my goose or any other of my creations or vintage finds, you can find him in my online shop.

  • Vintage Handmade Coconut Husk Basket available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shopping #farmhouse
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French Chic Goose State Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces with Upcycled Items | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #frenchchic #diy #handmade

Before you go, make sure to leave me some comment love below, as well as pin and share. There are so many ways to create with found items that the options are limitless. Let’s inspire others!

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces creates an adorable shabby chic goose from a thrifted planter. Come see at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #handmade #diy

Also, be sure to come back for my next project featuring this other…er…gem from the thrift store. eeeewwww. Check out the hidden gem HERE.

Thrifted Lantern Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
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In addition, you can check out these other fun goose makeovers like my shabby chic goose:

Turn those dated pieces into farmhouse decor. A laundry hamper gets the makeover of a lifetime by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouseCheck out how to paint ceramic easily and with bit of DIY fun. Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #crafts #paint #farmhouse #home

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    So adorable!!! I can’t believe you were able to create a modern day version!!! Bravo!!!! LOVE!!!! You need the creative crown!!! 💕👑

    • Larissa says

      I’d send you a crown of your own, Rebecca, for being the sweetest sunshine every day. Hugs!!

  2. Linda Kinder says

    Fredrick is definitely styling! Strutting his stuff! Hahaha.
    Your imagination is wonderful. And your execution of your ideas is fabulous!
    You are always amazing me.

    • Larissa says

      I can’t thank you enough for making me smile, Linda. I truly have a blast! 😀

  3. Niki says

    Your goose reminds me of nursery rhymes. I’m sure if I think hard enough I can find one to place him in. Pretty cute- er handsome?? Have a great weekend Larissa.!!

    • Larissa says

      haha. I was hoping for that! 😀 I just love whimsy and making people smile. Thanks so much!

  4. Mary Loveland says

    FrederickA, she’s a girl! You really do have a wonderful talent….loved the little squirrel house. Best Wishes!

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