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Farmhouse Decor from Repurposed Flea Market Finds

If you know me at all, then you know I love a good thrift store run or flea market trip. Living in farm country affords me the luxury of finding all sorts of cool treasures that I love to repurpose into farmhouse decor. Take a look at what one of my recent fleatiquing trips afforded me.

Flea Market Finds Farmhouse Wares by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Starting at the top left I got (I actually got more than this, but this is what I’m working with today):

  1. an old crate
  2. a grain/feed scoop
  3. two enamelware basins
  4. a screen/sifter
  5. 3 miniature Cake King pans

First, let’s start with that grain scoop. A farmer would have used this to fill feed troughs for his stock or a local bulk food store would serve up your grain order with it. What do YOU think it could be repurposed into? I instantly saw this…

Repurposed Farmhouse Feed Scoop Candle Sconce by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

All I did was drill a hole in the top edge, add a candle and hang. Simple, right? Read more

Faux Barn Wood Wall Quilt from Vinyl Flooring

Are you into the Christmas spirit yet? Hard not to be with all sorts of wonderful holiday ideas floating around Blogland. Earlier this week I showed you our rustic Christmas mantel for our Home for the Holidays tour. The centerpiece of my design was my DIY barn wood wall quilt.

It's a rustic farmhouse Christmas in our house. From handmade stockings to the DIY wall quilt as a backdrop, it's all about family. | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Can you guess what I made it out of? Vinyl flooring. Yep! Pick you jaw up off the floor and let’s get to the details of how to create this wonderful faux barn wood wall quilt piece of art yourself.

Create a faux barn wood wall quilt using vinyl flooring with this easy DIY tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com Read more

Thankful Sign ~ DIY with Rope and Wood

Thanksgiving is not the only time of year would should give thanks for all of our blessings. In hopes to keep my mind on what to be thankful for, I have a fun DIY Thankful sign for you. It’s all about some wood and rope. Woot!

Make Your Own Thanksgiving (or Anytime) Thankful Sign with Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It’s a simple build that you can create with reclaimed wood, and can even be built from new wood. This project is versatile and can be changed up to suit your decor – paint it, change the word…do whatever you feel. The mini chalkboards make this thankful sign unique since it can be changed as you see fit. Have fun with it! Read more

Repurposed Pumpkins – Gettin’ junky with it!

Can you believe it’s already September? wow. Where did summer go? I realize that some of you live for the fall season, and I have to admit, it’s always been one of my favorites. Who can deny the onset of crisp, cool evenings, harvest time, days getting shorter making for fun campfires that last long into the evening? Or how about apples that make cider, pumpkins into pies, and the endless tomato creations you can make? Okay, so I think I’m ready for the fall season, and to kick it off right, I’m getting junky with it. tee hee. I’m all about some repurposed pumpkins.

Red ticking, white canvas, barn wood scraps and railroad tie spikes…oh yeah!

Getting junky with it an kickin' off the fall season with some repurposed pumpkins. They'll make you ready to dig into your stash! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Or how about some remnant pieces of an antique rocking chair creation, and two chunks left over from our patio makeover (reveal coming soon – stay tuned!)

Getting junky with it an kickin' off the fall season with some repurposed pumpkins. They'll make you ready to dig into your stash! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Do I have you intrigued? I hope so, because it’s fun to create and think outside the pumpkin! Read more

Repurposed Barn Wood Coat Rack

My stash of furniture is dwindling (I’m purging, cleaning, and starting over!) and I’m so happy to have room to work and finally get to create with all my other goodies in my shop. There’s such joy that comes from taking what some would consider trash and turning it into something functional and fun, especially repurposed barn wood

During the this past year’s winter months, I had refinished this Art Deco chest of drawers.

Create a repurposed coat rack using cast off barn wood and furniture pieces by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The original mirror had been broken, which left me with an empty mirror frame. I had a replacement mirror in my stash (gotta love having a stash!), and swapped them out.

Create a repurposed coat rack using cast off barn wood and furniture pieces by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Needless to say, I didn’t throw it away, but it instantly spoke to me. Finally, I’m able to put my envisioned project together with some more bits and pieces from my stash. Read more

Farmhouse Tools Become Rustic Decor

One of my favorite things to do is take unwanteds and give them new purpose. You can imagine my excitement when I got to hook up with several of my favorite DIY bloggers to bring you Trash to Treasure Transformations. Yay! It’s a monthly challenge to see what thrifted or yard sale finds we choose to give new life. I’m all about some farmhouse decor. mmmm….

Trash to Treasure Transformations by 5 Awesome DIY Bloggers

I know you’re going to love this series! Let me show you what I chose to work with. Rusty objects are somewhat of an addiction for me, and when I had a chance to snatch up a box of farmhouse tools, insulators, and what-nots, I jumped on it.

Rusty old farmhouse tools are perfect paired with reclaimed barn wood to make functional decor. Just grab a hanger, Ball jar, and a DIY attitude. by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Any guesses as to what these are? I know you see a piece of chain, but do you know what the hooks are for? They are hay bale hooks – a farmer would have one in each hand and grab up a hay bale with them and stack or load the bails in a much easier fashion. Pretty cool, huh? That round piece with holes in it is a bit of a mystery to me. It’s embossed with a serial number and I believe was part of a tractor.

So, what would you do with this rusty goodness? Well, I dug into my stash of reclaimed wood and pulled out some pieces that I thought would suit my project. Read more

Build a Reclaimed Wooden Tote

After just coming off of a long holiday weekend, it can be hard to get back to a normal grind. Sometimes though, I’m aching to do a project and it isn’t long before I’m back at just to get it off my mind, and assure myself I could do what I was scheming.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, everyone needs a stash – a veritable selection of materials to “play” with, whether it be things like fabric, yarn, paint, furniture, or wood. You get the idea. I have a little of each, and this time I headed back to my wood stash.

I have plenty of spare furniture legs I mentioned here, pallet wood from here, barn wood from here, and new wood from Home Depot, my second home. This is only a small sampling of my collection, but plenty for me to play with.

Build a reclaimed wood tote using cast off chippy siding, baby crib parts, and barn wood by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Build a reclaimed wood tote using cast off chippy siding, baby crib parts, and barn wood by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

One pile of wood in particular has been calling to me, and that is because my husband can’t stand it’s chippy-ness. A couple of years ago I sent him on an errand that I have somewhat regretted. Read more

Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Today’s the day! WAHOO! Yes, I’m excited and yes, I can show you the final product of all our work in our one and only bathroom.

Now, for those of you just stopping in, I’d like to take a minute to catch you up to speed. My family and I are remodeling our house (again) and our latest project was our master bedroom, and sort of at the same time our soon-to-be farmhouse bathroom over the last year (while also having babies and a grand ol’ time).

When we bought our home in 2003, this is what the bathroom looked like. In case you’re wondering, this is a scanned and uploaded photo, so you could get the full effect. Now I am really dating myself. ahem.

Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Cast iron green bathtub with matching green commode, glass shower doors, 3″ creamy white square tiles on the bottom and 1″ white with gold square tiles on top. Berber carpet on the floor, clear corrugated plexiglass type drop ceiling, an indoor/outdoor light complete with outlet attached, and a single mirrored medicine cabinet. Oh yeah, total room for improvement.

First makeover included painting upper tiles dark maroon and the ceiling panels and grids white, added green floor tile, plus mirror and light fixtures, and took out the shower doors.

Second makeover, yanked out the tub and toilet for new fiberglass tub with surround, and put in new floor tile. (another uber old scanned picture)

Budget-Friendly DIY Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It wasn’t until a couple years later I painted the upper tile a soft green and changed up the decor. This picture shows after we already tore down the ceiling and getting into gutting it from top to bottom.

Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Third times a charm, right? tsk.

Budget-Friendly DIY Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Well, this time was for good because we needed to replace that window and we wanted a clean start, a GIGANTIC do over. All the details about the start of our project, including how we got a massively heavy tub in there are here, and the latest upgrades are all here. Take a minute and catch up…it’s a good read.

Are you ready? We are!!

Budget-Friendly DIY Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Read more

Reclaimed Sewing Machine Table

I can’t believe we’ve flown through another month already and my favorite time is here – Themed Furniture Makeover Day!! This month’s theme is all about small tables…whew. My schedule has been kickin’ my rear lately and I could use a small project. Although the focal point of this month’s theme is small, my table is big in so many ways.  Check it out my reclaimed sewing machine table project.Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

*product provided by Weatherwood Stains. Affiliate links are included in this post. (see full disclosure)

If you follow me on social media, you would know I scored this antique treadle sewing machine off of Craigslist. I had told myself that if I ever came across one of these beauties (reasonably priced) it would be mine. Sellers were asking $75, but when I asked if it was firm, they quickly dropped it to $50. Seems they wanted it gone…NOW.

No problem!!

Yes, it’s rusty, and yes, it’s top is a wreck, but just look at those legs…

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

…and look at those drawers!! {swoon}

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Read more

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