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Upcycled Gun Cabinet Turned Bookcase Cupboard

Oh yeah…I’ve got a fun makeover today. Fun for you and a whole lotta elbow grease for me. yikes! Before I fill you in on the backstory to this post today, first, I want to just say I’m attempting an upcycled gun cabinet makeover for the record books. {{gulp}}

Handmade Gun Cabinet Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So, the challenge is before me. However, I did not choose this challenge. Y’all, I am continually having to inform my husband how to not bring home a nightmare for me. Yes, YEARS of discussions and assumed understanding still gets me a hot mess of a gun cabinet. How?? How in the world does this happen over and over again. I believe there is some sort of translator that gets turned on whenever I talk…really.

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Updated Bookcase with Paint & Paper

Ooh…do I have some fun for you today! You know I love a good furniture makeover, but when I get to share the fun with you, it’s even better. Check out this cutie below that spoke to my heart the minute I saw it. eep! Looks like it’s time for an updated bookcase makeover, right?

Outdated Bookcase Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When I spied this bookcase at the thrift store, I took note of how cute the lines were and knew that it had potential. It’s made of inexpensive pine and not an antique, so this bookcase is

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Repurposed Bookcase Headboard Bench

It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! This is a fun time where my blogger friends and I get together to show you how we take some #trashure and turn it into something new. The subject of my post today is this twin headboard we bought as a part of a set. The dresser set was done in this post, and now it’s the headboard’s turn for some lovin’. Because of the design of this piece, I decided to turn it into a repurposed bookcase headboard bench complete with storage. Let me show ya what I did. PLUS, I have a giveaway for you!

Vintage Bookcase Headboard Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

At first, those built-in cubbies totally reminded me of nesting boxes or “bins” for chicken when flipped on its backside. I kept thinking I would be creating something along those lines, but the last few projects I did were wall related and I wanted to change it up. Something that struck me was that the board spanning the front