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Budget Farmhouse Decor ~ Thrift Store Fun

One of my true delights on my blog is when you all leave me comments and feedback on my work. Sometimes it can feel like I’m talking to the air and I only get lots of love when I do a giveaway, so I wholeheartedly love to hear from you! It seems that many of you love when I take a collected thrifted assortment and give them each a makeover. Today, I have a new lot for you. This motley crew is about to become an example of how to create budget farmhouse decor.

Wooden Thrift Store Items Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So…I have to ask. Would any of these appeal to you if you spied them in the thrift store. Very often I say that the wood section is one of my Read more

DIY Farmhouse Decor from Thrifted Finds

When you want a certain style achieved in your home story, but lack a big budget, do know that it’s attainable. Seriously, it is. You may be thinking I’m off my rocker, and you’re right. I’m at the thrift store buying up all the goodies I can find! haha! Don’t waste another minute waiting for that budget windfall, but rather get yourself motivated to create. I’m going to show you how I took a few thrifted finds and turned them into DIY farmhouse decor. Check it out…

Wooden Thrifted Items Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’ve said it before, but the wood section of the thrift store is a gold mine. You can recreate wood a dozen times over and it still looks good. For instance, here is my ragamuffin group in their ugly stages – a footstool, a shelf, a wall decor piece, and some sort of cubby. Read more

Home Decor Storage from Thrift Store Finds

One of the things I often hear from you, my readers, is they just don’t have the budget to make their house into the home they like, or they lack vision to make something old or outdated into something new. That’s where I come in. My goal in my blog is to take away those worries and inspire you to at least try. My own budget is so small you need a microscope to see it. As for vision, that comes easy to me and why I share. Today, I’m here to not show so much a grand makeover, but hoping to show you how you can get the look you’re after for less. Take for instance, this box used for home decor storage.

Thrifted Storage Box Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

This could easily be something you already own and maybe you’re ready for a new look.  Shopping your home is the cheapest way to change it up. However, your local thrift store, estate sales, garage sales, and flea markets (even online markets) are brimming with possibilities. Oh, and don’t forget the curb! So much Read more

Mudroom Makeover ~ Budget-Friendly Improvements

Do you ever leave a project unfinished and it irks you that you never got it done? That’s me, at least when it comes to our mudroom. A few years ago I remodeled that space, but injured myself while doing so. I got done as much as I could and then stopped, planning to get back at it. Well, babies and life happen and time slips away. So…today I’m getting back in there and doing a mudroom makeover. Plus, we have two winners for last week’s giveaway AND kicking off a new giveaway today. Yay!!

First, let’s take a look at this project. This was our mudroom in the true before.

First Look at Dark, Dated Mudroom by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I won’t reiterate what I already wrote about in my other post that has all the juicy details how we got the mudroom to look like this…

Mudroom Makeover with Barn Wood and Budget-Friendly Tips by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now, remember we are a family of Read more

DIY Outdoor Pillows on a Budget

Last week I was sharing with you about creating your home outside of your home. Well, your outdoor decor can create just as much of a welcoming feeling as the interior of your home. What better way to do that than to create that cozy feeling in a budget-friendly style? You know that’s my thang. Many of you have asked about them, so I’m sharing how I made my DIY outdoor pillows from thrifted pillows.

Create DIY Outdoor Pillows with this Easy to Follow Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*tutorial first seen on Angie’s List, giveaway sponsored by DFOHome, and affiliate links included (see full disclosure)

Today we’re going to head to the thrift store today to find some cast-off pillows to turn into your own DIY outdoor pillows to accent our backyard decor.

Thrift Store Pillows for Outdoor Purposes | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Yes, we’re using thrifted pillows for our project because they are going outdoors and are so inexpensive compared to$20 for a solitary store-bought pillow. Or  how about $10 for just a pillow form or bag of stuffing?  That cost comparison doesn’t include the fabric, thread, or other notions you may want to add. My pillow project will cost you about $8 or less for each pillow. Score!

Before we get started, it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway for a hammock chair from DFOHome. eep!

And the winner is…(drumroll please) Read more

Budget Window Treatments & Kitchen Update

Y’all have been so patiently waiting for my kitchen update and today’s the day! We started a month and a half ago and have been working harder than ever before to get this project done, but as with everything DIY, there are hang-ups that happen. I’m so excited to share my husband’s hard work on our gorgeous floor and a secret to getting budget window treatments for your home. Yay!

To catch some of you up to speed, you can read all about the start of our kitchen remodel HERE, and this is our starting point when we bought our home in 2003.

Outdated Kitchen Remodel with New Flooring by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

This is where we left off before starting our latest remodel…

Kitchen Remodel Before by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

…with our old vinyl floors…

Worn Out Vinyl Flooring by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

When we bought the home, the dining area had been converted from a screened in porch and we took out a wall to the two rooms could flow. With that there was a transition in the floors that was not very good, and there were 4 different layers of old flooring to deal with.

Repairing Transition from Two Kitchen Floors | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post was sponsored by Floor & Decor and eFaucets and does contain affiliate links. 

We had to build up the one floor to match the plane of the other and that was no easy task because it also had another three transitions into our laundry area. What a chore! Read more

Wall Art from Thrifted Finds

Making your house your home shouldn’t have to break the bank. I’m all about creating my own space by using thrifted finds transformed into something new. Today, I’m going to show you how I took a couple of different basket frames found at a local thrift store and turned them into custom wall art.

Two Thrifted Basket Wall Hangings | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

Would you have considered these two dated frames as having potential? In order to do that, you kinda have to look past the obvious and see something more. That can be hard at times, but seriously, most anything has potential to some degree, right?

The first frame I’ll show you is the oval empty one that is just waiting for a purpose. Since the natural basket color wasn’t quite striking it with me, I decided to Read more

Beach Decor on a Budget

Do you cherish a beachy scene and want to add coastal charm to your home? Make the beach ambiance come to you by creating your own beach décor. Today, along with my blogger friends, I’m sharing one of my Best of the Archives for a month of Trash to Treasure Transformations each Tuesday. Yay! Be sure to check out their projects later on in this post.

Best of Trash to Treasure Transformations | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

One of my subjects for this project is a Craiglist cast-off. I found this oak coffee table / entertainment stand that was in need of some superficial love.

Oak Coffee Table Before Beach Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The top was worn, it was missing trim and pulls, and was oh-so DIRTY. But hey, it’s solid oak and just needs some TLC, right? 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

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