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How to Stain a Fence the Easy Way

One thing is for sure that I am not a city girl. I was born in the countryside, my heart yearns for the countryside, and one day I aim to be back there…hopefully soon. Until then, I’m trying to make the best of where we are planted and that includes dealing with unsavory issues with those around us. We decided to put up a privacy fence for obvious reasons, and thought we would share how to stain a fence the fast & easy way.

Backyard Before Privacy Fence with DIY Fire Pit by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What you see above is the left side of our back yard and the right side is below. Read more

French Provincial Lingerie Chest Restored

Today’s the day! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday, one of my favorite days of the month because I get to share alongside my blogger friends our latest projects. You’ll see their inspiring work in a bit. However, take a peek at this vintage French provincial lingerie chest that has waited far too long for a restoration. (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Lingerie Chest Before Restoration by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My daughters have been using this chest as a place to store hair accessories, legging, tights, etc. It did, however, look this shabby when I got it. I have been patiently waiting until we got our girls’ Read more

Pretend Play Grill from Upcycled Bread Box

I am definitely a kid a heart and love creating for kids. So, of course, when I first spied this stainless steel bread box at the thrift store I had an instant vision. Do you ever do that? I couldn’t get past that it needed to become a pretend play grill. Let’s have some DIY fun!

Thrifted Bread Box Before Upcycle by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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In the picture below, this was what I saw at the thrift store. I first thought that it actually was a pretend play grill set based on the fact that it was sitting on that cart. Because of that I actually walked past it thinking we didn’t need one of those. However, I came back around to Read more

Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy from Thrifted Find

It isn’t often that I pass up the wooden section of the thrift store. I mean…there is #trashure to be found! Sometimes though, you can find wooden items hidden here and there too. Take for instance this little box. It was hidden in the Christmas section of the store. The vision I had for it was a farmhouse kitchen caddy. Do you see it?

Thrifted Caddy Before Farmhouse Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I often prefer to build my own decor from reclaimed scraps and such, it’s I also enjoy recreating found objects. This stenciled box sure wouldn’t suit my decor as-as, but it makes for the perfect Read more

Update Outdoor Furniture the Easy Way

Raise your hand if you put off tackling those outdoor projects because you think it will take too much time? I’ve been there! The awesome part is now you can not only update fast, but also affordably. I’m excited to share with you how I update outdoor furniture with one of my favorite tools.

Patio Dining Table Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

It has been 4 years since we built our pergola for our patio area and also this dining set. You can see the beginning of my “when you give a lady a patio set” story HERE. (if you’ve read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie picture book, you know Read more

Farmhouse Apothecary Cabinet from Curbside Trash

Apparently you all have quite the fun imagining me hopping out of my vehicle while it’s pouring rain to grab #trashure off the curb. haha! I don’t blame you! This was the case with a visit to Curb le Chic this last spring. Our city spring cleanup had begun and I found this handmade piece among other goodies. I loved the wood and the functionality, so I decided to update it into a farmhouse apothecary cabinet.

Handmade Cabinet Found Curbside | prodigalpieces.com

While it does have some obvious wear, it still, however, has plenty of life left in it. The slat back is my favorite part of the whole thing. Whomever built it did a great job with the dados and overall squareness of it all.

However, the slight orangey color wasn’t cutting it for me. The wood had Read more

DIY Denim Paint on Antique Chest of Drawers

You know that it’s hard for me to pass up an offer for not only a free piece of furniture, but also an antique. Can you blame me? No joke…I had just emptied my home of any extra furniture when my cousin tagged me in her friend’s feed offering up this antique chest of drawers. I felt obliged to…er…help. tee hee. The fun thing is that this piece inspires me to give it a DIY denim paint effect. Hang on to see what I mean. (giveaway alert!)

Antique Chest of Drawers with Damage Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You might be thinking…denim?? Well, let me explain. When I get a well-loved, free piece of furniture I count it as fair game to have some fun. Thankfully, all of the original brass knobs were present (some inside drawers). Those knobs totally remind me of Read more

Cottage Style Stool with Crochet Seat Cover

It pays to hang onto things sometimes, don’t you think?Β I’ve had this cutie tucked under my desk for quite some time. It has served us well for a year or so aiding my in homeschooling my children. Now, I felt time for it to become a cottage style stool with cozy fun.

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

Am I the only one that actually pays good hard cash for something broken? ahem. (please say yes!) When I spied this stool, I enjoyed that it was made in the likeness of a vintage stool with the threaded center. However, on closer inspection, the top fell off and Read more

Upcycled Crates for Farmhouse Decor

May it never be that I pass by a wooden crate without stopping to swoop it up and bring it home. hee hee. Now, before you call me crazy, give me a minute to show you my reasoning. What you see here is a pile of wooden potential that I plan to give new life and purpose. Join me as I make upcycled crates into farmhouse decor for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday fun. You’ll see my blogger friends projects in a bit.

Old Antique Wooden Crates Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

FIRST UPCYCLED CRATE

First, let me say that this trio came from different sources. I’ll start at the bottom with the largest crate and work my up with each one. I actually Read more

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