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Farmhouse Butter Churn Makeover

You might wonder what goes through my head while I’m perusing the thrift store. Well, you might think of Dory from Finding Nemo, but actually, I’m pretty picky. Let’s take a look at this vintage farmhouse butter churn that followed me home. tsk.

Vintage Farmhouse Butter Churn Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Well, apparently I am ever so drawn to butter churns. I already have two so what would one more hurt, right? Just roll with it, K? In my defense, one of my butter churns is a family heirloom.

Heirloom Antique Butter Churn owned by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #antique #home #homedecor

However, the other one isn’t an heirloom per say, but a thrifted find paired with a walking stick.

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DIY Rustic Carrots from Upcycled Furniture Legs

Spring is just around the corner and I am so excited to see the signs of life in my garden beds. I know some of you already have full blooming, or are even headed into winter on the other side of the world. However, here in Ohio, we are just starting to see buds and smiling cold-weather blooms, like crocus pop out. Today, I’m going to take this misfit bunch of furniture legs and turn then into some spring-like DIY rustic carrots. (giveaway alert!)
Wood Findings with Furniture Legs & Turnings | prodigalpieces.com

There’s a story behind this loot. My friend, Mandy, sent me a picture asking if I wanted these wood turnings and legs. Me…”come to mama.” Right?? I mean, who would turn this down?

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Upcycled Bread Pan Caddy ~ DIY Storage

If you don’t already think I’m quirky in the way my brain works, just wait until you see what I did with this “junk”. Is it junk, really? You know it’s not. It’s what I adoringly call #trashure. Now, let’s have some fun and make an upcycled bread pan caddy. {{doing the cabbage patch}} Just thought I’d date myself a snip.

Old Bread Pans Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

I’m sort of addicted to old bread pans because they have so many uses. Here are a few things I’ve created in years past. Can you guess what the pan is attached to in the second picture?

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Farmhouse Cobbler Bin from Thrifted Find

Y’all ready for some fun? I sure hope you enjoy stopping by my part of the online world to giggle, to be inspired, and most of all have fun. In the past I’ve repeatedly said how I never skip over the wood section of the thrift store. Potential awaits! Just like this primitive bin I found. Today, it’s going to become farmhouse cobbler bin. tee hee.

Primitive Bin Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The key factor I look for in a project is that it is solid wood. Plywood ain’t my jam because it’s hard to rework. This bin is made of solid pine boards, so I tuck it in my cart.

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Reclaimed Coat Rack from Drawer Front

What better way to add function and style to your home than with a DIY project, right? I mean, the satisfaction of saying, “I created that” is not surpassed. Today, I’m sharing a simple woodworking project to create a reclaimed coat rack for any room in your home. Check out what I found at the thrift store that inspired me…

Thrifted Drawer Front for Reclaimed Coat Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Would you have grabbed this drawer front? It was a no-brainer for me. It’s gorgeous solid wood that even has already been painted a beautiful blue/gray color. Plus, it’s the perfect size to make a reclaimed coat rack I mentioned. You can see my other coat rack tutorials HERE.

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DIY Mountain Wall Art ~ Geometric Fun

Okay, my DIY following friends…let’s have some fun! Maybe you’re here to be inspired, or maybe you’re here to just see what my loony brain has come up with this time. In either event, thank you for joining me. I don’t know about you, but I could be totally on course with my shopping chores and then the word CLEARANCE pops up. Talk about deviation! Take a peek at what I found this time and how I’m turning it into DIY mountain wall art.

Clearance Bin with Geometric Shapes | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It is no secret that I love all things wood. Wood is one of the most versatile mediums. Just think of how we enjoy trees for so many things – beauty for our eye to behold, structures we live in, furniture, provides heat, paper in many forms, carvings…I could go on. So, when I find these geometric shapes in a bin for 52Β’ instead of $3.98 I GRAB THEM ALL. hahahaha!!

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Apothecary Cubby gets “Antiqued” Farmhouse Style

You’ve been hunting and searching for some kinda antique item that is ever alluding you. My solution? Make one of your own. haha. Yes, it won’t exactly be the same and I’m stubborn enough to hunt one down in most instances. However, you can create the same effect, save money & time, plus gain some DIY skillz. This little apothecary cubby is a like-new item from a big box store. But…wait until you see what it can look like by creating a story.

Thrifted Drawer Cubby Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I actually found this at the thrift store, and if you know me I’m a sucker for all things drawers – especially small, cute ones, like these. tee hee. If you’ve ever priced an item like this at a flea market or antique store, you know they are

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Upcycled Wooden Signs into Farmhouse Decor

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…the wood section of the thrift store is veritable gold mine of sorts. You might be scratching your head at what I mean, but you have to remember all the fun I’ve had with the loot I’ve had. I’m going to have some fun and show you what I did with these upcycled wooden signs. Yeehaw!

Thrifted Wooden Signs Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

First, before you think I’m needing more coffee (1) I don’t drink coffee, I’m a nut all the time and proud of it. tsk. (2) think about the versatility of wood in general. I mean, wood…one of the most readily available resources we have for creating homes, furniture, and so much more.

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Vintage Apothecary Cabinet with Typography

It isn’t every time that I make a good score at the thrift store. It’s kinda like a desert with random oases. Do you know what I mean? What makes it even more funny is that everyone there is like they’re in a gold mine protecting their cart of loot and ready to fight for it. geesh! In my latest run, I snagged this little painted cutie. Today, I’m going to take it up a notch and turn it into a vintage apothecary cabinet.

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

I wasn’t kidding about the folks in a thrift store. I’ve seen some fight after one took something out of another one’s cart. Imagine my eyeballs popping out with mouth hanging open like…what??? haha. Funny, but not funny. Anyhoo, I just smile and carry on with my business making short-talk with a smile to anyone I encounter. I’m a fun gal like that.