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Upcycled Remote Control Holder

Who’s in the mood for mini makeover that packs a punch? ME! I’m all about creative storage in my home. Not surprising, I love taking outcast items and giving them new life. Today, this vintage sewing box is going to become an upcycled remote control holder with style. Hang with me now.

Vintage Sewing Box Before | prodigalpieces.com

Just for reference that you don’t think I’m off my rocker (I’ve already established I’m on my rocker back in this post…tee hee), here are some fun past projects for reference:

DIY TIME

I’m assuming your house is much like mine with different appliances and electronics that require a remote. Corralling them can be quite the hassle, especially when

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Farmhouse Hutch Makeover & Revival

It feels good to have someone appreciate what we put our heart and soul into, right? Maybe we get a compliment that keeps us going, or the look on someone’s face confirms our hopes. Well, it’s not often I take on custom work, but this vintage farmhouse hutch was a request that I couldn’t resist.

Vintage Farmhouse Hutch Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My client, Laura, had just purchased my serpentine dresser and was so excited it was on the way that she was ready for another piece for her home. So fun, right?

DIY TIME

Laura’s request for for a farmhouse hutch in the likeness of pictures she sent me. Thankfully, I was able to find this one through a local for sale ad. It had what she was looking for

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How to Emboss Anything ~ Farmhouse Trash Can

Do you know what time it is? eep! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and my gal friends and I are ready to inspire. Each month we get together to share our latest DIY projects with you. I’ll share there’s in a bit. Today, I’m eager to revisit a technique I use often. I’m sharing how to emboss anything: plastic, wood, metal, glass…you get the idea. Meet my hot pink subject.

Thrifted Pink Trash Can Before Farmhouse Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It was just sitting there in all it’s hot pink-ness begging me to give it a makeover. Would you have answered the call?

Also, I am by no means against pink in any form, however, it doesn’t quite match my farmhouse/Nordic/French/cottage/industrial style. And…just so you know, this isn’t the first pink revival I’ve done. Do you remember my pink

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Vintage Rocking Horse Makeovers for Farmhouse Style

Do you ever have a certain item that you can’t resist? For me, that goes without saying. ahem. I have many vices and one of them is a vintage rocking horse…in any size. Small toy-size ones, medium ones for tiny tots, and then there’s ones like THIS.

Vintage Rocking Horse in Attic Before | prodigalpieces.com

I do believe I have never passed one up whether at the flea market or thrift store. Back when my oldest turned two years old, I created one just for him. Even my kids have reworked a few. You can see another I’ve done in this post. They’re just so fun, provide wondrous play, and even make adorable decor for children from 1-99. However, this particular vintage rocking horse has a story.

THE BACKSTORY

I’ve often mentioned my friend, Mandy, and her ministry Paid in Full. I belong to her group on Facebook and like to do what I can to help. She offers items to those who need it for free, but also auctions items off to help offset funding the group needs. When this wooden beauty popped up in my feed, you can bet

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Upcycled Broken Ladder into Farmhouse Decor

I had a friend once tell me that her kids were excited to see what I put curbside during our city spring clean-up. She giggled and responded, “trust me…there will be little to nothing set out on her curb.” ahem. She be correct. yup. I don’t often throw things away unless they are truly trash. I even compost our kitchen waste. Take this #trashure gem for instance. Lemme introduce you to my upcycled broken ladder project. I have a video home tour at the bottom too.

Old Broken Ladder for Upcycled Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Truth be told, I’m more the lady in the dress with rubber boots on hopping out of her truck on spring city clean-up days hauling your junk away. And proud of it too! {{fist pump}} Someones gotta help keep our

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Vintage Folding Chairs with Grain Sack Stencil

It often seems that when I find one good thing, I find multiples. And…just like a good junker, I can’t just take one. Nope, I gotta have ’em all. haha. You can understand this makes perfect sense when it comes to the vintage folding chairs, right? I mean, they’re meant to stay together as a family. {{just go with it and affirm. wink, wink}} (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Folding Chairs Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, I’d like to brush you up on your vintage folding chairs background (as if you had one). These beauties are made by Louis Rastetter & Sons of the The Solid Kumfort company. Also, it’s crazy that they can date as far back as 1900.

Louis Rastetter & Sons Solid Kumfort Folding Chairs Label | prodigalpieces.com

I believe my set to be around the 1920-30’s based on the harp and design. In addition, they have that

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Serpentine Dresser with French Country Style

“It’s pretty beat up…” those words are music to my junk-lovin’ ears. I purposefully don’t work on pieces that are just fine only to paint them. However, I look for the unwanteds, the misfits, the beaten down beauties just waiting for new life. Enter in this vintage serpentine dresser.

Vintage Mahogany Serpentine Dresser Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Damaged Serpentine Dresser Top | prodigalpieces.com

This ol’ gal was hiding away behind some clothing racks and bins with no price tag. When I inquired with the owner on asking price, she wanted to verify the cost with her husband. That quote above were her words, and it made me think to myself…

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Upcycled Drawers Tiered Stand ~ DIY Storage

So…apparently I have a thing for making use of cast-off drawers. There. I said it. I gotta tell ya that a fun adventure awaits when recreating found objects. Take this duo I came upon in the thrift store. They sat on the shelves for weeks, so I decided to give them a new purpose. Check out how they became my upcycled drawers tiered stand. Let’s get our DIY on!

Thrifted Drawers Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

First, I had to ask myself why there were on the shelf so long. Well, my only conclusion was that no one knows what to do with a few misfit drawers. They don’t sit square and they need

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Upcycled Hymn Board ~ Handmade Vintage

There I was just driving along on my way to get errands done when I heard angelic voices singing. Right before me on the side of the road is a pile of furniture loot that this junker did a rubber-necker to take a peek. {{gasp}} Did I just spy and antique bed? Oh yes I did. But…I kept driving. You see, I have too many projects already. My line of thinking is if it’s still there when I come back, it’s ALL MINE. This is the beginning of today’s project…an upcycled hymn board. Yup.

Antique Full Size Bed found Curbside (aka. #Trashure) by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Okay, so you may have guessed that it was still there when I drove back past. Imagine me skipping across the street with my older kids in tow to