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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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French Provincial Desk Set Makeover

Are you in the mood for a furniture makeover? This vintage French Provincial desk is in need of an update to fix the broken and bring a refreshed feel. Let’s get our DIY on! *giveaway alert!!

French Provincial Desk Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

However, before I go any further, I need to give a huge shout-out to my friend, Mandy, who turned this gem over to me. I promised her to do right by her and her ministry. You can see what she does in this past post HERE. She used this desk in her home to create a study space to homeschool her children.

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It’s time for a new look, wouldn’t you say? If you look close, you’ll see a broken drawer pull, chipped up paint, and a sort of jerry-rigged panel fixed to the back to hold the legs on to the rest.

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Vintage Piano Bench Makeover to Bedroom Bench

One of the things I like to focus on in my home is function over form. However, it is blissful when they can be melded together. Take for instance this vintage piano bench. Yes, it’s original purpose is for sitting in front of a piano and storing music. Yet, I see a new use in home decor.

Vintage Piano Bench Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The bonus features of this piano bench is that it’s in great condition with the tapered legs, and hinged lid top. Have you seen my other piano bench makeovers? Check them out in these past posts.

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Repurposed Desk to Console Table

‘Tis the season for cabin fever! Anyone with me? Here in Ohio the days can mainly consist of gray and dull. However, there is a highlight when it snows and makes everything new. Unfortunately, it can still keep you shut in for longer than you might like. I’ve decided to make a happy place showing you how by using a repurposed desk. Check out this vintage beaut I found…

Thrifted Vintage Desk Before Repurposed Use by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Oh yeah…it’s totally got the late 80’s, early 90’s vibe going on. haha. I guess that makes me vintage since I was born before this era. And, I daresay I’m rockin’ it y’all. woot!

I was drawn to the

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Vintage Secretary Desk with Updated Look

Do you ever find yourself fascinated with something and you don’t know why? Yeah, I’m like that too. haha. For today’s purpose, I am confessing my addiction to a particular style of furniture – secretaries. One piece of furniture I believe every home should have is a multi-purpose feature like this vintage secretary desk.

Vintage Secretary Desk Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Why, you ask? Well, I realize that we are primarily in the digital age where our bills are paid electronically and we lack the paper trail we used to have in days gone by. However, who can deny the functionality of the cubbies, the fold-down desk, and all the

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Mid Century Modern Media Stand

There I am minding my own business, heading to get groceries on a cold, gray, raining morning. I drove past a busy part of town and almost missed seeing this sitting on the side of the road set out for trash. You know I just had to snag it on the way back home. Today, this vintage Mid Century Modern media stand is too cute to trash. Let’s take this #trashure and make it new, shall we?

Mide Century Media Stand Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Maybe you’re wondering what I see in this thing. Well, it is built to last…like forever, last. And, quite honestly, these are

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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?

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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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Girls Vanity Table Set with Bench

You are in for a sweet treat today! Not only are you going to see the makeover of this adorable girls vanity table set. But, also see how my oldest girl works her DIY style. Are you ready for some fun? I am!

Girl's Vanity Table Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Amazingly enough, I now have two teen drivers in my home. {{gasp!!}} I am not that old(ish), am I? Sigh… Well, in order for said teens to have wheels, they need money. And, in my mama-lovin’ way, I do what I can to help my kids earn the money they need. My daughter, Miss C, has reworked plenty of furniture in her time (SEE HERE). She is hoping for a project piece to sell to raise said funds.

I hopped online and found this cute girls vanity table set. Thankfully, we both agree it is

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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