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Garage Sale Freebie to Volkswagen Bus

Early this past spring, I was on the hunt for furniture for our girls room makeover. They had a mish-mosh of pieces that didn’t coordinate and needed more space. When I spied a local garage sale had a vintage French Provincial set, I hopped on over. (Bedroom makeover coming soon!) Turns out a good friend was helping her family with the sale and showed me this dresser. I instantly knew it would make a fantastic Volkswagen …oh yessss…

A garage sale freebie Art Deco water dresser gets a sweet Volkswagen Bus makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This is an Art Deco waterfall chest of drawers. It was marked $5 and she told me I could have it for FREE because it was junk. (Thank you, Julie!) Again, my brain says, “Bring it on!” Am I crazy? Maybe, but life is more fun that way.

So, now I have two Art Deco chest of drawers (or tall boys) awaiting new life and my first pick to work on was the second one. Read more

Rustic Chic Finish ~ Themed Makeover

I think there should be sweet music playing when I write for our Themed Furniture Makeover Day because it is my favorite time each month. Do you blame me? I don’t have local friends and neighbors, even family, who enjoy doing what I do, so having some peeps to share in the goodness is fantastic! Not only that, but they challenge me as well. Be sure to stop by the linkup at the bottom and check out all their hard work. This month’s project was all about RUSTIC furniture. tsk. Now you know that got me excited. Yay! Love me some rustic chic. ♥

A few weeks ago I was on Craigslist (like I’m never on there – right.), and was relisting some of my items. I make a habit of always checking the free section because you just never know. Here is what I saw when I clicked…

Rustic Chic Finish by Prodigal Pieces - You can create this look with paint and stain www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Seriously, my jaw hit my desk and I grabbed my phone lightning-fast. (You know, I seriously wish I could see what my face looks like when this stuff happens. I’d laugh my rear off!) Missing a few drawers, casters, and mirrors, but it’s already stripped!!

Story goes like this: Lady tries to strip this set herself and finds out she took on more than she could handle. She damages it beyond repair (in her mind) and lets it sit in a friends’ barn (Man) for over a year. Man asks her what she’d like done with it because he’d like it gone, to which she replies, burn it. {{gasp}} Read more

Creating Budget Style Beach Decor

Amazingly enough, we had a heat wave last week where the temps reached near 50 degrees.  Sigh.  This week is back to teens and twenties. So, how to deal with the winter blahs that are causing you to long for the beach?  Make some beach ambiance come to you by creating your own beach decor.

I found this oak coffee table / entertainment stand that was in need of some superficial love.

Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
Looking better already and it’s only been sanded.
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
The sunbleached stain we used on our master bedroom floors (head to blog post here) got me hooked and I decided to give a beachy feel to this piece.
Here it is, all gussied up and ready for some waves.  It has sold from my shop, but there is always more goodness on the way.
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
Sunbleached Stained Oak Coffee Entertainment Table Stand via Prodigal Pieces
This project didn’t quite quench the need for sand between my toes, so I took it up another level.
 
Remember my free vintage Morris rocker?  I know several of you told me to repair it and make it come back to life, but it was badly damaged and would have taken a lot of reconstruction to get it going.  So…it was time to make use of the parts.
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
During Christmas, I put the springs to use:
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
This time it was the arms turn.  With a little bit of sanding and some added dimension…
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
…some handpainting…
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
…those arms turned into this. A whale of a sign, don’t you think?
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
Repurposed Vintage Morris Rocker into Christmas Tree Topper, Beach Signs, etc. via Prodigal Pieces
These have sold from my shop, but there’s always more goodness to be found.  Check it out!
Question is what I’ll do with the rest of the rocker.  Become a follower to see!



 What would you do with the back, spindles, rockers, and base?
Here’s more repurposed goodness for you:
DIY: Repurposed & Painted Sign Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesRepurposed Industrial Style Sewing Storage by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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