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Sewing Table with Vintage Chic Vibe

Today’s post is kinda funny because it has a story behind it. First, it all started with this table that my parents gave me. I invite you to come read this post on my Facebook page and be sure to read the comments. I’ll fill you in as we go, but in the meantime, I’d like to show you how I turned it into a vintage chic sewing table.

Side Table Before Vintage Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

We have always had modge-podge furniture because I get it second-hand, either by thrifting or handed down. Our last installment of furniture was leather and I was happy to have it, but it didn’t have a vintage feel to it. I thought if I could sell what we had to pay for a set more to my liking, I would have a go at it.

My heart was set on a soft brown leather set with nailhead trim to go with what I wanted Read more

Pet Bed DIY ~ Building Plans & Tutorial

Our family consists of many members, and some of them just happen to have fur. We bring home our beloved furballs and want to give them the best. Because of that, I have created a pet bed that will surely let your cuddle bug know they are loved. Meet Teddy (aka Ted E. Bear).

Miniture Schnauzer Dog Laying on Floor | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*post is sponsored by BuildSomething.com and includes affiliate links so you can find what I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

We adopted Teddy when he was 1 ½ years old, since the previous owner had an illness that meant she could no longer care for him as needed. He as been such a loyal, lovable dog. He resides with us 24/7 and is our alarm-barking nut at 9 years of age. Teddy already has a cozy den that he sneaks into where he sleeps, but he is getting older. I wanted to create a snuggly pet bed where he can be with us all the time.

Rustic Farmhouse Grain Sack Style Pet Bed with Plans & Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Once I built his bed, there was no Read more

DIY Outdoor Pillows on a Budget

Last week I was sharing with you about creating your home outside of your home. Well, your outdoor decor can create just as much of a welcoming feeling as the interior of your home. What better way to do that than to create that cozy feeling in a budget-friendly style? You know that’s my thang. Many of you have asked about them, so I’m sharing how I made my DIY outdoor pillows from thrifted pillows.

Create DIY Outdoor Pillows with this Easy to Follow Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*tutorial first seen on Angie’s List, giveaway sponsored by DFOHome, and affiliate links included (see full disclosure)

Today we’re going to head to the thrift store today to find some cast-off pillows to turn into your own DIY outdoor pillows to accent our backyard decor.

Thrift Store Pillows for Outdoor Purposes | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Yes, we’re using thrifted pillows for our project because they are going outdoors and are so inexpensive compared to$20 for a solitary store-bought pillow. Or  how about $10 for just a pillow form or bag of stuffing?  That cost comparison doesn’t include the fabric, thread, or other notions you may want to add. My pillow project will cost you about $8 or less for each pillow. Score!

Before we get started, it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway for a hammock chair from DFOHome. eep!

And the winner is…(drumroll please) Read more

Wooden Storage Bin Building Plans

Do you ever find yourself saying, “I wish I had more storage space”? Finding ways to add more storage space is always in demand, and this DIY tutorial is going to help you create a very versatile piece for your home. The best part is that once you build this wooden storage bin, you will have the ability to recreate it again and again making use of it in ever so many ways.

Easy Step-by Step Plans to Build Your Own Wooden Storage Bin by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

For this project, I am creating a storage bin for my kitchen since we are in the middle of a remodel. I, for one, am tired of having my counter look like this when we are trying to either ripen our fruits or just don’t have anywhere to put our goods. Can you blame me?

This plan is for home use only and not to be redistributed or used to make items for sale. Plans are owned and copyrighted by Prodigal Pieces.

Kitchen Counter Clutter Before Storage Bin | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*this post was also seen on Angie’s List and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

Ready to get started building one of your own? You can build this in as many tiers as you want, and even mount it to the wall. Mix it up and add legs or feet to create a different style of bin. Have fun with it!

Here is what you’ll need Read more

DIY Boo-Boo Bear Rice Ice and Heat Pack

On Monday, I told you that I had a little sewing tutorial for you today, and I have to say that this is something my whole family adores. It’s inevitable that as a parent or grandparent, you will be soothing bumps and bruises from your little ones. Why not make that ouchy time a little less stressful and calm those tears with a Boo-Boo Bear – a rice ice and heat pack?

Help your little one through those owies and ear aches with a Boo-Boo Bear rice ice and heat pack. Come get the tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I don’t know about you, but I would love to see this sweet face staring up at me helping me feel better. The soft velour fabric and lightweight rice make for a soothing touch helping your little’s woes go away.

Make bumps and bruises go bye-bye with a Boo-Boo Bear. Get the easy tutorial from Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Just keep it in your freezer for a quick fix, or lightly warm in your microwave for a long-lasting heat. Perfect for both bruises and aches. My kids head right to the freezer when they get hurt and feel better holding their friend. Read more

Repurposed Pumpkins – Gettin’ junky with it!

Can you believe it’s already September? wow. Where did summer go? I realize that some of you live for the fall season, and I have to admit, it’s always been one of my favorites. Who can deny the onset of crisp, cool evenings, harvest time, days getting shorter making for fun campfires that last long into the evening? Or how about apples that make cider, pumpkins into pies, and the endless tomato creations you can make? Okay, so I think I’m ready for the fall season, and to kick it off right, I’m getting junky with it. tee hee. I’m all about some repurposed pumpkins.

Red ticking, white canvas, barn wood scraps and railroad tie spikes…oh yeah!

Getting junky with it an kickin' off the fall season with some repurposed pumpkins. They'll make you ready to dig into your stash! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Or how about some remnant pieces of an antique rocking chair creation, and two chunks left over from our patio makeover (reveal coming soon – stay tuned!)

Getting junky with it an kickin' off the fall season with some repurposed pumpkins. They'll make you ready to dig into your stash! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Do I have you intrigued? I hope so, because it’s fun to create and think outside the pumpkin! Read more

Patriotic Bunting from Thrift Store Fabric

Do you ever say to yourself that you’re going to complete a project and yet, another year goes by? Then one day you finally pull up your boot straps and say, “No more excuses!!” My friends, I had been wanting to do this project for a couple of years now, but just couldn’t get it done for different reasons. I know, yada, yada, yada, but life happens, right? (like running a home business, homeschooling 6 kids, etc)

One reason was because our new baby threw a kink in the works when we had a NICU stay, the other was because I had nowhere to hang a patriotic bunting. Good reason, right? Last summer my husband was finally able to build the flower boxes for our home after the exterior got a facelift. That is, all except the front two. We didn’t get to complete the front set until this summer since we had to replace our windows last fall, and they had their debut a couple of weeks ago.

So here I am. Finally there is no excuse. With my coupon in hand, I headed to a local thrift store to snatch up some Independence Day goodness. (Yes, I even have coupons for the thrift store – ha!)

DIY Patriotic Fourth of July Bunting made from Thrifted Fabric - Celebrate Independance Day Thrifted Style by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

There was plenty of red, white, and blue fabric in the form of sheets, curtains, and remnants. Can you believe I was able to snag all that I needed plus tons more for less than $4? SCORE! I bought a king size sheet, a 12 foot long fabric remnant that looked like a tea stained tie-dye, and a few denim curtains that had been sun-faded (perfect for the time-worn effect I was after). Read more

Feed Sack Purse ~ Repurposed Farmhouse Style

It’s DIY time around here….actually, when isn’t it?  That’s all I know.  I live for creating and letting loose with tools and my “toys”.  Some of my favorite mediums to work with are linen and leather, not to mention utilizing repurposed items. Check out how I took a few of these things and made myself a feed sack purse. Yee Haw!!

To say that I got a bit excited is an understatement. Linen…my all-time, drool-worthy, most favoritest fabric on the planet! Pair that with leather and I’m in textile heaven. Since having finally broke free of our medical bill burden and getting back to normal life, I’ve been taking on projects for me and my family, starting with this chair makeover. See…linen…eep!

$3 Garage Sale Channel Back Chair Gets Deconstructed Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com

I’ve been aching to get back to my long lost sewing machine and satisfy my craving to sew, and this month was the time.  After a couple of years of not really being able to sit down and stitch to my heart’s content, I’m “back in the saddle again”. {enter in lowly cowboy music} Read more

Antique Stereo Turned Sewing Cabinet

The jury is in…the Themed Furniture Makeover Day has become one of my favorite days of the month. Can you blame me? What better than to get down and dirty with furniture AND do it alongside these fantastic ladies who have the same passion. It’s WIN-WIN!  Today it’s all about being “Distressed” – the furniture that is.

About a year and a half ago, I was driving home down our street and noticed what appeared to be a teeny tiny garage sale on the corner.  It basically was a few pieces of furniture and, of course, that caught my eye.  With kids in tow, I pulled over and got out to take a quick peek.

As it turns out, a young man had recently purchase the house and was decluttering some gorgeous antiques. My eyes first went to this ragged looking sideboard. Price tag: $15

Antique Sideboard Scored for $15 Gets Metallic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Oodles of damage, door beaten in and missing all sorts of stuff, but in otherwise structurally good standing. Cha-Ching!

It wasn’t until a couple of months ago I was able to give it its rightful makeover. Using my Modern Masters English Brown Metallic Paint and a whole lot of TLC it was given new life. Much better, right?

Antique Sideboard Scored for $15 Gets Metallic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

At second glance I saw this sweet little forlorn stereo cabinet resting on those sweet spindle legs. Price tag: $5

Damaged veneer, busted off back, missing pull, but also structurally sound. Cha-Ching!

Antique Stereo Repurposed Into Sewing Cabinet by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Read more

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