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Folding Screen Room Divider Makeover

There I was minding my own business and up pops this folding screen into my view. While my norm is to keep on scrolling because I have enough on my plate, I just couldn’t do it…this time.Vintage Room folding Scree Room Divider Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Why on earth would I be interested in this folding screen, you ask? Well, me and my crazy self has always loved the drama they add to a room, plus they are super functional. You can use them simply for accent, to create a divide, or as intended, like a changing room screen. So many possibilities!

It’s not a vintage goodie, but a Read more

Waterfall Buffet with a French Twist

There is nothing in the world that makes a mama more proud than to see their child succeed. I have 6 children, all of which are my treasures and bring such joy. Not only are they fun, but are showing my my hard work and love is paying off. My oldest son has done many projects of his own with much success. Today, he is taking this waterfall buffet and giving it a French twist. Check it out.

Antique Waterfall Buffet Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Mr I., like the rest of my kids, are building up a savings. Generally, when I get a free piece of furniture I give it to them and they take turns making them over. Also, they purchase their own project pieces based on my suggestions to sell for the savings. You see my kids projects in this collection of posts.

In this case, Mr I. decided to purchase two Read more

Emboss Furniture with Stencils

Whether it’s embossed glass, paper, metal, or wood, I have always been intrigued by that design element. I love to create that effect in my artwork whenever possible. So it may not surprise you that I also emboss furniture too. It is so absolutely easy and only take a few basic materials. Let me show you what I did with this worn out jewelry armoire.

Vintage Jewelry Armoire Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The story behind this piece goes like this: I went to pick up an antique nightstand from a guy that I had just spoke with the night before. While on my way there with kids in tow, my oldest began to feel ill. I didn’t want to go back home and stand the guy up, so we headed over anyway with my oldest’s permission.

Turns out the guy sold the nightstand before I got there (me not happy at all) Read more

Clock Face Table ~ A Trash to Treasure Tale

Are you ready for some trashy goodness? Don’t worry, this is a kid-friendly post. I’m talking about trashure – one lady’s trash is a little boy’s treasure. tee hee. Today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday where my blogger friends and I show you how we take unwanteds and turn them into new treasures. You’ll see their projects at the end of this post. Scroll down to see a clock face table makeover.Trash to Treasure Transformations by 5 Awesome DIY Bloggers

If you follow me on social media, you would have seen that a few months back my older kids had been working on their own furniture projects and my youngest boy was aching to find a project of his own. His Grandpa had brought over a couple of wooden shelves for him and his older sister to work on, but his broke.

He was so bummed and kept asking me when we could find him something to work on. Then it happened…we were headed in for the evening and he ran up to me excitedly proclaiming that a lady a couple of houses down had just thrown away a chair, or something like it, and it could be his. You can imagine he peaked my interest, so I told him we would check first thing in the morning since it was dark outside.

Do you think he slept in. No siree. He was out of bed lickety-split and we headed down to take a look. I must tell you that he has his mother’s genes. Look at this little gem he found. (notice the angelic light shining! I did not add it – btw.)

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

A little shabby, yes, but full of potential! Read more

Industrial Vibe Added to a FREE Trunk

Every second Tuesday of the month, a group of my blogger friends and I get together to share our Trash to Treasure Transformations. Wahoo! So be sure to check out their projects at this bottom of this post. Now, I have an industrial makeover for you today!

Trash to Treasure Transformations by 5 Awesome DIY Bloggers

My project was sort of a no-brainer. The other day, my son and I went to pick up a desk for him to work on, which just happened to be two houses down. (how weird is that?) While there and talking to the awesome lady who was selling the desk, she offered me this handmade trunk.

After receiving this handmade trunk for free, all it needed was some hardware and industrial touches to give it some kick by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It’s a handmade storage trunk that she said was in her house when she bought it. It was missing the hardware and she gave it a white coat of paint. And if you know me, I don’t pass up FREE very often. tsk. Read more

Repurposed Barn Wood Coat Rack

My stash of furniture is dwindling (I’m purging, cleaning, and starting over!) and I’m so happy to have room to work and finally get to create with all my other goodies in my shop. There’s such joy that comes from taking what some would consider trash and turning it into something functional and fun, especially repurposed barn wood

During the this past year’s winter months, I had refinished this Art Deco chest of drawers.

Create a repurposed coat rack using cast off barn wood and furniture pieces by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The original mirror had been broken, which left me with an empty mirror frame. I had a replacement mirror in my stash (gotta love having a stash!), and swapped them out.

Create a repurposed coat rack using cast off barn wood and furniture pieces by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Needless to say, I didn’t throw it away, but it instantly spoke to me. Finally, I’m able to put my envisioned project together with some more bits and pieces from my stash. Read more

Antique Vanity found Curbside to French Beauty

One of my favorite times each year comes in early April when our city has a four-week long cleanup, where everyone can set up to a pickup truck load of unwanteds curbside. That my friends, is a picker’s dream. This time around I scored an antique vanity. SCORE!

It would take me all day to share with you the goodies I have scored over the years, from an old piano face used in my bedroom to perfectly functional antique furniture.  I call it “Trashure“. Amazing what people will throw out. Hence the saying, “One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure”. tee hee hee.

This year though, I had made a promise to myself to not go “junking”. My workshop was full and I really didn’t want to bring home more stuff until I cleaned it out. I was doing good until my neighbor came over and said, “You should really go see this desk around the corner. I think it’s an antique and something you would like. The trash truck is coming, so you better hurry up.” Alarm bells go off in my head and my pulse quickens.

Needless to say, I quickly crammed packed up my 6 kids and headed around the corner to find this…

Antique Vanity Found Set Out for Trash | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Ummm….yeah…that would be a GORGEOUS ANTIQUE VANITY!! I stuffed that baby into the back of my suburban with it hanging out over my tailgate. It’s all good since I didn’t have far to go, but one things for sure, I wasn’t leaving it there.

Now, here’s where the fun begins. Read more

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