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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 Read more

Upcycled Christmas Sleigh from Trash Finds

Do you like to take on challenges that get you thinking outside your norm? I do!! That’s half the fun of being a DIY blogger or just an everyday mom. I mean, don’t all mom’s step outside their “box” for their kids? You know it. tsk. I am super excited to share an upcycled Christmas sleigh made from these misfit items below.

Salvaged Parts Before Use to Create Upcycled Christmas Sleigh by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You may be scratching your head at what that is up there, but there’s a backstory to it all. First, the piece of siding was found over a year ago curbside along with the underbed drawers I turned into a farmhouse workbench – one of my favorite builds (see HERE). I have more sweet Read more

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 Read more

Salvaged Junk Turkey Art Sculpture

Do you know what time it is?!? Trash to Treasure Tuesday is here and I’m a tad bit excited. woot! It’s just a super fun time to share my passion with my blogging friends to inspire you. You’ll see their work in a bit. For today’s fun I dug into my scrap metal stash to take on a project I’ve had in my brain for over a year now. It’s time to create! This #trashure will become a salvaged junk turkey art sculpture. Hang with me…

Salvaged Metal Junk Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

Call me crazy, but a year ago my youngest son wanted a lamp for his bunk bed. I purchased this one laying up above from a big box store. Sadly, it only lasted a couple of months (no surprise). However, the minute it didn’t work, I Read more

Upcycled Entertainment Center into Child’s Wardrobe

This is what happens when I head into the thrift store looking for a small project to work on. I didn’t find anything but pressed wood junk, and then there’s this big beast. I stop, I stare, I talk to myself. Do you do that? Well, after much discussion with me, myself, and I, I decided to haul this bad boy home. Meet my latest project…an upcycled entertainment center.

Vintage Entertainment Center Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The funny thing is that I have seriously backed off my furniture projects for more reason than one. However, I needed to fulfill a requirement and this would fit the bill. It has damage, but Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

Fall Pumpkin Button Art ~ Kids CREATE

Do you have any sweet memories related to buttons? I sure do. I remember a tin my mom had full of glorious treats to behold. There were all sorts of colors and shapes, with some even holding memories. As time passed, I now I have my own stash, and also have started my kids with their own as well. Today, my daughter and I are sharing the next episode of our Prodigal Pieces Kids CREATE. This time around we are creating fall pumpkin button art and few other designs too.

Pile of Vintage Buttons | Prodigal Pieces KIDS Create | prodigalpieces.com

Prodigal Pieces Kids Create - where kids share their DIY to inspire YOU! Details at prodigalpieces.com

The best part about this project is the sky’s the limit. There’s no need to only make only fall decor, but rather open up your mind to whatever those buttons call you to create. However, since we’re in the thick of harvest season, my daughter and I wanted to do something related to Read more

Painted Entertainment Stand in Hale Navy

It is on a daily basis that I get asked questions either about a project that I have worked on in the past or a person has their own project they’d like some advice on. I’m eager to help and try to be informative. This time around, however, I am able to physically help out a local follower with this piece she had. Her second-hand find is about to become a painted entertainment stand. Check it out.

Entertainment Stand Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Kathryn contacted me about this entertainment stand via social media per suggestion through some friends of hers. Originally, she asked for Read more

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