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DIY Christmas Swag & Planters from Foraged Greens

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” Now that I have that stuck in your head, let’s talk about our Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time. The last Tuesday of each month I take you on a journey with the intent to inspire. Today, I’m getting the holiday spirit rolling with a DIY Christmas swag and planters (1) created on a budget (2) super easy (3) and perfect for the entire winter season. (not just Christmas)

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces in her Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series upcycling a flannel shirt for Christmas Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

In order to do that, I’m making use of this super cozy, yet worn out flannel shirt. Don’t you just love a worn flannel? mmm…so soft.

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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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

Vintage Crocks for Farmhouse Storage & Decor

It’s more than once a week I receive the question as to how I find all the stuff I decorate with. Well, to be honest, it usually finds me. For real! Take this set of crocks, for instance. My friend, Mandy, knows I have a thing for crocks so when she spied this set of vintage crocks she asked me if I’d be interested. You betcha.

Vintage Roseville Crocks Before | prodigalpieces.com

Not only is this a sweet set of Roseville crocks, but also they are useful for so many things. For instance, these are food-grade safe so I can use them for my fermenting recipes. However, the painted on apples weren’t doing it for me. Oh, and she also gave me Read more

DIY 4th of July Sign with Chalkboard Typography

You know I can’t resist when someone offers me some free goodies, especially when they say they’re going to BURN THEylesM.{{gasp}} If you’ve been following over the last few months, you know I was bestowed with the stash-to-end-all-stashes of cupboard doors. I’m more than halfway through them and am eager to show you how this one is my DIY 4th of July sign.

Cupboard Door Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Here’s is the stash I’m referring to… Read more

Upcycle Old Christmas Decor to Suit Your Home

Maybe the holidays have passed and you’re looking to purge, or maybe it’s time to drag out the decorations and you’re debating on changing it up this year. Either way, don’t pitch or donate your unwanted holiday decor. I’m going to show you one of the ways you can upcycle old Christmas decor into something new for your home. It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday, so stick around to see what my blogger friends have for you too.

Let’s pretend for a minute that this set of cutesy snowman art is no long your fancy. I admit, even I have taken things to the thrift store like this just to be rid of it. However, let’s look at them in a different light.

Thrifted Snowman Christmas Decor Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

At first glance, there’s nothing really wrong with them, and the bonus is Read more

Log Candlesticks ~ A DIY Tutorial

Creating your own décor can not only make your home more inviting, but it also can be affordable. Last month I showed you how to spruce up your outdoor seating area utilizing thrift store pillows. One of my favorite ways to add texture and charm to our outdoor or indoor décor is to make use of all the nature affords us. After our patio renovation, I loved to add natural elements like plants, dried botanicals, and even candles made from beeswax. What could be better than log candlesticks made that achieve a cozy, earthy feel?

DIY Log Candlesticks on Outdoor Patio Table by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The best part is that when your outdoor season gets cooler, you can bring these log candlesticks into your interior décor for a warm winter touch. You can find the tutorial Read more

Faux Clock DIY ~ Repurposed Fun

I am a mama on a mission – a mission to declutter and make use of everything I can lay my DIY hands on. My home has been overrun by my business (kinda like living in a warehouse) and I need things to be normal, at least somewhat normal – as if living with 6 kids is ever normal. ha! My latest subject for renewal is this Art Deco mirror back that I think will make an awesome faux clock for my mantel. Do you see the potential?

Salvaged Art Deco Mirror Backing Before Repurposing | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

This mirror back was originally going to be used in our boys’ bedroom makeover that had an industrial feel. You can barely see it, but we had already drawn on the word “GULF” as we were going to turn this into a vintage appeal gas station sign. But, we didn’t end up using it, so faux clock it is.

My mantel has been…well…neglected. I haven’t done much to it since my fall design and Christmas, but now it needs a summery makeover, don’t you think?

Rustic Farmhouse Mantel Before Summer Switch | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Enter in my new faux clock…I love it!

Faux Large Clock DIY by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The best part about this new faux clock is that it is totally doable with materials found at your local home improvement store. It even has the potential to be a working clock too (see below).

*post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

Even if you’re not into DIY, but love this faux clock, you can find it available in my shop.

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Chalkboard Menu from Repurposed Mirror

Being a junker can have so many perks, but certainly one of the downfalls is having enough room for all that you find. I make a rule that if I bring it home it has to find new purpose within six months, or it doesn’t come home with me. Well, rules are made for breaking, right? That’s because I’ve had this mirror backboard for a few years (before I made my rule) with good intentions of turning it into a chalkboard menu.

Vanity Mirror Backboard before Chalkboard Menu | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*affiliate links included so you can find the products I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

Here’s the story…A couple of years ago, I was out doing my junkin’ rounds during our city-wide spring cleanup and found a broken-to-pieces vanity. Mirrors were all shattered and only one part of the side mirrors were left. This had to have been glorious in its prime.

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Storage Bins from Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets

Anyone here love storage bins like I do? We are in the middle of our kitchen remodel and a few weeks ago I showed you what I did with a few of the cabinets I had pulled out, like this flower trough…

Repurposed Valance Flower Centerpiece by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

…and this chalkboard.

Message Center Created from Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Even my latest project using the cabinet doors.

Repurposed Cabinet Doors into DIY Storage Box by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I promised that I would show you what I would do with the rest of my junk stash, and this shelf that flanked my sink area is next on the hit list. It looks to me like storage bins. Do you see it?

Kitchen Shelf Before Repurposed Storage Bins | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*affiliate links included in this post so you can find the products I love to use too!

So, I head to my scrap pile that is singing to me, “Here I come to save the day!” and Read more

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