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Mid Century Modern Henredon Tables Updated

While there is no denying I truly have a heart for farmhouse mixed with Nordic, cottage, industrial, and shabby (to name a few – ha!). I also LOVE the lines of Mid Century Modern. When I spied these tables, I couldn’t resist taking them home to give them an update. Have you ever owned or seen this style? They are a pair of Mid Century Modern Henredon tables that are soon to get a fresh new look. {{cue the James Bond music}}

Vintage Mid Century Modern Henredon Tables before makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While this era is noted for its architectural design, the furniture followed suit with clean lines and play on a truly zest for flair. These tables are no exception. Those curvy tops paired with matching pedestal bases are sleek and stylish.

Top of Vintage Henredon Pedestal Tables | prodigalpieces.com

If you look close, the veneer has Read more

Broyhill Hutch Desk Refreshed with Removable Wallpaper

Do you have a bucket list? Ya know. A list that holds either coveted events, or places you’d like to go? In all the years I have been working on furniture, there are a few different types or styles of furniture that I haven’t had a chance to work on. Today, I’m taking one of them off my bucket list and showing with you how easily I refreshed this Broyhill hutch desk with my favorite sprayer and removable wallpaper. Yes, I did say removable.

Broyhill Hutch Desk Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You might be wondering why a hutch desk would be on my bucket list. Well, they are versatile, functional, and are typically kinda boring like this one. I wanted to take a sort of ugly duckling and make it shine. This one in particular caught my eye because it had nice form and was a Broyhill hutch desk, however, it was dated. Don’t you just love the pressed acorns? I half expected a squirrel to scamper by as I was taking these pics. hee hee hee.

Brohill Hutch Desk Top with Acorn Design | prodigalpieces.com

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The fact that it’s made by Broyhill means it would be made well, however it’s still made of fabricated and real wood materials. This is the kind of stuff that many of us have in our home and aren’t sure what to do with it. So, this was my subject for my makeover. Time to give it new life!

First, I grab my tub of wood filler and not only fill all those acorns on the hutch and drawers, but also the pull holes. Those are going buh-bye too.

Applying wood filler to Broyhill hutch desk | prodigalpieces.com

While the wood filler is curing, I use my staple puller (talk about handy!) to remove the back of the hutch. I’ll get back to what I’m going to do with that in a bit.

Arrow Staple Puller for Removing Hutch Backing | prodigalpieces.com

Once all the wood filler has cured, I take it down smooth with my sander and then added a different wood applique to give the hutch a whole new feel. It’s easy-peasy with my favorite nailer and wood glue.

Nailing Wood Applique onto Broyhill Hutch Desk for Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The rest of the hutch and desk get a light sanding and now I’m ready to have a blast…literally! This is when all the fun really starts with my HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer and Spray Shelter.

Broyhill hutch desk gets makeover with HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer and Tent by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since this set has a whole lotta slick surfaces with the veneer, I chose to use Gripper primer. That stuff will make your paint stick and last much longer than without it.

HomeRight Finish Max with Gripper Primer for Hutch Desk | prodigalpieces.com

With my surfaces prepped and ready to go, I just load up my Finish Max and give it a nice even coat of primer.

Spraying Broyhill Hutch Desk with Gripper Primer and HomeRight Finish Max by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You can also see how I’ve used the Finish Max in all these posts. Once the primer has cured, I give the hutch desk two coats of Dove White – one of my favorite colors I’ve used throughout my home. While the paint is curing between and after coats, I also give a chair I found at a barn sale a couple coats of primer and paint. That’s what’s so nice about this sprayer, I can switch from job to job and create the finish I’m after.

When I’m done, I just hook it up to my Rapid Clean Kit and cleanup is done faster than you can blink. I love it.

Cleaning the HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer with the Rapid Clean Kit by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since there’s some wait-time for the paint to cure, that’s the best time to take tackle the hutch backing. One of the best inventions ever in recent years is peel-n-stick removable wallpaper. We used it in our boys’ bedroom a few years ago and absolutely love how easy it is to hang and reposition if need be. Yes, no paste, no water, no worries!

For this project, I chose this awesome reclaimed wood paper to add some color and texture to the desk. The best part is that if I ever want to change it up, I just peel it off and go on my merry way. Isn’t it awesome?!

NuWallpaper Removable Wallpaper for Home and Home Decor. Use by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since my hutch backing is a faux wood panel, I wanted to give the paper a bit of tooth to stick to with my sander. I don’t think I really had to since it sticks to walls perfectly, but old habits are hard to break. tsk. Better to be safe than sorry, right?

Sanding Hutch Desk Backing | prodigalpieces.com

To apply the paper, I just did a dry fit and cut to length. Peeled back the top edge of the paper to line up and gently pulled the backing off as I worked down. I didn’t have any major issues with bubbles and I was so pleased with how easy it was. Plus it only took two sheets side-by-side.

Then, to stick the backing back on the hutch top, I just laid it face down and stapled the backing on with my stapler. (another favorite tool and why my motto has always been #toolsoverjewels)

Stapling Desk Backing with Ryobi AirStrike Stapler by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And we’re done!

Vintage Broyhill Hutch Desk Refreshed with Paint and Paper by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Hutch Desk Refreshed with Wall Pops! Removable Wallpaper and Paint by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What a huge difference the simple steps I made gave this vintage Broyhill hutch desk. It has such a refreshed feeling by using my HomeRight sprayer. The pop of color from the new pulls and the added chair make the set complete. You can see how that green color has been used in these posts HERE. The woodsy acorns are gone and the desk has a whole new vibe. It was easy to do with the right tools and fun too! I couldn’t be happier with the finish.

Add a pop of color with paint, pulls, and paper to your outdated furniture. Details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Outdated desk made new with a little DIY. Come see how easy it can be at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

For an added touch I even gave the drawers a coat of Manatee Gray like I did my farmhouse blanket chest and entertainment armoire.

Painted Drawers of Vintage Hutch Desk by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Many have asked about this paper and I think it has endless uses. Think of all the accent walls you could create. Or how about for a person who rents or has a shop, or stages furniture (ME) this is PERFECT. There are other woods, bricks, prints…so many to choose from. See here on Amazon.

Top of Hutch with Wallpaper Closeup | prodigalpieces.com

Wallpaper Hutch Desk Top with Wall Pops! Removable Wallpaper by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You can purchase this Broyhill hutch desk and more in my online shop. We ship most anywhere and the best part is more than one furniture item can ship for the same cost.

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Vintage desk refreshed with Paint, Pulls, and Paper by Prodigal Pieces. The right tools make the job a breeze. Come see at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Oh my! This worn-out looking Broyhill hutch desk has never looked so good. See how easy it can be to update a dated piece with the help of Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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More makeovers with wallpaper like my Broyhill hutch desk:

Transform an Outdated China Cabinet with Wallpaper by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

A $3 Thrifted Side of a Vanity Becomes a Shabby Chic Piece by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Antique Chest with Washed Finish

Time for some fun! Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and you know this is right up my alley, right? I mean, what’s more fun than getting to get creative and share the projects done by my blogger friends? It’s all to inspire you. Today is all about this antique chest I found while thrifting.

Damaged Antique Chest Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This never fails to happen to me. I walk into the store knowing full well that I don’t need another piece to work on and am there on a solitary mission. Then, there it is…a big ol’ sign saying 50% off furniture. Well, any sane person couldn’t ignore that, right? Read more

Buffet Makeover ~ Glazing Technique

Are you ready for some fun? A healthy debate is always good, especially in family. My oldest son, Mr. I and I both had vintage buffets to work on and I challenged him to a Battle of the Buffets. Loser makes all! That means the loser makes a dessert of choice for the winner. mwahahaha!! To get us started we’ll begin with this buffet makeover. Let’s get our DIY on!

Battle of the Buffets by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Mr I. is no newbie to this game, so I have my work cut out for me. You can see his past work in his own makeovers HERE. It’s hard for me to believe that not only am I a mom to a teenager, but he’s already out-growing me. I’m not short at 5’10”!

Mother & Son Duel in the Battle of the Buffets ~ A family furniture makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com Read more

Vintage Vanity Painted Tea Rose Pink

Do you ever have conversations with someone that leave you saying, “That was really weird”? While perusing Craigslist I came upon this piece advertised as a desk. To me it looked like a vanity without a mirror. I called to inquire and he said he still had it. Sweet! Stay with me as I show you how this “desk” became a vintage vanity painted a soft tea rose pink.

Vintage Vanity Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

I continued to ask the seller if there was anything wrong with it and if it was smoke-free. He replied that it was solid as a rock, smoke-free, and would take him quite some time to dismantle it to get it out of his basement. He also said he had another buyer coming to see it first. I said, “Oh, it’s that big?” He replied, “Yes, and you’ll need help to load it.” I went on to ask more questions, but still getting the feeling like something was off. Read more

Secretary Desk with English Cottage Style

Do you ever find you are drawn to an era, either because of family lines or maybe just the design style suits you? For me, it’s anything that has a story. Particularly for me that have a utilitarian function within a home. Take this vintage secretary desk radio, for instance. Yes, it was a radio and a desk at one point. It looks to have seen many faces in its time, and was even given a slightly dark face currently.

Antique Secretary Desk Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comIt was painted black on only certain parts was to hide the fact that it has replaced doors. This is actually a Red Lion Cabinet Company radio cabinet with secretary desk on top. While the bottom was the space used to house the radio. You can see what this originally looked like Read more

Antique Empire Chest Refreshed

It never seems to fail that when I enter a thrift store searching for item A, I come out with items B, C, D E, F….you get the idea. So, is the solution to just not look for item A? Nah. Too much fun to run through the alphabet. hee hee. Does that happen to you? I went in looking for a chair and this is what I came out with, amongst other items. Can you blame me? I had a 35% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket. eep! Yes, this antique empire chest was meant to be mine.

Antique Empire Chest Before Renewal by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

However, knowing my past experiences with chests like this, I did look inside and around before purchasing. Why? Because a deal isn’t always a deal when it ends up to be a hot mess and takes more work than it’s worth. Here’s my summation Read more

Framed Doily Wall Art from Curbside Finds

You are driving along and see a pile of picture frames on the side of the road. Do you drive on? Or, do you like me, hit the brakes and grab them? tsk. You best be hoping out of your car! {{shakes her finger}} We’re talkin’ trashure today, peeps. I spied a stack of frames on the side of the road while it was raining and jumped out to rescue them. Let me show you how I turned them into framed doily wall art.

Curbside Prints Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The reasons I say you should be jumping out is because just look at those ornate frames. That alone is reason enough to take a peek. So many possibilities with these.

Corner of Ornate Picture Frame | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And…the best part…look at what else I scored!! {{gasp!}} Read more

Modern Dresser Makover ~ Mid Century Chic

I don’t know about you, but I’m super-excited today! Why? Well, today is my first post joining a wonderful group of ladies for Furniture Fixer Uppers. Each month we will be sharing our furniture makeovers to teach, to share, to inspire you. For this month, I’m sharing this vintage piece that is going to get a modern dresser makeover. PLUS, I have a giveaway for you. Yay!

Mid Century Modern Dresser Found at Thrift Store by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

True story, I walked into the thrift store to find only some sweaters to repurpose for my sheep (see here). I pinky swear. As I was heading to the back of the store, the shop lady was on the phone talking to one of the owners telling them that yes, this particular dresser was STILL there and she was to get rid of it. ahem. I halted my tracks and said, “I’ll take it.” Any sane person would have done the same thing.

My peeps, when this piece is sitting there covered in #trashure, falling apart and being dismissed, we must Read more

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