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DIY Bird Feeder from a Log ~ Gift Idea!

The fall season is full upon us and our feathered friends will be either heading south or getting ready for the winter months ahead. Why not create a backyard oasis that will have them coming back for more? We are avid bird lovers in our home. We were delighted when a friend of mine gave us this DIY bird feeder made from a piece of firewood and rope. How easy is that?

Create a backyard bird oasis for your overwintering and migratory birds (Great gift idea too!) with DIY bird feeder tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Did you know that if you provide a back yard feast, birds will remember your yard as a place to return to when they come back from migrating? It’s a sweet reunion each season. Also, the birds that overwinter will love you for the protein packed goodies. Read more

Two DIY Lanterns from Only One Board

Since my husband and I recently just wrapped up our patio makeover with our tutorial for a faux fireplace, we thought it would be fun to jump in on the action for the One Board Challenge being sponsored by a wonderful group of 17 bloggers and Ryobi Tools. Deal is, you have to take a 1″ x 8″ x 8′ board of any species and create your own project for a chance to win $1,000 in tools. Yeah baby!

Ryobi One Board Challange for $1000 in tools!

Here’s what we came up with…

You can build these two lanterns with our DIY tutorial and only one board. Come get the details at Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

…two rustic lanterns made from an $8 pine board with minimal waste. Whatcha think?

You can build these two lanterns with our DIY tutorial and only one board. Come get the details at Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

We thought instead of just entering and sharing our project on social media (which we’re supposed to do using #oneboardchallenge – come support us!), it would be great to show you how we built them too.

You can build these two lanterns with our DIY tutorial and only one board. Come get the details at Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

So head to the nearest lumber store and grab your board and get ready to build!! Read more

DIY Faux Fireplace : Indoor or Outdoor

Last week, we revealed the fruits of our labor – our patio makeover. From top to bottom, everything was built or created by us, including our DIY faux fireplace.

Today, we’ve got the step-by-step tutorial for you to create your own custom fireplace. The best part is, this doesn’t have to be just for your outdoor project. Yay! Our DIY fireplace is a simple build that you can add indoors too.

*this project was sponsored by HomeRight and includes affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

Our fireplace finished dimensions are 54¼” tall by 50″ wide, but you can adjust this to suit any space. Read more

DIY: Reclaimed Wood Fall Harvest Sign

Fall is just around the corner and it’s one of my favorite seasons. For me, living in farm country, it means harvest time! All the wonders of creation performing their grand finale and we get to reap the benefit of such splendor. There’s nothing like a cup of hot cider on a cool fall evening, a hearty pile of pumpkins, or a long hayride with our loved ones. That’s what I envisioned when deciding what to create for this month’s Power Tool Challenge. (there’s all sorts of DIY goodies for you at the bottom of this post!) Here is my treat to you, a fall harvest sign.

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For my project, I wanted a rustic harvest sign that would bring back memories and also create them too.

Want to create rustic decor for the fall season? You can create this DIY harvest sign with only one power tool and this tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Want to create one of your very own? I’ve got the DIY details for you! Just grab your jigsaw, some scrap or new lumber and let’s get to work. 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

Build a Reclaimed Wooden Tote

After just coming off of a long holiday weekend, it can be hard to get back to a normal grind. Sometimes though, I’m aching to do a project and it isn’t long before I’m back at just to get it off my mind, and assure myself I could do what I was scheming.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, everyone needs a stash – a veritable selection of materials to “play” with, whether it be things like fabric, yarn, paint, furniture, or wood. You get the idea. I have a little of each, and this time I headed back to my wood stash.

I have plenty of spare furniture legs I mentioned here, pallet wood from here, barn wood from here, and new wood from Home Depot, my second home. This is only a small sampling of my collection, but plenty for me to play with.

Build a reclaimed wood tote using cast off chippy siding, baby crib parts, and barn wood by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Build a reclaimed wood tote using cast off chippy siding, baby crib parts, and barn wood by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

One pile of wood in particular has been calling to me, and that is because my husband can’t stand it’s chippy-ness. A couple of years ago I sent him on an errand that I have somewhat regretted. Read more

Farmhouse Bench DIY ~ Rustic or Modern Style

I’m all about DIY and certainly saving a penny or two, but can you believe this rustic farmhouse bench was made for less than $20?! Today, I’ve got a sweet tutorial for you on how to build this farmhouse bench, and how to finish it in two different ways.

Build A Farmhouse Bench for Less than $20 - DIY Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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

Since I live in the heart of farm country where reclaimed barn wood abounds, it’s easy for me to locate some old barn wood.  However, for most of you, that resource isn’t always available and you desire to add the farmhouse look to your home. So, for fun, my hubby and I  are going to show you how to take your typical box store pine and turn it into a rustic and functional farmhouse style bench that can be placed in your entry, mudroom, bedroom…the possibilities are endless! Read more

Custom Reclaimed Wood Projects

A few weeks ago, I told you about a reclaimed wood resource that I had stumbled upon while on the search for a custom request.  Remember the angels sang that day?

Custom Reclaimed Wood Projects by Prodigal PieceCustom Reclaimed Wood Projects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Open kitchen shelving and plank top for entertainment center.

What a story lies in this stash.  There is wood from mainly old torn down barns, but also some salvaged treasure dating back to the 1800’s.  I stood in awe of it all…amazing.

Custom Reclaimed Wood Projects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces Open kitchen shelving and plank top for entertainment center.

One of the projects that fueled our hunt for reclaimed wood, was a custom order for Sara at Sadie Olive – the designer that created my wonderful new blog design.

Sara had been planning to remodel her kitchen by creating a rustic look by removing her upper kitchen cabinets and replacing them with reclaimed wood open shelving.  She wanted to do the same with shelving for her laundry. She also asked us to create a custom planked top for a dry sink she refinished and planned to use as an entertainment center. Read more

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