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DIY Harvest Time Sign for Autumn

Do you ever make a mistake with a project and want to just throw it out the door? Well, I do make mistakes and this time, particularly, I couldn’t throw it out. It’s wood! So instead of burning this wood round that gave me fits, I decided to turn it into something new. Check out how I created a DIY harvest time sign for the beginning of our autumn season.

Broken Wood Round Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Truth be told, I broke this thing when I was building a pedestal table out of a broken hall tree. You can read all about that HERE. What happened was when I was tapping the top on, I Read more

Upcycled Plant Stand with Antique Flair

What kinda fun makes your pulse quicken? I could list many things, but one of the most exciting times is when I get a minute to dig into my stash of #trashure and create. Can you blame me? Seeing someone’s trash or cast off junk become something new is exhilarating! I know I’m not alone. What you see below are my own kitchen drawer fronts that are about to become an upcycled plant stand. Oh yeah!!

Upcycled Drawer Fronts Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m sure many of you know I’m STILL in the finishing stages of our kitchen remodel. However, I did share a while back how I rebuilt a few of my drawers to look like antique crates Read more

Repurposed Picture Frame Shelf Shadow Box

On the second Tuesday of each month, my blogger friends and I put together a collection of DIY posts for our Trash to Treasure Transformation fun. What could be better than creating with junk from like-minded gals? You’ll see there projects in a bit. But now, you’ll see that my recent thrift store adventure had me all caught up on these beautiful picture frames. My fun begins with how I turned them into a repurposed picture frame shelf.

Thrifted Picture Frames Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I found these solid wood frames along with the items in my Operation 80’s makeovers, and knew they had potential. They are big and ornate, so that was a no-brainer Read more

Salvaged Junk Birdhouses ~ #trashure Fun

Having a junk stash is rewarding many times over. It never fails I’ll need some scrap of wood or bit of metal for something and I always find what I need. I’ve been kinda anxious to refresh my stash, so I thought I would take on a project that would not only help me use up some of my #trashure, but also benefit some feathered friends too. Stick around and we’ll create some salvaged junk birdhouses together.

Salvaged Junk Pile to Create Handmade Birdhouses | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comWhat you see above is a smidgen…I mean a SMIDGEN of the stuff I have stashed in my workshop just waiting for new life. When I see a pile like this I get so absolutely giddy because Read more

Upcycled Clock ~ Butterfly Wall Art

Don’t you just love a good challenge? My dad has brought me a few winners in the past, but this one was definitely one that made me laugh OUT LOUD. Why? Well…it’s so ugly!! I honestly felt bad for the forgotten babies, but it was time for an upcycled clock makeover, don’t you agree?

Handmade Vintage Clock Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This is one of those, “Bless your heart” projects that are so far gone that it makes you wonder. Someone obviously put some time into this, but it has since been neglected. At this point I say, “Game ON!” and give it Read more

French Provincial Headboard Bench with French Mattress

Sometimes there are projects that you envision in your head the minute you spy something. Maybe that doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is fantastically fun to get it done. That’s what happened to me when I spied this beauty below available online. Did I need a headboard…no. Did I need another project…not really. But…did I want to take this vintage gem and create a French Provincial headboard bench…YES!

Vintage French Provincial Headboard Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

A local lady posted this on Craigslist and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check it out. The caning alone is what caught my attention, but I’ve always had a heart for Read more

Mid Century Nightstand from Curbside Luggage

It’s that time again! The second Tuesday of each month some of my blogger friends and I get together to present to you our latest Trash to Treasure makeovers. It’s certainly one of my favorite times and hope it is for you too! Today’s project is this handmade luggage I found during our spring city cleanup. I’ve been aching to turn it into the vision I had of a Mid Century nightstand. I can’t wait!!

Handmade Wooden Luggage found on the curb gets new life | prodigalpieces.com

First, I have to ask if you would have grabbed it? It is so super cool. Check out the LBJ bumper sticker, and the…ummm…fantastic carpet lining. And get this…the back has Read more

Farmhouse Kitchen Storage Cubby

Gotta love it when friends and family enjoy what you do and even encourage you in your love of #trashure. haha. I mean that. Who else do I know that receives someone else’s junk and gets to play with it? It’s a challenge I welcome, even though at times I want to turn it down because of stash overload. In the case of this shelf below, I felt sorry for it. My dad brought it to me and I just had to give it a shot. Let me show you how I rebuilt it into farmhouse kitchen storage.

Rustic Shelf Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When he first showed it to me my first thought was, “hot mess”. Even the look on his face told me Read more

Repurposed Cutting Boards ~ DIY Fun

One of the classic pieces used in farmhouse style is the wooden cutting boards, particularly antique ones. However, modern day style cutting boards still get used and wore out, but maybe aren’t quite in a good state to use in your decor. Today, I’d like to show how I gave these repurposed cutting boards a whole new lease on life. Let’s get our DIY on, shall we? {{high five}}

Worn Out Cutting Board about to get new life | prodigalpieces.com

As I mentioned earlier this week in my doll cradle post, wooden items at the thrift store or garage sales are always some of the first things I peruse. It’s a veritable potluck of potential. First, let’s start with this small one you see Read more

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