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Vintage Side Table Made New

It’s pretty good feeling when someone brings you a haul of furniture, simply because they believe you can give it new life. My dad presents me with projects because he has faith in my abilities – both my parents do. In his current line of work, many project pieces cross his path and he texts me with potential. I have been turning down items left and right lately, but for some reason, this time I took in a few of them because…well…who could resist? See that vintage side table among the loot?

Stash of Furniture Before | prodigalpieces.com

That, my friends, is today’s project piece that is begging me (really!) to relieve it from the nightmare it’s stuck in. Oh, and just so you know, I did Read more

Vintage Blanket Chest with Folk Art Style

Are you ready for some furniture fun?! I am!! There’s nothing better than sharing your passion with like-minded folk. That’s why Furniture Fixer Uppers Day is one of my favorite times of the month. You’ll see my gal friends projects in a bit, but first I want to introduce you to my vintage blanket chest (aka. dog chew toy). giveaway alert!!

Vintage Blanket Chest Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you that I was mad I bought this. First, to defend myself, I did look at all the possible problems it may have: stink, damage (I was more concerned about the lid), functionality, etc. However, I somehow missed Read more

Vintage Art Deco Buffet gets Modern Update

Do you know what time it is? It’s Furniture Fixer Uppers time! What fun it is to not only get to work on another project for you, but to be able to do it alongside some of the most awesome DIY gals I know. This vintage Art Deco buffet is my subject for this month’s fun. You’ll see the rest of the awesome projects in a bit. (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Art Deco Buffet Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The functional use of a buffet can’t be denied. They fit easily into almost any room of your home as either a server as intended, or entertainment center, or even retrofitted into a bathroom vanity. This particular one appealed to me for the Read more

Arched Window Architectural Salvage Decor

Have you ever used the phrase, “Good things come to those who wait?” I may have reminded my kids of that every now and then, but I do use it for myself assuredly. It’s only been about 5 years since I first laid eyes on one of my biggest curbside finds ever – a front door with inserts. Today that arched window insert is the last of my hurrah. You can bet I’m doing a happy dance!

Salvaged Door Before (AKA Trashure) | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The story all begins just over five years ago when my oldest son and I took off on our first major city spring cleanup adventure. We had no idea how much awesome goodness we would come home with, but this Read more

Repurposed Plant Stand with Patina Paint

It’s a fun day when I get to start my creative juices flowing with all the fantastic #trashure finds I find during city spring cleanup. One day in particular I was outside spray painting listening to all the junky trucks driving around our neighborhood as they shopped Curb le Chic. It was our quadrant’s turn and I was being a good girl staying home until the last day. My neighbor came over to ask me if I wanted seedling pots he was throwing out. As he was talking I looked at his pile and asked, “Is that a stool in your trash?” He replied, “No, an ash tray”. We walked over together to inspect his loot. Thus begins the story of my repurposed plant stand.

Curbside Ash Tray and Flower Vase Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You see, he not only had this funky ash tray, but a perfectly good Read more

Art Deco Waterfall Dresser Refreshed

Being a mom to six kids comes with a bit of pressure and a whole lotta blessing. Here I am responsible to teach, enable, and to encourage. My kids just love giving DIY a try and when my second oldest daughter, Miss S., decided she wanted to have at another large piece of furniture, I was excited to help her get started. Here is the Art Deco waterfall dresser I found for her and she excitedly decided to invest in it. Isn’t it a beauty?

Vintage Waterfall Dresser Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

As you can see, there is much that needs done with this piece, but nothing I knew she could’t handle. Miss S. has seen me work, helped me finish projects, and has done her own projects as seen in these posts. However, it’s just been awhile since she’s done something of this size, so I couldn’t wait Read more

Art Deco Vanity Meets Boho Style

I don’t wonder if I should rename myself the hot mess mama. Not because I myself am a hot mess (though I can be at times – aren’t we all?), but because of these crazy pieces I bring home then ask my self…why did you do this?! hahaha!! Being a sucker for the worn down, dilapidated pieces is my calling and this Art Deco vanity is one that gave me a run for my money.

Vintage Art Deco Vanity Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You see in the before picture here I’m smiling like a kid in a candy store. However, during the middle of working on it I don’t know if I was smiling quite so big…still smiling, but the fun wore off a bit. Why, you ask? Well, it was a whole lotta work that was totally doable, but I was running out of Read more

Broken Chair Repair & How to Update

Call me crazy, call me nuts…whatever you want to say, because I am probably one of few that will actually pay for a broken chair. haha. Well, it was looking so good until I saw the missing parts, but my soft heart said, “Meh, what’s a little DIY that can’t fix this?” So here I sits with my project before me looking all sad. I aim to show you how to handle a broken chair repair and update it while you’re at it. See what I mean with this gem?

Broken Chair Before | prodigalpieces.com

It looks good enough, but if you look closely you’ll see more of what I’m talking about. When I picked it out in the store, I sat on it, wiggled my hiney, and it held Read more

Antique Chest of Drawers ~ Hand-Painted Florals

It’s been a fun run or making over the stash of furniture I purchased from a storage unit. If you need to catch up, you can see the previous pieces here: (1) Mid Century Modern dresser (2) antique dresser (3) waterfall chest. Now it’s time for the last piece from that haul of goodies. Needless to say I also have more from other places, but…here is an antique chest of drawers that looks like a match to the dresser I have in my bedroom. Isn’t it a beauty?

Antique Chest Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

These classic pieces were built solid and will stand the test of time. That is, except their veneer. I always get disheartened to see one flaking away, but this chest was seriously parched and so very Read more

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