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Thrifty Decor Makeovers for Farmhouse Style

What better than creating DIY projects for your home? Seeing your children take on your passion and have fun with it. yahoo! Today, my two oldest daughters (I have 6 children on earth) are taking these two wooden vintage pieces and giving them their own spin. I’m excited! Let’s have some fun with these thrifty decor makeovers.

Thrifted Decor Before by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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If you’ve hung with me for long, you know I don’t pass up wooden pieces. They offer so much potential for creating and tweaking. Likewise, these two are no different. They are blank slates just ready for new life.

DIY TIME

First, I have to say that neither one of my daughters are newbies. They’ve reworked furniture, decor, and more over the years. You can see Miss C’s work in these posts, and Miss S’s projects HERE.

To get us started, Miss S will be making over this sort of frame with box.

Vintage Wooden Plaque Before for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

When it came into her possession, she made a face and looked at me, “What is it??” Good question! haha. I told her, it’s whatever she wants it to be. So, with that she decided to make it a functional decor piece.

Miss S kicks off her makeover by using a simple coat of white paint. However, her intent is to have some of the wood peeking through to create a time-worn feel. Notice her onlooker…so sweet. My 14 year-old Teddy tore his ACL and is recuperating best he can.

Girl Painting Wall Decor White | prodigalpieces.com

Next, once the paint cures, she makes a panel to fit over the oval opening. She wants to make it a fun laundry decor piece using typography and some of my old clothespins.

Here’s her sweet thrifty decor makeovers complete. Isn’t it cute?

DIY Farmhouse Laundry Sign for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

Farmhouse Style Self-Serve Laundry Sign by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #laundry #home #diy #homedecor
I helped her create the graphic (since I just love graphic design), and she added the time-worn touches. I love it!

DIY Farmhouse Laundry Sign Holder for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #laundry #diy

NEXT UP

Now, it’ time for Miss C’s thrifted shelf to get a turn at a new life. Her and I both aren’t huge fans of the heart cut-out era of the 80’s and 90’s. They have their place, as I’ve shown in these past posts.

Vintage Wooden Shelf Before Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

However, Miss C wants to take them out of the picture for this shelf. In order to do that, first, she affixes a small oval wood plaque over top. Then, she also added a few shaker pegs to add function and style.

Working on Thrifted Wooden Shelf for Thrifty Decor Makeovers | prodigalpieces.com

Next, she also gave it a fresh coat of paint, and then added a few fun details to update it.

Painting Vintage Shelf White | prodigalpieces.com

SECOND REVEAL

Yahoo!! Here is her vintage shelf for our second of the thrifty decor makeovers.

Beautiful Shabby Chic Shelf with Rose Accents for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #vintage #rose #home #homedecor

Handmade Shabby Chic Coat Rack with Shelf for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #diy #home #homedecor

Goodbye heart cut-outs and hello roses. So much better, don’t you think? Miss C used the same decoupage paper that I showcased in my last two posts HERE and also HERE.

Shabby Chic Rose Decor ~ Thrift Decor Makeovers by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #rose #shabbychic #cottage

Vintage Rose Vignette for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #vintage #rose

Finally, it’s ready for a hall or bath to hang daily grind essentials or to just look pretty. We all need those kinds of things, don’t we?

Vintage Shabby Chic Coat Rack Shelf for Thrifty Decor Makeovers by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shabbychic #diy #home #homedecor

Not to compare, but we’re all curious…which one is your favorite? Or, better yet, what would you have done differently?

Also, if you’d like to own either of these beautiful, functional pieces, you can find them and more available in my online shop. (SOLD)

  • Antique Wash Stand by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com
    Antique Wash Stand ~ $275

In addition, do pin and share our thrifty decor makeovers to inspire others to make their own home story.

Two fun and functional thrifty decor makeovers to create a home story. DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor #shabbychic #home #thrifted #upcycled

Up next, this French provincial beauty is up for a new look. Plus, I’ll have a giveaway for you too. See the new look HERE.

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

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Also, more DIY fun like my daughter’s thrifty decor makeovers:

Vintage Farmhouse Hutch Makeover using the HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Sprayer and Blending Techniques by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #furniture #homedecor #diyCheck out this super fun upcycled bookcase headboard hutch. From funky vintage to farmhouse chic. Full tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #vintage #homedecor #furntiure

Comments

  1. Pat says

    Your daughters do beautiful work just like their mom!

  2. ColleenB.-Tx. says

    Great job girls. Playing no favorites; I love both your projects. Both totally awesome and each a mind like your mother’s.
    Hey girls; you both for hire? I do have a couple small projects that could be given a whole new look. Right now, just too busy in getting them done; maybe come Spring……………hopefully.
    You all have a great day and enjoy the weekend.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks from the three of us! 😀 They do work for hire…haha! I pay them often and the neighbors do too. I hear ya on busy…crazy busy.

  3. Mary says

    Wow! These 2 projects turned out beautifully! I am amazed! I would have donated both of them, not having a clue what to do with the pieces! I love that you have taught your girls the art of thrifting and transformation Larissa 🙂 🙂 That is a great accomplishment ❤️ Kudos to the 3 of you, well done!

  4. Rebecca- NC says

    They are both so awesome and so different, I can’t choose!! What beautiful talented young ladies you’ve been blessed with. I have 3 siblings and I thought our house was filled to the gills! They may not know it now, but they are so blessed to have each other and a Mom like you!! I know I sure am blessed with both!!! 😊

    • Larissa says

      You’re so sweet, Rebecca. Thank you! Yes, they do know it now and love being together. It isn’t always rainbows, but they know they have a special blessing to have many siblings. I love it!

  5. Marie-Interior Frugalista says

    Clearly, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Bravo to both upcycles, equally lovely in their own right so I can’t pick a favorite. I love the farmhouse charm your daughters gave each piece and I’m sure they’ll fly out of your shop.

    • Larissa says

      I’m with you. Each has it’s own fun use and design. One already sold within 30 minutes. Yay to savings! 😀 (they’re trying to save up)

  6. Carolyn G says

    Wow Larrisa, your girls do wonderful work! Their young minds come up with some very clever touches, just like their mama! Can’t wait to see what you do with that beautiful desk!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you on their behalf, Carolyn. It truly is a delight to see them at work and watch them grow. I’m excited to share!

  7. Cathy says

    both young ladies did an excellent job….wonderful creativity and imagination…

    • Larissa says

      Thank you bunches, Cathy. I’m proud of their determination.

  8. Gloria Pflager says

    So cute — love them both — I think I have some things very similar — now I am inspired! what is the paint color used? I am looking for a creamy warm white, not a stark white and this one looks perfect. help?

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much, Gloria. They just used the basic white by Glidden in eggshell (you can see in the photos). I do love cotton whisper as a softer color and antique white for creamy.

  9. Donna says

    I like both projects. I recently updated a couple shelves with the heart cutout but didn’t know how or what to do to cover, now I have an idea. Very clever idea on how to display old clothes pins

    • Larissa says

      There ya go! I cut them out, cover them up, or just let them fly…just depends. tee hee! Thank you for lovin’ on their work, Donna.

  10. Caye Cooper says

    Oh my heavens, they both are just charming and adorable!!! Good work girls!

  11. Melva says

    Ok, so here is the scoop. I cannot pick a favorite because I truly love them both! They did a great job! They have vision just like their mama. You go girls!

    • Larissa says

      awww…that’s so fun to hear, Melva. We thank you! 😀

  12. Melanie says

    Both of these turned out great!! Good job, girls!!

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