Upcycled Bookcase Farmers Market

The times that I find most exhilarating is when I have an idea and can’t wait to get it complete. Do you ever do that? I mean, in this instance, I was inspired on first glance of this little cutie at a thrift store. What it would become for sure didn’t hit until I got it home, but there was no doubt in my mind that it would become something new. Yes, I’m quirky, but you’ll understand when you see what I do with my upcycled bookcase. Let the fun begin!

Thrifted Bookcase Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

You may be wondering what I see in this thing, but really, it’s all about function. I adore pieces that can go in most any room. In spite of the wear, this one is made solid enough, but just needs some TLC.

Thrift Store Bookcase Side Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

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Not only was the back was flimsy, but it also had a large hole drilled into it (probably for a cord to fit through). In addition, the paint job was seriously lacking. Plus, there were drips and runs all over.

No worries, right? My first order of business in this upcycled bookcase makeover is to remove the back with my handy-dandy hammer. That was stress reliever! haha! After that, I used a substantial amount of wood filler to fill all the scratches, dents, and nail holes. Once cured, my sander came out to play and help me finish it all up.

Since I removed the backing the stability of the bookcase was faltering. However, that is easily fixed by adding some back braces that would serve a dual purpose. I cut a couple of 1″x 4″ boards with my miter saw, and then added some pocket hole joints on each end with my Kreg Jig. My sweet helper decided she could attach them for me with my drill. Love it!

Daughter Helping Attach Bookcase Braces | prodigalpieces.com

For the front, I cut a few small strips to build it up for what I’m going to add next. In addition, my nailer made this a super easy job to do.

Nailing Bookcase Trim with Ryobi Nailer | prodigalpieces.com

Here is the start of my upcycled bookcase with the back braces and front pieces added.

Upcycled Bookcase with Back Supports Added | prodigalpieces.com

Assembled Upcycled Bookcase Ready for Paint | prodigalpieces.com

Now the bookcase is sturdy and just needs a bit more wood filler and sanding and it’s ready for paint. Woot!

So… I surveyed your guys’ thoughts on social media what I should name this color and without a doubt the top picked named was Avocado. I don’t think I’m going to name it that (although I eat avocado almost daily), but it sure was a hoot to hear all your responses. Thanks for the input!

Soft Green Enamel Paint for Upcycled Bookcase by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Isn’t this a pretty color? It’s an alkyd enamel in a gloss finish that I knew would be prefect for my project. Because this kind of paint can be a horror to apply with a brush, I chose to use my HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer along with my Medium Spray Shelter. I love this tool combo!

This is how the shelter starts out…small and easy to store…

Collapsed HomeRight Medium Spray Shelter ~ Easy Storage | prodigalpieces.com

…the BAM!! It pops up in seconds. Yahoo!!

HomeRight Medium Spray Shelter and Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer used by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You can see how I’ve used the sprayer in previous posts HERE, and my demos of the spray shelter in these posts. PLUS, I have the build plans to make your own furniture Lazy Susan over HERE. It makes painting a piece go faster and no fuss in your finish.

For this upcycled bookcase, I’m using my black nozzle and blue tip. (the sprayer comes with two nozzles and three different tips so you can change it up easy-peasy). See my YouTube video demo below.

Using HomeRight Super Finish Max and Medium Spray Shelter to Spray Paint a Thrifted Bookcase | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When using your sprayer, feel free to practice on a piece of scrap or cardboard. To get a gorgeous, finish, be sure to use your shoulder, not your wrist, to move the sprayer evenly. Also, begin spraying before you hit your project with spray and continue off. This will help prevent and runs and drips and give you even coats.

Next, let your coat cure. I let my first coat cure for about 6 hours. *this is an enamel and takes much longer than latex, milk, or chalk paint, but oh so durable. Once it was cured, I added another coat and let cure again. Here it is after two coats of paint. Looking good!

Upcycled Bookcase with Two Coats of Paint using HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While my layers were curing, I set about to work on the rest of my exciting idea. You see, I wanted to create a miniature farmer’s market for a pretend play set. Making kid toys and dolls is easily one of my favorite things to do. Just so happens I have 6 kids in my gaggle that love to receive said gifts. Happy mama + happy kids = FUN!

Here is their farmer’s market I made for them ages ago with cardboard and still going strong. You can see my post about it and what goodies lie behind that fun setup in this post HERE.

Handmade Cardboard Snack Stand and Farmer's Market by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since they already have this one, I am making this one just for the sheer fun of it. I dug into my wood stash and created this stack of mini crates. Aren’t they cute?

Stack of mini crates for pretend play farmers market | prodigalpieces.com

All they needed were some rope handles added. Likewise, that was made simple with my drill and this drawer pull jig.

Kreg Drawer Pull Jig Makes Adding Drawer Pulls a Breeze | prodigalpieces.com

In addition to woodworking, my other favorite pastime is sewing. My other stash afforded me these fun gingham fabrics. I’m not kidding…it pays to have a stash! Some of this would become an awning, tablecloth, and…

Red, Blue, and Green Gingham Fabrics | prodigalpieces.com

…an adorable apron perfect for a little farmer’s market munchkin.

Handmade Child's Gingham Apron by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Finally, after working on all these fun parts of my bookcase evolution, it’s finally time to show you. Ta da!

Absolutely adorable miniature pretend play farmer's market made from upcycled bookcase by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Handmade Toy Farmer's Market with Embroider Market Bags, Felted Wool Food, and Imaginative Fun! | by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Embroidered Kids Pretend Play Farmer's Market Bags by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Can you tell I had a blast?! My little market features six crates, a removable tablecloth, embroidered market bags, and even a fold-away shop sign. The awning is removable and sets up easily too. My colorful little bunting is made from felted wool scraps I have from all my past creations. Every part of this stand was made from something I had in my stash. I was SO STOKED!

Top View of Handmade Farmer's Market by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

And, I have to mention this cutie pie in the red gingham apron. She helped and her sibs encouraged me the whole way and were even game to help me stage it. They are my biggest fans! Often I remind her she’s not allowed to get bigger. In spite of my efforts, I don’t think she’s listening. sniff…

Absolutely adorable red gingham apron for kids | Handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Kids Pretend Play is so fun in this Upcycled Bookcase Farmer's Market made by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I wasn’t kidding when I said I LOVE to do this! Pretend play is an amazing thing to do as a child and encourages such awesome life skills. And, you know I have fun playing too. tsk.

Pretend Play Garden with Strawberries by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Pretend Play Strawberries made from Felted Merino Wool by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

In case you think I’m completely nuts, I didn’t make all these food items just for this project. haha! These are the food items that I made for my kids years ago for their market and helped me through a difficult time. Stitch therapy is wonderful.

However, if you’d like to find some of these food items for your own kids, there are so many crafty folks with handmade goodies here in these shops.

Pretend Play Farmer's Market made by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Selection of Pretend Play Fruits & Vegetables created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Kids Farmer's Market Stand with Market Bags, Crates, and Mini Aron by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since my kids already have a larger market of their own, this fun farmer’s market is available for purchase in my shop. (SOLD) Someone is going to be getting a sweet combo of market bags, market, and apron. Purchase food items HERE.

Shop Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com

DIY Pretend Farmer's Market for Kids handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Adorable Handmade Kids Pretend Farmer's Market Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Pretend Play Market Stand Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now, it’s time for some BIG kids fun! HomeRight and I are all about empowering you to give DIY a try. We’re giving away a Super Finish Max Extra Paint Sprayer AND a Medium Spray Shelter. {{happy dance}}

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I had a blast (literally) sharing this with you today. My goal was to inspire you to see beyond the obvious and have some fun while you’re at it. Thanks for joining me in my DIY adventure!

Do pin and share this upcycled bookcase farmer’s market to inspire others too.

Say whaat?! This upcycled bookcase was turned into an adorable pretend play farmer's market stand. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces shared the DIY details on her blog prodigalpieces.com | #prodigalpieces #kids #toys #handmade #home #homedecor #furniture #diy

Up next, these seriously sad set of canisters is about to be reprieved. Can we maybe say Pinterest fail? hee hee. See their after HERE.

Thrifted Kitchen Canisters Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

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  • Paula

    This is adorable, Larissa! You amaze me with your creativity and vision. Some child is going to love playing with this farmer’s market. Your little helper is the cutest!

    October 16, 2018 at 6:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sweet hugs to you, Paula. Thank you for making my day. 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 6:14 am Reply
  • Annette

    Your project is adorable. You always have such great ideas.

    I’d use the set on my front door and shutters which are in desperate need of repainting. I also want to refinish my kitchen cabinets….eventually.

    October 16, 2018 at 6:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Annette. The sprayer would make all those jobs SO much easier.

      October 16, 2018 at 6:14 am Reply
  • Jennie

    You are a blessing to your readers Larissa. You have the BEST ideas for repurposing of any blog i read. Thank you for sharing your talents.

    October 16, 2018 at 6:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I do believe you just made my whole day, week, and month. Thank you so much, Jennie. 🙂

      October 16, 2018 at 7:40 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    What a cute and adorable makeover.
    I just picked up an old computer cabinet unit of which I would use the set on it.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

    October 16, 2018 at 6:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Colleen. Sounds like a fun project on the horizon.

      October 16, 2018 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Rebecca - Knoxville, TN

    Love it! The handmade fruit is Adorable! A medium spray tent would be fantastic – I’d spray paint a set of dining chairs.

    October 16, 2018 at 7:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much! I had such fun with this.

      October 16, 2018 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    How adorable. I bet your daughter had a blast. The spray tent is great for those small projects.

    October 16, 2018 at 7:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We sure did…literally! haha. Thank you, Debra. 😉

      October 16, 2018 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Shirley

    I was totally not expecting that…so darn cute! Love all the little vegetables you made for this project! Oh and that little sign you attached, precious! Very nice use of what could have sat in that thrift store for who knows how long. And those strawberries!!!

    October 16, 2018 at 7:26 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You made me giggle, Shirley!! tee hee! Thank you for the smile and love.

      October 16, 2018 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Barbara Brannon

    I have long watched your blog and just marveled at your creativity and talent AND you make all your projects look so easy! The HomeRight sprayer is simply a must-have and would LOVE to have one, not to mention the shelter as well. Thank you for all you do!

    October 16, 2018 at 7:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Your words mean so much, Barbara. Thank you for the virtual hug!

      October 16, 2018 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Deirdre Breau

    Oh Larissa, so many projects and just not enough time in my day to do them all. This is such a cute idea which I too am sure I have everything I need to do it in my stash! One day, one day.

    October 16, 2018 at 7:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I know what you mean. 😉

      October 16, 2018 at 7:51 am Reply

    I have a table and chairs I want to spray. Nothing more tedious than hand painting chair legs!

    October 16, 2018 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Melanie Brooks

    You really had a vision, because I totally did not see a Farmers Market in that bookcase! I love how the berries “grow” , harvest, market. What a great lesson (and fun!) for little ones!

    October 16, 2018 at 7:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha!! Too funny, Melaine! This was so fun for me to break up the norm and get to “play”.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I have some chairs I would like to paint.

    October 16, 2018 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Lori Sawyer

    I love it!! My mom made most all our toys growing up and i did the same when my babies were little.they’re teenagers and still love my homemade gifts best

    October 16, 2018 at 8:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like you and your mom are kindred spirits. Nothing like handmade. 🙂

      October 16, 2018 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Nancy

    Larissa, you never stop amazing me with your creativity! This came out so darn cute!!! So inspiring.!!!!

    October 16, 2018 at 8:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      happy dance!! Thank you for the love and smile, Nancy. 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Denise C

    What a fun toy! I love your ‘out of the box’ ideas! The whole scenario is just adorable. I’m looking for the time (and courage) to paint a dresser and desk.

    October 16, 2018 at 8:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wahoo!! It’s so fun for me to do. Thankful I have kids to allow myself the treat to create. hee hee!

      October 16, 2018 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Candice Cleveland

    I have chairs I need to paint. Love your creativity!

    October 16, 2018 at 8:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Candice.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Lynne

    This is the most adorable market stand I’ve ever seen! And the produce…awesome!

    October 16, 2018 at 9:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Isn’t it fun? I wish I was little. tee hee.

      October 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Carol S

    So cute and such an inspiration! Great job, as always, Larissa. Thank you for being you!

    October 16, 2018 at 9:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so glad you’re here to join me in the fun. Thank you!

      October 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • T. Creel

    That is so stinkin cute!
    I wouldn’t have thought of that.

    October 16, 2018 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I couldn’t wait to get started. So fun to do. Thank you. 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • Kristina Austin

    I love your line about telling your little one she has to stop growing now, I tell my grandsons the same thing but they are not listening either lol!

    October 16, 2018 at 9:48 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I know, right?! I miss my littles but love the biggies too.

      October 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • Audra

    Ok…that is insanely adorable!!!!! The awning, swing sign, bunting!!! So cute! If my daughter were younger, I would totally want this for her!!!! And I know the veggie garden next to it isn’t part, but that is awesome!!!! Love how the strawberries come off the vine too! You are so super creative!

    October 16, 2018 at 9:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You made me LOL!! awww…thank you so much for the love. 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • Lindsay Fay

    Larissa, this is so completely adorable! When I was a little kid, my grandfather built me a kitchen set, and it was one of my favorite things to play “house” in for a very long time. I’m sure this will make a child happy for many years!

    October 16, 2018 at 10:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like he is a kindred spirit. We built our girls a kitchen years ago too. They all love it!

      October 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    This is seriously one of the sweetest repurposes I have every seen!

    October 16, 2018 at 10:18 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s such a fantastic compliment, Kimberly. Thank you!

      October 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • KImmylouwho

    How super cute is this?! My grandkids love to pretend and play with food. I love to watch them use their imagination and this produce stand will bring lots of fun to some little ones! I would love to win that sprayer for some paint projects that I have planned.

    October 16, 2018 at 10:19 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had a blast! I just love pretend play items. So fun!

      October 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Maureen

    So cute. You are so creative. I’d love a paint tent. I’m working on a snowman for Christmas and wish I had it right now, as it is windy here and no way can I paint anything! I’d love to win this giveaway.

    October 16, 2018 at 10:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It sure comes in handy. 😉

      October 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    I love your project, so adorable. My granddaughters would absolutely love it! I have a couple of bedframes to paint, they have curves and since I want them to have a “professional” finish, I know a paint sprayer would help me do the job right! Thank you for the giveaway!

    October 16, 2018 at 10:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy to hear it, Michelle. Thank you. My pleasure!

      October 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm Reply
  • Abby

    This is super cute!!!! I really need to paint my night stands that we use as end tables in the living room 🙂

    October 16, 2018 at 10:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Abby.

      October 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm Reply
  • Judy Newell

    This market is adorable. You can see the love that went into it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

    October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I could have kept going and creating and thought I better stop. tee hee! Thank you, Judy.

      October 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Debra A Wise

    That farmers market is just the cutest idea! I love your cutie pie assistants too! Your children are so adorable and are surely going to follow in their mama’s footsteps. God has blessed you with so much vision and talent. The produce you sewed is unbelievable! I have table and chairs (and some other projects) that I want to paint. Would love to have the sprayer and shelter to make painting easier. Thanks for the giveaway!

    October 16, 2018 at 11:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They are my best support and love. So it makes it easy to create for them. Thank you, Debra.

      October 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    SO sweet! Love this for playtime! A good friend in Australia also makes pretend food to sell online, and I always find she comes up with such fun ideas ! Just like you! Love the green…. I voted “pistachio.” 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway, Larissa! I’ll keep trying until I win one. I have a table that needs to be painted !

    October 16, 2018 at 11:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s so addictive to create the food. I have so many more items for them I’ve made over the years.

      October 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm Reply
  • Jan Gommeringer

    The little market vendor is adorable! Does she come with the market? Just kidding! Lol Your vision is so creative and I would not have thought to make this bookcase into this cute market. I’ve never used a sprayer. I’ve been intimidated of cleaning the paint out of it when I’m finished. But I love the finish a sprayer can do. The spray tent is a genius idea! I’ve seen you use it before in your posts and always think, wow, such a great idea! Thank you for your posts! I don’t know how you get everything done. You’re Wonder Woman!

    October 16, 2018 at 11:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So cute! You will love this sprayer because it’s the easiest to clean. REALLY! That feature is key to me as no one like to clean up messes. Hugs!

      October 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply
  • Renee'

    The farmers market that you made is so adorable and I bet it is really satisfying to see your kids love something you made for them. I love making stuff for my kids and and grand kids. It makes my heart happy to see the items being used in their homes! I am very impressed with the fruits and veggies that you sowed.. That is some great sewing talent right there! I would love to have the sprayer and shelter for my home. Right now, my projects are all hand painted with chalk paints and rubbed with wax. It has been hard to do lately because of a brace I must wear for tendinitis in my thumb and wrist of my painting hand!!!! The sprayer and tent would help me with getting a beautiful, smooth finish for my finished pieces without the brush marks as well as give my hand a break!! Win/win in my book!!!

    October 16, 2018 at 11:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Your comment took, it just needed approved. 🙂 Thank you so much, Renee. It truly is a blessing to have loved ones to create for and they are blessed by YOU. Sorry for you troubles and hope you win! 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Staci

    That is sweetest! And your little model, so adorable! Your creativity is inspiring and so fun to see! Would have loved having this and your beautiful tea cart for my girls when they were little. Maybe I can place an order when I have grands. LOL. It’ll be awhile since my girls are 17 and 13 now!

    October 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I found I made WAAAAY to much stuff for my kids over the years and I needed to scale it back, so this is super fun for me! 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Maria Howard

    Always so creative!!!

    October 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Saundra J Simpson

    What a wonderful idea. So sorry my grands are all grownups now. I will pin this idea in prep for future Great grands.

    October 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Now you’re talkin! 😀 Thank you, Saundra.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Nancy A

    💖 I love your kiddie market. have a small night stand I want to paint a deep dark red. Thank you! You are a great teacher by the way…very inspiring!

    October 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! That sounds very fun. Love red too. 😉

      October 16, 2018 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Love this! Makes me think I should make something like this for my grandson…maybe a tool bench!

    October 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s the DIY spirit! 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    What a wonderfully adorable idea! I love it!!!

    October 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy to hear it! Thank you.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • MoeWest

    Your market stand is so wonderful! It’s sure to provide hours of playtime fun. I would use the sprayer and tent to refinish thrift store finds.

    October 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’d love to be a kid again just for this. So fun! 😀

      October 16, 2018 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Julie Waldron

    Cute project! My daughter has a vanity that some friends gave her that needs repainted.

    October 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Heather D

    I like your project. My husband would love these products for his projects.

    October 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Heather.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Ann Trippy

    Larissa: You have such a natural gift of creating. When you go to a thrift store and purchase an item everyone is passing on and you purchase it your creative juices must just roll out and the let the creation begin. Love what you did on the bookcase and created something special for children.

    October 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure makes what I do so fun! Thank you so much, Ann.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • Carol Claremont

    I would paint the 8 chairs that we use with our farm table – they are a mish-mash of styles but all are solid wood painted different colors. We want them all white as we are painting the table white too. I love your play project and bet you little ones do too!

    October 16, 2018 at 8:38 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds perfect 🙂

      October 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • Kathy E.

    My first project would be to tackle a set of tall candlesticks that I want to repurpose. They’d be a great practice project!

    October 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm Reply
  • Hanna Quana

    Wow!! That’s amazing. Wish I had one when I was a kid!! Hope I win! I really need both of those products!!!

    October 16, 2018 at 9:14 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You and me both! haha. Than you, Hanna.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Kelly D

    I love the way you did this! I would paint my coffee table.

    October 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Those are handy to have.

      October 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Naomi S

    What an awesome project, Larissa! What little guy of gal wouldn’t love that to play with?

    I would love to have the spray tent. Let’s see, what project would I use it for first? I have a little round two-tiered occasional table I think it might work really well for. The sprayer would be handy for getting the bottom side of the top tier and also for doing the slender legs, maybe. I sure would be fun to experiment!

    October 16, 2018 at 9:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yippee!! I totally had so much fun with this. Thank you for the smile, Naomi! 😀

      October 18, 2018 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Amy

    Love the farmer’s market! I have a console table set aside to refinish–the sprayer would make this so much easier!

    October 16, 2018 at 11:35 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like fun. 😀

      October 18, 2018 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Shelley S

    Not commenting to enter, but just want to tell you, the recent photos of you on your blog – the one on the bench under the sign in particular – are just fabulous. So pretty and flattering!

    October 16, 2018 at 11:57 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are the sweetest, Shelley. Thank you for taking the time to make my day.

      October 18, 2018 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Chris

    Would love a HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer and shelter! Lots of projects in mind!

    October 17, 2018 at 12:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You will love it. 🙂

      October 18, 2018 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Debi

    Love your creativity! The Market Stand is adorable! I have been wanting a paint sprayer for awhile now…I have several furniture pieces and other projects that it would be so helpful with!😊

    October 17, 2018 at 1:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Debi. You will love the sprayer and shelter.

      October 18, 2018 at 5:32 am Reply
  • Grace Weimer

    So cute and so clever!

    October 17, 2018 at 8:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Grace. Super fun to do!

      October 18, 2018 at 5:32 am Reply
  • Lynzee


    October 17, 2018 at 3:02 pm Reply
    • Teresa Archer

      I love your posts, you always have the best ideas! And after reading your post I see treasures in my pile in a whole new way!

      October 17, 2018 at 4:04 pm Reply
      • Larissa

        That’s what it’s all about for me, Teresa. Thank you for making my day!

        October 18, 2018 at 5:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Lynzee!

      October 18, 2018 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Lori

    This was a work of love. I am sure your children love it. Thanks for sharing.

    October 17, 2018 at 5:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It truly was something that once I got the idea, I couldn’t wait to work on it. Don’t you know the idea hit when I laid down to sleep…sleep did not come for a looooong time. haha!

      October 18, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Michele

    Your fruit stand reminds me of all the playhouses my dad made for me when I was growing up. One even had running water (from a garden hose) and a light! If I were to win the sprayer I would like to paint a set of bookshelves I have had in my storage for several years. Seriously doubt I could make a farmer’s market as cute as yours, but I’d settle for a nice paint job!

    October 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That is the best! He sounds like my kinda guy. So fun!

      October 18, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Debb Hulseman

    Addorable Farmer’s Market!!!

    October 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      yahoo!! Thank you so much, Debb.

      October 18, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Kayla klontz

    This stand is awesome! I think I’d do something similar using an old book case i have!

    October 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s the DIY spirit! So much fun to hear, Kayla. 😀

      October 18, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Erin

    I have an old nightstand I would love to repurpose.

    October 17, 2018 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    My kids would have played for hours with this! If I were to take the sprayer for a spin, it might be time to update my outdoor furniture. Going into the cooler months here in the desert means our outdoor season!

    October 18, 2018 at 2:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m a big kid and play for hours…haha! Thank you for the smile, Michelle.

      October 18, 2018 at 5:35 am Reply
  • Terry

    I would spray the deck on my condo.

    October 18, 2018 at 7:08 am Reply
  • Kaycee

    Larissa, I am still in awe of this creation, actually both this farm stand and the farm stand you had already built for your children! I am certain your children really enjoy playing “farmer’s market” with all your lovely hand sewn fruits, veggies, and of course, the raised garden bed! Again, how I wish I was a child again, to play with all these goodies, it would be a blast!

    October 18, 2018 at 10:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I can’t say enough how pretend play truly is wonderful for kids and parents can join in. Makes for awesome life-learning and memories. Thank you, Kaycee.

      October 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Jeremy McLaughlin

    This would be great to use on my outdoor furniture.

    October 18, 2018 at 11:42 am Reply
  • carol clark

    id spray my fence panels and id paint my bed frame

    October 18, 2018 at 7:46 pm Reply
  • Eileen Boyce

    I have a book shelf I would like to spray. Thanks you are talented!

    October 18, 2018 at 11:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Eileen. 🙂

      October 19, 2018 at 5:37 am Reply
  • Jenny Ham

    Love it great idea. I would try to do some patio furniture

    October 18, 2018 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • Becky

    THAT is SO cute!!!! Those little tilted crates…!!! I love it! No way am I letting my kids see these pictures, haha!

    October 20, 2018 at 11:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yahoo! That makes my day, Becky. Thank you!

      October 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm Reply

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