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Upcycled Letter Holder ~ Farmhouse Decor

When you take a load of no longer needed items to a local ministry, you’re supposed to come home empty-handed, right? Well, thanks to my awesome friend, Mandy, I ended up coming home with this…two tubs of the wooden section of the thrift store! {{gasp}} So funny! I picked out what I wanted and had the option to return the rest. My favorite pick of the loot was a piggy creation. However, I’m going to turn into an upcycled letter holder into something new.

Wooden Project Pile for Thrifty Makeovers by Prodigal Pieces |

Truth be told that I was praying and asking God what to work on next (as I usually do). I didn’t want to head to the thrift store, but find something within my own stash that would fit the bill. BAM! What a blessing! Isn’t it awesome?

Here’s my project piece for today. I’ve shared a video of my adventure down below, but also will share my DIY steps here of my upcycled letter holder. Check out this piggy goodness. It may be kinda bland and boring now, but wait until you see how it looks in the end. tee hee!

Vintage Letter Holder Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |


Those plump porkers were begging to get their own individual style. First, to set the stage, I gave the entire piece a coat of a flat white paint with my Stubby Brush.

Painting Vintage Letter Holder |

Funny thing is, as soon as I got started, my littlest wanted to join in on the fun. But, of course, I say!

Toddler Helping Mama Paint |

Next, it’s time to add our piggy personalities once the paint cured. You’ll have to tell me which one is your favorite. I love them all.

Painting Pigs on Upcycled Letter Holder by Prodigal Pieces |
Last, I added a light coat of gray wax with my Round Brush and then lightly distressed.

Adding Gray Wax to Vintage Farmhouse Letter Holder |


When my portly piggy friends are done, I hung my upcycled letter holder in my kitchen for a bit of whimsy and fun.

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor with Upcycled Letter Holder Turned Wall Utensil Holder | by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #vintage #homedecor #handmade #homedecorideas

Farm Pig Utensil Holder by Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #vintage #diy #homedecor #handmade #homedecorideas

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This was so fun! My little upcycled letter holder can most certainly still hold letters. However, if you know me, I like to change it up.

Upcycled Farmhouse Decor with DIY video tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #homedecor #vintage #homedecorideas

DIY Farmhouse Decor with Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #farmhouse #home #homedecor #homedecorideas

In addition, it could also work in the bathroom as a hand towel holder. What would you use it for?

If you’re loving this fun farmhouse creation, you can find it and much more available in my online shop. (SOLD)

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Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with DIY video tutorials at Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #vintage #homedecor #handmade #homedecorideas

Oh, and if you’re interested in my faux brick wall, you can see the video tutorial HERE and take the full kitchen renovation tour over HERE.

Do pin and share this upcycled letter holder. It’s fun and I’m hoping to inspire many. Thanks!

From dated vintage to farmhouse decor, this upcycled letter holder has whimsy and function. See the DIY video tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #vintage #homedecor #homedecorideas

Up next, one of my favorite curbside finds is due for a facelift for Trash to Treasure Tuesday. See it’s new look HERE.

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22 replies on “Upcycled Letter Holder ~ Farmhouse Decor”

Your piggy letter holder turned out Awesome and love the way you put it to good use. Letter holder fits right in with your piggy cutting board.
Great video as well. Thank you. Something for me to keep in mind when it comes to arranging things along the side of my shed. 🙂 or to set up by the door as a nice Welcoming display .Thank you

My daughter loves pigs and i found the same one at thrift store. I painted them into boho piggies and she keeps. Hair brushes and combs in it i love it!!

I know people love pigs!
”I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Winston Churchill

Cute little piggies since they’ve put their makeup on. Pink is my favorite color so my favorite piggy is the pink one.

Very cute! I had a good friend that passed and she was fond of pigs and had a small collection o pig decorations. Now I have a small collection of them as well. I think that part of her spirit stayed with me.

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