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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com


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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com
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 | prodigalpieces.com


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.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #vintage #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.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #homedecor #vintage #homedecorideas

DIY Farmhouse Decor with Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #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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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.com #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.

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces in her Vintage Industrial Desk Chair | prodigalpieces.com

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  • Colleen Bohn

    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

    March 7, 2019 at 5:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Gotta love some farm whimsy! tee hee. Thanks so much, Colleen. It’s fun for me to share.

      March 7, 2019 at 5:40 am Reply
  • Mary

    Aww that turned out so cute Larissa. And that is also a great repurpose to store the rolling pins.

    March 7, 2019 at 6:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Had to have some fun with it. Thanks so much, Mary. oink, oink. 🙂

      March 7, 2019 at 6:32 am Reply
  • Debbie Richards

    That is so cute! I love all the pigs! what a find/gift that was from a friend!

    March 7, 2019 at 6:50 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so blessed with these goodies. Amazing gift!

      March 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Lori Sawyer

    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!!

    March 7, 2019 at 7:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s so fun! 😀

      March 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    So cute! Perfect for a piggy farm ! Or a child who raises them for 4H.

    March 7, 2019 at 10:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Or just for cute factor. Love pigs! 😀

      March 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    How adorable!! I love all the little piggies, but my favorite has to be the pink with the spotted rump!

    March 7, 2019 at 10:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I need to name them. Hmmm…any ideas?

      March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Haha! That’s great!!! I like your other suggestions for use too! Well done!

    March 7, 2019 at 10:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Becky. I had a blast!

      March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Robyn Wright

    Aww. I was hoping you would show us the whole stash, sort of an “unboxing”. 🙂

    March 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I am, one at a time. 🙂

      March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Creviston

    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

    March 7, 2019 at 6:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Me too! They are such smart critters.

      March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Debra A Wise

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

    March 7, 2019 at 7:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…true! I like pink too.

      March 9, 2019 at 4:42 am Reply
  • Jean M Quintana

    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.

    March 8, 2019 at 3:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so sorry. Yes, our friends have such a great impact in our lives. Hugs!

      March 9, 2019 at 4:42 am Reply

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