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Upcycled Vintage Shelf ~ 4 projects in 1

Wahoo! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday time! Not only are my gal friends eager to share their latest inspiration, but also I’m excited to share. Eventually, you’ll see their posts in a bit. However, for my fun this month, I have this hot mess. haha. Meet my upcycled vintage shelf. Or, at least it going to be. tee hee.

Birdhouse Shelf Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

I’m guessing this is from the 80’s or early 90’s at best. I love the whimsy of it, but feel that the parts here could be better used in a different way to suit today’s decor. Don’t you agree?

DIY TIME

First, I begin by taking apart this vintage shelf. There is oodles of potential and I can’t wait to make use of the parts. Initially, busting them apart is fairly easy. Besides, it’s also very therapeutic. haha.

Dismantling Vintage Shelf for Upcycled Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After a bit of elbow grease fun, here it is all disassembled and ready for new life. Do you spy the potential?

Vintage Shelf Pieces Ready for Upcycled Decor by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

First, to get this DIY party started, I begin with the birdhouses. They are pretty much good to go. However, I wanted to take them to new heights…literally. Enter in this dynamic thrifted duo.

Thrifted Wooden Accessories for Upcycled Vintage Shelf | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

A candle holder and antique insulator. woot! To start, I cut off those dowels and pop out the candle holder. Then, I attach one house to the pedestal with nails. Likewise, the other is created with the insulator with a scrap wood board below.

Next, it’s time to add some charm to these bits of my upcycled vintage shelf. At the front, notice I added that dowel I cut off to each house as a stoop. After that, I add paint and character.

Painting Birdhouse Home Decor | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

Finally, here is my upcycled vintage shelf in 4 new projects. {{fist pump}}

DIY Spring Farmhouse Decor from Upcycled Vintage Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #spring #upcycled #homedecor

Vintage Style Birdhouses by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #home #spring #homedecor

Did you see the 4 projects? First, the birdhouse pedestals…aren’t they CUTE? Undoubtedly, they’re much better than the original use. Then, in the background, you’ll see in the background the white picket fence box made out of the other pieces.

Handmade White Picket Fence Box for Home Decor from Upcycled Vintage Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #home #homedecor #diy

White Picket Vase Cover from Upcycled Vintage Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #vintage #home

Bottom of White Picket Fence Holder from Upcycled Vintage Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #vintage #handmade #home #homedecor

It’s super simple and easy to use over a vase, a planter, a lamp…you get the idea. Last, but not least, the shelf.

Upcycled Vintage Peg Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #farmhouse #home #homedecor

Upcycled Vintage Shelf into Cottage Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #cottage #home #homedecor

Isn’t it all so fun? I must say that our gray Ohio days make me want to see happy in my home. Does that ever happen to you?

Simple Spring Home Decor from Upcycled Vintage Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #vintage

Ultimately, my goal is to inspire you. I want you to see that there is potential in most anything…really! In fact, if you’d like to own any of these creations, you can find them available in my online shop. (SOLD)

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In addition, do pin and share my upcycled vintage shelf to inspire others to see potential in the cast-offs.

This cast-off vintage shelf is upcycled into 4 different projects for your home. See the DIY by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #vintage #home #homedecor #spring

MORE COMING

Up next, I’m breaking out a lean-mean cleaning machine with a giveaway for you. Head HERE!

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Comments

  1. Carolyn G says

    Oh my gosh Larissa, this is wonderful!
    You have such great vision and creativity, I look forward to your blog every week!

    • Larissa says

      You sure know how to make my day! I had fun with this. 😀

  2. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    How creative. What great little projects. Keep that Inspiration coming.
    Take care & stay safe

  3. susan says

    I wish I had your vision! Those bird houses and the picket fence box are so stinkin’ cute! What color is that blue you used on one of the bird houses? It’s beautiful!

    • Larissa says

      I couldn’t wait to work on this. Thanks! It’s a custom color I mixed up from some of my favorites. 😀

  4. Patty says

    I love these! I think my favorite is the little picket fence 🙂

    • Larissa says

      hahaha! Thanks so much, Denise. That makes it fun for me to share.

  5. Vicki Bray says

    Well you certainly added cheer to a dreary day! Clever to have separated all those cute pieces
    into separate little projects.

  6. Minnie says

    Morning darlin!
    I always get so happy when you come knocking on my virtual door for a visit. You bring inspiration, fun and a whole lota cuteness 😌
    Like always I’m loving your project!
    Blessings to you ❤️
    Minnie

    • Larissa says

      And you’re so fun too! Thank you for the smiles and love, Minnie. 😉

  7. Christy James says

    Well you sure showed that shelf who was boss ha ha! And you got four new pieces for the price of one! XOXO

  8. Cheryl says

    Wow, I would not have thought you could get this many items from one project! I just want to say that I have that same doily! Great job!!

    • Larissa says

      I couldn’t wait to makes use of it. Great minds think alike! 😀

  9. Rebecca Payne says

    I love this makeover.

  10. Marie B. says

    Upcycling at its best – you have such vision for the pieces you find, Larissa!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Marie. You know what a fun challenge it can be.

  11. Michele M. says

    What transformations! You got so many neat pieces out of this – sure had the vision! And your shelf looks so perfect where you have it! Well done, Larissa!

    I am your newest follower. : – )

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