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Vintage Wall Art Repurposed

Y’all know I love a good challenge, right? If it’s not this chest that lost a drawer in transport, then it’s this set of underbed drawers found curbside, or even this dilapidated dressing table. However, sometimes even the smallest of things can leave you scratching your head as you decide whether or not to toss a certain item. Well, take a look at this vintage wall art. It’s certainly cute and while I can see it in a Nordic style cottage home, my friend, Mandy, saw fit to see what I can do with it.

Vintage Wall Art Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The one thing it has going for it is that it is made out of wood. Pine, nonetheless, but still solid wood. Honestly, I really had no idea when this came into my possession. What would you do with it? It’s missing the hardware to hang it and isn’t really that big at about 14″ high. Let’s have at it, shall we?

A VISION

First, I take it in hand, turn it round, and decide to lay it on my miter saw chopping block. Don’t look if you’re squeamish!

Cutting Vintage Wall Art for Upcycled Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, as soon as I get it into two pieces, I head to my box of salvaged wood pieces and trims to see what I can create.

Reclaimed Wood Parts for Repurposed Vintage Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I will admit that my stash is dwindling, which means this #trashure gal needs to go hunting. What a shame, eh? haha. After digging a bit, I come up with this antique mirror brace and a few bits left over from making my reclaimed birdhouses.

Remnant Wood Scraps for Vintage Wall Art Repurposed | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Next, I predrill the mirror brace and into the vintage wall art pieces to make a dry fit to see how this all plays out. It doesn’t look like much now, but give me a sec.

Dry Fit Wood Art from Repurposed Vintage Wall Art | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DECORATE

Finally, as soon as I’m happy with my setup I begin to add the finishing touches. Call me crazy, but I see a cabbage and a carrot in a little garden patch. With that in mind, I begin to paint my “veggies” with a base coat of paint on both pieces.

Spackling Leaves for Cabbage from Vintage Wall Art Repurposed | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Likewise, I want to create depth by adding some spackling leaves. You can also see how I use spackling with stencils to create story-telling pieces with embossing HERE. Also, I pull out these vintage game pieces that a sweet friend, Billie, thought I could make use of. Aren’t they cute?

Vintage Wooden Game Tiles for Repurposed Vintage Wall Art | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

GARDEN TIME

Last, let’s take a peek at my vintage wall art turned garden whimsy.

Whimsical Garden Art Garden of Weedin' by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #repurposed #garden #art

Crafty Cabbage Garden from Vintage Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #diy #art

tee hee. I thoroughly adore my garden for all that it teaches me, both weeds and all. It not only reminds me of life on daily basis, but also of lessons learned. Each year we have plans, we plant seeds, and we dream of a bountiful harvest. Maybe drought will come and our plants falter, or maybe plentiful rains nourish the soil and plants. In either event, we carry on with faith there will be next year. As always, God is good.

To be honest, it has been gray and dreary for weeks here, which makes my job not as much fun and even harder to take pictures, but my little cabbage and carrot are ready for harvest.

Upcycled Garden Art Created from Vintage Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #garden

Hand-Painted Wooden Carrot from Repurposed Vintage Wall Art | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #diy #art

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Okay, so tell me…did you see a garden coming out of that little decor piece? Maybe not, or maybe you saw something else. Either way, my goal is to inspire to create your own home story using what you have on hand, find in a donation box, or create from bits and pieces. If you’d like to make my garden creation part of your home, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

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Garden of Weedin' Reclaimed Art from Vintage Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Likewise, I invite you to leave me some comment love below as well as pin and share to spread the inspiration love. Let’s create!

The Challenge is to Upcycle this Vintage Wall Art | Now it is Garden of Weedin' Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #repurposed

Additionally, before you go, take a minute to sign up for my FREE newsletter to see what becomes of this piece that Lily displays her thoughts on the matter or you can see the end result HERE.

Pine Console Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Until next time!
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Also, more fun recreations like this vintage wall art repurposed:

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Totally didn’t see garden coming!!! 🤣 Challenge accepted and WON!!! So “bloomin’” CUTE!!! 😍🌸🌺🌻🌷💐😍

    • Larissa says

      Apparently Mandy has faith in me. 😉 I’m so glad she does! 😀 Thank you for not thinking I’m looney, Rebecca.

  2. Michelle Johnson says

    I love your gift of creativity! Beautiful ♥️

    • Larissa says

      Your words mean more than you’ll ever know. Thank you, Michelle.

  3. Audra says

    Your creativity astounds me!

    • Larissa says

      You guys are tearing me up. I’ve had ups and downs this week and wasn’t “feeling” this project. Thanks so much, Audra!

  4. Linda Kinder says

    I thought you might turn it in to a stringed instrument. A guitar, or a banjo.
    The garden idea is cute too! Your imagination amazes me!
    Have a blessed day.

    • Larissa says

      That would be fun for decor purposes but wouldn’t make sound without a hollow body. I sure had to turn on my creative juices for this one. Thanks!

  5. Niki says

    Well you know my desire to also be out in the country on a farm. I was just daydreaming earlier this week about how I would like to give my hopeful farm cottage a shaker/scandi flare. So I was thinking I would learn rosemaling to paint a few pieces. When I saw this the other day as your project for today I was a little sad, but it was so weirdly shaped and your creativity never ceases to amaze me. A cute little cabbage and carrot garden adds some sunshine!!

    • Larissa says

      Right? I totally was into the rosemaling painting, but the shape was so odd that I didn’t care for it. It was a challenge to come up with an idea, but I had fun to relieve my cabin fever. 😀 It’s cold and so very dark and wet here.

  6. Cheryl Atkinson says

    Hi Larissa!! I had no idea what you were going to end up designing but never in a 100 years would I have thought of this. I hope the sun comes out soon and shines brightly for you.

    • Larissa says

      haha! Yeah, I’m fun that way. 😀 It peeks out now and then, but I miss that baking sun feeling on my skin.

  7. Helen Giron says

    I absolutely love the texture and paint on that cabbage, and such a great creation! You are such an inspiration… when I’m feeling down or bored, or any time really, your talent and your witnessing for God calms my mind. May He bless you and yours

    • Larissa says

      Helen, I can’t say enough how much your words mean to me. You truly made my whole day, week, month. Hugs!

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