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A Shabby Chic Rocker With a Twist!

The winter blahs are getting old and I'm ready to change it up. One of my new projects has been an outdated vintage Bentwood rocking chair. All I could see when looking at it was a blank "canvas" that needed some embroidered love. Come see how I gave it some shabby chic springtime pep.
Finally able to see my Bentwood rocking chair coming to fruition...sigh.

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Sometimes You Just Can't Paint Wood, at Least All of It

When I stepped in to a resale shop located downtown that I had yet to visit, I turned and said to my kids, "Uh oh, I shouldn't have found this place." Furniture everywhere and priced well too, but this piece just caught my eye.
Just look at those details and the inlaid top with the geometric design....wow.

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DIY: Barn Wood Shutters From Pallets

Crave the look of rustic barn wood décor, but lack the barn? Feast your eyes on these shutters made from old weathered pallets. Both my mom and my husband thought I was nuts when I went ga-ga over some old beat up pallets in a heap in an empty lot for FREE. After driving my neighbors nuts hammering them apart, I came up with these awesome rustic shutters. Do-It-Yourself projects are the best kind there are. Making something from whatever I have on hand, or found junking or, better yet, given to me free, is so rewarding. I'd like to share with you how to make rustic barn wood shutters for the interior of your home (or exterior too!).
Not sure how to get the rustic farmhouse feel in your home? Add these shutters!

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Have Sticky Drawers or Cabinets After Removing Contact Paper?

All you need is your typical household rubbing alcohol! Just grab a clean cloth, douse it with rubbing alcohol, and wipe the surface down. Voila! Sticky free and clean smelling too.

distressed dresser but not in a good way ahem

Distressed Dresser - but Not in a Good Way. Ahem

Have you ever run across a piece of furniture that is begging for a refresh? This particular dresser was looking quite sad. It had damage to the top, front, and peeling veneer. I can honestly say I feel like that sometimes, do you? Let me tell you the story of my distressed dresser.

20 budget friendly farmhouse style bedrooms, bedroom ideas

20+ Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Style Bedrooms

Do you love the farmhouse style, but lack the budget to implement it? Here are 20+ Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Style Bedrooms and resources on Hometalk to help you get that look for less.

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Closet Renovation Using Reclaimed Barn Wood

Create a light, rustic feel using reclaimed barn wood. Back in late winter, it was finally time to give our much used and much abused family mud room (walk-in-closet) an updating like its never seen before. We live in a 1952 ranch home that has some great amenities in it, and this closet is one of them. It needed some love, eh?

Can I just say this was the best thing I have added to my house yet. Each kid (I have 6!) has four double hooks to themselves, with a few leftover for bags and such, and I even got more of my favorite barn wood in my home

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How to Distress the Easy Way

We all can use some tips on how to save time and effort, right? I've got a super-easy solution for you on how to get the distressed look without breaking the bank...or your arm. Come on over to the blog for the DIY details.

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Repurposed Wall Clock Into Swiss Medical Kit

Trashure is my word for "one man's trash is another woman's treasure", and this vintage wall clock was just that. My friend knew I may be interested in the table she found, but the clock caught my eye too. Come on over to the blog for the DIY details and more of my junkin' fun. :)

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Repurposed Vanity Mirror Chalkboard

Do you have a hard time throwing things away? I do, especially if it can have a new purpose. My line of work is creating from junk and making old things news, so when I found an antique vanity in the trash I just had to save it, even if it was in pieces. One of those pieces was the back of a side mirror. Come on over to the blog for the DIY details.

Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
About meJust a Christ-loving, homeschooling, mom of 6, and wife to my best friend. Passionate about creating and living life to the full.