DIY: Thrift Store Glass Made New

Today, I have the pleasure of being a guest blogger and sharing a fun project over at Best Laminate. Their Passion for Home DIY corner is full of wonderful projects that you can do to create fun and functional decor.

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

You know I have a thing for thrifted items and I decided it would be fun to take something we all can easily find and turn it into an easy upgraded DIY. Every thrift store, garage sale, or flea market you head into is overloaded with unwanted glass items – from vases, to bowl, to figurines. So why not take this veritable “gold mine” of glass and create a coordinating collection that would add dimension to your decor or provide a wonderful display for entertaining?

Here is what I found while shopping…

DIY: Thrifted Glass into Coordinating Collection - perfect party decor or arrangement by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

You can see that you can have your pick of just about any shape or size collection for a couple of dollars….

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Teaching my kids a trade - a long-lasting lesson in life skills by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

Teaching My Kids a Trade

If you follow me on social media, you know I occasionally share pictures of my kids working on their own pieces (yes, I’m one proud mama). Today, I want to take a minute to showcase their work for you because I believe that learning a trade is just as important as book learning.  I am…

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A rusty old roadside table gets new life with some paint and TLC by In the Boondocks via Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

Rusty Roadside Rescue

We all love a good roadside rescue story, right? Today, is a fun day because it’s “What’s YOUR Prodigal Piece?” time – where I get to feature your DIY, redeemed furniture, or repurposed creations. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Mary from In the Boondocks. I love her blog name because where I…

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Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

Industrial Art Deco Chic {Themed Makeover}

Summer is quickly passing by and it seems as though school will be starting up soon. That’s one good thing about homeschooling, we can start when we want to, although we do school through the summer anyway. While the weather is perfect for working on furniture outdoors, I’m on a mad dash to empty out…

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My Flea Market Style interview with Romantic Homes Magazine by Prodigal Pieces

PINCH ME! I’m in Romantic Homes Magazine

To say I’m a little bit excited that today you can find the latest issue of Romantic Homes Magazine on newsstands with me in it, is the biggest understatement of the year. YIPPEE!! A couple of months ago, I was contacted by their editor to see if I would like to included in their upcoming…

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Vintage Bentwood rocking chair gets a new look with chippy paint and upholstery by Raggedy Bits via Prodigal Pieces. #prodigalpieces

Refreshing Rocking Chair Redo

It’s time for “What’s YOUR prodigal piece?” – a favorite part of what I do because I can highlight your work on a cast-off piece of furniture, a DIY project, or repurposed creation. Read on to see how you can submit your own prodigal piece at the bottom of the post. Today, I’m excited because…

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Hard to believe this antique dressing table was put curbside for city trash cleanup. From curbside to French beauty - a must see by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

From Curbside to French Beauty

One of my favorite times each year comes in early April when our city has a four-week long cleanup, where everyone can set up to a pickup truck load of unwanteds curbside. That my friends, is a picker’s dream. It would take me all day to share with you the goodies I have scored over…

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In 30 minutes, you can give a thrifted footstool a mini makeover by Prodigal Pieces #prodigalpieces

30 Minute Thrifted Footstool Makeover

Last week, I showed you how a bit of spray paint can update a tired looking flea market find in minutes. Today, it’s all about this sweet little footstool I scored while thrifting. It’s in excellent shape, but seriously needing an update, right? At least those faux brass Queen Anne style legs are something to admire….

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Worn out antique dresser gets new life with milk paint and chevron styling by Refresh Living via Prodigal Pieces @prodigalpieces

Chevron – Milk Paint Style

It’s kind of funny that I have yet to try milk paint on a piece of furniture, don’t you think? I mean, of all the different projects I’ve had, you would assume I have tried at least once. Let me tell you though, I’m on the hunt for the perfect piece to use it on,…

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