It’s hard these days to get away from the idea of “Farmhouse Style”- not that I WANT to get away from it. In fact, I completely understand its appeal. However, I have a very difficult time defining and describing it. It’s almost as if it’s a culmination of the best aspects from shabby chic, industrial, and primitive styles.
And while my entire home isn’t committed to the style (i.e., I don’t commit entirely to ANY one style!), I enjoy adding small touches and projects that would likely win Joanna Gaines’ approval. I’ve done a few farmhouse-ish projects over the years: a rustic tray…a DIY message center…an embroidered feed sack, and this faux windmill made from ceiling fan blades, but I decided to gather up a few favorite ideas to inspire not only myself, but you, too!
I’ve made a bucket planter before, but never one using a horse bridle– isn’t that fantastic?
This is brilliant- humdrum apartment cabinets turned into a barnwood-style sideboard!
Stop the presses- this vintage kitchen scale repurposed into a clock is the cutest thing ever.
Galvanized metal is essential to farmhouse style- vintage washtub ottoman, anyone?
This window-turned-mirror is quintessential farmhouse style- just gorgeous.
These chippy shutters are now a utilitarian wall organizer– and that light blue paint is to die for!
The frosted glass on this old washboard is perfection as a DIY medicine cabinet.
An old cabinet door, redone in chippy milk white paint, is transformed into a lovely tray.
I love old grain and feed sacks, and would never have thought that look-alike canvas drop cloths could be upcycled into farmhouse chair covers.
Knick of Time Interiors is a FANTASTIC source of farmhouse décor ideas, like this milk pail side table.
Sliding barn doors are amazing…but this one might just take the cake!
I think I might need to frame some of my vintage grain sacks, what do you think?
This DIY rustic stand is lovely in its simplicity- and I already have the pie tins!
Who can’t use more bookshelves? This crate & rope idea is just sublime.
Prodigal Pieces is another blog that is full of farmhouse style- and this painted window screen project is farmhouse perfection.
An old dresser turned into a kitchen island? Sign me up!
This antique French crib repurposed into a settee is simply divine…
Ohhhh…I really, really like this coffee table made from a salvaged shutter.
How fun is this galvanized burner accent table? Or you could even fill it with plants!
How would you describe or define farmhouse style? Maybe it’s as much an attitude as a décor style… but whenever you combine white chippy paint with galvanized metal, I’m a happy girl.
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