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Create A Farmhouse Inspired Message Board
This first DIY idea is not only a great decor addition to your home, but it’s also practical. It is a great way to stay on top of everyone’s schedules if you have a family. It’s the DIY farmhouse message board that would look wonderful in your kitchen.
This DIY is easy to make and would be an excellent idea for a weekend project at home. All you need is pallet wood and chicken wire. It will only take you a few hours to construct the finished product, and afterward, you can clip on messages with wooden clothespins.
If you aren’t so much the build-it kind of person, but you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, try making this DIY wood framed mirror. This type of decor accessory can be used anywhere in your home. You could try it out in the hallway or even the bathroom.
You’ll need to buy yourself a cheap mirror that you can get just about anywhere like Wal-Mart or try finding one at the Dollar Store. You’ll then need to get some wooden picket fence boards too. Attach the picket fence boards around the mirror, and you’ll instantly have a worthy farmhouse mirror.
Old pallets have become the latest trend and embody upcycling. People are making everything from coffee tables to dining room tables from old pallets. So, here’s an idea for you to make – a pallet coffee station.
You’ll use the wood strips from an old pallet that you might have lying around and paint a color that suits your style. You’ll then attach hooks to these strips of wood and hand this up on the wall. It is a convenient way to store all your mugs and to display them, too, instead of hiding them away in a cupboard.
If you have some leftover wood or even pieces from a wooden pallet – you should make this DIY rustic crate centerpiece. You’ll need to assemble a rectangular box and nail this together, or glue it – depending on the type and thickness of the wood you are using.
You’ll then need some lovely mason jars to place into the box. It can act as a centerpiece when filling it with beautiful and seasonal flowers on a dining room table or kitchen island, or perhaps even as a storage unit in your bathroom, and fill the mason jars with things like cotton balls or swabs.
Storage is essential in a home, and there are ways to make it a lot trendier than you currently have. You should make these DIY Barn Wood shelves that will add to your country inspired home. They can be placed in any room or all of your rooms!
You will need some wooden brackets that you will be able to purchase from any home improvement store. You will then paint the brackets and distress them slightly to bring out that old country style. Once you’ve attached them to the wall safely, you’ll add a strip of old barn wood to create the shelf.
There are so many amazing things that you can do with leftover pieces of wood instead of just leaving them outside to rot. This next idea is beautiful for a bedroom. Attach a wooden beam to your ceiling and then hang curtains from it.
It doesn’t have to be against your window. You could even do this around your bed and hang lovely light curtains to create an exquisite, country-chic style in this room. You could also do this as a backdrop headboard in a guestroom to give the room something extra in terms of design aesthetics.
Another great idea is to make a farmhouse rustic wood frame, and this would work well in a kitchen. You can add a chalkboard to the frame so that you can write grocery lists or chores that need to be done around the house.
Having the chalkboard in this rustic wooden frame will take it from just being a novelty to something stylish. It’s an easy project and will be done before you know it. You could also add something like this to your children’s bedrooms to help them stay organized and responsible.
Do you have a side table lying around that you don’t like or one you think could do with a bit of TLC? You could be doing your next DIY project – the farmhouse accent table. This table would add that farmhouse touch you want to a bedroom or a living room.
Take the table and sand it down a bit to distress it slightly; you might need to sand it quite a lot if it has varnish on it. Then get some white paint and paint over in a dry brush style. You can even write something on it with stencils if you are feeling extra creative.
Entry halls to a home are often neglected when it comes to decorating. It should be the opposite, though, because this is the starting point of your home and can make it so inviting to walk inside. Start with a gallery entry wall as this is such an easy and affordable project.
Find some old signs and frames at a flea market or online at various antique stores. Add some of your favorite photos in between and put them in distressed or wooden frames. Creating this beautiful accent wall will build on your farmhouse aesthetic from the front of your home.
If you feel like a room in your house needs a piece of artwork, but you don’t want to go spending money on it, see if you have some wood pieces lying around from an old pallet. Attach the pieces at the back and make a wooden “canvas” for yourself.
You can then use a white paint market or just a paintbrush to paint on an arrow design. If you just Google this, you’ll find a fantastic variety of designs to inspire you. It’s such an easy project and can fill up a space in a room.
If you’re up for a serious DIY challenge, this farmhouse kitchen table is for you. You can make this a project that you work on over a few weekends, and you’ll be creating a stunning table for less than $100, and it will be a piece of bespoke furniture.
Farmhouse tables are incredibly expensive to purchase. You’ll need nails, a drill, enough wood to create the table, some sandpaper, and some paint. You can choose the finish of your table to suit your home – varnish or paint, and then have a beautiful meal around the table with your family when it is complete.
Chicken wire gives you all the farmhouse inspiration, so why not create a chicken wire lampshade? If you don’t have any chicken wire lying around, it will only cost you in the region of $30, depending on what size you want to make it.
Create a dome shape using the chicken wire and attach it to a hanging lamp from the ceiling. It will look very rustic and add a point of interest in a room. This DIY project could look beautiful hanging over the farmhouse dining room table you’ve hopefully made.
Want a new bathroom cabinet? This farmhouse-inspired cabinet would look amazing. All you need is an old wooden crate, and these are very cheap to buy if you don’t already have one at your house. What else will you need for this project?
Some chicken wire, of course! Create a frame that you attach to the crate and staple the chicken wire across it. Pick a nice wooden handle and then attach the frame to the box using some hinges. You’ll then need to mount it onto the wall, and you have your farmhouse cabinet ready to use.
Cutting boards are something that we usually put away in the cupboard, but with farmhouse inspiration, you should make one that you want everyone to see and display all the time. If you don’t already have a wooden chopping board, you can create one.
If you have a wooden crate, you can use the boards from the container. If you don’t feel like shaping and sanding it, you can hunt at a flea market and find one that suits this more rustic style and bring it home to decorate your kitchen.
Plants bring in a beautiful dynamic to any home. In particular, succulents. Succulents are fantastic house plants because they don’t require a lot of attention, so they look good. Bring your succulents to life in your country home with these pots.
If you have a plain pot with a succulent in it, it’s time to update it and make it more suited to your farmhouse aesthetic. You can do this by painting the pot in an aqua color that will bring some life into a space with this warm and vibrant tone. These look lovely on a windowsill in a bathroom.
We’ve already told you about the entryway gallery wall, but what about doing this in other empty spaces in your home? Have you ever looked at the wall by your staircase and thought it lacked style? This area is the perfect spot to add another gallery wall!
You can find many beautiful items to hang up on the wall, such as signs or pieces of wood. Interestingly assemble them, and you’ll have created an authentic piece of art that you’ll get to experience every time you go upstairs.
Create Your Own Farmhouse Inspired Scatter Cushions
If you feel like your living room needs a touch of farmhouse style, you can do this with pillowcases. Throw pillows are an affordable way to update any room and evolve with your style as it changes. Get yourself some sack fabric, and you’re ready to go.
Sew yourself a pillowcase that will fit the current pillow fillings you already have in your living room. Once you’ve done this, order or buy some letter stencils. You can then use the stencils to paint on words or designs onto the pillow. These will add a beautiful rustic touch to your living room.
Wreaths are a quintessential part of a farmhouse. Hang them all around your home and change them out depending on the season. It is such a fun way to insert a bit of personality around your home and to celebrate the different seasons of the year.
You can create your own apple wreath using plastic apples and a wooden circle frame. Glue the apples to the frame and finish it off by adding a burlap ribbon so that you can hang it from your front door. You could do this with any plastic fruit or flowers that take your fancy.
You can do a lot with mason jars when it comes to farmhouse style. You’ll find a lot of these in an actual farmhouse. Instead of just placing them on a surface as decoration or using them for storage – turn them into a little something more.
Attach the mason jars to wooden sconces, and you can even make the wooden sconces if you want to! You can make the inside of the hanging mason jar beautiful by adding in some pebbles and a tealight candle.
If you have a lamp in your house that looks a little worse for wear, all you need is some rope, and we can have that fixed up in no time. The base of your lamp goes through quite a bit of wear and tear, so wrap this all up in rope.
This DIY is also a great idea for a more beach-inspired home but also works well with the farmhouse aesthetic. You can go one step further by making a burlap lampshade that will truly complete this country home inspired DIY lamp.
Chicken feeders can be turned into a wonderful outdoor decor piece. You can probably find one at a flea market, or if you want a new one, you’ll be able to pick one up at a farm supply store. How do you transform this into something more than just a chicken feeder?
You can distress it and turn it into a planter. You can paint it, sand it, or let it sit outside and be weathered naturally. Place a beautiful plant inside of it, and you can even decorate the base of it with pebbles or some stunning succulents to finish this off.
Old paint cans can be beautiful too! As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Old rusted paint can be turned into a stunning flower holder for your new farmhouse-inspired home and would look perfect on your front porch.
You’ll need to sand the can down a bit and then let it hang from a rustic hanger on your porch. This DIY project kills two birds with one stone – you get rid of trash hanging around your home, and you get a lovely new piece of decor at the front of your house.
Metal mugs are something that reminds a lot of us of our childhoods and our grandparent’s homes. These metal mugs are a lovely accessory to a farmhouse style. They are also great for organizing things but keeping it in line with your home’s style at the same time.
You could attach them using glue or screws (you’ll need a drill for this) to a piece of wood and connect this to the wall. You can also use stick-on chalkboard labels to help you keep things in the right place. It’s a great clean up solution for a room like a kitchen or a study.
Ladders are not just functional these days – they also work well as part of a decor design. You could make something like this rustic ladder to use as a side table in your bedroom or perhaps even as a storage unit in a living room or home office.
You can make it with old wood lying around your house and then give it accents with twine or rope to bring it all together. It is very in line with the farmhouse trend and will be a great DIY project to get stuck into. You can also just use an old wooden ladder and prop it up against a wall and hang blankets on it in the living room.
This next DIY project is genius and helps to upcycle random items too. You can make these stunning twine pears if you have some old lightbulbs that no longer work. Bulbs aren’t the best thing to throw out, so instead, you can repurpose them into a piece of decor.
Get a lot of twine and all your old lightbulbs and get ready to DIY. Wrap the string around the light bulbs and secure it in place with some glue. Bulbs are the perfect shape to make it look like a pear, and you can add a little stick at the top to make it look like a stalk.
If you have a piece of driftwood or just some old wood from outside, you can make yourself a beautiful necklace holder that has that stunning rustic country appeal about it. It will make your dressing table area look beautiful and give you a great place to hang your jewelry.
You’ll need to attach some knobs to it as well to hang your necklaces from. You can find bits and bobs around the house, go to a homeware store and pick out some beautiful drawer knobs to attach to the piece of wood.
Candles are such a beautiful addition to any space, but they can be quite expensive, especially when you want the stunning ones that they sell at places like Pottery Barn. But, the great news is that you can make similar ones by yourself for much less.
If you have some birchwood in your garden, cut down a few branches and get to work. You’ll need a drill for this to cut out the holes to set your tea lights into. You can secure your tealight by putting a little bit of superglue at the bottom of it.
We know that we keep going on about mason jars, but this item is just so versatile when it comes to DIY projects, and it works beautifully with the farmhouse inspiration you are trying to create and bring to life in your home.
Instead of just filling your mason jar and leaving it clear, you could paint it instead. This DIY project creates a new and unique look for the mason jars – especially when you distress them a bit using some sandpaper. Place these on a coffee table with some pampas grass, and you’re good to go.
This simple idea is so effective and easy. To complement your dining room table and make it feel more country chic, you can add this farmhouse DIY table runner. You’ll need some burlap and some creativity to create this beautiful piece.
Measure out how much burlap you’ll need for the table runner to hang over the edges of your table and purchase it. You can then even use stencils and paint to make it look like an old feed sack or just leave it plain. You can also make tassels and add it to the ends of the runner.
You could also make a stunning rustic farmhouse coffee tray that you can serve your guests on or just leave it in your kitchen as a piece of decor. For this, you can use an old cutting board, or if you don’t have a wooden one, you can buy one and distress it.
You’ll need to buy some rustic looking handles to secure at either end of the chopping board, and then you’re ready to have your guests over in your beautiful country-styled home. You could also use this tray in a bathroom or bedroom for jewelry or perfume.
This last DIY idea for your country inspired home is pretty much free as long as you have some trees in your garden. You’ll need to collect a whole pile of twigs to create a beautiful rustic twig frame. You’ll also need glue or a glue gun to get it all together.
Use a frame as a base and stick the twigs onto the frame. You can make it any shape or size and add as many sprigs as you like. Putting a few of these up in your home or adding them to your gallery wall will be the perfect finishing touch you’ve been looking for.