Decorate Like A Pro With Farmhouse Hacks On The Cheap
There are so many ways to get that wonderful Farmhouse Look! It could be a Modern look you are going for… Traditional… Rustic or Eclectic. No matter which one… all of these Farmhouse Hacks will lend you a helping hand. You will find fun techniques that will transform so many of the items you have all ready. Ideas to update current furniture. Ways to turn ordinary items into extraordinary creations and much more. So if you want to Decorate Like a Pro with Farmhouse Hacks on the Cheap… you should grab a cup of your favorite brew and get real comfy so you can check out all of these ideas. There are so many out there… I think we will have to revisit this topic really soon. Please don’t forget to check out all of our IKEA Farmhouse Hacks when you are done. You are going to have so many ideas you won’t know where to begin.
Decorate Like a Pro with Farmhouse Hacks on the Cheap
Doily Transfer Technique
Do you love the sweetness of a doily but it is a bit too dated for you? Well Beth from Bless’er House is going to show you how to give that doily you love and totally updated look on the piece of furniture of your choice. She chose to upcycle a Thrift Store Stool and WOW the outcome is totally amazing. Now picture using the technique she did with any doily you have… large… medium… small! You might want to do a dresser top … maybe an end table… a step stool… plant stand… you can even create some wall art by treating pieces of wood with stain or your favorite paint treatment and adding different style doilies to the wood or even canvas. Just let your imagination go wild. The end result will be fabulous and not pinch your pocketbook at all!
DIY Sharpie Shiplap Wall Hack
Sarah from Must Have Mom is sharing her super simple almost FREE technique to create a Sharpie Shiplap Wall. You can actually use this hack and create a wall in less than an hour. So if there is a wall you want to feature or shine a spotlight on it and the budget does not allow for a renovation… you will be happy to know that you can make a big change with this hack. One suggestion… just make sure your measurements are straight from the first line : ) I was a little bit of a sceptic with this one… but once the entire wall was done and all of the accessories were added to the wall… it actually looks very fixer upper… fresh and fun! If you get tired of it… all you have to do is paint over it and find the next look.
Lindsey over at Repurpose and Upcycle is also sharing her Shiplap Sharpie Makeover technique. I wanted to show you yet another version and the results. She literally transformed her Entryway in no time. This really could be a technique you could find a great use for!
Aging Terra Cotta Hack
For those of you that love a Rustic or Coastal look… these Terra Cotta Pots are perfection and over at Cherished Bliss you will find the complete DIY to get this deliciously weathered look. Just picture your favorite plants filling these beauties… check them out all stylized over at Cherished Bliss. By the way… these would cost a small fortune at a Boutique and with this technique… they become so budget friendly you can literally make them by the dozens. Also a great base to a Topiary!
How To Age Galvanized Metal
There is something about an aged piece of Galvanized Steel that says Farmhouse. The list of Galvanized Steel Accessories out there is limitless and if you check out this Tutorial over at StoneGable… you will learn a quick and easy technique on How To Age Galvanized Steel. In no time at all you can take a shiny new piece and give it that aged Farmhouse Character that will add so much charm to your home.
Restoration Hardware Finish Tutorial
When Restoration Hardware Furniture does not fit into the budget… you can always give a Thrift Store piece a Restoration Hardware Knock-Off finish and Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street is going to show you how. Don’t you just love this look. Close your eyes and think of all the different items that you can pick up and give new life to… all on a tight budget. There is no reason you shouldn’t have what you want!
DIY Driftwood Finish
Now for all of you that love that Coastal Driftwood Finish. With this tutorial from Renovated Faith… you can add that special touch to so many different pieces. It is always a fabulous accent to painted items. See how the top just POPS!!! Mix it with some Beachy Blues and you have a winner! You can take the Farmhouse look even further by adding some awesome Card Catalog Metal Labels… perfection.
How To Weather Wood
We are back over at Cherished Bliss and we are going to snatch up the Hack Tutorial that will give any wood we choose a wonderful weathered wood. Weathered wood will transform just about any piece into Farmhouse mode.
Giving a Basket a Grey Wash Finish
Some of those Farmhouse Baskets carry a really heavy price tag… but with this Grey Wash Finish Hack over at Setting For Four… you can turn an average Baskets into a Grey Wash Beauty that will add a tons of personality to your space and not even touch your budget. Keep your eyes peeled for baskets that have seen some battle in life at the Thrift Store… when you use this tutorial… well let’s say… it will look as though it aged well!
Adding Farmhouse Hardware
I have many collections of Farmhouse IKEA Hacks that you can go through for tons and tons and tons of ideas… but I just wanted to use this one to show you what a little bit of stain and the right hardware can do to the appearance of a piece. Farmhouse Pulls are 24kt gold when it comes to giving a piece of furniture that perfect look. So keep that in mind with anything you are working on. It’s a hack that works on just about everything. They even make a great cup for chalk on a Blackboard. Check out this IKEA Nightstand Hack for ideas you can apply to other projects.
Here is another IKEA Hack by The Inspired hive to show you once again what the right hardware can do for your piece. This is a great formula… painted top… stained body and Farmhouse pulls. A hack recipe for success! Or reverse it… stained top… painted or paint treatment base and hardware. It’s a win win win.
Pottery Barn Inspired Rolling Basket Hack
Most Farmhouse Lovers adore Pottery Barn… but since we are going for Farmhouse Hacks on the Cheap … here’s a Pottery Barn Hack that will give your Basket a fantastic Farmhouse Look. Keep your eyes peeled for a large basket that you can then add industrial casters to. The look… amazing… the cost affordable! (Be sure to check the Thrift Stores and places like Michaels and Joanne’s and also be sure to have that 50% coupon on one item with you… DON’T for get it!!! : )Now venture over to Twelve O Eight Blog and let Tanya fill you in on how to get this look.
DIY Stripe Painted Baskets
Here is another Decor Hack you can create on Baskets… these wonderful DIY Stripes. A super inexpensive way to give your own baskets or baskets that you picked up from the Store or Thrift Store. With about 1/2 hour of time you can give those baskets an entirely new and fresh Farmhouse look. Uncommon Designs will show you how.
Two Tone Stripe Basket Hack
One more quick but Fabulous Basket Hack. You can see here a beautiful basket that was picked up by Christy over at Confessions Of A Serial DIYER at her local Thrift Store. It was looking a bit tired but still had a great shape. So what did she do? She gave it a duo paint treatment and now… it is so fresh and will shine in any space. It looks so high end and the process was incredibly easy. Check it out and use the technique on any basket you choose.
DIY Make Your Own Moss Topiary Balls
Topiaries are a very popular Farmhouse Accessory. No need to pay a high end price for them… let Kristi from Making It In The Mountains show you how simple and budget friendly they can be to make. Then you can add them to candle sticks or an aged terra cotta pot! It’s magic! You can also make a whole bunch of them in smaller sizes and fill up your dough bowl… that is always a winner.
DIY Boxwood Topiary
Here is yet another wonderful Topiary that you can make… this time it is made from Boxwood (if you ever use real Boxwood… please remember that it is poison to dogs). No need to pay the high prices on a stunning piece like this…Debi from Surroundings By Debi is going to show you how to create this beauty in 5 easy steps. Once again… a beautify aged pot would be stunning. Add this beauty to your Mantel and it is instant Farmhouse magic.
Weathered Candle Sticks
Aged, weathered and distressed Candle Sticks are Farmhouse staple. They can be very pricy but if you happen to be lucky enough to find some in the Thrift Store or Flea Market… I have a great hack/technique to turn them into amazing pieces. You can add candles or maybe a Topiary top. Keep your eyes peeled for the base style you want… they can be any color or stain because you have the DIY to turn them into exactly what you were looking for. Check these out right here on The Cottage Market.
Adding Farmhouse Accessories
Shayna over at The Wood Grain Cottage is sharing a super simple hack. Want to jazz things up a bit? Add a Vintage Door Know to any or all doors in the home… take it one step further and hang some flowers on it for more drama! So simple but it has tons of Farmhouse Home Decor impact for little work and if you shop smart… the Knob can be very budget friendly.
Dish Towel Farmhouse Pillow Hack
Talk about Farmhouse Hacks On The Cheap! From by The Crazy Craft Lady and she will show you how to make these wonderful and easy Pillow covers from Dish Towel! BUDGET SAVER!!! If you need a bit more Farmhouse Style… adding more throw pillows is a very good choice.
Hanging Flowers in a Bag
A quick and easy tip/hack is take a pretty tote… fill it with fresh or faux blooms… hang it on a rack … it is INSTANT Farmhouse Charm! Drop by ViBeke Design. There is so much inspiration here you will need to cups of your favorite brew!
Alternative Vase Ideas
Style Me Pretty reminds us to use different items that we have thrifted or collected as an alternative vase. Tea cups are absolutely perfect as well as Teapots… Coffee Pots… Trophies… Graters… Glasses… Rain Boots and the list goes on and on. Use your imagination.
Using Vintage Tins in Vignettes and as Vases
Vibeke Design also reminds us that Old Tins make incredible Vases and they are also the perfect additive to a Kitchen Vignette.
A fabulous Cottage Style Farmhouse Hack is a Doily Table Runner. Collect a whole bunch and then hop on over to Ashley Ann Photography and she will show you how to put one together very easily.
Flower Arrangement Hack
Fresh blooms always shine brightly in any home and KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms is sharing little Centerpiece Hack. You will be amazed what an incredible piece you will have without buying tons of supplies! With some Styrofoam… an Embroidery Hoop… A Galvanized base and some fresh blooms or faux if you would like you will have a drop dead gorgeous piece that will look like a million bucks… but doesn’t cost it!
We will explore some more ideas really soon! Hopefully you will try a few Farmhouse Hacks On The Cheap… they will truly have you Decorating Like a Pro!
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