I love old stuff. Last summer, my nephew (tag sale partner) and I picked up so many vintage items which fit in perfectly for the farmhouse style.
White painted wooden walls are gorgeous.
This farmhouse kitchen is so charming. I love the skirted bottoms.
|The Cottage Market|
|The Cottage Market|
What you can do in your kitchen ...
*Buy an old kettle and put it on the stove.
*A wooden chopping block can add the warm wood color of an old farmhouse table, also.
*Pictures of farm animals or farms like my paint-by-number painting.. (below)
*Mason jars on the shelf filled with pickles or jam. Or fresh flowers in a Mason jar.
*Folded cotton towels
The farmhouse bathroom has an old footed bathtub. I wanted one of these a few years ago but my bathrooms aren't big enough. Sniff.
|House plans Southern Living|
What you can do to your bathroom for the farmhouse style.
I mean... if you don't have room for a footed bathtub you could...
*Add a porcelain sink - I have porcelain sinks in both my bathrooms. I think they wear better and are looking old even though they are new.
*Add a chipped up chair
*Make a farmhouse Mason jar light
*Add a wooden stool or a basket (if the basket if painted and chipped that's all the better)
*What about a white chipped up ladder to hold towels? Funky Junk Donna has a great picture. In fact, the whole bathroom is gorgeous farmhouse style.
*Mason jar soap dispenser (below -click over to tutorial).
|Mason Jar Bathroom Lights|
Iron beds are the quintessential farmhouse bed. Last summer I bought an old iron twin headboard. It's roughed up a little and dirty - the kind of dirt that doesn't really come off. I wanted to put it above my fireplace but it doesn't fit and I'm thinking of hanging it on the wall somewhere.
Here's a barrel used as an end table. But, uh, I think the chamber pot is going too far. :) My mother remembers having to empty the chamber pot each morning. (Is this an indelicate subject?)
Add Farmhouse style to your bedroom in these ways...
*Burlap pillows or burlap anything
*Old birdcages are pretty cool (see below)
*Old boxes - Coke boxes, dairy boxes, wooden toolboxes. Wooden boxes of any kind with some age on them.
*Old frames - painted white and chipped
*Wooden architectural elements of any kind
*Wooden signs that are old or made to look old add farmhouse touches....
*Any signs that say "Farm" or "Eggs" or "Produce" would fit right in. Aged wood is better.
*Old windows and doors
|Down to Earth Style|
How else can you add touches to your home to suggest farmhouse style decor?
Best wishes, Linda
all the quick crafts and sewing tips I have coming up... or
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