Hello fellow farmhouse decor lover. Today I was looking into buying some farmhouse-style items for my place, but as it often happens, sticker shock led me to checking out DIY alternatives. I was so inspired by everything that I saw, so I put together this blog post with 12 DIY farmhouse-style projects. Note that the first half of the projects links to blogs, while the second half of the list is YouTube tutorials – so if you like following along with videos, jump to the second half.
1. How to Get the Weathered Wood Look by Cherished Bliss
This isn’t necessarily a project, but I’m starting off with this tutorial because it’s essential in making farmhouse style items. Be sure to practice this on some scrap pieces of wood before you start any meaningful project, as nailing that finish is the difference between something looking cheap and truly weathered.
2. DIY Farmhouse Produce Rack by Addicted 2 DIY
If you’re the type of person that likes to clear up counter space by making use of your walls, then this project is for you. Get rid of your ugly fruit bowl and get those bananas in a beautiful basket! You can also customize this project by making a personalized decal.
3. One-Hour Blanket Ladder by Hometalk
This blanket ladder makes a great finishing touch for a living room or guest bedroom. And it’s just as easy as it looks! All you really need is some 2×4’s, a drill, and paint – which of course is sanded down nicely to give it that perfect rustic aesthetic.
4. DIY Farmhouse Shelves by Lolly Jane
Shelves can be a nice subtle option for adding farmhouse flair to your home. This is a straightforward tutorial that is great for absolute beginners.
5. DIY Sliding Barn Door Bathroom Cabinet by Shanty 2 Chic
I admit this project is fairly complicated compared to the others, but I had to include it because it’s such a beautiful take on a traditional barn door. I also love how it allows you to hide stuff like toilet paper behind one half and maintain a beautiful display on the other.
6. DIY Hanging Framed Chalkboard by Shanty 2 Chic
Here’s another great DIY project from Shanty 2 Chic. It will take you through the entire process of framing a chalkboard. If you’re a list-obsessed person like me, you will get a lot of use out of a project like this – and if you have kids, they will love it too!
7. $50 Farmhouse Table by The Rehab Life
8. DIY Farmhouse Balance Scale by The Daily DIYer
9. DIY Farmhouse Club Chair by Shanty 2 Chic
10. DIY Farmhouse Style Clock by Hometalk
11. Farmhouse Pipe Shelves by The Rehab Life
12. DIY Giant Lazy Susan by Do It On A Dime
To Sum Up
I hope you enjoyed this little roundup of DIY projects. I love the farmhouse style because it’s subtle enough that it can work with other types of decor, and it just feels so homey. It’s also a great way to balance more modern touches.
What are your thoughts on the farmhouse style and these projects? And am I missing any super-cool tutorials? Let me know!