Do you like making DIY projects? Are you a DIY home decor fan? Are you a fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper? Well I sure am! It turns out it’s easy to have a farmhouse style kitchen with these 16 DIY decor ideas!
Every time I watch Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper, I want to redo my kitchen decor (well honestly my whole place) to have a farmhouse style. Even though I don’t live in a farmhouse or close to a any farm, I still love the look of farmhouse kitchen decor.
What I love most about what Joanna does is mix the old farmhouse style with a new modern kitchen. She uses unique pieces from antiques shops, thrift stores or making something look “old fashioned” helps creates a gorgeous kitchen.
Think about the space of your kitchen and how to get the most out of counters and wall space.
Mix the old with the new for a fabulous DIY farmhouse makeover. These ideas are easy and cheap to make, which is so exciting!
And that’s why I’ve decided to do an awesome roundup of some of the best farmhouse DIY projects I could find on Pinterest. Here are 16 farmhouse decor kitchen ideas to get you started!
Let’s Get Started!
1. DIY Rusted Vintage Scale
Found from Blesser House
To start things off, this is a brilliant DIY decor hack. This tutorial is quite impressive. It’s all about taking a new scale and making it look vintage thru painting with 2 different colors. You can easily achieve a vintage farmhouse scale with this DIY tutorial.
2. Exchange Pantry Doors for Barn Doors
Found from Remington Avenue
This tutorial shows you how easy it is to create your own barn doors that are perfect for your pantry. Now barn doors are great for you kitchen. These doors save space but sliding against the wall and not swinging out in the way. For under $50 you can make your own farmhouse barn doors!
3. DIY Thrift Store Farmhouse Jars
Found from Twelve on Main
This tutorial is amazing because its a cheap way to make something new and make it look vintage. These started as ordinary steal jars that with a couple coats of paint and farmhouse letters you easily have really cool DIY jars for your kitchen counter.
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4. Box Grater Towel Rack
Found from Blesser House
Using rustic tools like an old box grater although not sanitary for food use, it’s a great idea to repurpose it to decorate your kitchen. Now my favorite part about this box grater towel rack is that it is useful and the one item easily adds a farmhouse feel. Go to local garage sales to find odd items like or make it rustic yourself with paint!
5. Old Canister with Fresh Flowers
Found from Dear Lillie
This is a clever way to mix a modern kitchen with vintage farmhouse pieces. This canister was found from a thrift store for a low cost. The fresh flowers in this canister really make it feel like a warm farmhouse.
6. Repurposed Metal Rake
Found from Sortrature
Here’s another clever farmhouse idea for your kitchen. Who knew that a metal rake would make such a good item for storing tools! That’s what I love about farmhouse style decorations they are literally everyday household items repurposed for a new function!
7. DIY Farmhouse Shelves
Found from Lolly Jane
You can never have too much shelving and storage space and that’s why this tutorial is so perfect for the farmhouse look. With a few quick steps you can create your own rustic shelves that will give you more space in your kitchen but also complete the farmhouse feel!
8. Farmhouse Benches
Found from Inside Decor
Instead of bar stools at your kitchen counter, I find that making farmhouse benches like these are really cool. Use and repurpose pieces of wood that have charm and character. This easily adds extra seating in your kitchen.
9. Rustic Multi-Tiered Stand
Found from Amazon
Since I have started baking I have always had a thing for cake stands and display stands that show off my baked goods. Now with this pieces or something similar I can easily picture perfectly baked muffins that sit in this rustic multi-tiered stand. You can also use this to hold onto the fresh fruit that you bought at the farmers market!
10. IKEA Hanging Herb Racks
Found from homedit
There’s nothing like cooking with fresh herbs everyday but these hanging herb racks serve two reasons why I can’t get enough of. One of course, easily grow an herb garden in your kitchen. It’s a brilliant way to bring life into your kitchen. The second reason is these hanging racks from IKEA are cheap and easy to put together. You can even sand down the edges to expose the steal underneath.
11. Milk Glass and Tray
Found from Rooms for Rent
Any rustic box or crate makes for a perfect farmhouse decor idea. Add other farmhouse items into the box like a vintage milk pitcher. Put tools that you use in the pitchers. The rolling pin coming out of the top is a classic farmhouse look too!
12. Chicken Wire Cabinet Doors Farmhouse Kitchen Decor
Found from Homey Life
A great way to make a farmhouse kitchen is replacing the center of your cabinets with chicken wire. The chicken wire is cheap and easy to find. All you need is the outside frame of the cabinets and you have an instant farmhouse makeover.
13. Produce Wall Holder
Found from Ideas at the House
I love fresh produce and a great way to make it a focal point in your kitchen is with these wire baskets on the wall. This produce wall holder is brilliant. Although this is a whole piece finding baskets to hang on your wall is a great start!
14. DIY Rustic Chalkboard
Found from Wit and Wander
DIY chalkboard boards are not a new thing in the DIY world but I love this tutorial because it is so easy to make from scratch. Of course you can write a welcome message into your kitchen or you can use this DIY chalkboard to serve as your family’s weekly menu.
15. Fresh Kitchen Herb Garden Basket
Found from On Sutton Place
Now if you don’t want to drill holes into your wall, this fresh herb basket is easy to make. It makes for a great island centerpiece that holds all your fresh herbs that are within arms reach for cooking!
16. Pottery Barn Inspired Round Jute Placemats
Found from City Farmhouse
Here is an easy tutorial for making farmhouse placemats that is inspired by the ones at Pottery Barn. Using a material like jute completes the farmhouse style because its a coarse twine rope. What you need is a coarse rope like jute and a hot glue gun. It is inexpensive and really easy to make!
Most of the above farmhouse decor items could be found in vintage or antique shops. When you find good items think about how to repurpose them in a new way. When you find some excellent farmhouse decor pieces you will be able to transform your own kitchen.
Now whether you’re trying out a couple looks, or you want to renovate your whole kitchen to do the farmhouse look, then I think these DIY tutorials will help you out a lot! You can always call up Chip and Joanna from Fixer Upper; I’m sure they’d be glad to help!
If you have any farmhouse DIY ideas yourself, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!