DIY farm style home decor

 farm style decor without the price tag

Recently I have been prowling Pinterest for decor ideas and tips. I am drawn to the farm style/beach cottage look. I like the clean and simple lines of the farm style while the colors of the beach cottage look sooth me. Like most of you, I cannot afford the farm style decor.

Confession time. If you have read some of my other posts you know I am a jump right in kind of DIYer. I see something I like and think I can do that. Take the time I decided to rip up the carpet in my craft room and paint the sub floors...oops. Then there's painted vanity counter top and my faux planked wall. Most of the time I am pretty satisfied with the after results, but this one, I am over the moon for. 

The corner of my master bath tub has always been an eye sore. I could just never imagine what would look good there. 

Without further ado here's what I did. And the cost? Time and labor. Isn't that the best!

1. Wooden Candle Holders

I saw something similar on Pinterest  "Large pillar candle holders..." for $54 on Etsy and thought I can do that. So out to the wood shed I went. Found some scraps, sanded them down, stained them and then gave them a light coat of white chalk paint. I once again took the sander to them and wa-la, two pillar candle holders.

2. Farm style sign

If you are a fan of farm style than you know simple signs are a must. Signs are kind of my thing. I wanted something tall and knew a simple sign would be perfect. Again I found another piece of scrap wood, sanded it down and gave it a clear coat of stain. With stencils I painted 'Relax' then white washed. Finished by lightly sanding it.

3. Rose thorn vase

While the easiest project of the three, it was a bit a pain in more ways than one. All I did was prune my climbing rose and then spray painted them. Filled a vase with some clear stones I purchased a while back and then arranged the branches. Simple and cheap.

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I am so pleased with the end results. Finally a corner that speaks to me. 

What do you think? Share your frugal decor projects.