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10 Fixer Upper Ideas for Anyone Can Do on a Budget

Written by Grace & Silas
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Whether you’re a regular watcher of Fixer Upper or just want to have the rustic farmhouse look, there are always plenty of budget-friendly ideas that can get you started. Seriously, there’s no need to spend a ton of money on store bought decorations, when there are Fixer and Upper ideas you can do on a dime. Also, you won’t need to hire a professional interior designer for these ideas.

Now having said that, I’ve gathered some easy to do DIY projects that’ll save you so much time, energy, and money. These are tips and hacks that’ll freshen up your home, give it an instant Fixer Upper look, and make your life a bit easier. So check them out and let me know what you think!

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Repurposed Milk Can Side Table

You can easily get cheap and rustic galvanized milk cans at an antique shop or flea market for your farmhouse inspired side table. All you have to do is attach a tabletop board, secure with some screw, and you’ll have a functional table in no time.

DIY Industrial Pendant Lights

Instead of buying expensive store-bought pendant lights, try out this DIY project. You’ll just need some light bulb guard, copper or black spray paint (your choice), antique cloth wire, and some electric tools. In just a few minutes, you’ll have some stylish vintage industrial lights.

Distressed Mason Jar Vase

Mason jars have been a favorite of mine and this distressed mason jar vase is such an easy DIY project. You just have to coat the jars with some pastel paint and let it dry for a while. Once ready, distress here and there and along the edges using sandpaper. They’ll be perfect for your flowers and add a pop of color to your room.

DIY Faux Olive Tree

Add some topiary plants to your house by simply creating a faux olive tree. Start by securing the artificial branches with brown masking tape, attach a dowel to the body, and push it into your pot filled with floral foam. Put it in the corner of your room and you’ll have some quick and easy decor.

DIY Rustic Office Memo Board

If you’re planning on having a farmhouse themed office room, then this memo board is a must have. It’s functional, decorative, and will help you stay productive. And to make one, you’ll just need some chicken wire, wood frames, copper spray paint, and a heavy duty stapler. Hang your notes, clip some inspirational quotes, and it’ll make your room look great.

FREE Farmhouse Printables

I think there is no easier and better ways to label your kitchen jars with the farmhouse look than by using printables. You can get a lot of Fixer Upper sticker designs on Pinterest that are all FREE. Choose what you like, print, and decorate your kitchen items.

DIY Grain Sack Stripe Stamp

Did you know that you can easily make a grain sack stripe by simply using your rolling pin? You just have to wrap and secure paper around the rolling pin tightly and overlap the ends slightly. Cut three long straight rubber stamps, glue to your rolling pin, and now you’re ready to stamp. Impressive right?

Herb Chalk Paint Pots

Create your own indoor herb garden and use some dollar store pots as your planters. Coat them with white chalk paint and make them look distressed. Label them by simply using stamps or chalk. These herbs will make your home feel fresh and are perfect for your recipes.

Cake Stand Organizer

Instead of storing your spare or unused cake stand in your cabinet, repurpose it and make it into a coffee station, pantry organizer, or put your dish washing items on top. It can hold quite a bit and keep your things organized and accessible.

Also, by adding this to your kitchen, you can save so much counter and pantry space. So its a total win!

DIY Hanging Wire Baskets

Wire baskets can easily give your home a rustic and Fixer Upper look. Consider getting a few, hang them on your wall, and use them as planters, mail organizers, or produce holders. They’re functional and decorative pieces that are super cheap.


I said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s no need to spend so much time and money just to have a Fixer Upper home. There are always plenty of DIY projects that are super easy and these ten ideas from the list above will definitely make your life a bit easier. They’re budget-friendly and make your home look amazing. So give them a try, and let me know what you think!

Now, if you have any farmhouse home decor ideas yourself, let me know in the comments down below! I might just add them to the list!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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