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Seriously, after watching the latest episode of Fixer Upper, I felt inspired to start renovating and designing a home. What they do is incredible, and they’ve inspired so many people and even professional interior designers. It’s no wonder the farmhouse look has become popular.
And if you’re someone who’s feeling the same charm of making your home rustically amazing, then take these budget-friendly and amazing ideas to give your home the Fixer Upper vibe. They’ll save you a lot of time, money, and energy. So check them out and let me know what you think.
Get Items from the Dollar Store
It’s no secret that you can find so many affordable things from the dollar store. So head on down to the closest one and hop on Pinterest to look for some dollar store farmhouse inspired DIY project. You can find plenty of decorations for your living room, kitchen, bedroom and even your bathroom. They’re super easy to do and don’t require professional skill.
Do yourself a favor and try them out! You’ll be happy with the results and your wallet will thank you too!
Paint Thrift Store Finds
Decorative ceramic dishes, vases, and other things can be expensive when you shop at a local store, but not when you go to a thrift store. It’s almost like a gold mine in the thrift store and will only cost you a fraction of the price. Be sure not to overlook anything that could be a great addition to your Fixer Upper inspired home.
A little DIY painting can instantly turn your finds into rustic and cozy decorations, perfect for your farmhouse look!
Use Faux Shiplap Wall
Obsessed with shiplap walls like Chip and Joanna? Me too. But instead of using expensive wood, I highly suggest you get a faux look-alike. It weighs so much less and it’s much cheaper. But you still get the same cozy style you want!
You can easily get a shiplap by Joanna Gaines here!
Add Chicken Wire on Your Cabinet Door
Chicken wire can transform your cabinets into a farmhouse style kitchen accessory. They let you see the inside and leaves an amazing visual pattern from the outside. They give an authentic vintage look in for a super cheap cost.
Repurpose Your Stuff
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to decorate your home in the Fixer Upper style is by repurposing your stuff. Let’s say you have an empty milk can, why not upcycle it and use it as an umbrella holder, table base, lamp, planter, or centerpiece. If you can’t make something useful out of your old stuff, you can still probably make something beautiful.
Visit an Antique Shop
Another budget-friendly place to visit for great farmhouse decorations is the Antique shop. You’ll find all the rustic, eye-catching, and vintage decoration here. They are beautifully aged and worn. And the good thing is that they don’t need repair or restorations. They all come readily available for your farmhouse vibe.
Apply Old Metallic Paint on Your Furniture
Old metallic paints play an important role in the Fixer Upper look. They definitely give a stylish, rustic, chic farmhouse feel. And painting your furniture with them can give you a rich luster expensive look (that’s completely inexpensive).
Use a Woven Basket for Storage
To have functional and decorative storage, opt to use a woven basket to keep all your tissue rolls, magazines, worn out clothes, or faux plants. They’ll keep your things organized and look great for your farmhouse inspired home.
Add Some Indoor Greenery
The easiest and quickest way to get a farmhouse feel is by adding some indoor greenery planted in a beautifully crafted galvanized bucket. Whether you hang or place them on the floor, these plants will look great. Not to mention they’re a great air detoxifier and very therapeutic for you and your family. Also, the idea of putting a herb garden in your kitchen windowsill will definitely make your home look great!
Print Some Free Farmhouse Printables
If you’ve been browsing through Pinterest for awhile, I’m sure you’re familiar with all the free printables you can get. Choose some of the farmhouse animal prints and word quotes and use them. Frame and hang them on your wall or use them for your mason jars: it’s such an easy and inexpensive way to decorate!
Alright, who say’s having a farmhouse inspired home needs to be expensive? I mean, there are plenty of cheap ways to get the Fixer Upper look! You just have to unleash your creativity, use a little effort, and you’ll end up saving a ton of money. So try these tips and tricks out on your next DIY project and let me know what you think!
Also, if you have any farmhouse home decor ideas yourself, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!