Today we’re taking a tour of our farmhouse to see if I met the goal I made when we purchased it years ago: To style our home with at least 90% DIY and thrifted items.
Being that this is the first post of the month, you probably already know that it’s going to be focused on Styling Thrifted Decorations – but for some extra fun today, I thought we’d tour the whole house!
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Before I get started today, I also want to let you know that my Behind the Scenes design school is currently open for new members! We’ve only got a few days left, but if you want to come join us, you can REGISTER here now!
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The origin of my 90% Goal:
When we purchased this home years ago, being that I was an interior designer and my husband was a contractor, and that our history was in remodeling and painting, we knew that this home was going to be our playground.
We wanted to do most of the work ourselves, and I decided then that I also wanted to style the home with mostly DIY and thrifted decor. I chose a number, 90%, but over the years, I never actually stepped back to quantify if I had met my goal or not.
So we’re doing that together today!
Back in February of 2020 I did a full home tour video & blog post, but since then we’ve made a lot of changes, with some more in the works! Instead of recording a new tour for this post, I decided to share some older images from last year’s tour, because when I do my next full tour, it will include full reveals of all the new spaces, which I can’t wait to share with you!
I’m going to share each room, and then a list of the items that HAVE been DIY or thrifted and help me meet my 90% goal, and then another list of the items I purchased new.
Also, if you prefer watching the video footage to see more of the space, you can view it on YouTube HERE!
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Let’s Get Started with our Farmhouse Tour for Thrifted & DIY Items!
Our Living Room |
Thrifted & DIY Items In our Livingroom:
- Bleached Drop Cloth Curtains
- French Mattress Cushion
- Piano Painted with Milk Paint
- DIY Chicken Crate Coffee Table
- DIY Recliner Slipcovers
- IKEA Sofa (How to choose a vintage style sofa)
- Some Wall Decor from IKEA
- Paperwhite Tulips from Joanns
- Chandelier from Home Depot
- Green Pillows & White Blanket from IKEA
Toy Closet |
DIY & Thrifted Items in our Toy Closet:
- Sheep Picture -Kirkland’s
- Grey Boxes – IKEA
- Wire Basket – Container Store
Fireside Room |
DIY & Thrifted Items in our Fireside Room:
- No Pattern DIY Slipcover
- DIY Industrial Ceiling Fan
- Brick Accent Wall
- DIY Concrete Hearth
- DIY “As for Me” Sign
- Dog Bed Cushion
- Thrifted Frames, bowls & baskets
- Butterfly Picture – IKEA
- Cloche – Amazon
- Rug – World Market
- Dog Bed Frame – Hayneedle
- White Curtains – IKEA
- Round Grey Mirror – Michaels
- Pillow – Kirkland
- Wooden Patio Chairs – IKEA
- Faux Plants – IKEA
DIY & Thrifted Items in our Kitchen:
- Butcher Block Counter
Powder Room |
DIY & Thrifted Items in our Powder Room:
- Reveal Post
- Doorknob, faucet & Sconces – 2nd hand from Ebay
- Eastlake Dresser – Craigslist
- Pub mirror, Clocks, Bamboo Table, basket & containers – Thrifted
- Fern & plants – IKEA
- Hooks – Hobby Lobby
- Towels – Vera Wang from TJ Maxx.
Stairway & Upstairs Hall |
DIY & Thrifted Items in our Stairway & Hall:
- 2nd Hand Ballard Designs Mirror – Craigslist
- Refinished Old Wood Stairs
- Farmhouse Newel Post Makeover
- Book page Wall
- Bar cart – Target
- Ikea Plants
My Girls’ Room |
Thrifted & DIY Items in my Girls’ Rooms:
If you’ve been following the blog you know we’ve already fully changed these spaces!
My Son’s Room |
DIY & Thrifted Items:
- Map – Hobby Lobby
- Lamp – IKEA
- Plants – IKEA
Master Bathroom |
Thrifted & DIY Items:
- Shower Curtain
- Shower – 2nd hand from ebay
- Hooks & Towels – World Market
- Home Depot Light Fixture
- Joanns – Tub mat
Master Bedroom |
DIY & Thrifted Items in our Master Bedroom:
- Electric Mantle DIY
- Simple Mantle Makeover
- Faux Card Catalog
- Bi-fold Closet Doors Makeover
- DIY Vintage Monogram on my French Chair
- Reupholstered Antique Chair
- DIY Vintage Wall Hanging
- Upcycled Armoire Using Chalk Paint
- How to Mismatch Nightstands
- Metal Bed – Wayfair
- Wall Decor, Bedding & Curtains – IKEA
- Accent pillows & basket & Rugs – Target
- Florals – Joanns
Did I Meet my Goal?
I did it! I would say I hit 90%! I think of this as a huge life accomplishment, and I’m so glad I got to share this thrifted farmhouse tour with you!
I love that this can help prove and inspire that it CAN be done!
Don’t get discouraged if you’re just starting out and have a goal of your own!
Let me know in the comments below what % you would say you currently have of thrifted or DIY projects, and what % you’re shooting for!
Related Posts in the Styling Thrifted Decorations Series:
- Tips for Styling Thrifted Decor
- Styling Your Thrifted Finds, Part 2
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 3
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 4 (Christmas Edition)
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 5
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 6 (Spring Edition)
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 7
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 8
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 9 (Summer Edition)
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 10
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 11
- Styling Thrifted Decor, Part 12 (Fall Edition)
- Styling Thrifted Linens
I also have an entire board dedicated to Thrifting on Pinterest, as well as these other Thrifting related blog posts:
- Antique Mall Sales & Shopping Tips
- How to Garage Sale with Children
- 5 Secrets to Shopping Garage Sales
- 4 Tips for Finding Decor at Thrift Stores