Easy Rustic DIYs Joanna Gaines Would Totally Approve Of
If you’ve spent the past couple years binge watching episode after episode of Fixer Upper—ohh-ing over the house transformations and ahh-ing over the impossible adorableness of Joanna and Chip—then these DIYs are for you. Cue the reclaimed wood and call in the shiplap, because each of these projects shows farmhouse style at its most fabulous.
When blogger Amanda Katherine fell in love with a $500 reclaimed wood-framed mirror, she decided to craft her own for 45 bucks. We think Joanna would be proud.
Ashley from Cherished Bliss proves that even IKEA can look rustic. Turns out all it takes is a sweep of wood stain and metal drawer pulls. Somewhere in Waco, Joanna is doing a proper jig.
When debating how to display large-scale art so it won’t interfere with your beloved shiplap wainscoting, take some advice from Liz of Love Grows Wild and suspend it from the ceiling. I’m currently crafting my way through Liz’s new book A Touch of Farmhouse Charm (I can’t say no to pressed fern-leaf art and linen-wrapped books).
A fun project that also helps keep your home tidy? That’s a win-win. Find out how to make this wire hamper over on The Merrythought.
Cute labeled canisters are actually a snap to make, and look great with open shelving. You can either hand write your own label, or try a downloadable free font from Country Living that looks like cross-stitch.
The first time I spotted a sliding barn door in a magazine (long before Fixer Upper popularized farmhouse-chic style), I thought it was the most brilliant repurposing project of all time. Years later, I still think it’s smart. Follow Four Generation One Roof‘s installation tutorial to make sure yours is on the right track.
Another gorgeous repurposing project, Anderson Grant turns vintage wooden frames into a display board for photos, cards and notes.
Re-edited from a post originally published 1.23.17