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15 July, 2018

8 Ways to Get Farmhouse Summer Style

Summer is definitely here in Georgia and it's time to add those seasonal accents to my home. I love the simplicity of farmhouse style because it just seems to lend itself to the ease and slower pace of our summer lifestyle. And the good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to do it! I am sharing eight ways to create that look and still go easy on your budget!


 1. CREATE YOUR OWN CANDLESTICKS
Nothing says farmhouse like cows and these fun candlesticks were super easy to make! If you look closely, you'll see that they actually came from the toy aisle!

 2. ADD FRESH FRUIT AND RUSTIC ELEMENTS TO CREATE A CENTERPIECE
I love to keep fresh peaches within easy reach all summer. Simply stash them in a rustic wooden bowl, add a chunky white pitcher and flowers along with pretty napkins and...instant centerpiece! 

 3. ADD FUN FARMHOUSE WRAPPERS TO YOUR GUEST SOAPS
Summer seems to be the time that we have most of our visitors so I like to have a little fun surprise waiting for them. Just wrap your soaps in Kraft paper and add printouts of your favorite farm animals. You will find a nice selection of free vintage farm animal prints at THE GRAPHICS FAIRY.

 4. MAKE YOUR OWN TEA TOWELS
Having done a little canning, my thoughts go straight to summer when I see Mason jars...an iconic farmhouse image. If you can iron and you have a printer, you can make these super-easy tea towels!

And...I fell in love with these WISTERIA INSPIRED LINEN TEA TOWELS so I had to make my own. I love their rustic look and feel! And...I have found other uses for them as you will see!

 5. ADD A GRAIN SACK RUNNER TO YOUR TABLE
Nothing says farmhouse quite like grain sacks but my go-to summer table runner is actually made from vintage-look toweling...a much cheaper alternative!  And, as you can see, my linen tea towels are layered on as over-sized napkins!

 6. CREATE YOUR OWN GRAIN SACK FABRIC
You may have already discovered that grain sacks can be expensive...even grain sack fabric...so I tried my hand at making my own. It's easy and very inexpensive! :-) Just think pillows, napkins, tablecloths...the possibilities are endless!

 7. USE VINTAGE FARM ANIMAL PRINTS TO CREATE A PILLOW
This pillow has a little frenchy touch as well! I have to admit that it stays out year-round at my house! And the burlap piping adds lots of texture which I love!

8. ADD FLOWER POTS TO A SUMMERY FARMHOUSE WREATH
My favorite thing about this wreath...you can change the flowers to suit the seasons!  And it was easy and inexpensive to make...always a plus!

 9. USE RUSTIC CONTAINERS FOR YOUR PLANTS
I know I said eight but I couldn't stop myself! I love finding unusual containers for my flowers and plants. This FIXER UPPER CENTERPIECE  was inspired, of course, by Joanna Gaines.

And my SHABBY PICNIC BASKET PLANTER makes an appearance on my patio each summer, always filled with pink begonias. Baskets of any sort just say farmhouse to me!

There you have it! And each of these projects is inexpensive and easy to make as well to get you off and running on all those summer activities with friends and family. After all, that's the real fun of summer, isn't it? Enjoy!


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2 comments:

  1. You always have the best creations and I often wonder how you get so many great ideas! I pinned quite a few of these for future projects.

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  2. Debbie, I admire your talents and creative energy. Your style is perfection, and the fact that you create these looks with a frugal eye, is even better. Each project is excellent! I don't have the motivation to make much these days, but I certainly admire you for all you accomplish.

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