If you love the farmhouse style, you’re in luck! It’s actually one of the easiest décor styles to save money on.
Buying brand new things that manufacturers spend a ton of time trying to make look older or rustic just doesn’t make sense. Why not buy things that are already older for cheap and add your own flair!
Thrift stores are an awesome place to find farmhouse style furniture and décor, such as picture frames, accent tables, and mirrors.
Once you’ve made your purchase, if it’s not just the way you want it you can paint it, distress it or add decorative stencils to make it your own. Chances are, you’ll love your thrift store finds even more when trying to achieve the farmhouse look!
Another awesome way to turn your home into a farmhouse is to keep your eye out for free listings. Many people post things for free because they are a bit worn or the person just doesn’t want to deal with disposing of items.
You can find free listings on Craigslist, Facebook, NextDoor, FreeCycle and more.
Keep your eye on the curbs as well! When people don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling their items, they’ll often dump them on the side of the road.
This is especially true if your area has designated days for large pickup. You can score big by doing a little curb shopping instead of window shopping.
Once you’ve found your items or if you want to change the look of things you already own, chalk paint can transform just about anything into a true farmhouse look.
Even better, you can even save on the paint. You’ll usually pay between $20-$30 dollars for chalk paint at your local home improvement store. However, you can make your own for a fraction of the price.
Buy any latex paint and a box of Plaster of Paris. Create a paste out of the Plaster of Paris.
Mix the paste into any latex paint until you’ve added enough to get the consistency you want. If you like the distressed look, you can use a sanding pad to sand a few edges after you’ve painted it and your item will look like you spent a fortune.