Do you thrift shop? There are many inexpensive Farmhouse Chic Decor finds waiting for you there. Classic home decor items are always in style. So how do I make the thrift store finds into Farmhouse chic decor? Let me share some of my favorite finds with you.
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1. White edged dishes
I look for rectangle dishes with sides around them. They are easy to clean, have classic design and color, and are perfect for corralling like items with style.
2. Vintage hardcover books in soft colors
My goal at the thrift store for books, is to find light colored books of similar sizes. If I can find ones with titles that sound cozy, that’s even better. I use them as pedestals for other decor, or by themselves for a comfy look to a side table. Occasionally I will wrap them with twine or ribbon to group them as their own decor item.
3. Faux plants
Occasionally I am able to find faux plants at the thrift store that could be mistaken for the real thing. Its fun to move them to different pots and crocks depending on the season.
4. Enamelware Dishes
Enamelware dishes are a little harder to find since the Farmhouse style took hold. But if you find a piece in good repair they are rugged and will stand the test of time.
5. Lap Throws
When it comes to lap throws I am looking for soft cream colors. I want throws that beg you to cuddle up.
6. Wood Bowls
If you have priced wood bowls at a store recently you will understand why I pick these up at a thrift store. I also pick up wood trays in good shape. Occasionally you may even stumble on a wood dough bowl.
Baskets are usually an easy find at most thrift stores. When I choose a basket I am looking for either wicker in good repair, or metal baskets that look worn. I use large baskets for the living room to store those gorgeous lap throws I find, or to hold magazines. Metal baskets can hold towels in bathroom, or fruit in the kitchen.
8. Used Furniture Pieces
Farmhouse Chic can easily be found in used furniture pieces. Nothing says Farmhouse quite like a chalk painted table. Currently I have been on the hunt for small pieces to go in our Tiny House that will increase our storage. In my studio now, I am working on a Singer Space Saver sewing cabinet from the 1970’s.
9. Old Bottles
You can almost always find old bottles at thrift stores. They can used in a variety of ways in your decor. Stand them up as vases, or lay them down spilling out small shells. The possibilities are endless.
10. Rustic Frames
For really large picture frames you can’t beat the price savings at a thrift store. Your find may require a little elbow grease or some paint, but the reward is worth it. Heavy rustic frames can really turn out very pretty when made over.
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