10 Reasons Why I love American French Farmhouse Style
When I first started decorating my home, I always referred to my home decor style as country mixed with shabby chic. Over the years I have re-decorated in other styles such as Tuscan, Modern and Traditional which all did not last very long (aka not my style). After going though the many changes and trying to find my style with many DIY projects, still finding myself loving and embracing the lived-in finishes of antiques, collectables, time-honored details with an assortment of different furniture pieces I knew exactly what my style of home decor is and has been all along.
I love American French Farmhouse Style it’s the perfect mix of textures and patterns, what I once called country, now referred to American & French Farmhouse.
10 reasons why I love the Farmhouse Styles
- weathered and lived in finishes
- able to recycle and breathe new life into older pieces
- budget friendly
- able to mix and match pieces of furniture and wood
- able to mix texture and patterns
- taking new and making it look old
- appreciation of the past (in a good way)
- love for white dishes
Since most of the finds are either thrift store finds and/or repurposed, we were able to redesign the kitchen area equipped with an open dry goods pantry into an American French Farmhouse style for little to nothing. In this post I have included links to the projects we have done and did some affiliate (see discloser here) shopping for you.
Come on in and I’ll show you around and share a few ideas with a few budget friendly projects.
When it comes to decorating a room, I find one of the important pieces to decorating a room is the lighting fixture. What do you think?
First, I would like to start with our repurposed farmhouse ceiling fan, those that follow have probably seen our repurposed farmhouse ceiling fan , if you are new here you can see it here. The ceiling fan did receive a couple changes.
Note: I have been asked many times where I purchased the Chicken wire baskets, I purchased them at Walmart, however I believe they no longer carry them. Down below is another place you can find the chicken wire baskets w/o the handles.
This ceiling fan was once what I would call a modern ceiling fan. The ceiling fan was repurposed into a Farmhouse design, by adding different textures, patterns to take on the look of a farmhouse style.
- Medallion ceiling cover with embossed features
- Fan blades painted into a faux and weathered wood finish
- Vintage Edison Bulbs
- Chicken wire baskets used as light covers
Farmhouse Wall Decor
Because we don’t have a lot of wall space in this area a few antique sconces were added in the areas between the windows.
- Farmhouse antique sconces – local thrift store
Using what is Free and breathing new into old to Display Farmhouse Decor
Yes, the shelving was FREE, but actually these are shutter frames a neighbor was throwing out. Another reason I love farmhouse decor you can take something old and breathe new life into it. Using shelving to display many pieces is a fun way to display small farmhouse items.
- antique meat grinder
- small white pitchers
- Eat sign
- painted mason jars
- White scalloped serving dish
- wire basket filled with small crocks
- Eat Sign – Repurposed from a Cafe Latte Sign
Repurposing and creating an Open Farmhouse Dry Goods Pantry
The Farmhouse Dry Goods Open Pantry was repurposed from an old dresser, vintage screen door and floating shelves
When designing the dry goods pantry I wanted to be as functional as much as decorative. Here are some of the items I used to give it a decorative farmhouse french American feel.
- tilted jars rack – Wooden Dish rack painted white found at thrift store
- shabby chic faux knobs on tilted jars – magnet found at Michael’s 70% off
- bottles on dry goods pantry recycled from milk purchased at grocery store
- 2 Gallon Glass Jars
- Tilt glass Treat jars
- White Cake stands
Are you still with me? I know this is probably one of the longest posts I have written, but can you feel my excitement here… I am so pleased with the look we were able to bring to this area on such a small budget. So every kitchen isn’t complete without a farmhouse table.
To me the table is probably the most important! A place to gather, a place to share a meal, a place that is the heart of the Kitchen!
One thing I do love is a centerpiece on the table and I do change them quite often here in this picture are a few repurposed pieces
- cake stand repurposed from plant stand
- cutting boards
- farmhouse table -Free
- farmhouse chairs came from another table found at a thrift store that has now been repurposed into a sofa table
- cushions recovered in a buffalo checked table cloth
- Glass cake stand using only the dome here.
If you liked these ideas you may like these farmhouse decorating ideas on how to decorate a single wall
Farmhouse Clock and Farmhouse large wall decor
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