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DIY Farmhouse Decor

The farmhouse look is so great because it is to very simple. You use the simplest of materials and designs to create a look that is instantly relaxing and comforting. Farmhouse furniture is the perfect way to add a welcoming touch to your home. You won’t even need a lot of stuff to build most of these or a lot of time. they are as simple as you can get and I just want to add all of them to my home. I hope you will feel the same. Let’s take a look at some of the simplest ways to bring welcoming farmhouse style into your home!

Gallery Entry Wall

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This gorgeous gallery entry wall may be the easiest project you’ve ever done. If you’re looking to really get that farmhouse look throughout your home, you have to start at the beginning and the entry is that beginning. A few strategically hung pictures and some rustic wood signs or old frames instantly transform the entryway. You can pick up old signs and pictures at a flea market, or create them yourself.

Instructions: lillianhopedesigns

Pallet Coffee Station

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I love things that you can make from old pallets and this coffee cup holder also satisfies that farmhouse kitchen vibe. You just use strips of wood from an old pallet, paint as you wish, and then add the hooks. This is a beautiful way to display your coffee cups and keep them close at hand. And, did I mention how easy this project is?

Instructions: onelittlebirdblog

DIY BARNWOOD SHELF

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Want an easy way to bring a bit of farmhouse charm into your home? These barn wood shelves are so simple and you can have them hanging in any room…or all of them if you want. Wooden brackets that you can pick up at any home improvement store can be painted and distressed to add to the look. Then you just add a strip of old wood to give it that great barn wood look.

Farmhouse Accent Table

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Mirror Update

If you have visited my blog, then you know how I love to create something pretty from something that has been cast away. I found this old black mirror at a garage sale for $1.00. It had a black frame that was badly beaten up, but the mirror was in great shape.
I wanted this for my walk in closet makeover. I spray painted it with Rustoleum silver metallic, added a stencil from the dollar store. Put some pretty ribbon for hanging and that’s it! Looks so pretty in my closet!

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This is one of my makeovers that ANYONE can do!! So, don’t pass up on any bargains at garage sale, thrift stores, etc…..It’s so easy to make something trashy…pretty!

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Refinishing F.R.Cabinets

I was recently given a kit of the Rust Oleum Cabinet Transformation Kit from Rust Oleum to try. I had never tried this particular product,  and was very interested in seeing how well it works. this is what comes in the kit:

Small kit covers 100 sq. ft., large kit covers 200 sq. ft.

    • Both kits are available in dark or light tint bases. Kit contains: Instructional pamphlet, DVD, deglosser, 1 g
    • allon bond coat, decorative glaze (optional), protective top coat, decorative glazing cloths, scrub pads, and stir sticks.

If you remember…I painted my kitchen cabinets and added trim….here is the link: https://wordpress.com/post/kelleysdiy.com/8832. When I had done the kitchen, there was a lot of sanding. What caught my  eye about this product was that your cabinets don’t have to be sanded prior to using painting…

So…before I get started…this is what the cabinets looked like before:

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Dark and gloomy. I started out by taking off all the cabinet doors. Remove all the knobs and hardware. If your going to reuse them, just clean and put in a container. You can even use Rustoleum spray paint to spray the hinges a different color. Place them in some styrofoam to keep them in place while spraying.51748-img_0774-syadqo3zhxpfsg-thumbnail-full

But even if you are going to throw them out, keep one of the hinges so you can use the same kind.  If you are doing a larger area, draw a sketch of your cabinets. Number the cabinets on the sketch, and mark the cabinets with coordinating number. As you can see below, I marked each door on the inside area where the hinge was. This way, you don’t have to paint that area, and the numbers will help you remember which went where.

 

Preparation is the key…as in most refinishing projects.I used Painters Tape to protect other surfaces. the insides of the cabinet were dark like the outside. I painted the insides with 2 coats of white paint. Be sure it’s dry before adding 2nd coat.

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It’s starting to look better already! I am going to be fixing the counter top you see above. But, that’s another day.The first step is to clean and degloss the wood. You can see mine has a lot of shine to them. I cleaned the cabinets with soap and water. Let Dry. The next step is to use the Deglosser  (It comes with the kit). The deglosser strips off that shine, so the paint can absorb into the wood. I thought this was going to be a messy job…but it wasn’t. Be sure to wear gloves,and add deglosser to the scrub pad (which is provided ). You then wipe the wood going along the grain of the wood. It’s so easy.dscn4236

Then you take a clean damp cloth and wipe off the deglosser. I was really impressed with this product..it took all the shine off the cabinets without having to scrub hard, or sand. This is what they look like when deglossed:

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When you purchase the kit, you chose light, medium , or dark tint kit.  I chose the light tint. It covers colors from white to a light grey. I chose the Winter Fog.

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So here is before…

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and after, with 2 coats of the Rust Oleum paint and 2 coats of the topcoat.

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I am trying to decide if I want to put on the molding as I did on the kitchen cabinets. I did decide not to use the glaze that comes with it, so I applied the topcoat. It would look so pretty, but I’m not going for that look in here. So more will come. I will be adding on to this tutorial…so come back.

I was looking at different places you could purchase the kits. I found this one on Amazon, and this vendor is selling the large kit for $155  free shipping… here is the link… just highlight and paste. They cut the price by $50 This one is for the dark cabinet paint:

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Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations

 

This one is for the light cabinet paint kit:

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Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations

I would love to see pictures when your done!!!!!

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Awesome Hacks Part 1

I have posted some hacks for all around the house, but these are sooo awesome and I just didn’t know!

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This next one is a good idea also. You can use a rake to hold many things. I hung one up out by my barbecue to hold all the utensils. Or another I decorated with flowers.

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I cannot tell you how many times I have dropped a earring….somewhere on the ground. This idea is a good one too!

Did any of these ideas help you out. Let me know!!