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Farmhouse Wall Decor – $100 Room Challenge Week 3

Hey everyone! It’s week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge – family room edition. If you are just joining, welcome! You can catch up easily buy checking out Week 1 and Week 2. Today is all about DIY farmhouse wall decor projects. I didn’t have anything up on the walls really before so anything is an improvement at this point. 🙂 I’ll start with this corner…

 

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Fixer Upper Style Windows

I wanted something taller to fill in the wall by the doorway and since I was on a budget I went to my “stash” of goodies. Some call it hoarding, I call it planning ahead.  Anywayyyyyy……A while back I shared my makeover of this old cabinet where I had removed the doors and used the cabinet without them.

 

 

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When the $100 Room Challenge came up I immediately knew what to do with them. Farmhouse wall decor.

I got them out, dusted them off and got to work. I stared by removing most of the hardware so that I could strip the old dark stain off which was really thick and splotchy in areas. Not pretty.

 

$100 Room Makeover Week 3 Farmhouse wall decor with old doors - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the detail on the windows.

 

$100 Room Makeover Week 3 Farmhouse wall decor with old doors before - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I applied stripper to each one and scraped it off with a putty knife. It took a couple of applications of the stripper and a bunch of sanding with my palm sander but they turned out pretty.  I have to tell you, this is not super easy in the Northeast in the winter. It was freezing in our garage working on this project!!

 

$100 Room Makeover Week 3 - DIY Farmhouse wall decor with old doors stripped before - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I wiped them down to remove all of the dust and then applied a coat of stain in Minwax Dark Walnut with a piece of cotton cloth (aka an old cut up white t-shirt).

LOVE…

 

 

We used “D” ring hangers to hang them on the wall.

 

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Then I added 2 faux boxwood wreaths I already had to give it some color.

 

$100 Room Challenge - DIY Farmhouse Wall Decor - using old cabinet doors as farmhouse wall decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

They fit in the spot perfectly. I think I may take it one step further and do an antique mirror effect on the glass. We’ll see how much time I have before the end of the challenge.

 

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Antiques Sign

To fill in the space a above the doorway, I also made this sign out of a leftover piece of wood we had in the garage. I just used stencils and craft paint I already had and also used “D” ring hangers to hang it.

 

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Rustic Wall Vase

My husband made this wall vase from leftover flooring we had, some scrap metal, a small piece of wire and a mason jar.  I’ll do a detailed post on that project later in the month.  You can see a larger, similar project HERE.

 

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For the wall behind the TV, I simply hung the screen I picked up at the Brimfield Antiques Show and Flea Market last year with a larger faux boxwood wreath.

 

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$100 Room Challenge DIY Farmhouse Wall Decor

It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of leftover stuff and a challenge. The budget for this week was easy.

  • Antiques sign – free – had the wood, stencils and craft paint
  • Old doors used for wall decor – $5.00 for the stain and I had the doors
  • Antique flooring wall vase – had all the junk already to make it, left over flooring and some roofing metal
  • Sifter screen and faux boxwood wreaths – already had them, re-located from other rooms.

I have a few other pieces of farmhouse wall decor to put up but it’s all coming together. I am loving the matte black and wood combination! Next time will be week 4 and I’ll share the coffee table makeover and lighting update.

Do you have walls that need filling? What kind of decor will you use and will it be a DIY project? I’d love to see it!   You can share in the comments below or on our DIY & Budget Friendly Decorating Group on Facebook.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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19 comments

  1. Kim says:

    I really love the matte black look you have put together. It’s rustic but still very farmhouse and your doors are gorgeous! It really is coming together!

  2. Melissa says:

    Whoa! Those DIYs are amazing – and that cabinet was a fantastic “hoard”. The doors are perfect for your new farmhouse style decor. I’m excited to see how the whole room comes together!

  3. JaneEllen says:

    How ingenious are you, great redo’s girl. You gave me some ideas what to do with couple things I have so will be busy with them tomorrow.
    That door off cabinet is incredible, love, love it, so much potential for it. That walnut stain perfect for farm house look.
    We had one of older style tv stands so when we decided to make a dresser into tv stand we took old stand apart, using some pieces for shelves. Middle part had 2 shelves with door on them, took that for whatever could be used for. Have used door over my shutter shelf with misc. objects in window openings at Christmas.
    We don’t have a fireplace so made a shutter shelf in lieu of mantel. Still have the drawers to use and 2 drawers out of dresser we made into tv stand. Think will use 2 of drawers in bedroom to hang treasures, for now at least. I get tired of things after a bit, look for other ways to use them. Thanks to blog land there are plenty of ideas to try.
    Your room looks great with all your changes for the challenge. Happy daze

    • Colleen says:

      Thanks so much! It’s amazing what you can re-purpose if you think about it. It sounds like you’ve been doing quite a bit of that yourself. I’m sure you enjoy your space that much more when you look back and know that YOU did that. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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