Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today!  Since y’all seem to love my first post “5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper Look“, I decided to come up with 5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper Look – Part Two!

You know I LOVE farmhouse decor, so theoretically this series could go on forever 😉

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

 

While there are plenty of stores that are filled to the brim with farmhouse decor and fixer upper knockoffs, you can expect to spend a decent amount of money.

And if you would rather buy all of your decor, this post probably isn’t for you 🙂

I love DIYing a large portion of my in-home decor!  Not only do I save money, but I can also create something that fits into the farmhouse decor idea (whites, neutrals, metals, rustic, etc) but can also be unique, something you won’t necessarily see at the store.

So, do you want to DIY some farmhouse decor, too??

Shiplap

So, I can’t believe I didn’t have shiplap in my first post!!  If you would have asked what shiplap was before Fixer Upper, I would definitely given a deer in headlights look.

Shiplap is all the rage these days, and for good reason!  It adds so much rustic charm to any room and is relatively inexpensive.

There are so so many tutorials, projects, and ideas on Pinterest to motivate you.  I pin a lot of them on my Fixer Upper / Farmhouse Style Pinterest board, so check it out for even more inspiration!

DIY Shiplap Wall for under $40 by Hoosier Homemade

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

 

Shiplap Walls: The Cheap & Easy Way by Little Red Brick House

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Faux Shiplap Wall by Bless’er House

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

Rustic Chalkboard

Who doesn’t love a good chalkboard??  I’ve seen so so many creative DIY chalkboards on Pinterest, it was hard to choose just a few.

Use the chalkboard for pretty word art to display your favorite quote, write up some family rules to keep those kiddos in line or use one to plan your weekly meal schedule.  Whatever you choose to do, chalkboards add such lovely charm AND can be functional in your home.

How to Make your own Large DIY Chalkboard by Making it in the Mountains

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

Oversized Rustic Chalkboard Tutorial by Cherished Bliss

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

How to Make a Giant Magnetic Chalkboard by The Turquoise Home

http://theturquoisehome.com/2013/02/how-to-make-giant-magnetic-chalkboard/

Open Shelving

I LOVE open shelving.  It’s the perfect place to display fun and charming farmhouse pieces, your grandma’s old china or some fun dishes of your own.

My favorite part: you can style them however you want!  There’s no right or wrong way to style shelves.

DIY Farmhouse Shelves by ME!

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

Industrial Piping Shelves by Design, Dining + Diapers

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Stained Open Shelving by 11 Magnolia Lane

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Farmhouse Shelves for Less than $40 by The Turquoise Home

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

Farmhouse Mirror

Girl, you NEED a farmhouse mirror.  They look perfect in a bathroom, on those open farmhouse shelves or hanging on the wall.

These talented ladies created the most beautiful farmhouse mirrors I know you’re going to love.

If you don’t want a mirror, sub out the actual mirror glass and make it a picture frame,  a frame for word art or simply a rustic open frame to hang in a gallery wall.

Farmhouse Bathroom Mirror Tutorial by Cherished Bliss

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Wood Frame Mirror by The Wood Grain Cottage

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

Salvaged Window Turned Farmhouse Mirror by The Weathered Fox

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

Farmhouse Wreath

Ok, so maybe you’re saying, “Sarah, those are pretty intense DIYs.  I want something that I can make in under an hour”.  I got your back.

The farmhouse wreath.  Probably the easiest farmhouse DIY but brings just as much rustic charm as a more in-depth project.

Simple Farmhouse Wreath by ME 🙂

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Fixer Upper Magnolia Wreath by Jolly & Happy

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look, Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Eucalyptus Wreath Tutorial by Keys to Inspiration

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started

DIY Boxwood Wreath by Making it in the Mountains

5 Best DIYs to get the Fixer Upper look - Part Two!! Get that farmhouse look on a budget by DIY you own. Tons of inspirations, projects and tutorials to get you started


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  If you’re looking for even more farmhouse-inspired DIYs (aren’t we all) check out a few things I’ve been working on recently:

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Wishing you a joyful day!

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22 Comments

  1. zan

    Our old home had shiplap in the family room. But we never had good lighting so not much pictures was taken of it. This is an great round-up. Thanks for putting it together!

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  2. Christene Holder

    Sarah! Thanks so much for sharing my Eucalyptus wreath tutorial in your roundup! I love all these ideas for getting that signature “Fixer Upper” look. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂
    >> Christene @ Keys to Inspiration

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  3. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    I love DIY because it’s a great way to stay true to your own style and create something that is unique. Great list of ideas here!

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  4. Lora

    Great Roundup, Sarah. I made our “farmhouse mirror” {though I hadn’t thought to call it that} from a standard yellow-orange wood builder-grade mirror just by sanding and adding dark stain. Totally transformed it!

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  5. Meghan

    What a fun collection of all things farmhouse!! Thank you for including our Magnolia Wreath DIY! Now I’m feeling like I need some shiplap in my life. 🙂

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  6. Haley

    Aww I was excited to find I had all of these elements in my home. What a nice pat on the back as I feel I am fumbling through farmhouse decor sometimes!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      I completely agree, Haley! I hope you found some ideas and inspiration for what to do with all your farmhouse decor. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Allyson

    Where did you get the pretty white blanket in the wicker basket?

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Hi Allyson!! This post was a roundup of other people’s DIYs. If you like a particular one (or want to know more about a blanket) just click on that link audit will take you to that person’s blog and they could tell you more. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Crystal

    Thanks so much for including me in this fabulous round up! I love all these ideas!! ????

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  9. Cathy

    Where did you get the bathroom vanity? Cool ideas!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Hi Cathy! This is a roundup, so I posted other people’s projects that highlight Fixer Upper look. If you click on the link associated with the vanity, you’ll come to another blog that actually have the piece. Hope that helps!

      Reply

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