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Top 10 Farmhouse Ideas 2016

Farmhouse Ideas 2016 – The most loved projects this year! Thank you all for joining me on my DIY journey!

Farmhouse DIY Ideas

In the 80’s my home was filled with pine furniture pieces, like a pine farm table, a pine pie safe and a few pine pieces with hearts cut out of them. Fast forward to 2016 and most of those pieces have been painted with chalk paint in grays and whites and maybe a little duck egg blue thrown in and heavily distressed of course 😉 My taste hasn’t really changed, it’s just being called farmhouse instead of country and my dried flower wreaths and all their dust have been thrown away and in their place are magnolia wreaths and burlap. Creating a casual home is all I ever wanted to do, having Chip and Joanna from Fixer Upper bring farmhouse, rustic, country back was like an out of style country girls dream come true. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 farmhouse ideas, simple ways that anyone can add a little rustic farmhouse decor to their home.

Installing Stikwood for a weather white farmhouse wall treatment at Refresh Restyle

Beautiful guest room with neutral colors at refreshrestyle.com

Great thrifty find for the cookbook or iPad, I love using this in the kitchen.

Farmhouse Ipad - Recipe book holder thrifty makeover

This project is not from 2016 but it continues to be one of the most popular on the blog. Headboard benches are so easy to make. This one fits great in any room. I’ve used it at the dining table and in the guest room to add a little rustic charm.

Headboard Bench

These magnolias leaves look so real, I have used them for 2 seasons and they still look perfect!

Double doors with Magnolia Wreaths - Ingredients for making a beautiful realistic looking affordable magnolia wreath

Weekend DIY projects are the perfect way to add farmhouse personality to any home.

Gorgeous Farmhouse Projects

There’s nothing like a clean white kitchen. With the right product and prep you can brighten your cabinets in no time! My daughters kitchen looks so fresh now!

How to steps - paint your kitchen cabinets

Farmhouse Bench - easy DIY plans to make one yourself

Free pallet repurposed - Dining -Rustic farmhouse serving area idea - Made from a pallet - outdoor potting table serves as buffet or drink service area

Make your own Milk Glass - use free mason jars and Valspar Milk Glass Paint details at RefreshRestyle.com

I’m not sure if the milk glass paint is still available at Lowe’s. My friend Kim painted a mixture of glass items and created the same look, find it: Easy Milk Glass – this is going to make you look at Goodwill glasses in a whole new way!

Looking forward to sharing my new (old) house with you in 2017!

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Other Top Ten Posts of 2016

Domestically Speaking ** My Repurposed Life ** Yesterday on Tuesday

Sweet Pea ** Hunt & Host ** Mad in Crafts **Roots North & South

Redhead Can Decorate ** Petticoat Junktion ** An Extraordinary Day

Cupcakes and Crinoline ** Brandywine Cottage ** StoneGable ** What Meegan Makes

Create & Babble ** Inspitation for Moms ** H2OBungalow

Refresh Restyle ** My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ** 2 Bees in a Pod ** Celebrating Everyday Life


  1. I want to live in a house FILLED with your DIY’s. You are so talented and I always enjoy seeing the inspiration you share. Have a wonderful 2017! xo

  2. So many gorgeous projects, Debbie! I’d like to curl up in that serene guest room. Looks lovely! Happy New Year!!!

  3. That wall treatment is stunning!

  4. I always love your projects and style. Beautiful year and looking forward to more inspiration from you in 2017!

  5. Love you and your choices, girl!!

  6. Gorgeous farmhouse ideas! Happy New Year to you!!!

  7. Your photos and projects are so beautiful. You had a great year and I enjoyed looking back on your posts, I remember many of the projects! Wishing you another awesome and successful year in 2017!

  8. Debbie,
    What a joy to visit your blog and be inspired to update and redecorate my home. It is fun to see how others use what they have and make something even more beautiful! You magnolia wreath has always been something I admire. Thanks for your beautiful ideas! And what a pleasure it was to meet you this past year! Happy New Year, my friend!

  9. You have had an amazing year sweet friend! Happy New Year and best wishes in your new home!

  10. Your pallet potting table is my favorite project of the year but honestly, I love everything you do! I’m looking forward to what you share in 2017.

  11. so many great projects Debbie! I love that outdoor bench (at the table) I need to make one of those! 😉


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