Hello there, Debbie Doo’s friends! This is Angie from Knick of Time, and I’m happy Debbie invited me to drop in today to share some budget-friendly ways to bring farmhouse style into your home!
Today I am sharing how to remodel an old farmhouse on an
Itty Bitty Budget
When we bought our old farmhouse several years ago, every room was stuck in the 1970’s, and was in dire need of remodeling. We were working with a very tight budget, but we jumped right in and started with the kitchen first.
Here’s what it looked like before the remodel.
Here’s how it looked after our budget remodel. Our biggest expense was installing two new windows, but we finished the rest of the remodel very inexpensively by repurposing salvaged things. We used salvaged wood to make open shelves, added a pantry where there had previously been a shower stall behind the wall, and added antique ceiling tiles to the front of the cabinets and repainted them, rather than replacing the cabinets.
We stripped 4 layers of linoleum off the floor to discover a wood floor underneath, which we refinished. Doing all the work ourselves saved us a small fortune.
Once the kitchen was finished, we moved on to the only bathroom in our home at the time.
Here’s how it looked when we moved in. It was really awful!
To remodel it, we installed salvaged wood on the walls, and repurposed an antique cabinet into a vanity. We used brown paper as the flooring, which still looks good after over three years.
A year or so later, I repainted the walls and changed up the decor a bit. It really brightened up the room, and gave it more of the farmhouse look I was going for in our house.
Then last year, I decided to repaint the antique cabinet we used as a vanity, and replace the faucet, which you can see here.
The next room we finished was, turning half of our laundry room into a second bathroom with a shower. Here’s how it looked before.
After adding a dividing wall, we turned an old desk into a vanity, and turned an antique receipt register into a towel holder.
Since this bathroom is mainly used by the guys in my family, I decorated like an old barber shop.
After that bathroom came my very favorite space. We had a really old shed a few steps away from our back door, and we converted it into a guest room.
Here’s how the shed looked before we started. It had plants growing through the rafters, and wasps had made it their home.
We added plank boards and corrugated metal on the walls. The room didn’t have any windows before the remodel, so we made an opening in one wall, and installed two antique windows that I’d be given from demolished old homes.
I purchased a bunch of the corrugated metal for $20 from a farmer who had removed it from a barn, and we used inexpensive pine boards for the planked walls, which kept the costs of the remodel low.
Decorating it with auctions finds, like an old ladder and wooden table was so much fun.
Our most recent remodeled space is our entryway, which looked like this when we moved in – very drab with dark paneling.
I did a quickie makeover when we first moved in by decoupaging dictionary pages on the walls, which only cost about $20 to do.
This year I decided the entryway needed a full remodel so that the look flowed better with the kitchen, so we planked the walls with pallet wood, added a sliding barn door between the entryway and kitchen, then decorated it farmhouse style.
We are currently working on the master bedroom remodel.
A few other inexpensive projects I’ve made with farmhouse style include this Milk Crate Footstool,
I hope these rooms and projects give you some ideas of ways to decorate with farmhouse style on an itty bitty budget!
I’d love for you to pop over and visit me at Knick of Time for more farmhouse decor inspiration!
Thank you Angie for covering for me today! I appreciate your guest post and am thrilled to have you. I love and adore your style and I am sure my friends here will too!