Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For The Fireplace Mantel and 20 Farmhouse DIYs


I freely admit that I don't live in a farmhouse, and what I love about the farmhouse feel is the simplicity in so much of the design. My husband and I were just discussing over the weekend how some of the favorite places that we have had to spend time visiting in the last couple of years have been farmhouse style homes...in France. I'm planning something that I'm bursting at the seams to tell you about and involves...

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For The Fireplace Mantel and 20 Farmhouse DIYs



 ...something a little fancier than an olive bucket filled with firewood and a few faux pumpkins. It might just have to do with blogging, and much more...so stay tuned and sign up for the Newsletter for that!

On a grey day I pulled out some greys (or do you say GRAY?) and set up a simple French farmhouse style mantel. I was so inspired by THIS HOME that I had the pleasure of visiting in France and there weren't very many objects around, so you soaked in the simple beauty of what was displayed.

An old French photo frame, a French zinc bucket and an old dug up bottle with peacock feathers gathered from my walks around the block. Yes, we have wild peacocks here and they shed these beautiful plumes at certain times of the year.


Patina on the old zinc bucket with hydrangeas.


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And I have a ROUND UP with 20 FABULOUS FARMHOUSE DIYs for you as well today! Come back tomorrow for a TABLESCAPE post
  1. DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign from cherishedbliss.com
  2. Distressed Wooden Art from beckhamandbelle.com
  3. Raised Copper Pot Plant Stand DIY from puresweetjoy.com
  4. Restoration Hardware Inspired Vintage from thekimsixfix.com
  5. Copper Toilet Paper Holders from akailochiclife.com
  6. DIY Full Wall Industrial Piping Shelves from onebroadsjourney.com
  7. Upcycled Clock from bumblebreeblog.com
  8. DIY Wire Rose Bouquet from craftingfingers.co.uk
  9. DIY Rustic Industrial Sunburst Mirror from oldhousetonewhome.net
  10. DIY Industrial Hanging Planter from fabricationpollination.com
  11. Modern Industrial Wood Slice Shelf Tutorial from girllovesglam.com
  12. DIY Leather Mirror Trio from blog.confessionsofanewoldhomeowner.com
  13. Copper Pipe Toilet Paper Holder from kristimurphy.com
  14. DIY Jewelry Organization from makinghomebase.com
  15. DIY Industrial Shelves from amykrist.org
  16. DIY Coat Hanger from weekdaycarnival.blogspot.com
  17. DIY Cage Light Sconces from nalleshouse.com
  18. DIY Copper Concrete Lamp from look-what-i-made.com
  19. DIY Wire Hanger Towel Holder from adailysomething.com
  20. Industrial Decorative Pumpkins from designdininganddiapers.com