DIY Farmhouse Decor From Thrifted Wall Art

If you’re a farmhouse decor lover like I am, and on a tiny budget like I am, then I’m pretty sure we’re soul mates.  ;)  Because I don’t have much money to spend on style (you should see my sorry wardrobe! ;)) I’m all about the DIY farmhouse decor, and upcycling a thrifted find to fit our style is my jam.  

Luckily today is the monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge, so it’s the perfect day to share my most recent DIY farmhouse decor.  Ready?

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Kim | Farmhouse Made Toni | Small Home Soul Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Leanna | Of Faerie and Fauna Denise | My Thrifty House Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Shirley | Intelligent Domestications

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DIY Farmhouse Decor From Thrifted Wall Art

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So here’s what I started with;  a dated piece of heavy wood “decoupage” style art, made worse by a tiny and dark photo.

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  Try this easy and budget friendly

 

My first step was to completely cover the original art with creamy white paint.  I used Lace from DecoArt.

Next I pulled out a favorite stencil.  I think the pattern looks a little like a star quilt, so I think it’s a great modern and graphic interpretation of farmhouse style.

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  Try this easy and budget friendly

 

Using a medium toned gray paint (this one is my fave) I painted over the stencil.

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  Try this easy and budget friendly

 

I wanted a more rustic and distressed look, so I sanded lightly with 80 grit sandpaper.

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  Try this easy and budget friendly

 

My last step was to brush on some antiquing wax to add some age.

I’m loving the graphic layer on our mantel with a boxwood wreath.

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  Try this easy and budget friendly

 

I even pulled out a little Christmas; the kids were confused.  ;)

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  Try this easy and budget friendly DIY!

 

If you love this DIY farmhouse decor wall art, I hope you’ll pin this post and give it a try!  Thank you so much!

 

Add DIY farmhouse decor to your home the easy way by painting and stenciling over a thrifted plaque.  This is the perfect easy weekend DIY project for any budget!


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Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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34 thoughts on “DIY Farmhouse Decor From Thrifted Wall Art

    1. Thank you Alexa! This piece was perfect for stenciling because there was no frame to worry about, but I bet it would work with just about any piece! Give it a try!

    1. Thank you so much Shirley! The stencil came from Cutting Edge Stencils and it is actually large enough to do a whole wall, but I haven’t gone that far yet… ;)

  1. This turned out amazing! I’ve always wanted to try stenciling, but I’m nervous I would mess it up, but this is such a great tutorial, I’m going to try it out!

    1. Thank you Lindsay, definitely give it a try! I find that a little sanding “erases” tiny mistakes too, so this is a forgiving project! :)

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