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


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.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative Kim | Made in a Day

Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things

Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Sue | A Purdy Little House Chelc | Inside the Fox Den

Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Sara | Twelve on Main

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


DIY Farmhouse Decor From Thrifted Wall Art

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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!


Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

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