Our home kitchen has long had a slightly rustic inspired and farmhouse influenced aesthetic about it, but lately we’ve been trying to make that a little more explicit and established looking. We want a consistent style, not just a subtle hint of what we like! That’s why we’ve been spending a bit of time each day looking for cute homemade farmhouse kitchen decor that will help us get the look we’ve been dreaming of.
Just in case you love the idea of making a pretty but firmly DIY farmhouse inspired kitchen aesthetic in your home just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!
1. DIY paint stick bushel basket
Have you always loved the idea of going to a farmer’s market to the point that you sometimes pretend that’s what you’re really doing when you’re at the grocery store? Then we have a feeling this first idea from Deco Art will have a lot of appeal to you. Check out their tutorial to see how they made a lovely bushel styled basket for fruit using leftover wooden paint sticks!
2. Easy farmhouse kitchen wall hanger
Have you ever come across a photo or a piece of digital art that you loved so much and that really fit your home’s decor style, but that you wanted to present more stylishly than just printing it off the computer and sticking the paper in a frame? Well, that’s precisely how Raggedy Bits ended up writing this tutorial on how to turn an image into a wonderfully large farmhouse style print that looks great hanging on a kitchen well! It’ll look just as good no matter what image you choose.
3. Farmhouse market produce rack
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about fruit baskets and farmer’s markets, but you’re the kind of fruits and veggies enthusiast that needs space for more than just a few apples on hand? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this awesome wall mounted produce rack project from Addicted 2 DIY a try! We love the way they used vintage wire shopping baskets to really bring home the idea of an old fashioned country produce section.
4. Stylishly weathered homemade farmhouse table
Are you actually quite handy when it comes to furniture making and you can’t help thinking that your kitchen is ready for a more permanently practical statement piece, even if that means a bit more of a challenge for you? In that case, particularly if you’re already got woodworking experience, we think you simply must take a look at the way Ana White made this fantastic wooden farmhouse table that they also show you how to stylishly weather so it looks well loved even though it’s newly made.
5. Rustic ladder pot rack
Are you the kind of DIY lover and crafting enthusiast who enjoys making things even more than usual when it’s something that has a practical function, as well as being stylish or decorative? In that case, we think you’ll get a huge kick out of the way Domestically Speaking made this awesome pots and pans hanging rack from an old wooden ladder for maximum rustic chic!
6. Five minute farmhouse footed tray
Just in case it’s the quick, simple details you think will transform your kitchen the best at this stage, here’s a nice, fast project that really helps with both style and organization! Take a look at this tutorial from Salvaged Living to see how they used a metal tray and upcycled wooden bed knobs to make this cute, farmhouse chic footed tray that’s great for keeping things in on the countertop.
7. DIY farmhouse message board
Like our house, is the kitchen the central hub of your home and family unit, tending to be where everyone meets to swap news and organize themselves? In that case, we think you might get along very well indeed with this DIY farmhouse message board idea outlined step by step on Seeking Lavender Lane!
8. Wire and wooden crate farmhouse cabinet
Are you still thinking about how much you liked the idea we mentioned of making something that’s both practical and stylish and now you’re wondering whether you might be able to make some kind of farmhouse inspired storage solution, since you’re a little strapped for cupboard space? In that case, we think this stunning homemade wire and wooden crate farmhouse cabinet outlined in full detail on Knick of Time might be just the thing for you.
9. X-wood hanging pendant light
Perhaps one of the elements in your kitchen that isn’t really jiving with the whole farmhouse aesthetic yet are your light fixtures? Well, instead of letting them ruin the whole fantasy, we’d suggest taking a look at the way Infarrantly Creative overhauled theirs by covering their bulbs in a wooden X-frame box that looks rather authentically farmhouse chic indeed.
10. Farmhouse kitchen canisters
Sometimes the best way to “decorate” your kitchen is simply to alter some of the necessary elements, like countertop storage items, so that they look a little nicer or more themed than they did before. This DIY kitchen utensils canister idea from Houseful of Handmade is the perfect example of what we mean! They show you the simple steps for making them look like something you’d have seen at the general store on a day trip to town from the farmstead.
11. Numbered wooden trivets
Establishing a good overall theme in your kitchen doesn’t have to apply to only the permanent pieces that you keep out on display all the time. Sometimes making actual kitchen supplies that follow suit helps build the atmosphere in the details! That’s why we liked this rustic chic wooden numbered trivet aesthetic outlined in detail on Old Salt Farm so much.
12. Wooden beam farmhouse light fixtures
Are you actually scrolling through our list and finding yourself thinking about the idea of creating farmhouse chic lighting fixtures because it really would take your space to the next level, but you just haven’t seen the idea that quite grabs and holds your attention yet? Well, if you have some experience in woodworking based handy projects around the house, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how My Creative Days made this reclaimed wooden pendant light beam with metal light shades that look like the tops of old fashioned milk cans.
13. Farmhouse kitchen soap holder
Did we actually catch your attention quite well when we started talking about the idea of making simply decorative countertop containers to organize the things you set there, but it’s really the area around your sink that needs a hand? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with this idea from Ribbons and Glue for making a farmhouse kitchen soap holder from a miniature galvanized metal bucket.
14. Custom wooden kitchen sign
Are you feeling simply smitten by the idea of including just about as much wood as possible in your kitchen despite all the modern amenities, so you’re looking for some cute, purely decorative details with which to really top it all off? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Funky Junk Interiors made these lovely old fashioned looking wooden signs in fewer steps than you might think.
15. Farmhouse kitchen benches
If you’re going to start looking into the possibility of making yourself some kind of gorgeous reclaimed wood farmhouse table, would you rather go the extra mile and make matching seating to go with it instead of trying to find suitable pieces in stores? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Old Salt Farm created these stunning farmhouse benches to go along with their own wooden table. Their tutorial walks you through the full plans and process.
Have you made other kinds of awesomely rustic farmhouse pieces for your kitchen before that you loved completing and still have displayed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!