Monday, October 19, 2015

How to Decorate your Home Farmhouse Style (Pt. 1): "Fixer Upper" Inspired

If you're as addicted to HGTV as much as we are, you’re probably familiar with the show “Fixer Upper.” And, if you love design as much as we do, you probably watch the show to get ideas and inspiration for your own little-slice-of-heaven. 

As part of a 2 part series we are going to hash through what makes farmhouse style...well, farmhouse! The good, the battered, and the rusty that makes this trend so warm and beautiful. 


A mix of wood and painted furniture is readily seen in farmhouse decorating. You'll want to mostly stick to earthy tones: blacks, whites, creams, browns and grays. (Sorry hot pink, you're out!) 

If you're a DIYer, we recommend painting your furniture with Country Chic paint. We love it because it has great coverage and distresses well. We sell County Chic paint, wax, brushes and more at our store!

Everything pictured here is available at our shop, Ramshackled Treasures, in Zimmerman MN!

Reclaimed barn, pallet or up-cycled wood 

Believe it or not, nail holes, scratches and the natural distressing of time have become an art fixtures! Try to find woods with character such as barn or pallet wood, they will add texture to your home. 

In this picture, the barn wood headboard and LOVE sign create a rustic texture in the bedroom. Headboards are custom made-to-order at our store! LOVE signs available for $69.

Stoneware Crocks 

Ok people, these are very country/farmhouse! Stoneware crocks are a little tricky to find, so check estate sales or antique shops, you may have to hunt to find just what you're looking for, but when you finally get to displaying these gems in your kitchen it will make the extra effort with it!

Blue Mason Jars

So classic and versatile. These can be used for storing dry foods, floral arrangements, making sun tea and more!  

Farmhouse Fabrics

Ticking Stripe

Grain Sack


Burlap is very "in" and you can get really creative with it. These pillows pictured are available along with matching table runners at our shop!

Faux mantle

We are crushing on this cute decorating trend. If JoAnna Gaines didn't start it, she certainly added fuel to the fire. If your home doesn't have a real fireplace, you can add a focal point to the room by creating a standing or hanging mantle. When finished, display candles, pretty birch logs or mirrors in your mantle. (Hmm, I'm sensing a DIY project coming up!)


Egg baskets and crates, milk crates are used a lot in "Fixer Upper" to display vintage odds and ends and floral arrangements.  I put vintage baseballs in one of my wire milk crates!

More "Fixer Upper" Farmhouse decorating tips to come! Tell us about your decorating style and any specific pieces you are hunting for. 

Call for "special requests" or come by Ramshackled Treasures to shop our huge selection of one of a kind furniture and decor all on sale!

Ramshackled Treasures

12686 Fremont Ave, Zimmerman, MN 55398

(763) 856-8700

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