If you love the style of primitive country decor, you’ll find it easy and inexpensive to incorporate these elements into your home, using a few of these simple DIY home decor projects.
For some rustic romance, consider a lace mason jar candle display. Take a mason jar and pour fine sand into it until the bottom is covered in about an inch of sand. Place a tealight candle into the jar, on top of the sand. Take a circle of lace, large enough to cover the outside of the jar. Set the jar in the center of the lace, and wrap the lace upward, gathering it at the neck of the jar. Secure this around the jar neck with a large rubber band. Then hot glue a band of burlap around the jar neck to cover the ends of the lace and the rubber band.
If you find an old large milk can at an antique store, you can use it to bring some life to a dark corner by putting some faux wheat shocks, sunflowers, and other tall faux flower elements into the milk can, using it as a large rustic vase.
Bump up the primitive country decor in your bedroom by adding a barn wood headboard. Find some reclaimed barn wood boards (make sure they are pest free), then sand them and attach the boards to the wall studs running horizontally, one above the other, until they reach about five feet above the mattress level. You could stagger the boards a little so that the ends stick out a bit at random intervals. You could also attach some antique style wall sconces to the wood headboard.
If you have a wardrobe or kitchen cabinet that has glass or mirror panels fit into the doors rather than a solid wood door, you can add an element of country chic by removing the glass and stapling a piece of chicken wire into the door frame where the mirror used to be.
For the horse lover, turn horseshoes into coasters. Take a new or antique (but clean) horseshoe and paint it with black, brown, or oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Then take a cork tile and trim it to the shape of the horseshoe, but a little smaller. Then hot glue the cork to the back of the horseshoe, and you’ll have a darling horseshoe coaster.
For a primitive mail sorting station, take an old wooden box that is just large enough to set a stack of mail in, and stain it whatever color you like. Then cut a piece of burlap so that its width is two inches shorter than the width of the box front, and its height is two inches shorter than the box front’s height. Then stencil the word MAIL onto the burlap in dark brown paint. When it’s dry, use four tacks to tack the burlap to the front of the box.
By adding a few of these decorative projects to your home, it won’t be long before you’re receiving compliments on all the little farmhouse touches that make your home feel cozy and welcoming to guests.