8 Awesome DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Décor Ideas

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We Love Farmhouse Kitchen Décor & Design

What’s not to love about farmhouse décor? It’s a chic, yet simple and rustic style which also happens to be very popular right now. With every furniture and décor store stocking their shelves with country and cottage style décor, there are so many options to choose from. However, it can get pricey, fast if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. 

In this article, we will show you the most popular DIY farmhouse kitchen décor ideas with step by step instructions. We’ll also go over some kitchen design ideas which will have your guests asking “where did you get that?”

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Key Elements of the Farmhouse Style

What is the farmhouse style? Well, it is a simplistic style with a rustic touch. Usually, this type of décor can be found in very soft, light colors like baby powder blue, white, and light grays. They also tend to have some type of “worn” element, such as frayed fabric or distressed wood.

The best part of the farmhouse style is that it is easy to replicate, making farmhouse kitchen décor the perfect DIY project. The more disheveled and weathered, the better. Who doesn’t like making things a little messy and rough around the edges?

DIY Coffee Station Sign

We’re starting with coffee because how can we not? If you want to step up your coffee game, so you can be your own barista, you’re gonna need a sign to designate your station.

farmhouse style coffee station sign

What You’ll Need

  • 4 wooden planks of the same size
  • 3 thinner, shorter planks
  • 8 screws and a power drill
  • 12-24” piece of twine
  • 2 small screw eye hooks
  • Paint and letter stencils
  • Ultra-fine sandpaper (optional)
  • S-hooks (optional)

How to Make a Wooden Sign for Your Coffee Bar

  1. Lay the first 4 planks parallel to each other, set 1-3” apart.
  2. Place the smaller planks perpendicular to the thicker planks, one in the center and the other two about an inch from each side.
  3. Drill a screw into each section where a small plank overlaps a thick plank.
  4. Attach the screw eye hooks to either side near the top. Make sure they are level.
  5. Tie each end of the twine to the screw eye hooks, so you can hang your sign.

Personalize Your Sign

To create a weathered effect, paint the front of the sign white and then sand some spots down.

On the front of your sign, use your stencils to paint “Coffee Station,” your last name, a picture of a steaming coffee cup, or whatever else you want on your sign.

To hang coffee cups, attach 2 or 3 S-hooks in the gap between the second and third planks.

DIY Kitchen Canisters

When you’re knees deep into a new bread recipe, having easy access to your kitchen utensils can be a huge game changer. It’s hard to find what you need when your utensils have been carelessly thrown into drawers or tightly crammed into one container. The same goes for your baking goods. Learn how to make a 3-piece container set to organize utensils, baking supplies, or anything else you need easy access to while you work in the kitchen.

farmhouse style white and black diy mason jar kitchen canisters and salt and pepper shakers

What You’ll Need

  • 3 large mason jars
  • Acrylic paint
  • 3 12” pieces of twine
  • Chalkboard label stickers or small letter stencils

How to Make Kitchen Canisters

  1. Paint the jars. You can use any kind of acrylic paint on your jars. Try to use colors in neutral, cool tones like brown or gray. You can also paint them all white if you want more of a classy look.
  2. Allow 1-2 hours to dry.
  3. Add a second coat or more colors and paint the bottoms.
  4. Allow 1-2 hours to dry.
  5. Wrap a piece of twine around the rim of each jar and tie it in a bow.

Label Your Containers

We recommend getting chalkboard label stickers or a stencil for easy application, but if you’re feeling brave or good at free handing, go for it!

These are the most popular label groups for kitchen canisters:

Utensil Holders –  Spoons, Spatulas, and Whisks. If you prefer something more quirky, you could also use Stir, Flip, and Mix.

Baking Supply Canisters – Sugar, Sweetener, and Flour

Food Storage Containers – Pasta, Rice, and Beans

Snack Containers – Pretzels, Cereal, and Cookies

DIY Salt and Pepper Shakers

Quirky salt and pepper shakers can bring so much personality to your kitchen. Maybe you don’t want to go full on barn party with chicken and cow themed shakers. Or maybe you do! Regardless, this is the perfect way to achieve the farmhouse theme without going over the top.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 small mason jars with lids on
  • Hammer and nail
  • Black and white paint
  • 2 pieces of twine (optional)

How to Make a Set of Salt and Pepper Shakers

  1. Keeping the lids on the jars, gently make some holes in the lids with a nail and hammer. We suggest doing 3 holes for salt and 2 for pepper.
  2. Remove the lids.
  3. Paint the jars. To add further distinction to your jars, you can paint one white,and the other black or light gray. You can also stencil on an “S” and “P” for a classic look.
  4. Wrap a piece of twine around the rim of each lid. This is completely optional, but it does add a great textural difference.

DIY 3 Tier Cake Stand

We all know how precious counter space can be. Sometimes when you have a cluttered counter space, you can often lose things or forget about them. With this cake stand, you can clear up some of that counter mess. It’s perfect for setting out snacks, like fruit and baked goods.

white farmhouse style 3 tier cake stand

What You’ll Need

  • Set of 3 round cake pans (3 different sizes or all the same size)
  • Table or chair leg or candlestick holders
  • White paint
  • Wood glue
  • Fine sandpaper or sanding block

How to Make a 3 Tier Cake Stand

  1. Cut the chair or table leg into 2-3 pieces of varying lengths. We recommend 3-4” (optional), 6” and 8” sections, starting from the end that would go on the floor. You can also use candlestick holders or anything else of a similar shape and design.
  2. Paint the connectors and cake tins and let them dry.
  3. Sand the paint to create a distressed look. In this case, imperfection is perfection!
  4. Use wood glue to assemble your stand. Glue the longest connector to the largest cake pan to create the base and work your way up. The smallest connector at the top is optional, but will definitely come in handy if you need to move the stand.
  5. Let dry for 24 hours or more before filling it with fruit, candy, and other goodies.

DIY Cutting Board Chalkboard

Whether you have a big family or you have a strict diet, creating a meal plan is a great way to never have to ask or answer “what’s for dinner?” It also helps to avoid letting food go to waste, because you swore that you needed red cabbage for something while you were browsing the produce section. Save space and stay prepared with a nifty cutting board which also doubles as a chalkboard to write a recipe or make a menu!

farmhouse style chalkboard cutting board combo

What You’ll Need

  • Vintage cutting board
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Chalk stick
  • Twine
  • White paint, vinyl stickers, or stencils (optional)

How to Make a Cutting Board Chalkboard Menu

  1. Wash the cutting board, especially if you found it at a garage sale or thrift shop.
  2. Paint the center of the board. Be careful not to paint past the groove.
  3. Let the chalkboard paint dry according to the instructions on the package.
  4. Use the twine to tether a piece of chalk to the handle on the cutting board.

Personalize Your Cutting Board Chalkboard

If you want to go the extra mile, you take white acrylic paint and paint the days of the week on your menu board. You can also use some vinyl stickers or a stencil if free-handing isn’t your strong suit.

DIY Noodle Board

A noodle board or stove tray is a great way to add some extra counter space if you have a flat top stove. They also help keep your stove top clean whenever you’re not cooking on it. Also, did we mention they’re trending right now?

diy farmhouse noodle board on kitchen stove

What You’ll Need

Before you run out to your local home improvement store, measure your stove top. Then you can have them cut to size before you buy them.

  • 3-5 1×8” boards, length of stove
  • 2 1×3” boards, length of stove
  • Coarse, synthetic paint brush
  • Wood stain
  • Wood glue
  • 2 cabinet handles with screws
  • Paint, vinyl stickers, and stencils (optional)

How to Make a Noodle Board

  1. Lay the 1×8” boards parallel to each other, touching.
  2. Place one of the 1×3” boards on each side, perpendicular to the 1×8” boards.
  3. Use wood glue to adhere the smaller boards to the longer ones.
  4. Let the glue dry, according to the instructions on the bottle.
  5. Stain the wood in even coats. Using a coarse brush will make it look weathered and distressed. Also, the synthetic bristles are less absorbent, so you don’t waste a lot of wood stain on such a small project.
  6. Allow the stain to dry, according to the instructions on the can.
  7. Attach a handle to each of the smaller boards, so that you can easily lift your noodle board when you need to use your stove.

Personalize Your Noodle Board

Once the stain is dry, you can paint any type of design on the top of your new noodle board. You can paint a pattern or design, your favorite quote, or your family name. If you aren’t much of an artist, vinyl stickers or stencils may come in handy as well.

DIY Wine Glass Rack

If you’re looking for an easy way to add a rustic touch to your kitchen, you can fashion a wine glass hanger out of reclaimed wood. This is great for anyone who loves to host wine and cheese parties or just loves wine in general. Using reclaimed wood is a great, cost-effective way to add that worn look to any room. It adds a great texture which in turn adds dimension to your decor. This project is fairly simple and cheap, too!

diy wine glass holder farmhouse decor

What You’ll Need

  • Reclaimed wood board
  • Nails (2 for each glass you intend to hang)
  • Sawtooth hanger
  • Hammer

How to Make a Wine Glass Holder

  1. Place 2 nails spaced wider than your wine glass stems, but no larger than the base of the glasses. It should be easy to slide a glass in and out with the base resting atop the nails while on display.
  2. Repeat this process as many times as you like. If you have enough space on your board, we suggest 2 rows of 3 glasses.
  3. Install the sawtooth hanger on the back of the rack.
  4. Hang it up in your kitchen!

DIY Wall Mount Bottle Opener

Say goodby to all those times you need a bottle opener and can’t find them in the drawer, even though you know you put it there! Wall mounted bottle openers are nothing new, but they are extremely helpful. Best of all, there are many ways to customize this to make it your own.

farmhouse diy wall mount bottle opener

What You’ll Need

How to Make a Wall Mount Bottle Opener

  1. Glue the bottle opener to the board.
  2. Glue the hose clamp near the bottom of the board.
  3. Place the mason jar in the clamp to catch bottle caps. You can remove the jar from the clamp once it gets full.

Personalize Your Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

If you want to take it a step further, you can paint the board and distress it with sandpaper. You can also paint a symbol, quote, or name in the space between the opener and the jar.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas

So, now you have some ideas that could put your kitchen on the cover of Farmhouse Kitchen Décor Daily. We’ve gone into detail about a few popular DIY farmhouse décor projects, but we hope you’ve discovered some design ideas that will help with your own projects as well. We’ve also learned what features make for a farmhouse style design:

  • Cool, neutral tones
  • Distressed paint and fabric
  • Natural textures like wood, twine or metal

Farmhouse kitchen décor uses a well balanced combination of rustic and modern design styles. It’s also very easy to replicate, which is probably the main reason it is so popular!

Farmhouse Style Kitchen Remodeling Services

If you want to go beyond farmhouse kitchen décor and do a full farmhouse style kitchen remodel, call Illinois Remodeling Consultants. IRC Kitchen Design Consultants are always ahead of the curve when it comes to modern kitchen design trends. Contact us to schedule your free kitchen design consultation!


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