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Finding Farmhouse Style

Finding Farmhouse Style

Sundays are made for HGTV marathons.

My favorite show? Fixer Upper. [If you haven’t watched it yet, the entire first season is available on Netflix.]

Chip and Joanna Gaines, a Texas couple that flip homes in the Waco area, are known for creating spaces with a classically clean, farmhouse inspired decor. I love Joanna’s use of antiques to create cute coffee nooks, metal wall art, and comfy living spaces with lots and lots of wood.

Of course, Joanna inspired this Joanna to add some farmhouse touches to our home.

Milk Jugs and Mason Jars are a great way to incorporate some classic [and sometimes colorful] decor pieces in small spaces. Logan and I found the teal mason jar collection at a local antique shop for less than $20 for the set. The milk jug was a housewarming present from a friend that works nicely as a vase or centerpiece.

Inspired by some metal signs seen originally on Fixer Upper, we mounted these two metal pieces to our walls. The brick is a nice backdrop to the distressed metal [don't you think?].

You can buy the "Grow Old Together" sign on the Magnolia Market page here. If you're a local Indy dweller, we used a metal fabricator called Pittman Design & Fabrication. We were able to customize both pieces and create a bundle package deal.

Logan gets all the credit for finding these chairs. Both sets were found at garage sales [he's a pro at finding gold]. I like the pops of color that each bring to the room.

Tip: We sealed the wood chair using a clear sealant. This keeps the distressed and aged look without the hassle of paint chips on the floor.

Ladders and baskets can provide a playful option for storage. Can you guess where we found both? You got it... antiques!


Even though, I wouldn't classify our home style as "farmhouse," we've found ways to bring some Fixer Upper to Indianapolis. With a little imagination, you can easily incoroporate aspects of the farmhouse style in your home too.

Now, back to Sunday HGTV marathons.

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