My Daughter's Townhouse Decorated With Up-cycled Farmhouse Decor

October 03, 2018

I purchased these two frames at a garage sale for $1 each.  

The top frame became this Framed Wall Pocket for Faux Foliage.

The art work frame was up-cycled for my daughter's townhouse.

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My first thought was to brush on a black base coat with Rustoleum latex paint in satin finish over the frame and canvas.  

I later decided to remove the canvas, and use a piece of upside down (smooth side) bead board paneling for my stenciling.

I painted on two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray, then lightly distressed the frame with 220 grit sandpaper.  The black latex paint was revealed under the gray in spots.

The bead board paneling piece was painted with two coats of ChalkedPaint in Chiffon Cream.  

I stenciled it with a stencil I purchased on Etsy.  I have used the stencil twice before on framed signs.  I love the saying "It's so good to be Home".  I'm a homebody!

I sealed the frame and sign with Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish. 

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
There's the framed sign project hanging above the sofa, along with my two DIY faux strap hinge planters.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
Other DIY projects here include the fern stenciled black tray on the coffee table, and the stenciled fall pillow project too.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas

The chicken wire lamp is from Hobby Lobby.  We got it for 40% off.  The galvanized pots and tray are from a garage sale, faux plants are from Hobby Lobby too.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
Here is the kitchen.  

The coffee sign above the sink was stenciled with an Old Sign Stencils coffee stencil.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
The vintage dough trough above the cabinets was stenciled HERE.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
My re-purposed cabinet door decor sign, above the table, was shared in a blog post HERE.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
My daughter painted the table legs and the chairs on this thrifted dining set.  The top was laminate so it was left as is.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
In the hallway area is a rustic metal clock (from the thrift shop), blanket ladder and my garage sale shutter project.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas

And here is the bathroom with a Target plaid shower curtain.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
I stenciled a couple of thrifted pieces to coordinate with the shower curtain HERE.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
The "Farmhouse" deacon's bench made it's way to the bedroom.

 And I had a very, very hurried project.

My mom had a chest in her living room that held her television at her old apartment.  These are the drawers.

And this is the frame.

 I painted two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.  Then stenciled the drawer fronts with the new *Old Sign Stencils NEW Houndstooth stencil.  It's sooooo fun!

I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain for the stenciling.  I finished the project the day before she moved in. 

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
Here's the stenciled chest with my stenciled mirror above.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
I think my daughter's townhouse is so fun!  Decorated on almost all repurposed/upcycled thrifted items or hand-me-downs.

DIY Thrifted Townhouse Decor Ideas
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.  All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a talented mama! Her home looks cozy and cute!

  2. IF she wants to update her oak cabinets, she could add some rustic black wrought iron pulls/knobs. So many people just paint the wood, but by adding the handles makes a huge difference. I did this to mine and it gave them a Craftsman appearance. Sorry I don't have pix. Just an idea :)

  3. Thanks Christine! It's a rental townhouse. She's only 24. But I agree new hardware is a good idea!


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