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Monday, April 10, 2017

How to Get the Farmhouse Look with Dollar Tree Items

Easy ideas for transforming basic Dollar Tree items into beautiful farmhouse decor!

Yes, you read that right!  You CAN create beautiful farmhouse decor with inexpensive Dollar Tree items.  From storage baskets and bins to stylish and seasonal decor,  it's easy to transform ordinary Dollar Tree items into gorgeous farmhouse decor. 

How to get the farmhouse look with Dollar Tree items
Sometimes it's hard to see past the bright colors and cheap plastic of many Dollar Tree items, but if you keep an open mind (and squint real hard) you can see the potential.  

In no particular order, here are my favorite Dollar Tree items and makeovers to get the perfect farmhouse look.

How many times have you walked right past the metal burner covers???  You might think twice about passing them up once you see how I turned one into a stylish captain mirror. 
Dollar Tree burner cover turned captains mirror

Dollar Tree burner covers turned farmhouse captain mirror
Dollar Tree has a wide variety of wire baskets perfect for organizing, but have you thought about spray painting them and adding one to a chalkboard?

dollar tree wire baskets

Dollar Tree wire basket turned farmhouse decor

Dollar Tree wire basket turned farmhouse decor

Adding oil rubbed bronze spray paint and metal labels instantly ups the style factor of these basic Dollar Tree basics.

Out of all my Dollar Tree makeovers, turning mini storage drawers into industrial farmhouse storage is by far my favorite!  Transforming these little plastic drawers is a bit more involved, but the after is definitely worth the extra time and effort. 
Dollar Tree storage drawers

Dollar Tree drawers turned farmhouse storage

Jute is great for so many things, but if you're looking for an easy farmhouse craft try making a Wood Bead Tassel Garland.  
Must buy dollar store items, jute

Dollar Tree jute turned farmhouse decor

I've used Dollar Tree succulents in many projects throughout the years, but these succulent stems that I picked up a few months ago are my favorite.   They look so real and you would never know by looking at them that they are fake, no less came from Dollar Tree.
Dollar Tree succulents

Dollar Tree succulents turned farmhouse decor

You may be surprised that almost everything I used to make these succulent pots came straight from Dollar Tree.  I used paint I had on hand, but the stones I used to fill the pots and even the ribbon is from Dollar Tree. 

There are a lot of bright colored faux floral picks at Dollar Tree, but if you weed through them you can find a few that are perfect for adding a bit of farmhouse style to your home. 
Dollar Tree faux flowers

Dollar Tree flowers turned farmhouse decor

Farmhouse decorating with Dollar Tree flowers

Alphabet blocks are great for learning, but I had something a bit different in mind when I spotted a set at Dollar Tree.   I added a few layers of paint, created an alphabet printable and gave them a farmhouse makeover.
Dollar Tree alphabet blocks before

Updated dollar tree alphabet blocks turned farmhouse decor

From plastic Easter eggs to carrot jump ropes, holiday decor from the Dollar Tree is so easy to paint and update into farmhouse decor.
Dollar Tree carrot jump ropes

     Dollar Tree plastic carrots turned farmhouse decor

Seasonal decor is a great way to inexpensively update your home for the changing seasons.   Dollar Tree tends to have a lot of plastic or shiny metal pots and planters, but with a little spray paint or aging, you can turn them into gorgeous farmhouse decor. 

Dollar Tree planter turned farmhouse decor

Dollar Tree planter turned farmhouse decor

With minimal effort and sewing skills, you can easily turn plain white Dollar Tree towels into an affordable farmhouse inspired bathroom accessory.  
Dollar Tree towels turned farmhouse decor

If you love farmhouse decor, I hope I've shown you that it's possible to decorate your home with inexpensive Dollar Tree items.  Keep an open mind, think outside the box, look past the bright colors and you will be amazed at what you can create.  

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  1. You have great ideas to decorate on a small budget!!!

  2. Your Dollar Tree ideas is one of the reasons I began following your blog not too lo g ago. ;) Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  3. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration, you are so creative! Please elaborate more on the burner cover that a paint that was used to create that? TIA, Sheena

    1. Thanks Sheena! It's actually an inexpensive mirror that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. You can find the link to the project under the "after" picture. I hope that helps!

  4. Excellent ideas! Thank u for sharing

  5. These are amazing tips. thank you for sharing!

  6. what kind of plants did you use for your flowers and gardens planter? was it succulents from the dollar tree?

  7. These are such fantastic ideas! I love the wood blocks from Dollar Tree. There are so many awesome projects you can make with them. That burner cover project is genius! Thanks for all of the budget-friendly home decor ideas!

  8. Love your ideas!! Never realized all the possibilities there are at Dollar Tree.