Sunday, September 3, 2017

Rustic/Western Farmhouse Decor

Growing up my life revolved around horses. I still love them but things change once you have a family. Priorities change. I still have dreams of owning a horse someday, but for now there’s simply too much else going on.

I am still attracted to western /rustic decor, but I haven’t incorporated too much of it into our home until just recently I added a small touch here and there. Growing up, my room was always filled with horse posters, Indian decor and even an old saddle. I must say, I went fairly extreme, but that was what floated my boat at the time.

I will share a few tips on adding a touch of rustic decor to the farmhouse look. One of the reasons I like this type of decor is that it’s easy to DIY.


Here I added wheels to the base of a stump to make it portable. The stump is very weathered and dried out. I applied a coat of polycrylic to it to give it a smooth finish. It will serve as a sturdy end table.


I love these old barn pulleys and put this one to use as a light holder.

A few years ago I wrote a blog post called The Last Ride that talks a little about my first horse I owned. His name was Flint. He was a special little horse that I will never forget. I decided to create a little memory plaque of him and display it in our entryway area.


For this plaque I scanned a picture of Flint and printed it out in reverse onto parchment paper. Since the picture is larger than my printer can print, I did this in two sections. I then rubbed it off onto a piece of wood, getting a distressed black and white look. I added the quote “some of my best friends never say a word to me” using the same method. (so true) :)

I thought what would be more fitting than a few cactuses on the shelf with Flint?




The cactuses in the pitcher come from my mom’s granite bucket of cactuses..


While I was at her house getting these prickly little plants, I couldn’t resist getting a few snapshots of her beautiful gardens..






Back inside to the entryway..


The shelf is a simply a piece of old barn wood from the very stall that was Flint’s..


I used my old boots as a flower holder..


If you like the shiplap in the background you can read all about it here. It’s just one of the many touches I’ve been adding here and there to achieve the rustic style.

For other inspiring ideas check out King Ranch Saddle Shop. They carry a variety of leather goods, ranging from
home decor accessories and furniture to cowgirl boots which you can find here.

I hope you enjoyed this post, even though it is a bit different from my usual ones!

Thanks for visiting!


1 comment:

  1. Love how that picture turned out! I know where you get your green thumb from, her gardens are beautiful!