Farmhouse Kitchen Chic--For Cheap!
This kitchen snapshot encompasses everything I love about a farmhouse kitchen--the gingham print, the country tchotchkes and (most of all) the very useful country kitchen tools!
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My love of country kitchen decorating actually began with my second apartment in the late 80s-early 90s, with those happy little geese in their happy little bonnets, remember that? They were on everything in that kitchen--the canisters, the curtains, the wallpaper border, yikes.
After geesapalooza, my country kitchen decorating morphed into an ivy obsession. The color scheme went from blue and white with yellow accents to strictly green and white. I stenciled ivy on the kitchen cabinets, hung green and white ivy wallpaper and every little thing had ivy on it, from the pot holders to the dishtowels to the placemats. Surely I couldn't get bored of that theme...could I???
It’s been some years and many kitchens later and I'm now kind of obsessed with the still-technically-country farmhouse look, but I'm definitely NOT obsessed with having just one theme run throughout my entire kitchen anymore. That's what's great about a farmhouse look--it's SO flexible and eclectic. It can be clean, cluttered or minimal. You can showcase many of your favorite decor pieces with a farmhouse look too, creating stylish vignettes on rustic shelves and chippy tables. You can mix pricey antiques and one of a kind heirlooms with, well, shit from Amazon.
Speaking of shit from Amazon, I did a little w̶i̶n̶d̶o̶w̶ monitor shopping this weekend and found a few farmhouse kitchen pieces that I put on my wishlist and thought I would share them with my fellow farmhouse fanatics here on the blog. These truly are farmhouse kitchen chic--for cheap!
Seems like everything old is new again, yeah? What do you like best about the farmhouse look? What are some of your favorite pieces? Let me know in the comments!