Sharing all the tips & tricks for these AMAZING DIY House Projects to give your home more farmhouse character & style from the floors to the ceiling & everything in between on a budget with pictures!
4 DIY House Projects to Give Your Home More Farmhouse Character
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Although we live in a century old farmhouse over the years previous owners had stripped away of the original character that had originally been here.
Since we moved in over 3 years ago we have slowly been adding back that much needed farmhouse character through many DIY easy house projects.
DIY House Projects ONE – New Wide Pine Wood Floors
All of the 2nd floor in our home was covered in mismatched and old dirty carpet.
Unfortunately when we pulled up the carpet much of the hardwood floors had been painted and were in terrible shape & could not be saved.
We love the look of wide floor boards so for budget reason we decided to add unfinished wide pine floors to our farmhouse as the ultimate DIY House Projects for our floors.
These floors are very similar to floors we have seen in old farmhouses around here.
We also kept and refinished the original pine stairs in our farmhouse.
DIY Farmhouse Stairs
DIY House Projects TWO – Bead Board Ceilings
Plaster ceilings can crack and separate from the ceiling over time especially in homes that have not been taken care of.
Rather than taking down our peeling and cracking ceilings we decided to cover them with tongue and groove bead board ceiling in the boys bedrooms.
The bead board is strong enough to hold up the old ceiling as well as look great.
We also added vinyl bead board to our farmhouse bathroom.
*Bonus: the rooms that we have added bead board too are considerably warmer because less of the warm air is escaping out of our roof.
DIY House Projects THREE – New Wood Doors and Doorways
For some odd reason EVERY single bedroom in our farmhouse was missing a door… Why?
All of our kids bedrooms now have doors, Yay!
So rather than add back plain doors with no panels we added solid wood doors that had a LOT of character.
DIY House Projects FOUR – Build Lots & LOTS of Built Ins in Each & Every Room of our Farmhouse
Built ins add so much character to a home while saving a tremendous amount of space.
Built in bookcases, desks and tables we won’t stop until every room in our home has a built in.
DIY Built in Bed
DIY Built in Desk
What do you think of our DIY house projects?
Do you have any DIY ideas you wish I had added?
I hope this inspires you with many ideas of how you a few DIY house projects on a budget that can add character to any home & I hope you are inspired some easy DIY house projects for your home!
by Tara Lehman
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