Farm Kitchen Finds At HomeGoods

Over the weekend I took a trip to HomeGoods and spent hours scouring the store. I had a cart full of things when I finished making my way through every aisle, and then I realized that I had no room in my tiny Boston apartment to put all of the things I had so I promptly put it back. Before I removed things from my cart though, I took pictures of what I believed to be musts for your home, specifically in the kitchen.

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I fell in love with this crate. I could just imagine it in my future farm kitchen someday with fresh fruit piled in it. There is something so beautiful and natural about the idea of having a farm fresh crate filled with garden fresh fruits and veggies from my backyard. It’s a perfect way bring the farm into your farm kitchen.

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Another great rustic piece to add to your kitchen is this old time “EAT” sign. The chipping paint and that white wooden planks give it the perfect “pulled this out of the barn” look. The even better part? If you don’t want to pay the $19 price tag, then you can easily make something similar yourself.

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Guess what? More chipped paint! This chalkboard is small enough to hang pretty much anywhere in your kitchen. Want to keep a list of things you need your husband to pick up at the store? Write it there. Want to post what you’re going to make for dinner so that your kids stop asking? Write it on the board. It’s both practical and and pretty, which is a perfect for any mother’s kitchen.

This one here is one of the most brilliant things I’ve seen in a while. Instead of keeping old plastic containers to store dog food in your kitchen, why not get a shiny tin made specifically for the food. This is a cute way to make your dog’s things a part of your decor, instead of hiding it from your houseguests.

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Lastly, this M.C. Henry Whiskey bottle that would be the perfect centerpiece on any farmhouse table. Put some flowers you just picked from the garden in this bottle like it’s a vase, or pair it with other bottles for a unique country centerpiece.

How To Get Your Dream Farm Kitchen For Less

I don’t know about you guys, but I secretly would love to be Joanna Gaines. If you don’t know who she is, then you are severely missing out! Joanna and Chip Gaines are the stars of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, and she specializes in turning an old and rundown house into a beautifully renovated rustic palace. She uses exposed wood and shiplap and old rusted farm pieces to make a clients dream home. If you are like me, and dream of owning a home with a farm sink and a wooden kitchen island, then this article is for you!

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The first way that you can convert your outdated kitchen into a farm-styled kitchen is to put in a farm sink. The classic white sink ranges anywhere from $350 to $1200, but you can find them severely discounted at wayfair.com. You can also get the sink pictured above at Ikea, and you can get the tall farmhouse faucet there as well.

Most modern farm kitchens have white cabinets, but most houses built in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000s have light wooden cabinets in the kitchens. If the cabinets have good bones, then it is easy enough to sand and paint the cabinets white, and fix them up with new handles, and you have an entirely new kitchen. DIYNetwork gives a master class on how to paint your cabinets so that you can do it yourself!

While your cabinets are down for painting, it is the perfect time to add a subway tile backsplash. Subway tiles come in all colors, but the classic white or grey are most often used in farm kitchens.

Another way to bring the farm into your kitchen is to use a sliding barn door to cover your pantry. Remodelaholic shows 35 differnt DIY doors and how to inexpensively incorporate a sliding barn door into your home.

The last major piece that needs to be added to your kitchen to make it look like an authentic farmhouse is a large, rustic and wooden table. This is probably the most manageable of all of the DIY kitchen projects so far because it just requires a large wooden table, paint, stain, and a sander. Our Vintage Home Love shows how you can take an out of style table and make it fit your farm house look. By sanding down the top and roughing up the white paint job, the table went from a mid-2000s dining room set to a modern day masterpiece.

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Add some chairs or an old bench sanded up to match and you have a table fit for hosting!

Last but not least, the key to having a perfectly rustic farm kitchen is to pay attention to the detail. Go to flea markets and yard sales and see if you can find old authentic farm pieces to finish off the look. Pieces to look for are farm crates, old lighting fixtures and distressed wood. You can use the crates for storage and add hooks to the wood to create a place to hang pots and pans or kitchen towels.

If you follow this guide, you will have a beautifully authentic farm kitchen in no time!