One Simple Trick to Bring Charm and Character to Any Space…

I’ve always dreamed of living in a lovely old farmhouse. The vintage charm of old millwork, rustic hardwood floors, a big front porch, crystal doorknobs, maybe even a clawfoot tub.

{sigh}

And then we came across this big old house from the 70’s.

It may be full of linoleum, oak and walls in the wrong places.

And it’s not technically on a farm.

But, it instantly felt like home.

From the first moment I laid eyes on it, I knew we could transform this big box into the farmhouse of my dreams!

So far, we’ve tackled a few rooms upstairs…


 

But, turning a big old house from the 70’s into a farmhouse full of vintage charm isn’t always easy.

We’ve discovered a few simple renovation projects that have completely changed the look and feel of our home…


 

With the walls painted and a new light fixture here and there, it’s amazing how each space has transformed!

My favourite part of any renovation is always bringing in our furniture and decor, making the space work perfectly for our family. I love working with a mix of new and old to bring in even more warmth and character to each room.

One of my very favourite ways to bring charm & character to every space in our home is to use beautiful furniture pieces in unexpected ways! So today, I thought I’d share a few ideas to inspire you to think outside the box a bit with your furniture and decor all around the house!



{in the entryway}

Farmhouse Entryway
I think a Dresser makes for perfect storage in the entryway
 

Here are a few of my favourite furniture finds for the entryway:


 
 

{in the living room}

Trunk Side Table
How lovely is this Trunk as a side table!
 

Farmhouse Porch
Or a beautiful coffee table!
 

Farmhouse Living Room
I LOVE the idea of using a dresser as a TV stand!
 

Farmhouse TV Stand
Especially with a few drawers removed for some extra shelf space!
 

Farmhouse Living Room
And this buffet as sofa table is absolutely brilliant!
 

Here are a few of my favourite finds for the living room:


 
 

{in the kitchen}

Farmhouse Sideboard
How perfect would it be to use a dresser sideboard!
 

Farmhouse Kitchen
And how lovely is this kitchen island made with a dresser!
 

Farmhouse Kitchen
Or, with a gorgeous old desk!
 

Here are a few of my favourite finds for the kitchen:


 
 

{in the office}

Easy ways to create a unique & beautiful farmhouse style office space...
Create a reading nook with a dining chair!
 

Farmhouse Style Office
Or use a Table as a nice big desk!
 

Easy ways to create a unique & beautiful farmhouse style office space...
I love the idea of using a china cabinet for extra storage!
 

Farmhouse Style Office
Especially with some pretty glass doors!
 

Easy ways to create a unique & beautiful farmhouse style office space...
A buffet table provides extra storage as well as a lovely shelf!
 

Easy ways to create a unique & beautiful farmhouse style office space...
And using a dining chair as a desk chair keeps things simple and pretty!
 

Here are a few of my favourite finds for the office:


 
 

{in the bathroom}

Farmhouse Bathroom
One of my very favourite ideas is using a dresser for a vanity!
 

A Farmhouse Style Bathroom | www.makingitinthemountains.com
We even tried it with a buffet table in ours!
 

Here are a few of my favourite finds for the bathroom:


 
 

{to use outdoors}

Farmhouse Style Porch
What could be more charming than a dresser on the porch!
 

Vintage Painted Chair
LOVE the idea of using achair for a plant stand!
 

Here are a few of my favourite finds for outdoor spaces (though some might not live outdoors all year round):


 
 

I hope you’re feeling inspired to put some of your own furniture to work in some unexpected ways!

One of my very favourite ways to bring charm & character to every space in our home is to use beautiful furniture pieces in unexpected ways!
 
 

HUGE thanks to the wonderful folks at The Brick for sponsoring this post and making it so darn easy to recommend their beautiful furniture!

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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22 thoughts on “One Simple Trick to Bring Charm and Character to Any Space…

  1. Soo much gorgeous inspiration, Kristi! I grew up on a farm and absolutely love all the ways we can bring farmhouse charm and style right into your homes in town! Pinning!

  2. Thanks for the suggestions. I recognize some rooms but are they all of your home? Truly gorgeous! You made it seem so easy to accomplish, however, I struggle with making my rooms coordinate on a budget. It seems when a style is popular the flea market prices skyrocket. Keep the inspiration flowing…

    1. Thank you Kimberly! Only a few of these are actually my own spaces, but the others were SO inspiring and pretty, I couldn’t help but share them. You’ll find a link to each space right under the picture, definitely pop around to check out those other gorgeous spaces too! Thanks again!

  3. Great ideas! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have my TV in my small den sitting on a dresser that I bought at a thrift store and that I redid. All of the drawers provide me lots of storage for my CDs, DVDs, all of my cards, etc.

  4. What a fun and inspiring post! I found you through Susan’s link at Love of Home. Now I am going to have to look back at all your posts! <3

  5. Oh my these look all so lovely. It always amazes me to see how creative some people are. I never would have thought of using a dresser in the dining room as a buffet! That is just brilliant. Thank you Kristi for sharing this amazing round up!

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