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Friday, August 10, 2012

Cost-cutting Country Decor

Since I traveled from my Long Island beachside home to a friend's upstate Farmhouse yesterday, I've decided to continue my budget decor theme, but with a country twist today. The same rules of repurposing and honoring nature apply to any good country-themed home, but if you don't have time to scour yard sales and flea markets, then here's a few ideas:

With great chairs averaging a few hundred bucks a piece, save a little dough by forgoing individual seating on one side of your dining table in favor of a country style bench like this one from Poppy Cottage on Etsy ($450.00).

Follow the DIY journey of this reclaimed wood barndoor-inspired headboard on the Our Vintage Home Love blog, or snatch up an old door from ebay (like the one pictured above) for $150 and simply prop up behind your bed.

These Vintage Metal Parts Bins from NapaStyle come in 4 authentic colors and are $39 each. A similar item would be much cheaper if found at a flea market, but haggle-free, to-your-door vintage decor has its price.

Set of 2 Recycled Magazine Baskets add a colorful, eclectic feel to any country decor ($87.99 at sears.com)

The Shiraleah Woven Wool Throw brings a touch of softness and texture to any country-inspired living room ($138 from Amazon).

A convenient little side table made from recycled oak wine barrels ($151 at Wine Vine Imports, available in several finishes).

Perfectly sized for an entryway, bath or kitchen, this recycled Brown Rag Rug was handmade from recycled cotton (available through Back Porch Country on Etsy for $54).