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Many of us are still in love with the farmhouse style of decorating. It’s warm, relaxing and full of character. Farmhouse style is a mixture of old and new pieces, bringing in a rustic and vintage feel, but not excluding shiny and new. Here are 31 Inspirational DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas that you can make for your home. You will love these beautiful and affordable ideas!

rustic roman numeral DIY ClockMake this DIY Rustic Roman Numeral Clock using a wooden round and clock stencil.


how to build a modern farmhouse bench Build a Modern Farmhouse bench to go with your table or on your front porch.


leanord media console by lazy guy diyNeed a space for your TV? Build this Leonard Media Console for extra storage.


diy rustic caddy with branch handleCreate this Rustic Caddy with a Branch Handle to hold a pretty flower display.


farmhouse family birthday sign by where the smiles have beenCreate this Farmhouse Family Birthday Sign and never forget a birthday again.


diy side tableBuild a DIY Side Table using gray stain to give it a weathered farmhouse look.


farmhouse style plant holder by jenna kate at homeAdd some beautiful greenery to any room with this Farmhouse Style Vertical Plant Holder.


easy diy farm animal cutting board by spain hill farmCreate these cute animal shaped cutting boards to decorate your farmhouse kitchen.


diy produce rackCute and functional, this DIY Produce Rack is perfect for a farmhouse kitchen.


Farmhouse Cake Stand by Making it in the MountainsMake a gorgeous cake stand to display in your farmhouse dining room.


IKEA Hack farmhouse window mirrorTurn a plain IKEA mirror into this beautiful Farmhouse Window Mirror.


diy window wall cabinet by timeless creationsBuild this DIY Window Wall Cabinet using an old farmhouse window frame.


king size headboard Create a Rustic Wood Headboard for your farmhouse styled bedroom.


farmhouse kitchen sign by michelle j designsAdd a DIY Farmhouse style Farmers Market Wooden Sign to your kitchen wall.

diy flowerbox centerpiece by hazel and gold designsAdd a Farmhouse Style DIY Flowerbox Centerpiece
 to your dining table and add flowers for greenery.


rustic bathtub trayBring the farmhouse look into your bathroom with this DIY Rustic Bathtub Tray.


DIY wood shutter shelf by Salvage Sister and MisterRepurpose an old shutter into this amazing DIY Wood Shutter Shelf that just screams farmhouse.


modern farmhouse picture frameTurn an old picture frame into this Modern Farmhouse Picture Frame design.


DIY Rustic media center by pinspired to diyBuild this DIY Rustic Media Center to decorate beneath your wall mounted TV.


farmhouse clock by vanderveen houseLearn how to make this DIY Rustic Clock from an electrical cable spool.


farmhouse style corbel shelf by hazel and gold designsMake a Farmhouse Style Corbel Shelf as a beautiful and functional addition to your wall.


Rustic Wood Cake Stand | Pretty Handy GirlDecorate your kitchen or dining with this beautiful Rustic Gray Cake Stand.


wire memo board by making it in the mountainsCreate this beautiful DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board for decorating or organizing!


diy herringbone table by our bright roadA gorgeous DIY Herringbone Table is perfect for your farmhouse dining.


diy tobacco basket by red cottage chroniclesLove tobacco baskets but don’t love the price? Make this DIY Tobacco Basket for your mantel or shelf.


farmers market box for cookbooksWhite wash an old wooden box to create this DIY Farmers Market Wooden Box for visible storage.


DIY Farmhouse wreath with wood backingThis DIY Farmhouse Wreath with Wooden Backing is beautiful decor for any room.


Weathered Wood Plank Wall by Pinspired to DIYThe perfect farmhouse addition is a DIY Weathered Wood Plank Wall.


farmhouse fireplace makeover by lovemysimplehomeBring farmhouse into your home by creating a Fireplace and Wooden Mantel Makeover.


diy farmhouse cotton stems by making manzanitaCotton stems are on trend! Make your own DIY Cotton Stems for a fraction of the new price.


diy wood lantern farmhouse by hazel and gold designsDIY Wooden Lanterns give a great farmhouse feel to your indoor or outdoor spaces.

I hope you liked this collection of inspirational DIY farmhouse home decor. The greatest thing about DIY projects is being able to customize them for your space, so I hope these ideas sparked some creativity and helped you discover some ways you can bring the farmhouse style into your home. Let me know what you think!

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Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

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How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Hello everyone, I’m Shara from the DIY blog Woodshop Diaries. I am excited to be a new contributor on Pretty Handy Girl!!  If you don’t already know me, it’s very nice to “meet” you! I’m a DIYer with a passion for woodworking and remodeling.

That being said, I’ve been super busy building in the shop lately and one of my latest (and favorite) projects was this modern farmhouse table.  But of course, no farmhouse table is complete without at least one matching bench, right? Today I’m going to show you how to build a modern farmhouse bench. 🙂

Get your building music ready, and let’s get started.


  • (2) 2″ x 8″ x 8′
  • (3) 2″ x 4″ x 8′
  • (1) 4″ x 4″ x 8′
  • 2 ½” pocket hole screws
  • 2 ½” wood screws
  • 4″ wood screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Miter saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Drill
  • Jig Saw
  • Kreg Jig for pocket holes
  • Sander
  • Stain or Paint and Polycrylic


Step 1: Cut the Legs.

Cut four legs from the 4×4’s at 18″ long using a miter saw.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Step 2: Assemble the top

Using glue and clamps (or using 1 ½” pocket holes and 2 ½” pocket hole screws), attach the two 2″ x 8″ x 8′ boards together.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Once the glue is dry, trim down to your desired length using a circular saw and a straight edge (beware of the location of your screws if you used pocket screws).

Step 3: Cut corners for legs

Using a jig saw, mark 3 ½” squares on each corner and cut out.  This is where the legs will go in the next step.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Once your corners are cut, drill 1 ½” pocket holes as shown below.  Repeat for each corner.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Step 4: Attach the legs

Set a 4×4 leg into each corner. Make sure the leg tops are flush with the top of the bench. Secure the legs into the corners using 2 ½” pocket hole screws.  You will add more support in the next step, so don’t worry if the legs feel a little flimsy.  The screws simply hold the legs in place while you add the supports.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Step 5: Add bottom supports

Measure the distance between all your legs. Cut the 2″ x 4″ boards to fit between the legs.  (Depending on how accurate your jig saw cuts are, one side may be slightly longer than the other.)  The 2″ x 4″ support pieces must fit snug between the legs.  Drill two pocket holes in both ends.  Line up the supports approximately 1 ½” from the edge of the bench top. Attach the supports between the legs using 2 ½” pocket hole screws.  Note: You will have to attach the short pieces first or you won’t be able to fit the drill in between the longer side pieces.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Pre-drill holes (to avoid splitting the wood) through the supports into the bench top. Use 4″ wood screws to secure the supports to the bench top.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Cut two more pieces of 2×4 to fit between the two long supports.  Attach these small 2×4’s to the supports using 2½” wood screws driven in at an angle.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

For added stability, drive a few more 4″ screws through these smaller supports into the bench top.

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

Step 6: Finish

Flip your bench over and give it a good sanding.  Finish off with stain or paint of your choice.  (I stained my bench with Minwax Early American and finished it with Minwax Polycrylic.)

How to Build a Modern Farmhouse Dining Bench

This bench matches perfectly with the modern farmhouse table I recently built for a friend.


Conveniently, it looks handsome inside or outside your home.


What do you think? Want to build this Modern Farmhouse Bench for your home?

Be sure to visit me over at Woodshop Diaries and join in on all the shenanigans ;).  Until next time, happy building!!