Love Primitive Decoration in the House
My friend introduced me to primitive decor several years and I’ve been hooked ever since! Pip berries, coffee stained muslin and stars, oh my! So many primitive decorating ideas to think of and display! They partner well with all the antiques in the house. Use your imagination! Like add a tapered candle to a rusty bed spring. Gives the house a quaint, old-fashioned feeling. Add in the delicious smell of your favorite potpourri and who could resist relaxing in that atmosphere?!
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Let’s Check Out Some Primitive Decorating Ideas
I have slowly, but surely, covered all surfaces in the house with primitive items. When you walk into the kitchen you are greeted by an antique ironing board with a Welcome sign. I crafted it a few years ago. It’s a simple piece of wood that I painted, sanded the edges and glued a burlap “Welcome” on it and topped it off with a couple of rusty stars. Next to that is the hutch with an assortment of different primitive and antique decorations. I also like to throw in some natural finds. There is are a couple of shells we found on vacation, an unusual stick, a small pine cone and a coffee bean from a friends coffee bean tree.
A couple of picnic basket on top of the pie safe are topped by an antique coffee grinder that sat in my parents living room for as long as I can remember. Sentimental family pieces are my favorite and most prized possessions. Most everything on the top of my grandpa’s pie safe are family pieces including Pappy’s gold and burgundy bottles. I filled a couple of vases with grains and beans then put a small, grungy candle in them. Add a natural garland to complete the look.
Harry had already decorated the kitchen walls with many old items. My additions were a black and white family photo, my mother’s favorite picture from her childhood of the boy and clown and the wrought iron rooster that also was in my parents house forever!
More Primitives in the Kitchen
When I first came to live with Harry, I was using my aluminum strainer still, had been for years! Harry had a fit, “It’s an antique!” So it became decoration on top of the frig along with some other old kitchen gadgets. The aged bread box does great in the display by lifting the strainer up giving the display some height. The house has exposed beams in the ceiling making a perfect place to hang and display more vintage items for the kitchen.
There are many DIY projects throughout the house. A handy husband with tools is a BIG plus! He made me a few ladders then I put a garland of pip berries with lights, some primitive house and welcome ornies and a bow. Perfect propped against Pappy’s pie safe. Think of your stash of goodies and what kind of primitive decorating ideas you could create!
Primitive Decor in the Living Room
Rustic decorations carry over into the living room. I picked up the piano stool for $10 at a yard sale and now use it as an end table to show off more prim cuties. Crocks, candles and accent pillows I made play a role in primitive decor. You could pick up a new hobby in your quest for primitive decorating ideas. I taught myself to cane chairs, through the hole and flat cane. Certainly a fun and useful skill!
Rustic Decoration displays in the Bedroom
Three years ago, we built on to the house and moved out of a tiny, cramped upstairs bedroom to a spacious suite with a view! Check out my Primitive Decorations in the Bathroom. That 10′ bay window flanked by bookshelves gives me plenty of space to display more treasured primitive items, family things and antiques. My love of tiny houses show best on these shelves!
Once again, simple, little DIYs add a primitive charm to plain picture frame or an antique crock. The frame has chicken wire, pip berries and stars arranged on it. Another pretty accent is to top an old crock with tea stained cheese cloth, twine and a rusty star. As a result, primitive decorating ideas anywhere in your house!
Almost certainly, a nice walk in the wood will yield a bounty of primitive decoration ideas. The bed had that big empty space above the king-sized headboard, I wanted something big to fill the space. So, I went to the shed and found a long piece of twisted grapevine and wrapped it with a pip berry garland. Because that was too plain, I added a length of tea stained cheese cloth and a primitive ornie. It looked OK, but I just wasn’t happy until I found the Home Sweet Home sign. As a result, I think it’s perfect!
Primitive Decorating Ideas Come From Everywhere!
It doesn’t matter what you use to accomplish your primitive decorating. If it’s pleasing to your eye, use it that way. Above all, be brave and mix anything old, natural finds and primitive items together to finally create your ideal surroundings.
Well, do you have any family antiques or keepsakes that you could put out on display? By adding a simple bunch of pip berries or a homespun bow you can transform plain to pretty!
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