Behind-the-Scenes of Rustic Modernism: Your Complete Guide to Farmhouse and Industrial Chic

Farmhouse and Industrial Chic decor and style guide. How to get the look.

In 2016, NPR’s Natalie Jacewicz asked the question: “Why does every new restaurant look like a factory?” Indeed, over the last ten years, the industrial look has dominated popular interior design, aided by the enduring popularity of boutique companies like Restoration Hardware. Recently, more traditional stylings, sometimes called Farmhouse Modern or Texas Modern – like those featured on HGTV’s hit Fixer Upper – have permeated households far removed from the show’s home in Waco, Texas.  Continue Reading

Before & After: A Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover!

created at: 01/23/2012

When Mike and Trina Burke bought this 1920s farmhouse in the country it was falling apart and in desperate need of some TLC.  Fast forward a few years (and many, many hours of hard work) and they’re sitting pretty in a bucolic, picture-perfect farmhouse complete with the classiest country kitchen I’ve ever seen!   


created at: 01/23/2012

A few more before photos to whet your appetite…

created at: 01/23/2012

Aaaaand the after!  Pretty impressive, right?  Check out more of Mike and Trina’s gorgeous farmhouse home over on A Country Farmhouse!

Before & After: An Eclectic Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover!

created at: 08/15/2011

This farmhouse dining room started out a little dark and scary, but with a lot of love and hardwork, was transformed into an eclectic, light-filled retreat!  

Since officially getting the keys in July of this year, artist and blogger Abbey Hendrickson has been tackling the renovation of a 131 year old farmhouse in upstate New York (along with her husband and fellow artist Phillip Hendrickson).  The transformation from run-down estate to airy, art-filled retreat has definitely been a labor of love, starting with this spectacular dining room makeover! Continue Reading

Knock out a Farm Table for $50

created at: 02/24/2010

Knock-Off Wood shows us how to make a farmhouse table, very much like the one shown above. Knock-Off’s rendition is below.        

created at: 02/24/2010

The materials list is as follows:

  • 2 – 2×2 Boards, 8′ Long ($2 Each for pine)
  • 4 – 1×8 Boards, 8′ Long ($7 Each for pine)
  • 2 – 1×3 Boards, 8′ Long ($1.50 Each for pine)
  • 1 – 1×4 Board, 10′ Long ($4 Each for pine)
  • 2 – 1×6 Boards, 10′ Long ($6 Each for pine)
  • 1 1/4″ and 2″ Finish Nails
  • 2″ Wood Screws (about 100)
  • 2 1/2″ Wood Screws (about 20 screws)
  • Wood Glue 
  • Wood Filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Finishing Supplies

For the tools list and directions, follow this link to Knock-Off Wood. Continue Reading