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Spring Decorating on A Dime: DIY Vintage Farmhouse Refresh

Bring the charm of spring farmhouse style to your home without breaking the bank! Follow along on my Spring decorating tour with easy DIY and vintage decorating tips. Decorating on a budget has never been easier with these delightful and stylish seasonal refresh ideas.

Budget decorating doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style. When you save money through a DIY project or a thrift store find, you free up your budget for splurge purchases. Combining thrifted finds, DIY, and new purchases will give your home a curated, collected feel that never looks cheap.

So, let’s get started with our DIY Vintage Farmhouse Refresh tour.

Modern Farmhouse Spring Home Tour with Budget-Friendly decorating ideas.

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Spring Decorating on a Dime

Are you ready to update your decor for Spring? Are you drooling over all the new styles and ideas but worrying about the budget? Today, I’m sharing tips and Spring decorating ideas to refresh your home on a dime.

Let’s begin with the basics. Updating a neutral room is much easier than one filled with color and patterns. The farmhouse has neutral upholstery and a limited amount of simple colors, which allow for an easy update.

If you want to update with new colors and accessories, begin with your inspiration ideas. Here is my process.

  1. Take screenshots of ideas you like.
  2. Before shopping, take an inventory of items you already own that will work with the new colors.
  3. Consider moving items from other areas in your home to make them feel fresh and new.
  4. Can you update any of your decor with paint or a DIY transformation?
  5. Shop thrift stores for similar items. (read 10 Must-Know Thrifting Tips for Savvy Shopper if you need help)
  6. Shop for knock-off styles that look like the high-end version.
  7. Consider DIY projects, especially for seasonal decorations.
  8. Save money on the majority of your decor to allow for 1-2 splurge items.

So let’s check out the vintage decorating ideas for Spring on this year’s farmhouse tour.

Easter Centerpiece on Farmhouse Coffee Table for Becorating on a Budget with Vintage Decorating

Budget Entry Spring Decorating Ideas

The farmhouse entry is a small area beside the front door and is open to the living room. Therefore, it simply consists of a repurposed thrift store dresser, a deconstructed chair, and other thrifted finds.

Architectural salvage defines this area with unique vintage decorating ideas.

Antique Barn door with DIY Easter Egg Wreath in entry area for Spring Decorating Farmhouse Tour.

The entry is decorated for Easter with a DIY Egg Wreath, Moss Rabbit Topiary and old book page decoupage Easter Eggs.

A vintage stool holds old book, aa sap bucket filled with forced forsythia bloom,s and fresh-cut daffodils.

Entry area of farmhouse decorated for Spring with DIY Dollar Tree Wreath and Bunny topiary.

The garden theme entry includes an inexpensive print, a milk glass lamp, mixed brass candlesticks, and a rustic birdhouse all from thrift stores.

The combination of budget-friendly second-hand decor and Dollar Tree Easter Crafts brings the outdoors inside for an early Spring entry.

DIY Dollar Tree Easter Rabbit Topiary and thrift store print.

Living Room Decorating on a Budget

The early Spring living room has been refreshed with a new rug, throw pillows, and a DIY lamp. I’ll share a few of the decorating on a budget ideas I used to update this space.

I love how the texture of the neutral jute and wool rug really brightens the living room. The rug is from Homespice Decor and is handwoven and very durable.

Spring Decorating on a Budget with Vintage Decorating Ideas for Modern Farmhouse Decor.

My idea for Spring decorating the living room began with budget-friendly pillow updates. This year’s Pottery Barn Lookbook inspired me. However, the Pottery Barn pillow options were not budget-friendly, so I looked for alternatives.

I began searching through my current decor and found the two navy pillows and a throw blanket. I needed to add pops of color to achieve the more expensive Pottery Barn style.

Spring home tour with budget decorating ideas and vintage decorating ideas.

One of the least expensive ways to refresh your room is replacing pillow covers with affordable options. I wanted a combination of blue and green garden-inspired pillow covers, and I love these inexpensive but stunning embroidered pillows from Amazon. The stunning green pillow cover was slightly more expensive but worth the splurge. I’ll share a link to all pillows in the Resources at the end of this post.

Living room sofa with new blue and white pillows.
Floral Pillow Cover / Green Pattern Pillow Cover / Blue Flowers Pillow Cover

Spring Decorating: Coffee Table Centerpiece

This year, I opted for a simple Easter vignette on the coffee table. A preserved boxwood topiary and wreath continue the garden feel. The vignette is arranged at varying heights to allow the eye to travel from item to item.

Easter Centerpiece for Coffee Table in Spring Decorating Farmhouse Tour.

The vignette is located in the center of the room, and the arrangement looks good from all directions.

Spring Centerpiece for Budget decorating a Easter Coffee Table Centerpiece

Decorating on a Budget with DIY Projects

In addition to the DIY wreath and rabbit topiary located in the entry area, there are several handmade projects throughout the Spring tour.

First is the DIY Hobnail Inspired Lamp. When I saw a similar lamp from Ballard Designs, I immediately wanted this look for the living room. However, the over $400 price tag was a disappointment. You can see how I duplicated the Ballard Design high-end design for a fraction of the cost at the DIY Hobnail Lamp tutorial.

DIY Hobnail inspired Thrift Store Lamp Transformation with copper Easter Bunny for Spring Decorating.

In addition, several decor items are thrift store finds with an inexpensive napkin decoupage update. The $2.00 thrifted bunny looks boutique-worthy with the blue and white decoupage and styled under a glass cloche.

DIY Decoupage Easter Bunny from Thrift Store under a glass cloche

The side table also includes a napkin decoupage clay pot and a DIY small grapevine topiary.

Decoupage clay pot with DIY Grapevine Topiary and Easter Bunny on side table.

Vintage Decorating On The DIY Shabby Chic Mantel

Another recent addition to the living room is the faux fireplace and DIY Shabby Chic Mantel.

The vintage-inspired mantel is enhanced with the TV screen art and an architectural element above the TV.

DIY Shabby Chic Mantel decorated for Easter and Spring on Farmhouse tour.

Moss bunnies from previous seasonal decorations, more Easy DIY Topiaries and rattan storage box are combined with blue and white planters.

The affordable mantel decor brings the outdoors into the living room with subtle Spring and Easter touches.

DIY Shabby Chic Mantel with Spring and Easter Decorations

Vintage Decorating With The Sofa Table

The sofa table also includes many vintage decorating accessories, such as the cloche wooden base, old books, and a small sifter. The napkin decoupaged blue and white bowl is filled with moss and decoupage Easter eggs. More napkin decoupage styrofoam balls fill the glass cloche and old sifter. Finally, the DIY repurposed silverware box holds a thrifted blue and white platter.

Farmhouse Kitchen Spring Decorating

The farmhouse kitchen is filled with vintage decorating ideas that are easy to duplicate. In addition, many DIY and thrift store items fill the space with curated charm.

Kitchen island and vintage lights against a brick wall with vintage copper pots.

The DIY kitchen island centerpiece consists of a wooden tray, woven fruit bowl, and lamb tureen that are inexpensive thrift store finds. To add a touch of the garden theme, moss balls combined with faux artichokes fill the woven bowl.

A DIY Copper Pot Hanger Rack holds a collection of vintage copper pots.

Kitchen Island centerpiece with thrift store finds.

Vintage gas station lights and a repurposed screened door add to the vintage decorating ideas found in the modern farmhouse kitchen.

DIY Kitchen Island and Pantry Door in Modern Farmhouse Country Chic Spring Decorating ideas.

The kitchen island and multicolored rug add a splash of color to the otherwise neutral farmhouse kitchen. The original chippy paint on the pantry door inspired the island color.

In addition, the area above the kitchen cabinets is filled with vintage wooden dough that holds dried hydrangeas. You can see more about decorating above kitchen cabinets in this article.

Farmhouse kitchen with repurposed screened door for pantry and DIY kitchen island for Spring Decorating

Can you believe the daffodils are in bloom? I couldn’t resist filling my vintage ironstone pitchers with fresh blooms. They help to brighten the kitchen window sill.

We have been so happy with our concrete countertops and the brick backsplash. They add so much texture to the farmhouse kitchen.

Vintage copper pots and open shelving with thrift store finds for decorating on a budget ideas.

In addition, the open kitchen shelving is perfectly styled with thrift stores and vintage decorating decor. The bright salad plates and dinner dishes are new and add just the perfect Spring touch. The open space adds modern farmhouse charm but with a curated vintage feel.

DIY open shelving in modern farmhouse kitchen for Spring Tour.  Vintage Decorating Ideas with Thrift Store finds.

Vintage Decorating in the Dining Area

Spring Vintage decorating is easy in the curated dining area. The antique hutch and farmhouse dining table anchor the open living space and provide surfaces that are filled with many thrift store finds and DIY projects.

Farmhouse Dining Room ideas with blue and white Decorating on a budget ideas.  Modern Farmhouse.

The hutch is filled with my collection of vintage ironstone. The top is decorated with a gathering basket and french cheese board for Spring vintage decorating. The basket holds moss greenery to pull the garden fill to this corner. In addition, the antique mixing bowl is filled with silver goblets to brighten this spot.

The table setting is a pared-down version of the Supper Club Chinoiserie Tablescape from last month. I left many of the elements but updated the table for a more neutral theme.

Spring Decorating Home Tour 2024 - Vintage Inspired Country Chic Modern Farmhouse Decor.

The woven thrift store basket wall and the DIY Decoupage Ginger Jar centerpiece remain. The wispy greenery and flowers fill the table with a casual garden feel.

Decorating on a budget with Modern Farmhouse Country Chic Home Tour - Spring Decorating Ideas.

This concludes the early Spring Decorating home tour. I hope you are inspired to update your own home with some of the budget-friendly Spring Vintage decorating ideas. You can see all the links for DIY projects included in this article bellow.

Here are the budget-friendly projects featured in today’s Spring Decorating Tour.


See links to decor used in Spring Tour and similar items.

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Spring Home tour - Modern Farmhouse Budget-Friendly Vintage Decorating ideas.

Rachel @ The Antiqued Journey

Thursday 14th of March 2024

Your home is styled in such a lovely way for Spring! The kitchen is particularly spectacular with the open shelving and your hutch. I enjoyed seeing all of your pretty finds!


Friday 15th of March 2024

Rachel, I appreciate you for commenting. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.

Lora Bloomquist

Monday 4th of March 2024

Love your Spring tour, Rachel. The rolling pins in the tool caddy is too cute:) The blues and greens are right up my ally.


Monday 4th of March 2024

Lora, I'm so glad you like it.

Frances Brown

Saturday 2nd of March 2024

Love all these ideas, Rachel. I know March is a long way from spring (or so it seems!) but never too early to start setting the stage. Headed to thrift today with all these images in mind :)


Saturday 2nd of March 2024

Frances, Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have much success at the thrift stores.