Rustic Farmhouse Wall Art from Flea Market Finds

Who knew such joy can be found in someone else’s junk, right? I mean, I’m all about trashure and potential seen in the left behind. But… I really get excited when I find a piece with potential. (like do a happy dance excited and look around to make sure no one else will take it or steal my idea. hahaha!) I’m a hoot to shop with, in case you didn’t know. Just ask my 6 kids who join me on every adventure. Take a look at this old barn screen because it’s going to be turned into rustic farmhouse wall art. Fun!

Old Barn Screen Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

If I mention to my kids I’m going thrifting or especially to the flea market, I hear a collaborative, “I want to come!!” I couldn’t ask for a sweeter sound because doing what you love with the ones you love is the best.

When I spied this screen I originally had planned to do my embroidery as I’ve done in these past projects. Instead I decided to do something else I’ve had mulling around in my brain that involved even more vintage goodness.

A few months back one of you awesome readers gifted me with a delicious pile of vintage doilies. eep! I have been using them for various things, like these thrifted art creations see here. I am a hooker myself, of the crochet type, and can’t get enough of the time and love put into each of these pieces. In this awesome stash I happened to find a similar set of 5 round ones that were perfect for my vision.

Pile of Vintage Doilies |

One of my favorite textile combinations is lace with burlap – it makes the perfect juxtaposition. To marry these two fabrics, I placed my doily on burlap and cut around making sure to not cut the doily (that would be sacrilegious – ahem).

Cutting Burlap for Farmhouse Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

Once cut, I use a basic long zig-zag stitch to put them together. I could have glued them, but I may want to use the doilies for something else at a later time and I don’t want to ruin them. Fuzzy pic…meh.

Sewing Doilies and Burlap for Wall Art by Prodigal Pieces |

After the doilies and burlap are stitched together, I bend them into a cone and use a basic running stitch by hand to hold it together. For extra fun, I dig into my collection of vintage buttons to add a few to the cones. Aren’t they the best?!

Bowl of Vintage Buttons by Prodigal Pieces |

Last, but not least, I cut a few strips of burlap and sew them to the back top edge of the cone so they can hang on the screen like this…

Create your Own Rustic Farmhouse Wall Art from Flea Market Finds. Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Rustic Chic Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

This vignette truly makes my heart happy as I miss my blooms from my own flower beds, and the scent is…heavenly. I just love eucalyptus in all it’s variations.

Beautiful and Simple Rustic Chic Farmhouse Decor from Flea Market Finds by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Burlap and Doily Cone of Flowers for Rustic Farmhouse Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

I mean, who doesn’t love tiny little bouquets greet you with a happy bit of color? And don’t forget that rusty metal and gorgeous wood patina. Be still my heart!

Well, my original plan was to put this above my bed, but I just couldn’t take down those vintage vanity mirrors – I love the depth they offer. So, instead you can find the rustic farmhouse wall art in my shop. (at least for now until I decide to keep it. tee hee)

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Reclaimed and Repurposed Burlap and Doily Wall Art from Flea Market Finds by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

You can see how I created my indoor shutters with this tutorial here using pallet wood and old barn hinges. I made those about 7 years ago and still love them. I also created the valance from barn wood and a bed skirt in this tutorial. Gotta love DIY decor, right?

Repurposed Farmhouse Home Decor with Burlap, Doilies, and Vintage Finds by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun creation as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. Feel free to make one of your own for your own personal use, but refrain from making to sell or using in your retail space. Thanks!

Do pin and share to inspire others to create their own rustic farmhouse wall art from flea market finds. Creating is the spice of life.

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  • gwen

    i love the cone-shaped flower holders made of doilies! who doesn’t have a ton of those!
    Merry Christmas Larissa to you and your family!

    December 21, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      My thoughts exactly! haha. I’m so glad you love them, Gwen. Thanks!

      December 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • Sandra

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and may the New Year be your best year yet.

    December 21, 2017 at 11:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I wish the same for you, Sandra. Thanks!

      December 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • Ann Halsing

    OMG I love it, you are so creative. Have A Blessed Christmas & A Happy New Year. Love Ann H.

    December 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Same to you, Ann. Thank you for the love!

      December 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • Carol Claremont

    That screen was a fabulous find! I love what you did with it and also your shutters and they look great together. I love to find old doilies too. I have many that my grandmother made but I can’t bring myself to use those in a project yet. I don’t keep them out the time but I have my parents’ original mahogany bedroom furniture and they look great on that dark wood. I have been collecting other doilies for a while and am going to start a shabby chic Christmas tree or two after the holidays so will use them for those projects. Merry Christmas!

    December 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply
  • Vanessa

    These are adorable and what a great idea.

    December 27, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Vanessa. Easy to do and so cute.

      December 28, 2017 at 7:34 am Reply
  • Diane Lavoie

    very cute idea, also I suppose you can do a heavy starch solution to make the lace cones really stiff? would be cute to give for Valentines Day or May Day on a friend or neighbors doorknob? (perhaps even line it with a little plastic baggie and place a plant such as pansy in it . Sometime I will purchase a 6 pack of them and separate to put in something mini, like even a teacup etc.

    December 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I use that for other methods, but I wanted these to not have holes for the stems to poke out. So many ideas with these.

      December 31, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Adrienne

    These are beautiful! at a flea market several years ago, I got a similar idea and have basically been sending my husband pictures like these for months now. He has been very good at re-creating the ideas I see online and next up will definitely be one of yours!

    January 30, 2018 at 2:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like fun! I don’t know what I would do if my husband would join me in my adventures. Sure would be more fun that way. 😀

      January 31, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply
      • Adrienne

        It definitely is a lot of fun. We enjoy collaborating on many projects.

        February 21, 2018 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Munson

    You are so gifted and I love that you share your gifting with all of us. Prodigal Pieces is my #1 “go to” site. It is THE site I refer the most. A reminder to all of us to walk in our Giftings. Thank you.

    July 11, 2018 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made my day, Elizabeth. Thank you. That truly means so much.

      July 12, 2018 at 5:30 am Reply

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