DIY Framed Vintage Military Yard Longs

Hello friends! I’m so happy to share my vintage patriotic mantel using my DIY military yard longs!

I’ve always loved the look of framed military photos, but true vintage yard longs can be PRICEY. My friend Brittany @whiteandwoodgrain gave me the idea to create these beautiful framed military photos at a fraction of the cost!

I partnered with Frame It Easy on this project and they made it so simple. So today I want to share how I did it so that you can make some too!

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First, I chose free digital downloads from the Library of Congress website. I searched for military panoramic. There are so many to choose from and it was hard to narrow it down!

Next, I downloaded the largest file (tiff) and converted it to a jpeg using a free online converter. Then I uploaded it to the Frame It Easy website. If you want to do this on your phone, download the tiff file and save as image, then upload it and it should work.

I then used the slider bar to change the size so that all of them were 6.5” in height. You’ll have to pay attention to the lengths if you’re wanting to stagger their sizes. The three I chose ended up being about 1”-1.5” different in length. I chose the Hanover frame in satin black, with no matting, and chose photo paper for printing.

After you’re finished creating your custom frames, simply checkout and they do the rest! I was surprised at just how simple it was. They arrived looking amazing and came with all that I needed to easily hang it on the wall.

I also made this framed book page quote that I created in Canva that you can download here. Just save the image below.

Save this image to create this yourself!

Each of the military yard longs were under $50!Also, if you go to frameiteasy.com/krista a 10% off discount will automatically apply!

I love how they turned out and I’m all about getting the look for less. Let me know if you decide to create some too!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more budget-friendly farmhouse decor ideas!

Thank you for reading and God bless!

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Spring Watering Can Mantel

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Hello friends! Yesterday, I switched up my mantel decor and created this spring watering can mantel!

I was inspired by a similar look that Liz Marie Galvan shared a while back where she hung a vintage watering can above her mantel and I wanted to try to create a similar look. This mantel is quickly becoming one of my favorite spaces in my home to style!

I hung a vintage galvanized watering can by using a piece of twine looped on the handle and hung it from a screw I already had in the wall above the window frame. I placed fake stems inside the watering can and inside terra cotta pots of various sizes that I placed on the mantel. I added a set of iron candlesticks that we sell in our shop to complete the look.

On the ottoman below, I placed a few vintage books and a thrifted topiary in front of a vintage wooden crate with a pillow placed inside.

I also used this cottage pillow from our shop on the chair next to the mantel.

I love how it turned out! My $40 chalk painted mantel is my new favorite spot to decorate!

I hope I’ve inspired you in some way today! The sources for all of the items shown I’ve shared below.


Sources:

Vintage Watering Can- Facebook Marketplace

Mantel- Facebook Marketplace, painted in Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Linen White

Terra Cotta Pots– Our shop, Faith and Farmhouse Market

Stems in Watering Can– Hobby Lobby

Bushes in Terra Cotta Pots– Hobby Lobby

Iron Candlestick Set– Our shop, Faith and Farmhouse Market

Chair and Ottoman- Facebook Marketplace (Ikea Ektorp line)

Cottage Pillow– Our shop, Faith and Farmhouse Market

Chunky Knit Pillow Cover– Hobby Lobby

Topiary- Goodwill

Crate, Window Frame, and Old Books- Vintage Finds


Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

Cozy Spring Cottage Style

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Hello friends and happy spring! Today I wanted to talk about simple ways to decorate for spring to achieve a cozy cottage look.

I’m not one to go all out with my spring decor. While I have nothing against it, using a lot of bunnies, Easter eggs and spring pastels are just not my preference. Instead, I like to keep it simple when decorating for spring. By making just a few simple decor changes, your home will be spring ready in no time!

Wall with shiplap and  mantel decorated for spring

1. Terra Cotta Pots

To me, the classic look of terra cotta pots are perfect for a spring cottage look. I recently came across some old terra cotta pots that I got for free at an estate sale that had been sitting out next to a garage. They have an aged, vintage look to them that I love! This aged look can be created using garden lime or paint, or we have a few left that look aged for sale in our shop, Faith and Farmhouse Market.

White Toledo scale on table with bunny, Dundee marmalade jar, and terra cotta pots
Mantel on shiplap wall decorated with old window, wreath, terra cotta pots

2. Real and Faux Spring Greenery

Bringing in greenery, both real and fake, instantly makes it feel cozier and breathes life to into a room. I love getting new houseplants in the spring. Hobby Lobby also sells some affordable spring greenery like these small bushes and these curly stems that I’ve used around my home. (Tip: Only buy their greenery when it goes half off every other week.)

White distressed TV stand in living room with coffee table and greenery
Farmhouse coffee bar with Rae Dunn mugs, greenery, tiered tray and coffee sign
Entryway with church pew, board and batten wall, and cream colored pillows

3. Vintage Gardening Items

I like to incorporate vintage gardening pieces, like galvanized watering cans, flower frogs, or plant markers for a cozy spring look.

Vintage watering can with greenery on shelf with terra cotta pots

4. A Reminder of Easter

I always try and put something out that reminds me of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. I tore this song page out of an old hymnal and put it in a chippy white frame on my mantel as a reminder that He is risen.

Hymnal page in chippy white frame on shelf

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to add some cozy spring decor to your home! It doesn’t have to be difficult to decorate for spring and I hope these tips helped!

Thanks for reading and God bless!

Krista

Spring Cottage Style Mantel

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Hello all! Today I wanted to share how I gave my mantel a cottage style look for spring! I decorated this mantel with pieces I already had and a few things from our online shop, Faith and Farmhouse Market.

I used faux spring greenery, aged terra cotta pots, a vintage watering can, an old window, and a framed hymn to create this spring cottage style mantel.

It took only 5 minutes to decorate this space and I’m loving how it turned out!

I linked what I could below so that you can recreate this look! Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

Sources:

Terra Cotta Pots– Faith and Farmhouse Market

Wreath- TJ Maxx

Vintage Watering Can– Facebook Marketplace

Greenery in Pots– Hobby Lobby

Greenery Stems in Watering Can– Hobby Lobby

Rabbit Figurine– Faith and Farmhouse Market

Chalk Paint Mantel Makeover

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Hello all! If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen my most recent Facebook Marketplace find, a $40 fireplace mantel.

I originally had a different mantel for a few weeks in my living room (also from marketplace) but it just wasn’t exactly what I wanted and was a bit too large for the space. I sold that one for quite a bit more than I paid and actually made money off of it, so it was worth trying it out!

When this mantel popped up on marketplace for only $40, I knew I could make it work! I wanted one that didn’t stick out from the wall as much in case I ever wanted to move the couch in front of it and this one was much thinner than the other one.

I also wanted it to have a distressed, aged look to it. I have painted furniture with chalk paint in the past and distressed it, so I knew how to get the look that I wanted.

For this project I used:

Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Linen White

Sanding Block

Drop Cloth

Paintbrush

I painted this indoors since it was winter and too cold to do it outdoors or in the garage. I think chalk paint has less of a smell than interior latex paint and I painted it in a large room. However, always make sure your space is well-ventilated or paint outdoors if possible.

After the paint was completely dry, I simply hand sanded the areas I wanted distressed. The chalk paint comes right off and gives a perfectly distrsssed look!

I’m loving how it turned out! I think it’s perfect for the space and exactly what I envisioned. I can’t wait to style it different ways through the seasons! This project was so simple.

Let me know what you think in the comments section below! Would you try something like this for your home?

Thanks for reading and God bless!

Krista