Farmhouse and Whimsy

Farmhouse and Whimsy

Farmhouse and Whimsy is a small business dedicated to creating beautiful handmade and vintage up-cycled home decor, while focusing on living a simple, intentional and authentic life.

We invite you along on our journey.

Operating as usual

09/02/2021

This unique piece has sold and is off to its new home! I just want to thank all of you who shop with small business owners, we really do celebrate, laugh, cry and dance when each piece is sold. I’m also forever humbled and want to thank all of you for supporting a girls dream! Let’s celebrate fall and count the many blessings we have been given!

This unique piece has sold and is off to its new home! I just want to thank all of you who shop with small business owners, we really do celebrate, laugh, cry and dance when each piece is sold. I’m also forever humbled and want to thank all of you for supporting a girls dream! Let’s celebrate fall and count the many blessings we have been given!

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 08/30/2021

I love fall! All things fall!! The colors, the smells, the cooler temps, Pumpkin Spice, sitting around the camp fire with family and friends, football and lots of cozy! This unique piece is a fun basic to start decorating around. The body is painted in one of my favorites Goddess Ashwagandha (since retired) by @fusionmineralpaint, the top is stained with Fusion’s Stain and Finishing Oil in Cappuccino. New hardware and some distressing complete things. The smaller drawers on top are all actual individual little drawers, What would you use this piece as? I think it would make an awesome coffee bar with the small drawers serving as storage for coffee pods, cups and lots of other coffee supplies!! It would also be a great console for the family room. #falldecorating #ilovefallmostofall #vintagehomedecor #farmhousedecor. #cottagefarmhouse #vintagefarmhousestyle #dailydecordose #rustichomedecor #fleamarketdecor #furnitureflip #cottagestyle #vintagestyling #myvintagecottagestyle #thriftflip #furnituremakeover #imadeitlovelyagain

08/15/2021

I think I’ll be forever on team chippy and white! I love the look against the pallet wall or even against a creamy white shiplap wall. And because I can’t throw anything away, I took a discarded mirror harp, painted it white, distressed, and added a wreath to create a bigger wall decor piece that is also interchangeable seasonally. I love pieces that can function well all year round! I love adding seasonal decor but find I’m usually limited on time! I’m also ready to start adding fall decor in. Anybody else adding fall in ?? #trashtotreasure #farmhousedecor #cottagefarmhouse #vintagelove#rustichomedecor ##fleamarketdecor #vintagehome #vintagetreasures #myvintagecottagestyle

I think I’ll be forever on team chippy and white! I love the look against the pallet wall or even against a creamy white shiplap wall. And because I can’t throw anything away, I took a discarded mirror harp, painted it white, distressed, and added a wreath to create a bigger wall decor piece that is also interchangeable seasonally. I love pieces that can function well all year round! I love adding seasonal decor but find I’m usually limited on time! I’m also ready to start adding fall decor in. Anybody else adding fall in ?? #trashtotreasure #farmhousedecor #cottagefarmhouse #vintagelove#rustichomedecor ##fleamarketdecor #vintagehome #vintagetreasures #myvintagecottagestyle

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 08/11/2021

Once a vintage vanity and now side tables/nightstands. I’m sure in the day these vanities served a very important purpose but I love turning them into nightstands. Painted in Putty from @fusionmineralpaint fusionmineralpaint, distressed, sealed and a cute drawer liner added. It’s always a bonus when you can salvage the original hardware, I cleaned mine with @barkeepersfriend and added some highlights with Rub and Buff. I love the color Putty! It’s one of those true neutrals that pairs so well with so many other colors. My friend Meredith with @saltandlightmarket carries the Fusion Mineral Paint products and she can help with with all your Fusion needs and questions. #furnituremakeover #ipainteditpretty #funitureflip#paintingfurniture #furnitureupcycle #revivedandrefinished #reimaginedpaintedfurniture #rustichomedecor #vintagefarmhouse #myvintagecottagestyle #fleamarketdecor

08/02/2021

Working on this vintage vanity turned nightstands. These have been popular for me and I was so happy to find this vanity nearby!!! I have taken it apart just like Krista from @deerrunvintage has demonstrated she by the way is amazing!! My client requested these to be painted in @fusionmineralpaint Putty color. I love painting furniture and creating but it’s honestly the people you meet along the way that make it extra amazing! I sold this same client a dresser in the same Putty color and she was really hoping to find a set of these. I’m glad we can deliver! #vintagevanity #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #imadeitprettyagain #vintagestyle #friendsyoumeetalongtheway

Working on this vintage vanity turned nightstands. These have been popular for me and I was so happy to find this vanity nearby!!! I have taken it apart just like Krista from @deerrunvintage has demonstrated she by the way is amazing!! My client requested these to be painted in @fusionmineralpaint Putty color. I love painting furniture and creating but it’s honestly the people you meet along the way that make it extra amazing! I sold this same client a dresser in the same Putty color and she was really hoping to find a set of these. I’m glad we can deliver! #vintagevanity #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #imadeitprettyagain #vintagestyle #friendsyoumeetalongtheway

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 07/22/2021

It’s not chippy and white, and this one pushed me out of my comfort zone! It’s a really functional piece, maybe a wine or coffee bar, night stand or entry table. Painted in a custom mix of @fusionmineralpaint and sealed with hemp oil, and the top is stained in @minwaxusa Special Walnut and the wood grain is amazing!! The bottom has 2 shelves that I created from discarded walnut table leaves. The drawer is fully functional. Measurements are 29.5 inches tall, 29.5 inches wide, and 18 inches deep. This one is available!! DM for more information. #imadeitlovelyagain #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #minwaxstain #winecabinet #coffeebarideas

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 07/11/2021

We decorated a nursery for a sweet friend!! This a super special pregnancy for them and they asked US to help with the nursery!! The dresser was one they had and it was in perfect condition we added some @fusionmineralpaint in Chocolate as they requested it matched the crib and it was a perfect match! With the help of my favorite guy we added the wood look peel and stick wallpaper (which was really easy to work with) some cute accessories and wall decor and there it is! It was a first for me but I had so much fun!
#nurserydecor #woodlandnursery #homedecor #fusionmineralpaint #teamwork #workingwithyourspouse #friendshelpingfriends

07/04/2021

I can just envision the adorable, sweet girl that will be sitting at this cute vanity getting ready for her day. She will look in the mirror and I hope she knows just how strong and amazing she is! I hope she believes in her self and dreams big! I painted this cutie in @fusionmineralpaint in Limestone, and lightly distressed the edges. The seat was recovered in a linen look that will compliment her bedroom decor. Painting pieces that have meaning especially for great friends is extra special! #fusionmineralpaint #fusionlimestone #vintagevanity #chippywhite #chippypaint #imadeitlovelyagain #zibrapainting

I can just envision the adorable, sweet girl that will be sitting at this cute vanity getting ready for her day. She will look in the mirror and I hope she knows just how strong and amazing she is! I hope she believes in her self and dreams big! I painted this cutie in @fusionmineralpaint in Limestone, and lightly distressed the edges. The seat was recovered in a linen look that will compliment her bedroom decor. Painting pieces that have meaning especially for great friends is extra special! #fusionmineralpaint #fusionlimestone #vintagevanity #chippywhite #chippypaint #imadeitlovelyagain #zibrapainting

06/30/2021

One of my sweetest friends recently got married and her new last name is White! She asked me to paint this cool piece from a vintage White brand sewing machine. I used @fusion mineral paint in Limestone and distressed it so that all those super cool characteristics show themselves! #whitesewingmachine #vintagdecor #vintagesigns #imadeitlovelyagain #farmhousedecor #fusionmineralpaint #fusionlimestone #zibrabrushes

One of my sweetest friends recently got married and her new last name is White! She asked me to paint this cool piece from a vintage White brand sewing machine. I used @fusion mineral paint in Limestone and distressed it so that all those super cool characteristics show themselves! #whitesewingmachine #vintagdecor #vintagesigns #imadeitlovelyagain #farmhousedecor #fusionmineralpaint #fusionlimestone #zibrabrushes

06/26/2021

Just in time for your July 4th festivities!! This bar car @saltandlightmarket is now just $150!!! Meredith also has her yummy, beautiful candles discounted!!!!

Just in time for your July 4th festivities!! This bar car @saltandlightmarket is now just $150!!! Meredith also has her yummy, beautiful candles discounted!!!!

06/26/2021

Go see my sweet friend Meredith @saltandlightmarket. This cute dry sink turned bar cart is now $150!! Also she has yummy candles super discounted!!!!

Go see my sweet friend Meredith @saltandlightmarket. This cute dry sink turned bar cart is now $150!! Also she has yummy candles super discounted!!!!

06/24/2021

Vintage unique boho rattan and wicker!! All the things in this amazing piece!! It definitely fits more along the boho style of decor. I envision it sitting in the corner of a gorgeous nursery, or even a piece in a master bedroom. Can you also see it as a prop or staging piece for the many super creative and talented photographers out there?? This piece is so solid and it’s very soothing to rock in. The wicker and the caning are in pristine condition. The seat area is tight and solid as well. I am going to sell it, it’s not as much of my style and I need to clear out space for the upcoming fall market season. You are welcome to stop out to take a look!! My asking price is $230. #bohostyle #bohodecor #bohobedroom #bohonursery #wickerchair #wickerrocker #vintagerocker #rattanfurniture #rattanrockingchair #bohovibes

Vintage unique boho rattan and wicker!! All the things in this amazing piece!! It definitely fits more along the boho style of decor. I envision it sitting in the corner of a gorgeous nursery, or even a piece in a master bedroom. Can you also see it as a prop or staging piece for the many super creative and talented photographers out there?? This piece is so solid and it’s very soothing to rock in. The wicker and the caning are in pristine condition. The seat area is tight and solid as well. I am going to sell it, it’s not as much of my style and I need to clear out space for the upcoming fall market season. You are welcome to stop out to take a look!! My asking price is $230. #bohostyle #bohodecor #bohobedroom #bohonursery #wickerchair #wickerrocker #vintagerocker #rattanfurniture #rattanrockingchair #bohovibes

06/11/2021

Happy First Anniversary @saltandlightmarket!! This amazing little store has brought so much joy to so many, @meredithcarter5 your vision and tenacity is incredible and we can’t wait to see what your future holds! 🎉🍾🎈

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 05/26/2021

Happy Wednesday!!! Only 2 more sleeps until @goodmakersmarket!!!!! I’m so excited and the weather is looking so much better🌞!! Finishing up this cool cedar chest!!! I rolled the top on for a smooth finish, used a pale gray as a primer coat, and the finished product will be Raw Silk from @fusionmineralpaint. I love the legs on this and it came with the original key! See this and much more at the market this weekend!!! #vintage #paintedvintagefurniture #imadeitlovelyagain #imadeitprettyagain #vintagecedarchest #smalltowniowa #goodmakersmarket #paintedfurniture #farmhouseandwhimsy

05/19/2021

White and Wood! 💕 It’s not easy with the rainy days we have had, nothing wants to dry! BUT...if that means the ☀️shines bright for @goodmakersmarket we will deal!! #woodandwhite #vintageporchdecor #vintagefurnituremakeover #imadeitprettyagain #farmhousedecor #reclaimedwoodfurniture #goodmakersmarket #farmhouseandwhimsy

White and Wood! 💕 It’s not easy with the rainy days we have had, nothing wants to dry! BUT...if that means the ☀️shines bright for @goodmakersmarket we will deal!! #woodandwhite #vintageporchdecor #vintagefurnituremakeover #imadeitprettyagain #farmhousedecor #reclaimedwoodfurniture #goodmakersmarket #farmhouseandwhimsy

05/16/2021

Hey Friends! We made it to the weekend, and Saturday Night is my favorite! Brown Transferware, white tulips and little creamers are also some my favorite things! #vintagestorefinds #browntransferware #vintagefinds #vintagedecor #whitetulips #farmhousekitchendecor

Hey Friends! We made it to the weekend, and Saturday Night is my favorite! Brown Transferware, white tulips and little creamers are also some my favorite things! #vintagestorefinds #browntransferware #vintagefinds #vintagedecor #whitetulips #farmhousekitchendecor

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 05/13/2021

I am completely humbled! This has been my best month ever!! I can’t thank you all enough!!! Painting cute pieces of furniture, dressing fun things up and meeting you all has made some big dreams come true!!All of these pieces are sold but we are working hard to finish more , you will find us next @goodmakersmarket in Tipton. Again thank you!!!!!!!#paintedfurniture #imadeitlovelyagain #vintagestyle #smalltownbusiness #iowamom #chippypaint #chippywhite #saltandlightmarket #fusionmineralpaint #womenownedbusiness #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle

05/09/2021

Our trailer is empty and our hearts full!!! We had the most amazing experience @thegenevamarket!!!! Thank you each and everyone!!!!! When you buy from small women owned businesses you also make little bitty dreams come true!!!!! #womensupportingwomen #womenownedbusiness #smalltowncharm #smalltownmarket #smalltowniowa #vintagemarket #imadeitlovelyagain #paintedfurniture #vintage #homedecorating #vintagehomedecor

Our trailer is empty and our hearts full!!! We had the most amazing experience @thegenevamarket!!!! Thank you each and everyone!!!!! When you buy from small women owned businesses you also make little bitty dreams come true!!!!! #womensupportingwomen #womenownedbusiness #smalltowncharm #smalltownmarket #smalltowniowa #vintagemarket #imadeitlovelyagain #paintedfurniture #vintage #homedecorating #vintagehomedecor

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 05/07/2021

We are all set up and ready for shoppers at the Geneva Market!! Lots of wonderful vendors, food, (cinnamon rolls the size of dinner plates)
#smallbusinessowner #genevamarket #vintage #imadeitprettyagain #furnitureartist #paintedfurniturelove #paintedfurnitureforsale #paintedfurnitureideas

Photos from Farmhouse and Whimsy's post 04/26/2021

Although the wind and the cool temperatures reeked havoc we had a fabulous Rural Road Trip with Salt & Light Market. It was wonderful meeting new friends and having old friends stop and say hello!!!

Next stop for us is the Geneva Market May 7-8!!!!

04/24/2021

Cheers to Saturday!! We are set up for Rural Road Trip at Salt & Light Market!! Here until 5 in North English!!

Cheers to Saturday!! We are set up for Rural Road Trip at Salt & Light Market!! Here until 5 in North English!!

04/23/2021

It’s @rural.road.trip!! All set up and waiting for you in North English at @saltandlightmarket!! So many fun vendors, and shops to stop at along the trip, this market and has bigger and better each time! #iowasmallbusiness #northenglishiowa #vintagemarket #vintagedecor #imadeitprettyagain #girlstrip

It’s @rural.road.trip!! All set up and waiting for you in North English at @saltandlightmarket!! So many fun vendors, and shops to stop at along the trip, this market and has bigger and better each time! #iowasmallbusiness #northenglishiowa #vintagemarket #vintagedecor #imadeitprettyagain #girlstrip

04/21/2021

He’s helping me get ready for @rural.road.trip with @saltandlightmarket, 2 days until show time!! Who’s excited!!! Sunshine! Beautiful things! Friends! 👌

He’s helping me get ready for @rural.road.trip with @saltandlightmarket, 2 days until show time!! Who’s excited!!! Sunshine! Beautiful things! Friends! 👌

04/19/2021

Tools of the trade!! My favorites lately!! I’ve been painting lots of these little sewing cabinet drawers. Creamy, white and chippy! They are those fun versatile pieces that you can change seasonally for decor or use as storage. I will be bringing lots of creamy, white, chippy goodies with me for @rural.road.trip with @saltandlightmarket in North English this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

#iowasmallbusiness #vintage #paintedfurniture #furnituremakeover #northenglishiowa #girlstrip #imadeitprettyagain #woodandwhitedecor

Tools of the trade!! My favorites lately!! I’ve been painting lots of these little sewing cabinet drawers. Creamy, white and chippy! They are those fun versatile pieces that you can change seasonally for decor or use as storage. I will be bringing lots of creamy, white, chippy goodies with me for @rural.road.trip with @saltandlightmarket in North English this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

#iowasmallbusiness #vintage #paintedfurniture #furnituremakeover #northenglishiowa #girlstrip #imadeitprettyagain #woodandwhitedecor

Our Story

Hello from the Whimsy Farmhouse! Since we are rather new to social media we wanted to introduce ourselves to you. We are John and Angie Scott creators of Farmhouse Whimsy, a husband and wife team that has developed a fondness for creating cool re-cycled vintage furniture and other home decor. John is the muscle and the one who makes it happen. I am the one with the vision, and the finisher! Together it works!

It was a struggle trying to come up with a name for our little side gig until I went back to the original what and the why...I have always had a passion for creating, crafting and home decor! If you ask my children they would tell you there was always something being re-done in our home. My style has really always been Farmhouse Whimsy, which means I love the traditional older and more modern Farmhouse style but with whimsy touches added. Whimsy to me is fun fabrics, hounds tooth, buffalo and any and all plaids, gingham, burlap, cow hide (faux of course). Texture, soft throws and rugged accents. It's glitter and rust together, it's chippy, layered and distressed paint. It's mixing old and new, and adding florals and greenery. So with a little grit and sass thrown in you have Farmhouse Whimsy.

We invite you along on our journey to create quality home decor and re-loved, re-recyled pieces that can help you make your house a home. I will be adding some live videos and demonstrations that can hopefully serve as inspiration for you or at least provide you with entertainment! Again like in life it's not always pretty or perfect but it works! If you have enjoyed what you’ve seen so far, we would love it if you would share our page with your friends and family!!

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