DIY Home Decor: French Flair

French style decorating has been popular for years, and like other country styles, it is a time tested theme. Updated french style is clean, vintage, and has a fantastic mix of comfortable and high style. Did I mention, it’s romantic decorating at it’s best?  A little Paris, anyone? Enough going on, we all know we love a good burlap DIY project as much as we love a good croissant. DIY home decor, with French flair!

DIY French dining table



Our featured project, above, is from It’s Just me. Check out their French dining table tutorial!

Check out this French farmhouse chalkboard tutorial by The Lemonista… This was made with a hollow core door and some scrap plywood…she even includes the template for the wood plaque!

French chalkboard


From Curb Alert, AMAZING Ooh La La Dresser! Check out how easy it was for her to do!


DIY french dresser


French Country Cottage made these DIY drop cloth blinds for the Lowe’s challenge, and wow! Follow her tutorial to get this clean and simple French look.

DIY drop cloth blinds


I love this French style DIY cage pendant light from Heather at Whipperberry, made from a metal basket. This is a doable DIY project and makes so much personality in a room!

DIY cage pendant


From Shabby Creek Cottage, this DIY French inspired chair is an easy project…thrift store trip anyone? These would be amazing at the head of the dining table.

French chair diy


It doesn’t get more romantic than this French style button tufted bench from French Country Cottage. Read their tutorial and see their before and after photos as well. This is an amazing looking piece of furniture!

DIY french tufted bench


Again, French Country Cottage has this down. This DIY French clock face is so, so awesome. I may have to find a room to make French style!

DIY French clock


Lastly, Its Just Me created this French sideboard with a template from The Graphics Fairy (See below!) and some paint. Believe it or not, this is a side of the road, find…

DIY Home Decor: French Flair


Need some French decor style graphics transfers for any DIY projects? The Graphics Fairy is the best place to find free templates and printable transfers.

Image Credits: Its Just Me, Its Just Me, Lemonista, Curb Alert, French Country Cottage, Whipperberry, Shabby Creek Cottage, French Country Cottage, French Country Cottage


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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