farmhouse style kitchen with plank flooring, corrugated steel ceiling, wood cabinets, stainless steel sink, and rustic open shelving covered in objects like pitchers, old tins, and serving plates
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They Made a Farmhouse Fresh

When the McAfees bought their 1920s Montana farmhouse, they gutted every single surface down to the old, frayed wiring and redid things their way. "We sacrificed two years of a social life and ski seasons, but it was well worth it," Felesha says. The result? A laid-back getaway that epitomizes farmhouse style, and on a shoestring budget, too. Jerimiah volunteered at a salvage yard to get wood (and the corrugated steel for the ceiling) for free; Felesha hand-painted old-fashioned signs. These TOH readers also scoured thrift shops for colorful tableware for the open shelving Jerimiah made. "We even found that stainless-steel farmhouse sink at a garage sale for $200!" To get their down-home look in your own kitchen, read on.

"You can save thousands by doing it yourself!" —Jerimiah and Felesha McAfee, Bigfork, Montana
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