Okay, you caught me. More like he puts camera tracks together, runs tools between rigging sets, and sometimes has to do some paprazzi control, but I’m super proud of my “little” brother who works as a grip in the film industry. And, hey, he has a page on IMDB, so that’s sorta celeb-worthy, right?
He and my sister-in-law just wrapped season 5 of filming The Walking Dead. I’m always enthralled with the stories they tell about all of the work that happens behind the scenes. It’s so cool, but holy schnikies, it is a ton of work to film even one episode. But to them, after all of the blood, sweat, and tears, seeing the end result is even more fulfilling.
And that made me realize the same thing about the gorgeous houses I always drool over on Pinterest. I sometimes forget how much hard work behind the scenes went into creating those beautiful farmhouses…maybe with less zombie blood than my brother deals with though.
But I’m determined, y’all! I want that farmhouse in my head. We’re getting there, but we have a ways to go. It really all comes down to creating classic architecture in this white builder box of ours.
So, for over a year, I’ve been collecting the easiest, most budget-friendly, and most beautiful DIY tutorials I could find for creating farmhouse character in a builder grade house. Hey, I wouldn’t be a good gal pal if I didn’t share them with you guys.
*Be sure to pin the following images from their original sources to give these talented ladies the credit they deserve.
1. How to Make a Farmhouse Window with Moulding by Funky Junk Interiors
This tutorial is the easiest one I’ve found, no confusing diagonal cuts needed.