Friday Favorites: Wood Cutouts & Vintage Gardens

Ok, first off I have to thank you for all the amazing response to my reader survey I posted about yesterday. Holy smokes, I got way more feedback than I ever imagined. I can’t wait to sit down this weekend and go through each and every one. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You guys are seriously the BEST. I wish I could give each of you a big ol’ squeeze. Or high five if hugs are too much for you. Either way, I sure do appreciate it. All righty, let’s move on to today’s Friday Favorites because I have a really fun one in store. Have you guys seen those amazing wood cutouts floating around in the farmhouse decor world lately? I’ve been drooling over them for months now and I finally got a few from Feather and Birch. I’m so excited to show you those, as well as some amazing vintage inspired garden ideas I know you will love!

Vintage Farmhouse Decor in Living Room with Wooden Cutout Sign Vintage Farmhouse Decor in Living Room with Wooden Cutout Sign

OMG, right? Seriously, I am absolutely obsessed with this gather cutout. I wanted it to be big, so I got the 44″ size and I’m so happy I did. It’s the first thing you notice when you walk in our front room and I looooooove it.

Vintage Farmhouse Decor in Living Room

I just think this is the coolest thing ever. Even my husband was commenting on how much he loves this. And look at this adorable dream big cutout hanging in our newly remodeled playroom:

Modern Farmhouse Style Playroom for kids. Beautiful playroom design!

Modern Farmhouse Style Playroom for kids. Beautiful playroom design! Modern Farmhouse Style Playroom for kids. Beautiful playroom design!

Playroom sources: pendant light//mounted wall basket//bookcase//area rug//teepee//wicker baskets//dream big

I don’t know if it’s the pregnancy hormones or just the fact that I’ve been wanting some of these cutouts for months now, but I’ve been insanely excited about these ever since I got them. They seriously makes me so happy. I was able to work with Heidi at Feather and Birch to design this dream big cutout and I think it’s perfect in the playroom. She has lots of great options in her shop, including really cool arches and vintage inspired window frames. Here are a few others I love:

Aside from these new wooden cutouts, I’ve been drooling over lots of outdoor/garden inspiration over on Pinterest. We actually have a pretty big garden area and 5 different outdoor spaces I can decorate, so I definitely have my work cutout for me this summer. I’ve been gathering all the inspiration I can find. Here are three of my favorites from this past week:

Vintage greenhouse made from old windows

Now tell me, how insanely cute is this DIY window greenhouse from Liz Marie Blog? Seriously, she made this using old windows! Coolest. Project. EVER.

Vintage inspired greenhouse

And look how beautiful it is inside. I could spend all day piddling in there.

Farmhouse style garden decor. Planting herbs in vintage drawers. Brilliant idea!
Source: BHG

I LOVE this idea of planting herbs in old drawers. So darn creative! I’m definitely trying this one.

Vintage Farmhouse Potting Bench

And last but not least, check out this gorgeous vintage potting bench from Faded Charm. Not only do I love the old hutch, the white stool, and chippy table, but look at those old pots stacked up and all the other vintage goodies on the shelves. I need to recreate this on my back porch immediately. I could seriously go on and on with the garden inspiration today, but I will stop here. Head over to my GARDEN board on Pinterest if you want to see more of my finds. I’ve been pinning like crazy lately!

Well that does it for my Friday Favorites guys. It was a little random today, combining my love of wooden cutouts with vintage garden inspiration, but that’s just how it shakes out this week. I hope you enjoyed it! I’ll see you back here on Monday. I have a really fun and easy DIY project planned for next week, along with a few other posts I know you’re going to love.

Have a super weekend!

Leave a Comment!


  1. Tiffany wrote:

    Omg! I’m totally ‘stalking’ you on these outdoor posts! We have just finished cleaning out our outdoor living spaces and were in desperate need of inspiration! Greenhouse out of old windows? What!!! Pure genius! 🙂

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Isn’t that amazing Tiffany?! I wish I could make one of those window greenhouses for our backyard too.

      Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  2. Marlene wrote:

    I really LOVE that potting bench and Gard n Shed!! I’ve been on Pinterest a lot lately looking for potting bench ideas lol!!

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I love it too Marlene. I’m going junkin’ this weekend and I’m on the look out for one just like this!

      Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  3. Nikki wrote:

    The greenhouse by Liz Marie is just amazing! I am loving the cutouts….they look perfect!

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      It’s definitely an amazing project, I want to recreate it myself. Thanks for dropping by today Nikki!

      Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  4. Love those cutouts. They both look so cute where you put them in your house. That greenhouse is going to have me swooning for DAYS! I love Liz Marie’s blog.

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Right?! That greenhouse is amazing and so is her blog!

      Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  5. Julie Briones wrote:

    Love the cutouts!

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Julie!

      Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  6. Sherri wrote:

    Great post Sarah!

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks for dropping by Sherri!

      Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  7. Linda M wrote:

    All are great, but I’m in luv with that settee in the top pic. Is that made from an old crib? My “baby” is 32 yr old, and still have the bed (although not an iron bed). Have always wanted to make one like that.

    Posted 5.8.17 Reply
  8. Cami wrote:

    Those cutouts look amazing! I was wondering where you got the industrial bookshelf?

    Posted 6.9.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Cami! Do you mean the one in the playroom? It’s from Birch Lane, but the best price is on Wayfair. Unfortunately it sells out super fast and it’s currently not in stock. You can look at it here though:

      Posted 6.10.17 Reply

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