This fall my husband and I started our woodworking business called Revival Goods where we sell primitive home decor! This is a style I have recently been adding to our own home over the last couple years. I love being able to hand my husband an idea and see him bring it to life!
Traditional primitive decor is usually thrifted, vintage and expensive. We realized there was a definite need for primitive home decor that looked old and worn but was newly handmade and therefor much more affordable than say a 100 year old dough bowl thats one of a kind and would cost a small fortune.
In todays post I wanted to share with you our spin on primitive home decor and show some examples of how you can use it in your own home.
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What is Primitive Home Decor
Primitive home decor is home decor that is typically old and worn looking. Its meant to evoke a feeling of time gone by and makes the perfect addition to any home regardless of your home decor style.
When it comes to decorating I love to mix old with new. My style is most typically classified as Modern Farmhouse vs a country farmhouse. Most of my home showcases streamlined furniture and contemporary pieces. The farmhouse comes in when I add these primitive looking pieces that would most often have been found on, you guessed it, a farm house.
Primitive Farmhouse decor has become a huge trend over the last couple years. The great thing about this “trend” is that it actually incorporates timeless pieces in a modern way.
Like I mentioned above my husband and I started our woodworking business in the fall of 2020. I was loving all the primitive decor I was seeing on social media however it was very expensive and more importantly it wasn’t as easy to access where we live.
If you live in Texas or somewhere where there are huge vintage and antique sales and markets it will be easier to come across affordable primitive decor. For the rest of us we either have to pay top dollar or an arm and a leg to get it shipped to us.
Revival Goods started as a way to make affordable pieces that have that old worn look but are handmade by my husband here in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
Primitive Mini Display Stools
It all started when I saw a mini display stool on Amazon of all places. It was a reproduction of an old milking stool but miniaturized for using on counter tops and shelves.
These stools were so popular they were constantly sold out and when they were in stock they were so expensive to get shipped to Canada. I asked my husband if he could make me something similar and Revival Goods was born.
I love using our mini display stools in the kitchen to hold your pepper and salt containers, or to add height and depth to a shelf. They are very versatile though and the Skys the limit with how you could use these little risers as decor in your home.
Primitive Coffee Table
My husband made me my first primitive coffee table over 7 years ago! I had seen something similar on Restoration Hardware but again I couldn’t afford the steep price tag.
Jade came up with his own version and we shared it on the blog. Over the years we have had countless people requesting where the coffee table was from. We started making these locally in the fall and just recently made a version that requires some assembly so we could ship them for free across Canada and the U.S
I love the clean simple lines of this coffee table in addition to that primitive roughness. Each one is unique and no two will be exactly alike!
Adjustable Wooden Primitive Cookbook Stands
Next up came a request for a cookbook stand for Christmas. I gave Jade the task of creating a cookbook stand that could hold all sizes of cookbooks, especially the Magnolia Cookbooks by Joanna Gaines. These are some of my favourite books to cook from bu the binding doesn’t stay open well.
Jade not only made me an adjustable stand that can perfectly hold any size cookbook and tablet, its stunning as well. We created these to look like something from an old farmhouse kitchen in 4 stain options there is one to fit any kitchen style!
Primitive Home Decor Dough Bowl
My next ask from Jade was to make me something similar to the beautiful old worn dough bowls you see everywhere these days.
Doughbowls were made for people to stretch and make their bread dough in! No you see them most often used as table top decor. They are perfect for displaying greenery in, candle or even left empty as a stunning show piece on the centre of your dining table or coffee table.
Ours our obviously not old dough bowls from years gone by but I love the unique shape Jade created and that they still look rustic and primitive. These also come in our aged oak stain and simply white stain.
Primitive Decor Cutting Boards
We have recently added in our decorative cutting boards. These are great for displaying on a fireplace mantel, on a kitchen countertop with breads and cheese. They make great centrepieces for a dining table with a vase of fresh cut flowers placed on top and as decor for your kitchen counters!
Primitive Decor – Round Risers and Mini Tea Towel Ladders
Our most recent additions to our primitive home decor shop our are round risers and mini tea towel ladders.
Our round risers come in three sizes, 12″, 18″ and 24″. I love using them on kitchen countertops to display vinegar and oil and salt, or as decor on a coffee table or shelf!
Our 18″ and 24″ risers make a great addition to a large island. Adding height and depth to your home is made easy with wooden risers. I love how much they add to a cold marble or granite countertop. Topped with a ceramic vase full of branches these primitive risers soften your space and add so much charm!
Our mini tea towel ladders are great for storing your towels in a kitchen or bathroom. I have one in simply white leaning on a print on top of a dresser in our living room.
Both our tea towel ladders and round risers come in three stain options. Aged oak (brown), Simple white, and weathered oak (light grey).