There's a Twitter account called 'Farmhouse Shaming' and it's pretty much what you'd expect it to be. Hilarious. According to its description, the account is directed at the current middle-class suburban interpretation of low-income rural housing aesthetics. More specifically, the seriously bonkers aesthetic dissonance that it creates.

It has all the cliches you can think of; from overused pseudo-motivating signs to outdoor picnic tables indoors and SO. MANY. BARN. DOORS. (Seriously, can someone tell me why people are putting them everywhere they can?)

But, to paraphrase a popular saying, your farmhouse is your colonial mansion. Nobody can stop you from decorating it however the heck you want it to look.

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Valerie Smart
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2 months ago

Nicotine styled kitchen. You nailed it.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Whatever did we do before we had signs on every wall... LIVE LAUGH LOVE!!! GATHER!!!! FAMILY!!!!!... how did we live without the instructions?

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Painting genuine antiques is a shame. This could be restored, at great expense.

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Interestingly, though, we're probably going to see a lot more interiors like these. According to a 2020 survey conducted by Homes.com of more than 5,000 adults across the U.S., "modern farmhouse" was the favorite house style in 42 out of 50 states.

Particularly in the Northwest, East, and Southeast, respondents opted for the classic, comfortable home style. According to those surveyed, a modern farmhouse looks "simple, cozy, and not too busy" and like "a nice big home for a family." Since time at home has recently gained new importance, it's no surprise that people are trying to balance what they consider to be beauty with comfort.

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theprincess'sfrog
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2 months ago

hahaha i need this

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago

Especially beautiful mid-century or antique pieces. Get reproductions if you want to paint them, you heathens.

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Octavia Hansen
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2 months ago

This is the kind of sign that would send me RUNNING from the house. Cult religion? Instructional sign to be submissive. No thanks.

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The runner-up most popular style was the "Mid-century Modern Ranch," which is preferred by residents of Midwestern states such as Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as Southwest states such as Colorado and Arizona. The Mid-century Modern Ranch is known for its "clean lines and big windows," and for being more "minimal and natural-looking," according to the respondents.

According to the survey, homebuyers pay roughly equal attention to many exterior features of a potential home. The size of the windows is most important to them, but they'll also keep an eye out for the number of windows, the presence of a porch or patio, and the shape of the roof.

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BoredBirb
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2 months ago

THE 'ED' ON THE END OF EACH WORD THO 😂😂😂

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der sebbl
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2 months ago

Painting over wood should be a crime

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Instagram Pantry. Completely useless.

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Octavia Hansen
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2 months ago

Sharp, pointy objects on the ceiling and cactus print on the pillow . . . what message are they sending?

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'Live, Laugh, Love' (which has become an online synonym for basicness) dominates 'Farmhouse Shaming.'

Online retailers like Not on the High Street, Etsy, and Wayfair all stock hundreds of items urging us to Live, Laugh and Love in our homes with everything from wall stickers to coasters and pillows.

While it has often been misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the words were first linked together in a poem called 'Success' by Iowan writer Bessie Anderson Stanley in 1904.

The opening line of the poem reads: "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."

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theprincess'sfrog
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2 months ago

holy mother of crackers.

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Kay Grace
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2 months ago

thought it was a real door at first. man, am I stupid.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

At least get some EAT EAT EAT signs.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Amen! I heard about people stealing other people's empty barns, because they can sell the wood to city folks to make fake farmhouse stuff with.

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The poem was originally written as an entry for an essay contest run by Brown Book Magazine, and Bessie actually won a cash prize of $250 for it, which paid off the mortgage on her house, among other things. When she died in 1952, aged 73, the verse was inscribed on her gravestone in Lincoln Cemetery, Kansas.

Fast-forward 70 years and as one tweet by 'Farmhouse Shaming' shows, now you can even be buried in 'Live, Laugh, Love.' There are actual casket companies that offer shabby chic-styled coffins with the words written on the inside.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Some of the engineered flooring is really great these days, but just as much is totally hideous. This would make me want to sand the floor every time I saw it.

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just a random panda
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2 months ago

ok but really is this even a sink?

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yellowphantom
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2 months ago

I see "got the trots" brown has come back in style

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

And someone is so very proud of this. Fake wear on paint always looks cheap to me.

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Chris Boots, an owner of one of these companies, told Refinery29 that in the three years after they came up with the idea for the coffin's design, it has become one of their most popular products.

"We've found that our customers really like the option of this casket, it's more of a whitewashed look which is a popular style; but the quote is extremely popular too," Boots said, adding that they sell for around $1,500-$2,500.

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Rose Button 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

This belongs on the witch from Hansel and Gretel's house "eat...eat...I'm always watching..."

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Brittany Howard
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2 months ago

This actually makes me mad. Where's the bathroom storage?! How are short people supposed to use that mirror?!

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Vicki Cooper
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2 months ago

Idk, it’s kinda clever

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago (edited)

It bears more than a passing resemblance to Florida's "Old Sparky". All it needs is some wrist and ankle restraints.

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If you pull it off, however, the modern farmhouse can really be a welcoming design. Experts think that many people have gravitated to it because it can easily work with other styles. In recent years, there have been many spinoffs with coastal, Scandinavian, and industrial versions.

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

What is the point of this other than creating a tripping hazard?

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theprincess'sfrog
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2 months ago

how do you even 'weather' muffin tins???

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

I bet this is an Instagram tub... just around for photos. I'll bet no one ever uses it because it's about as uncomfortable as a tub can be, is hard to get in and out of, and takes forever to fill.

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BoredBirb
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2 months ago

Those are cool xmas decorations *>*

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Not a fan of barn doors as used lately, but at least make the trim on them symmetrical. These are pocket door wannabes 😂😂😂

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

Also, today is a day.

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Courtney Christelle
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2 months ago

I can smell the fresh cut wood.

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago

Were they going for "worn paint" as a look? Because they missed and landed on "Sloppy undercoat"

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Valerie Smart
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2 months ago

They outta their f*****g minds asking this price for this nightmare

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Rose Button 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

Seductively unzipped for the bedroom, of course.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago (edited)

I think I would almost rather be buried in this TV stand than the farmhouse coffin in the previous post.

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Brittany Howard
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2 months ago

"Deconstructed" is such a fancy way of saying, "I didn't finish."

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

On one hand, I am very happy they kept stuff out of the landfill... I am all about the reduce-reuse-recycle thing, but it looks like they butchered a usable table to make this... chimera.

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Fearhunter
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2 months ago

It's for a haunted Halloween house!

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Deson
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2 months ago

I could see extending those rails and mounting some inset shelves behind them to give them some functionality.

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Deson
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2 months ago

If that's an actual old clock instead of a reproduction I would go with that thing being fixed and used. It reminds of the old clocks that you used to find in the train stations. I like it.

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

The family that drinks together gets drunk together.

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

What time is it?

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