The farmhouse look is still very much in style, but what does that have to do with reuse, waste less, upcycle, repurpose? Here’s a look at farmhouse living in the 1940’s……
'Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.'Click To Tweet
In 1941, the U.S. was just beginning to come out of the Great Depression. Many were looking forward to better times after a decade of hard times. But the war meant that people had to put up with more hardships “for the duration” however long it would take for the war to end. In war, soldiers fight on the “frontlines.” During World War II, everyone in the U.S. was urged to fight on the “Home Front.” The nation was called to war, and Americans responded. In that process, the government enlisted catch phrases that were used in the 1930s.” – Living History Farm
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
“If you don’t need it, don’t buy it.”
If you have lived on a farm, you know, the work is hard and the money can be tight. Many, who enjo the country life, don’t have the opportunity to jump in a car and purchase anything they might need in a few minutes…….. which makes you pretty creative. If you want to learn how to make the most with what you have, ask someone who’s lived/lives on a farm, grandma (who probably lived on a farm), or you can always visit here.
Our farmhouse projects, are in this spirit. How to get what you want, using what you have with everyday items, free stuff, and/or thrift store finds.
20 Budget Friendly Farmhouse Projects
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