If you’re moving or redecorating and looking for rustic furniture, you have a few options. You can purchase rustic furniture from stores, yard sales or flea markets. Or, you can also make or build your own rustic furniture. These steps will hopefully guide you in the right direction.
Finding Good Deals
Finding furniture that looks rustic is more difficult than finding furniture that is truly older and rustic. Yard sales and flea markets are a great place to start looking for older furniture, because you can find it for a good price. The internet is a great way to find deals and to make someone else’s trash your treasure. You can find creative commons pictures of rustic scenes and print them out to make them into wall art.
Antlers and Accessories
Anything you can find with antlers will give any room of your home a rustic feel. Antlers on the wall can be used as a coat hanger, and antlers can also be used as drawer pulls or handles on cupboards and doors. You can also line the bottom of a lamp shade with antlers. You can buy a wooden box from you local craft store and distress it, or glue on small wooden animals, like bears and deer. These subtle touches will really add a rustic feel to your décor.
Distress Furniture You Own
If you’re redecorating, using items you already have is a great way to save time and money. Putting a coat of paint on furniture you already have and distressing it will give and instant rustic look to an end table or television stand. When distressing your furniture, goes a step further than simply sanding it. The more wear and tear, the more rustic the furniture will look. Take a chain, hammer, or screwdriver to it. Make sure you don’t break it, but if there’s a chunk taken out of the top or side, it won’t be so bad.
Go to Your Backyard
Pine branches or sticks from your backyard can really help with the decorative feel of your rustic room. While you might not be able to make rustic furniture out of things in your backyard, you can add to existing furniture. Set some pine branches in a basket on your shelf or table to make it look more rustic.
Build Your Own Rustic Furniture
With the internet and a little bit of handiwork, you can make your own rustic furniture out of unfinished wood. Even a few sticks from the backyard can make rustic table legs or a picture frame for wall art. You can also make dining room chairs and rocking chairs out of unfinished wood and sticks or logs. Logs can also be used for coffee tables, and a big log can make an end table or ottoman.