rustic home decor ideas

Save money with these cozy rustic home decor ideas! From furniture to home accents and storage ideas, there are over a hundred projects to choose from. Not only are these DIY ideas are easy on the wallet, they are also easy to make. You can complete most of these projects in less than a day.

For most of these DIY projects, you will need basic tools and equipment such as:

I won’t re-list these items below to save space, but you will need some of these tools and supplies for all of these projects. If you are just planning on doing one or two projects, you can rent the more expensive tools (e.g. saws and sander) at a Home Depot or Lowes to save money or borrow from friends, family or neighbors.

You can get most of the items required for these projects at places like thrift stores or habitat for humanity. Also, you can get pallet wood for free on Craigslist..

Bathroom Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Toilet Paper Holder and Shelf 
bronze toilet paper holder + scrap wood + wood stain & polyurethane + corner brackets and screws

Rope Towel Holder (Source Unknown)
rope + 2 eye hooks + wood board + wood stain

Rustic Towel Holder
2 wood planks + dark wood stain (and sealer)+ antique iron door handle + screws

DIY Side Vanity Storage Unit
wood boards + Kreg jig + screws + wood stain + furniture legs

Mason Jar Pallet Organizer
hose clamps + wood stain + mason jars

Bathroom Towel Holder
I couldn’t find a tutorial for this project, but it looks pretty simple. There is a similar project here that might help: http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wall-Shelf/

Crate Towel Storage
wood crate + baskets + wood stain

Cardboard Box Basket
jute twine + cardboard + white fabric + glue gun

Rope Bathroom Organizer
bathroom tumbler + rope + glue gun

Rope Trash Can
wire mesh trash can (Dollar Tree) + rope + hot glue gun

Toilet Paper Holder
seagrass basket + wood dowel + craft knife

Pallet Bathroom Art
pallet wood + stencils + acrylic paint + rope

Over the Sink Shelf
This is just a wood cd rack mounted horizontally to the wall.
You can find one at the thrift store for cheap
or you could easily build one out of pallet wood.

Rustic Bath Caddy
reclaimed wood board + saw  + sandpaper + wood screws + drill + waterproofer

Flush Sign
–halk paint + wax + wood + metal letters + sanding block

Framed Wood Bathroom Mirror
wood + saw + staple gun & staples  + wood glue

Rustic Bathroom Signs
pallet wood + wood stain + white acrylic paint + stencils + twine + white paint marker (for arrow)


Kitchen Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Pallet Pantry Sign
pipe fittings + paint + stencil brush + stencils + various hooks

Rustic Kitchen Cabinet 
wood pallet (free on craigslist)+ decorative hooks + jars with metal lids + screws

Coffee Plank Sign
fence planks + coffee and letter stencils + black acrylic paint  + s hooks + hinges

Coffee Rack
hooks + wood boards + stain (optional) + hanging hardware (anchors & screws)

Vintage Pantry Labels
mason jars + free printables

Rustic Menu Board
vinyl letter stickers + wood board + wood stain + hinge clips + index cards

Kitchen Utensil Holder
mason jars + wood box + twine + stencils + craft paints in various colors

Rustic Wall Rack for Knives
wood board +  round ceramic magnets + gel adhesive + wall mounting screws

Wine Rack (Source Unknown)

Wine Glass Holder
reclaimed wood board + nails + wine glasses

Pallet Wine Rack
paint or stain + heavy duty hooks

Kitchen Utensil Holder (Source Unknown)
wood knobs or hooks + wood stain + stencils + white acrylic paint

Kitchen Utensil Holder
small hooks + old rake + wood board + wood stain

Twine Cabinet Handles
All you need is jute twine, which you can get at Dollar Tree

Rope Placement (or coaster)
jute rope + hot glue gun

Rope Serving Platter
rope  + foam board + glue gun

Natural Branch Coasters
branches + hand saw + sandpaper + clear varnish


Furniture Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Rustic Wooden Headboard
six 6′ long boards (rough-milled pine).+ dark walnut wood stain + matte finish clear coat

Pallet Coffee Table
sandpaper + glaze + caster wheels + carriage bolts/wood bolts

$15 Rustic Nightstand 
2 crates + stain or paint  + wood glue + screws

Pallet End Table
just need the basic tools listed above to make this project and some wood stain, but thats optional

DIY Rustic Bench for the Entryway
2×4’s +  2×6’s + Kreg Jig + dark walnut wood stain

Pallet Bench (No tutorial)
black gate hinges  + sander + pallets + dark walnut stain + padded felt

Small Rustic Stool
wood round + copper soft refrigeration coil + pipe Cutter + steel hanger tape + black spray paint + stain

Rustic Wood Stump Table
wood stump + Minwax stain + sander


Storage & Organization Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Rustic Crate Corner Shelf Unit (Source Unknown)
wood crates + wood stain

DIY Crate Bookshelf
wood crates + sandpaper + stain + L bracket

Simple Ledge Shelf 
wood boards + wood screws + stain or paint

Ladder Storage (Source Unknown)
ladder + wood stain + baskets + fabric (for basket lining)

DIY Floating Shelves
wood + nail gun & nails + wood glue + stain

Rustic Shadow Box Shelves 
wood boards + nails + hammer

Floating Corner Shelves (Source Unknown)
plywood + wood stain + putty + wood screws + nails
Here is a tutorial for a similar project

Rustic Shelves
wood post + keyhole hanger and screws (Source Unknown)

Rolling Wood Crate 
wood crate + wood stain + burlap fabric + caster wheels

Wood Mail Sorter
whitewood board + whitewood strips + 3 coat hooks + 1 sawtooth hook

Rustic Mail Holder
pallet wood + hooks + wood stain + sander

Wire Basket Organizer
3 baskets + wooden panel + screws. + 3M Command Damage-Free Picture Hanging Strips

Rustic Ladder Shelf
wood boards + stain and sealant + wood screws + rope + wall hook

Magazine Holder Basket
peach basket + round cork mat + twine + glue gun + wood screws + chicken wire + paint sticks + wire snips

Pallet Floating Bookshelf

Wood Jewelry Holder
flat board + knobs

DIY Hanging Storage 
wood shelves + wood dowels + drill + hook +  brackets + wood stain + polyurethane

Small Crate Bookcase
2 wood crates + wood stain + wood screws + bracket

DIY Rustic Rack
pallet + hooks

Branch Coat Rack
wood plank  + wood stain + branches  + small finishing nails + furniture wax

Bathroom Shelf (Original Source unknown)


Lighting Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Mason Jar Wall Lanterns
wood + plant hanger hooks + wood stain smalltooth + steel hangers + candles + river rocks  + mason jar + twine
The last 4 items you can get at Dollar Tree

DIY Rustic Mason Jar Scones
mason jar + leather strap + reclaimed wood

Rustic Rope Lamp
rope + hot glue gun + thrift store lamp

Rustic Twig Lamp
twigs + twine + thrift store lamp + glue gun

DIY Corbel Sconce Light
pendant light + light cage+  2×4 stud + wood chisel  + wood stain

DIY Wood Lantern
various sized wood boards + screws  + wood glue + stain/paint + mitre saw

DIY Chalk Paint Candlesticks
spindles + wood pieces (craft store) + wood screws + chalk paint + candles

Mason Jar Candle Scone (Source Unknown)
white acrylic paint + small chain + hook + mason jars + votive candles

Twine Lanterns
balloons + twine + white glue  + petroleum jelly + clear, fast-drying spray paint + lantern lights

Pallet Lantern (Source Unknown)
natural stain + hook + lantern + tealight candles

Candle Wall Shelf (Source Unknown)
All you need is various sized pillar candles

Twig Candle
twigs + candle holder + small pillar candle + glue gun
You can get the candleholder and pillar candle at Dollar Tree

Clothespin Candles
clothespins + mason jar lid + glue gun + twine + buttons + pillar candle

Birch Wood Candle Holders
drill + 1 1/2″ bit + large C clap

Pallet Wood Candle Sconces
saw + pallet wood + stain + polyurethane + pillar candles


 Rustic Art and Mirror Ideas

Wood Slice Mirror
round mirror + plywood + cleat + tree branches  + primer & paint + liquid nails

Wood Framed Mirror 
Mirror (thrift store) + fence picket boards + flooring underlayment + stain and wax + nails + wood glue + cutting equipment

Rustic Laundry Wall Signs (Source Unknown)
wood planks + wood stain + letter stencils + white acrylic paint

Rustic Laundry Wall Decor
large stencils + white paint + wood stains + various-sized wood boards +
mason jar  + clothespins + twine + glue gun + wall hanging hardware

Keep The Change Sign
small wood board + stain + stencils + acrylic paint + mason jar + hose clamp + screws

Wood Photo Clipboard
6 foot 1 x 12 inch board + dark walnut wood stain + finishing wax + sander + mini clips + nails

Wood Block Picture Frame
wood block + dark walnut stain + twine + chevron burlap ribbon + photo + glue

Twig Picture Frame
wood frame + twigs + glue gun + photo mat + photo + Sharpie

Stick Letter Art
printed letter + photo frame + clear craft glue + sticks + pruner

DIY Wooden Arrows

Reclaimed Wood Rope Sign
reclaimed wood + heavy twine + chalk + sketching paper + glue gun

Pallet Photo Frames
mod lodge + printed picture (from laser printer)

Pallet Wall Clock (Source Unknown)
clock parts (take apart a thrift store clock) + numbers + white paint


Flowers and Planters Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Hanging Wire Baskets
wood + d ring + wire baskets ($1.50 each at Walmart) + greenery

DIY Twig Vase
vase + paper bag + twigs + gardening shears + glue gun + raffia
You can get the vase, paper bags and raffla at Dollar Tree

Rustic Succulent Pots
terra cotta pots + white and aqua acrylic paint + twine + succulents + potting soil

Paint Stick Basket
square dowel + paint stir sticks + staples and staple gun

Home Sweet Home Sign
small wood board + wood stain + stencils + acrylic paint + mason jar +  twine + rope + flowers

Rustic Mason Jar Flowers
mason jars + twine + flowers
You can get the first two items at Dollar Tree

Rustic Wood Planter
wood + L brackets & screws + potting soil + flowers+ coco liners


Other Rustic Home Decor Ideas

Welcome Sign 
chalk + white paint pen + iron board + wood stain + burlap ribbon

DIY Rustic Corbel
2×4’s + wood screws + wood stain + vaseline  + latex paint (optional) + wood putty

DIY Rustic Pet Bed
1x4x8 furring strips + 1x2x8 furring strips + 2x4x10 pine board + wood stain + chalkboard + chalk

Twine Light Bulb Pears
light bulbs +  twine  + glue gun + small twig
You can get the first 2 items at Dollar Tree

DIY Rustic Sailboat
twig + glue gun + fabric + eyelet screws + branch

Rustic Note Board 
wood board + dark walnut stain + twine + wall hook + staple and glue gun

DIY Wood Curtains
wood brackets + 1 1/4″ wood dowel  + 1 1/2 to 2″ hole saw +  wire brush + Minwax + chalk paint


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