DIY Country Furniture for a Rustic Dream Home

Trista - June 22, 2020
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Chicken feeders can be turned into a planter that can add the farmhouse feel to your porch or garden. Shutterstock.

Turn A Chicken Feeder Into A Piece Of Decor

Chicken feeders can be turned into a wonderful outdoor decor piece. You can probably find one at a flea market, or if you want a new one, you’ll be able to pick one up at a farm supply store. How do you transform this into something more than just a chicken feeder?

You can distress it and turn it into a planter. You can paint it, sand it, or let it sit outside and be weathered naturally. Place a beautiful plant inside of it, and you can even decorate the base of it with pebbles or some stunning succulents to finish this off.

Old paint cans don’t need to go to waste; you can use them as a flower holder on your front porch instead. Shutterstock.

One Man’s Trash…

Old paint cans can be beautiful too! As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Old rusted paint can be turned into a stunning flower holder for your new farmhouse-inspired home and would look perfect on your front porch.

You’ll need to sand the can down a bit and then let it hang from a rustic hanger on your porch. This DIY project kills two birds with one stone – you get rid of trash hanging around your home, and you get a lovely new piece of decor at the front of your house.

Create storage and decorative unit with old metal mugs and a piece of old wood that you have at home. Shutterstock.

Metal Mugs Are Coming Back In Fashion

Metal mugs are something that reminds a lot of us of our childhoods and our grandparent’s homes. These metal mugs are a lovely accessory to a farmhouse style. They are also great for organizing things but keeping it in line with your home’s style at the same time.

You could attach them using glue or screws (you’ll need a drill for this) to a piece of wood and connect this to the wall. You can also use stick-on chalkboard labels to help you keep things in the right place. It’s a great clean up solution for a room like a kitchen or a study.

Make your rustic ladder to add as a side table in a room or a storage unit in your living room. Shutterstock.

Going Up The Country Style Ladder

Ladders are not just functional these days – they also work well as part of a decor design. You could make something like this rustic ladder to use as a side table in your bedroom or perhaps even as a storage unit in a living room or home office.

You can make it with old wood lying around your house and then give it accents with twine or rope to bring it all together. It is very in line with the farmhouse trend and will be a great DIY project to get stuck into. You can also just use an old wooden ladder and prop it up against a wall and hang blankets on it in the living room.

Instead of throwing away old and broken light bulbs, repurpose them into pieces of decor for your home. Shutterstock.

We Had A Lightbulb Decor Moment

This next DIY project is genius and helps to upcycle random items too. You can make these stunning twine pears if you have some old lightbulbs that no longer work. Bulbs aren’t the best thing to throw out, so instead, you can repurpose them into a piece of decor.

Get a lot of twine and all your old lightbulbs and get ready to DIY. Wrap the string around the light bulbs and secure it in place with some glue. Bulbs are the perfect shape to make it look like a pear, and you can add a little stick at the top to make it look like a stalk.

Create a necklace holder with just driftwood and some drawer knobs for a practical and decorative solution. Shutterstock.

A Beautiful Wooden Necklace Holder

If you have a piece of driftwood or just some old wood from outside, you can make yourself a beautiful necklace holder that has that stunning rustic country appeal about it. It will make your dressing table area look beautiful and give you a great place to hang your jewelry.

You’ll need to attach some knobs to it as well to hang your necklaces from. You can find bits and bobs around the house, go to a homeware store and pick out some beautiful drawer knobs to attach to the piece of wood.

Create your own Pottery Barn inspired candles with some birchwood, tea lights, and a drill. Shutterstock.

Warm Up A Room With Some Candlelight

Candles are such a beautiful addition to any space, but they can be quite expensive, especially when you want the stunning ones that they sell at places like Pottery Barn. But, the great news is that you can make similar ones by yourself for much less.

If you have some birchwood in your garden, cut down a few branches and get to work. You’ll need a drill for this to cut out the holes to set your tea lights into. You can secure your tealight by putting a little bit of superglue at the bottom of it.

Mason jars are versatile in any home, but especially in one that has a farmhouse’s inspiration running through it. Shutterstock

We Are Obsessed With Mason Jars

We know that we keep going on about mason jars, but this item is just so versatile when it comes to DIY projects, and it works beautifully with the farmhouse inspiration you are trying to create and bring to life in your home.

Instead of just filling your mason jar and leaving it clear, you could paint it instead. This DIY project creates a new and unique look for the mason jars – especially when you distress them a bit using some sandpaper. Place these on a coffee table with some pampas grass, and you’re good to go.

This easy DIY project is the finishing touch you need on your dining room table to tie in your country chic style. Shutterstock.

A Beautiful Burlap Table Runner

This simple idea is so effective and easy. To complement your dining room table and make it feel more country chic, you can add this farmhouse DIY table runner. You’ll need some burlap and some creativity to create this beautiful piece.

Measure out how much burlap you’ll need for the table runner to hang over the edges of your table and purchase it. You can then even use stencils and paint to make it look like an old feed sack or just leave it plain. You can also make tassels and add it to the ends of the runner.

Use an old chopping board to create a rustic serving tray and use an old and forgotten kitchen item, so it doesn’t go to waste. Shutterstock.

Create A Rustic Serving Tray

You could also make a stunning rustic farmhouse coffee tray that you can serve your guests on or just leave it in your kitchen as a piece of decor. For this, you can use an old cutting board, or if you don’t have a wooden one, you can buy one and distress it.

You’ll need to buy some rustic looking handles to secure at either end of the chopping board, and then you’re ready to have your guests over in your beautiful country-styled home. You could also use this tray in a bathroom or bedroom for jewelry or perfume.

For this DIY project, you won’t need to spend any money, and it will look incredible anyway. Shutterstock.

The Most Stunning DIY Twig Frame

This last DIY idea for your country inspired home is pretty much free as long as you have some trees in your garden. You’ll need to collect a whole pile of twigs to create a beautiful rustic twig frame. You’ll also need glue or a glue gun to get it all together.

Use a frame as a base and stick the twigs onto the frame. You can make it any shape or size and add as many sprigs as you like. Putting a few of these up in your home or adding them to your gallery wall will be the perfect finishing touch you’ve been looking for.

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