Rustic decor is so in right now. Whether you live in the country or your home is in the city, you can still have beautiful rustic decor and you can do it all yourself.
We have collected a list of 40 of the best DIY projects to give your home that rustic look. You can find everything from headboards and picture frames to cabinets and shelves made from wooden pallets.
Whatever your dream for a rustic look, you are sure to find something in this collection that will help you along. Many of these projects are so easy to do and you can complete them in less than a day. Some make wonderful gifts as well so if you know someone else who just loves the country, rustic look, make them something to brighten their own decor. The projects use all sorts of materials, many of which are really inexpensive or even cheap in some cases.
Tree Branch Chandelier
A tree branch and a few clear Christmas lights will give you everything you need to create a stunning chandelier that will look great in any dining room. Just hang the lights around the branch and then run the cord to plug it in. This is a really easy project and would also look great on the deck for barbecues during the warmer months.
Tree Branch Privacy Screen
Whether you really need your privacy or you just want to add a bit of rustic charm to your home, this tree branch privacy screen is a great DIY project. It sort of looks like a bamboo shade and is really easy to make. You just need a few strips of thin wood and as many sticks or branches as you want to add. Hang it wherever you feel you need a bit of extra privacy.
Wooden Slab Mud Room Bench
A large wooden slab would make a wonderful bench for your mud room. You can either add legs to the bench or just attach it to the wall, making sure that you have it perfectly secure. This is a great farmhouse look for your mud room or entryway and is really easy and inexpensive to create.
Rustic Herringbone Dresser
You can create a dramatic focal point in any room by simply painting an old dresser in a rustic herringbone design. If you dont have an old wooden dresser, you can usually get them pretty cheap at flea markets and yard sales. Then just add the paint design and stain if you want to get the specific color combination that you need.
Wooden Jewelry Hanger
With a few branches or pieces of driftwood, you can create a beautiful jewelry holder for necklaces and bracelets. Just attach the pieces of wood together using screws or a hot glue gun and then stick the base in a wooden candle holder. This is a great piece that is really easy to make and will give your bedroom real rustic charm.
Oversized Wood Slice Coffee Table
Two or three large wood slices put together will make a stunning coffee table. You just have to cut the slices (or have them cut for you) a couple of inches thick and then stack them at alternating angles to give it a really unique look. Add a few wooden blocks to the bottom for legs and be sure to varnish it so that spills will clean up easily.
Birch Log Coffee Table
You can create a beautiful coffee table by simple stacking logs together. Line the logs end up and create a circle whatever size you need. Then just tie them all together with rope or twine to keep your coffee table secure. You do need to make sure that the logs are the same height and you may want to sand the tops down just a bit to make them smooth.
Rustic Photo Ladder
A few branches and some wooden picture frames will allow you to create a beautiful photo ladder that adds rustic charm to your home. You will need two longer branches and a few shorter ones to create the ladder. Just nail the branches together and then add rustic wooden picture frames to create the photo ladder.
Wood Slice Bathroom Wall Decor
Steely blue walls and a few intricately placed wood slices will give your bathroom a great rustic look. You will need several wood slices to go all the way around the room and then just place them in geometric patterns or however you want. Thin wood slices will affix to the walls easily with wallpaper glue or you can use a hot glue gun if you prefer.
Redone Rustic Cabinet
If you have an old cabinet or dresser that you can redo, consider taking out the drawers and just adding rustic wooden planks. This gives the entire cabinet a great rustic look and it is really easy to do. This is a great project for those old dressers that have broken or missing drawers. You can attach the wood pieces together and fix them so that they pull out for easy access to the dresser contents.