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15 Budget-Friendly Rustic Makeover Ideas

Whether you live out in the country or you just want that “rustic” look, it doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands to create that rustic charm.

No matter what your budget is, here are 15 ideas you may want to consider that are extremely easy to implement.

#1 Wooden Picture Frames

Rustic Picture Frames Wooden Picture Frames

Creating a picture frame is one of the easier tasks where you can enjoy and expose your creativity. You don't need any fancy equipment to succeed. It only takes basic skills and some tools.

#2 Redone Rustic Cabinet

Rustic Cabinets Redone Rustic Cabinet

Find an old cabinet that you don't need any more, along with some wooden planks. Remove the old wood, attach the new pieces together, polish them a bit and make sure the drawers can easily open and enjoy the new look of your private space.

#3 A Rustic Tin Can

Tin Can Transformation A Rustic Tin Can

Believe it or not, but old tin cans can make a living space look rustic, if done right. Mix a few colors, decorate it any way you like and try to make it useful as possible.

#4 Rustic Ironing Board

Rustic Ironing Board

Staining, sanding, and then painting are the only actions you will have to do to turn an old ironing board into an iconic rustic object.

#5 Wooden Coffee Cup Hanger

Wooden Coffee Cup Hanger

Take a smooth piece of wood, preferably old, and buy small hooks to go with your interior design. Attach them together and now decorate your wall with cheap, but beautiful, useful rustic hanger.

#6 Tree Trunk Coffee Tables

Rustic Trunk Coffee Tables Tree Trunk Coffee Tables

Getting a fancy rustic and practical coffee table has never been easier. After you pick up a couple of tree trunks, sand them down and create an even surface by cutting them at the tops. Sand down the surface, followed by a nice polish and people may wonder if you spent hundreds on your new tables.

#7 Tree Branch Chandelier

Rustic Chandeliers Tree Branch Chandelier

The beauty of wood, in general, is that it creates an oldish, classy atmosphere. Add Christmas lights, and you have a wonderful chandelier. Try it out.

#8 Rustic Headboard

Rustic Headboard

This can be a tricky project if your hands can't handle a little weight, but don't worry. After you take care for old barn wood, you just have to nail it together and polish it for that shiny look. Your room will look completely different, in a positive way.

#9 Pallet Shelves

Rustic Shelves Pallet Shelves

Pallet Shelves are one of the best solutions for wall decorations. Practical and good looking, they will be worth of your time. Buy or find some old pallets, prepare the color and adjust it to your interior. It will take you about two and a half hours for each.

#10 Rope Frame

Rope Frame

This can be a perfect birthday present. Just find a frame you don't use anymore and be sure to have a hot glue gun. Use it first and cover the frame entirely. Then, take twine rope and stick it to the glue.

#11 Twig Candle Holder

Twig Candle Holder

A twig candle holder is yet another great addition to your living room. Again, you will need a hot glue, but this time get a few (30, 40) small branches, and set them around a glass or anything round. Glue them and then decorate however you like.

#12 Wooden Mail Sorter

Wooden Mail Sorter

All you need is little wood and tiny coat hooks. Nail a few pieces together and have an organized nook of your apartment where you will keep mail and keys on hooks. When painting it, use any color you want but make sure it fits your interior. This wooden mail sorter is the definition of rustic and functional.

#13 Rustic Porch Bench

Rustic Porch Bench

Nice benches are always so expensive when buying in store, but you can make your own for about $25. After you find the preferable wood, all you need is to connect all the pieces. As you can see, the wood can be of different types, and if you want, you can even paint it. It is always fulfilling to make something that's going to be of big use.

#14 Step Ladder Side Table

Step Ladder Side Table

When making a side table for the bedroom, make sure to pick the right boards for the project. After that, you will have to cut them so that you can assemble them together to make a ladder. Attach supports, and let the imagination do its part when decorating. Don't worry about the perfection in this procedure, just do your best and have fun with it.

#15 Mirror with Wood Slices

Mirror with Wood Slices

Take any old mirror you have, or buy a new one and cover the endings with foil. Cover the foil with glue and place the wood slices on the sticky part of the mirror. Wait at least an hour, and you have a new piece of furniture of your taste.

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