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Style File: Rustic Country

27 Jan

Continuing on with some of my favorite design styles, next up…

“Rustic Country”

  • Anything in wood!
  • Exposed beams
  • Worn fabric
  • Muted colors
  • Quilts
  • Farmhouse inspired

I personally gravitate more towards the “rustic” than the “country” but LOVE this look!

At West End

Elmwood

Restoration Hardware

Tony came across an old clawfoot tub on his parent’s farm, and restored it to use in our last apartment. If it didn’t weigh 8 million tons, we would totally have taken it with us!

Fired Earth

This firehouse red totally screams rustic!

HGTV

Country Living

Pottery Barn

Anthropologie

Dedeetsyshop @ Etsy

{Inspired yet?}

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“My Home is so Woodyliscious”

10 Dec

Thanks Beyoncé for your inspiration!  I know you’re reading this 🙂

So… I love wood. (insert inappropriate remark here).

But seriously…. Every time I go to a flea market or tag sale, I am always drawn to their wood pieces, to use for storage.  I think it’s a combination of my love for that worn, aged look, and that fact that each piece is always unique.

I love it…

For those who have little closet space in their home (insert 99% of you fabulous ladies out there), reclaimed wood boxes and crates are a great way to keep things organized and “away” while adding character to your home.  My own design aesthetic is more on the rustic side, which plays really well with the reclaimed wood look, however I also think it can work great for those with a more classic, and even modern style!  But see for yourself…


www.countryliving.com ($?)

Mailroom Wood and Metal Tray
restorationhardware.com ($129-$199)

Antique Wooden Cheese Mould

paleandinteresting.com ($55)



http://www.petittresor.com ($540)

Wood Pallets as Shelves. Brilliant!
etsy.com($65).  Seller Indian Summer Garden

I want it…

Most retail stores JACK up their prices for these.  I swear, the more rugged and used something looks, the higher the pricetag.  So your best bet is to peruse a local flea market, or even a yard sale.

Now if it’s raining, snowing, or there is a Law and Order SVU marathon on TV – no worries, you can still score some good deals online!

Definitely start here:
1. Ebay.com
2. Etsy.com
3. Craigslist.org

No luck?  How about one of these?

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http://remodelista.com/products/vintage-wood-crates ($15)

Soda Crate Canada Dry Shelf or Display Case Vintage Wood

Hang on the wall vertically for knick-knack storage….
Or place on top of a cabinet, or shelf for bottles, spices, glasses, etc…
www.etsy.com ($25)

Wooden Crate Modular Home Office Storage

Quick, they’re on sale!!!
www.potterybarn.com ($36.99-47.99)

If you find an untouched crate, use a stencil and black paint to give it an industrial label look!  ACMoore.com and Michaels.com always sell these crates unfinished, pretty cheap!  Learn how to do it from scratch! www.ana-white.com

Here are a few of my favorite wood pieces that I currently have in my apartment. Note: I have not spent more than $15 on any of these!


I use this piece for (what else…) storing booze!


From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty


Used to store magazines and craft books.
From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty


Beverage Storage Crate: Olde Hadley Flea Market ($15)
Used to store gym stuff (a.k.a collect dust)
From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

{You like wood too? 😉  Send me a photo!}

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