Rustic style with a shabby chic feel definitely has charm. Barns are an indispensable part of rustic life and today they are used not only for hay or animals, but also for houses, garden houses and other things. Every barn has that special feeling of comfort: warm wood with rusty influences creates cosiness and joy, regardless of the design. I think this is the main reason barn wood is so popular today, and of course the shabby chic style comes first. So worn barn wood is just the thing to add cozier to your interior.
You don’t have to look for real barn wood to make furniture or wall art. You can always take the usual wood and use some finishes to achieve this look. There are plenty of DIY enthusiasts out there explaining how to weather or weigh down the wood to get a barn-inspired look and I’ve prepared the easiest, most budget-friendly ideas for you. There are colors, surfaces and waxes that change the look of the wood and your choice depends only on the effect you want to achieve: dark wood, distressed, almost white wood, weathered wood or something else. Every project is about the same things: sanding and staining or painting then you can use a dust to add some effects or not. After the wood dries, you can use it to make a door, clock, table, chair, wall art, frame, and other things that come to mind. Read the tutorials below and choose the best option!
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DIY rustic coconut oil finish
How to color wood to look rustic and weathered
How to make a new wood look old
How to weather wood
DIY gray wash wood finish
How to age wood with paint and stain
DIY barn boards colors
Faux reclaimed plank tabletop
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Faux barn wood painting tutorial
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Yesterday we shared some cool ideas for reusing your old wine bottles in different ways and today I want to give you some more ideas, this time for the outdoors.
The first idea is for gardeners. How do you water your plants when you are away for several days? First, you'll want to rinse your wine bottle and fill it with water. Put a cork in there. Push it down as far as you can. Next, use a nail to make a hole the length of the cork and remove it. Insert the wine bottle upside down into the plant and it will be hydrated for up to 3 days!
There's no summer without mosquitos and various other types of insects, but here's one way to get rid of them - make some tiki torches and citronella candles. Fill your bottles with citronella fuel and add wicks. You can also use craft pebbles as decoration.
Now let's take care of birds. There are several ways to make bird and hummingbird feed troughs with the nose or the bottom of the bottle. Just follow the instructions in the tutorial you want.
Are you partying or partying outdoors? Make hanging vases out of wine bottles, fill them with water and add flowers.
If you have a lot of bottles, you can even use them to build an outside fence. All you have to do is take recycled glass bottles of different colors and put them on steel bars. You can easily do this yourself.
Hanging planters with wine bottles is another cool idea. You need to cut the glass bottle first and since you cannot use soil as a planting medium, use moss or peat. Use a wire or small rope tied just below the bottle threads for hanging.
Wind chimes are cool outdoor decor with adorable sounds, and you can do some with old wine bottles. Hand cut each bottle and sand the edges smooth. After assembling the greyhound, test each one outdoors for durability.