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Making Your Own Rustic Accents for the Home

Jul 3, 2008
One of the most satisfying things that a person can do is to start a project and have a finished product that they can show off to their family and friends. But what if you are not that great with being creative? Well, thanks to the internet you can learn how to do just about anything with almost any type of material. One thing that can bring a person a good amount of joy is making furniture or home accents. These can be created to suit your tastes, and unlike the mass made items that you find at your local home store, they are unique and one of a kind. Rustic accents are a great way to showcase your taste and to help accent the beauty of your home.

So what, you ask, can you make that is relatively simple and inexpensive? Well, you can create almost anything you want in order to help with your home's décor. For example, a rustic coat rack can be created from a piece of old crown molding that you might find in a junk store for literally pennies. Or you can travel to the hardware store and make a new piece of molding look old with a technique called whitewashing that you can easily learn how to do on the internet. Add a few decorative hangers, which can also be found at either the junk store or hardware store if you look hard enough, and voila. You have a unique piece of home accent that you created all by yourself, and it may even spark a dinner conversation at your next party as well.

Keep in mind, though, that rustic pieces are not meant to look like someone just went and bought them off of the shelf. They are meant to capture the beauty of a homey or rustic feel. If you have ever rented a cabin by the lake for a weekend getaway, then you have experienced the rustic look and feel. Usually rustic items are also associated with nature, and one can go in the neighboring woods to find pine cones, berries, and even large leaves to create a rustic welcome wreath for their door. Being rustic and creating rustic is easy and simple if one only thinks about it.

If you are not creative, though, and have a difficult time finding ideas to make things yourself, then you can always visit the local craft store, junk store, or the internet for more project ideas. You can also watch television channels such as HGTV or DIY network to see how the pros make their homes feel more rustic on a budget. Or, you can visit the website of these places to help with projects. Rustic is not and should not be expensive, and in today's crazy world, that can only be a plus for those who are looking to spruce up their home. No matter how you do it, rustic decorating can make your house into a home with just a little creativity.
About the Author
Megan Cherry writes for http://www.pegandrail.com If you are looking for a high quality well made coat rack step in and check us out, we manufacture a complete line of wall mounted coat racks from a shaker peg style coat rack to a modern wood coat racks with brass hooks or satin nickel for the brushed stainless steel look we even have a very modern looking hand rub white lacquer coat racks to go along with our line of Oak, cherry and Maple wall coat racks, we can even manufacture you a custom size coat rack or even ship you a coat rack that is unfinished.
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