These days, the rustic look is all the rage, and for good reason! While there is much to love about the hustle and bustle of modern life and the excitement of the city, sometimes it gets to be a bit much. Rustic décor transports us back in time and brings a breath of fresh country air to your residence, wherever you dwell. It reminds us of a slower pace of life, and helps us to relax and feel at home. On top of that, it is often an affordable choice for decorating, and a great way to reclaim old wood, crates, and other supplies which might otherwise go to waste. These rustic DIY storage ideas are easy and fun, and will lend your home a touch of nostalgia and whimsy.
1. Modular shoe storage cubbies
These cubbies look amazing! Just look how organized those shoes and boots are, and how there is a space for everything and everything in its space. The baskets add a great rustic touch as well. These free printable plans from Shanty 2 Chic will walk you through it step-by-step. What’s great about these cubbies is not only do they look amazing, but this is an easily customizable project. You can make cubbies to the dimensions that you need, and stack them up in any fashion you choose. You can paint the wood any color you want, or even leave the grain unpainted for an extra-rustic look.
2. Crate wall storage
This is a really stunning project which allows you to convert some old crates (the same type that you get produce in, or can purchase for around $8 at Home Depot) into beautiful shelves! It’s a simple matter of painting and staining as you choose and adding some brackets. Screw them into your wall, and you’re all set! Even though these are quite obviously old crates, somehow it is hard to believe they started their lives so humbly!