Rustic Scented Candles

Rustic Scented Candles

Rustic Scented Candles

Rustic scented candles are a great way to bring back fond memories of our past. Scents of all types just seem to have a way of refreshing our memories of past experiences or people we have forgotten about. For example the sharp smell of tobacco may bring back memories fond memories of the times we spent with our grandfathers. Struggling to remember a camping trip you had a great time on? Why not burn a spruce scented candle and trigger these fond memories.

Scented candles are a great inexpensive way to bring these scents to your home temporarily. Candles even the unscented types are calming. The flickering light of the flame on the wick is almost mesmerizing in the night time. The therapeutic benefits of scented candles make the purchase of an artisan candle well worth what you will pay for it. You just have to find a scent that works for you and that will bring out your past.

Popular Scents within the Rustic Theme of Scented Candles

Some of the more popular rustic scented candles you will find on the market place are as follows:

Pine – A great scent for the Holiday season. Even though a lot of us have moved away from real Christmas trees we can still bring the pine scent back into our homes.

 

Werifesteria – Pine Forest Scented Candle DART WOOD WICK, Black Arrow Candles

Home Cooking & Baking – Who doesn’t love the smells of home cooking and baking. Cookies, cobbler, and good old vanilla are some of the more popular scents of rustic themed candles.

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Bacon Scented Soy Candle, Farmhouse Breakfast Candle

Hard Liquors – Usually mixed with other scents hard liquor scented candles are a perfect gift for a liquor connoisseur. Very popular in this field are rums and whiskeys.

Jack Candle
Jack Daniel’s Candle

Fruit Flavored Cakes and Pies – Nothing is more welcoming then walking into a home and being greeted by the scents of cakes and pies baking.

Apple Pie Candle
Apple Pie Candle

Leather – Leather is just one of those classic smells that bring back fond memories. Although the smell itself doesn’t stick in the leather its self for long doesn’t mean you can’t bring the smell back with the quick light of the candle.

Natural oil finished leather candle

Wood – An earthy smell to bring you back to nature. A strong wood candle is relaxing and a great way to add ambiance to your Sunday afternoon.

Autumn Woods Candle – Fall Candle – Autumn Leaves Candle

Tobacco – A good mild tobacco scented candle is a great way to add character to a study, library, or cottage.

Whiskey Tobacco Man Candle – Our “Grandpa” Soy Candle 4 or 8 oz
Whiskey Tobacco Candle

Rustic Scented Candles for the Holidays

For a lot of us the holidays hold some truly fond memories. Maybe for some of us it is the pine or spruce scent that we are missing from our artificial tree. Maybe it is the smell of peppermint from the candy canes we use to enjoy as children. Or it could be smell of fresh gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. Well you can find almost all the scents of the holidays in candles.

Although Christmas scented candles are probably the most popular of the holiday scented candles you can still find candles scented to your holiday you are after. You will find a wide variety of rustic scented candles perfect for Easter and Thanksgiving. I have a pumpkin spiced candle that I like to bring out and light from October to November. My guests seem to love it to as we always receive compliments when we let it burn.

Beeswax Candle Collection - Six Stars, Glowing Bright - Pollen Arts Bottle-Shaped Candles
Beeswax Candle
Pumpkin Pie Candle 5 inch
Pumpkin Pie Candle

Rustic Candle Holders

Aside from the burn and scent of your rustic scented candles, one of the best ways to add ambiance to any room is with a rustic themed candle holder. Metallic candle sticks are great but you can go way more rustic to suit the space you are decorating. Birch candle stick holders look great in almost any home or cottage. Birch bark itself has an iconic natural pattern that take people back to nature.

So next time you are looking to spruce up your rustic décor why not add some rustic scented candles. They are inexpensive, smell great, and will bring you back to the finer points in your life.

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White birch candle holders
Hanging Half Pint Ball Jar Candle Holder Sconce

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Upcycled Rustic Furniture

 

Upcycled Rustic Furniture

Upcycled Rustic Furniture For Your Modern Home

When it comes to Upcycled Rustic Furniture you can’t help but think about the old saying “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure”. Although when most people are looking for new furniture they typically look for brand new. Which is fine every home is going to have a good mix of old and new pieces. A better alternative to buying brand new is buying something that will be brand new to you. Like furniture and household accessories that have been crafted from older or unwanted goods.

Go to any landfill today and your are bound to see mountains of plastic and particle board that someone no longer had any use for. A fair sized portion of this plastic and particle was used in manufacturing cheap furniture that was not designed to last throughout the years. These stores that manufacture these goods not only want you to buy their furniture but they also want you to replace it fairly regularly.

Take a step back 30, 40, 50 years and more and craftsmen and craftswomen made items that were built to last with natural materials. Even though the design may not have held up the tests of time the products and materials these people made did. It is no wonder that we spend countless hours scouring local sales and auctions looking for these pieces or that true artists are looking to rebuild them and reuse them to fit into modern homes.

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upcycled Coffee table, antique dolly

Types Of Materials Used Is Upcycled Rustic Furniture

Barn Wood and Old Weathered Barn Boards  – No one ever said that life on a farm was easy. Especially when it comes to being a barn. Rarely treated in comparison to today’s standards barn boards faced countless days in the sun, snow, rain, and really anything in between. This is where the character and charm of the boards is earned. Keep your eyes open for great barn board flooring, tables, bookshelves, and T.V. stands to incorporate into your own home.

Zoria Crate Coffee Table with Rope Handles - Reclaimed Wood Top & Vintage Crates

Zoria Barn Wood Crate Coffee Table with Rope Handles

Old Ropes and Used Fishing Nets – Country is a great look but not always the look we are all going after. Beach, Nautical, and cottages on the water typically have a piece or two that are accessorized with a set of old ropes are used fishing nets. A work desk draped with an old fishing net not only looks great but is also creates a conversation piece for the next time you have company over.

Hammock Table - Hammock Table - Garden Table - Suspended Table - Rope

Rope Hammock Table – Rustic Garden Table

License Plates – One of the best places to build memories is on the open road. License plates signify freedom and fond memories of vacations and days gone by. Its no wonder that we look to these pieces to accessorize our furniture. You can find vintage license plates on everything from coffee tables to household bars.

Reclaimed Wood and Vintage License Plates Table

Junk Metal – From old signs to wire fencing almost any piece of old junk metal can be recycled into some truly beautiful accent furniture or statues.

Old Suitcases – Yes! Old Suitcases are becoming a popular tool in the world of upcycled rustic furniture.  Not only do they provide a stable piece perfect for a coffee table but they also have their own built in storage. If you are one for the open road why not let your guests see it as soon as they walk into your home.

Vintage sidetable/upcycled cream suitcase/Vintage Luggage/coffee table/Boho decor/interiors/quirky living room storage/suitcase table

suitcase sidetable/Vintage Luggage coffee table

Wall Shelf made from Vintage 1960’s Suitcase Luggage

 

Old Pipes and Plumbing Materials – From custom made shelving to lighting we are are seeing more and more designers using old pipes and plumbing accessories in modern homes.

Industrial Beer Lamp - Bottle Lighting - Steampunk Fixture - Faucet Switch - Table Lamp Furniture - Bar Decor

Industrial Beer Table Lamp -Steampunk Fixture Faucet Switch

Vintage Jars and Bottles – Go to any furniture or home accessory store and you are bound to see a re-purposed mason jar or two. Mason Jars not only look great in most modern homes but they also act as a tremendous way to store your house hold goods. For the ultra-crafty DIYers out there why not pick up a case of canning jars and little bit of paint and try your hands at designing your own storage. Antique bottles and glasses make great accessories as well. Another trend you will find today is how vintage bottles and jars are being used as lighting covers. These covers provide a character that and warmth that most of use are in search of for our homes.

Mason Jar Pendants Light Fixture With Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed Wood – Although barn wood and barn boards are great it doesn’t mean that all of our re-purposed wood needs to come from the farm. Vintage milk crates, damaged antique furniture, and trim and moldings can all be used to make some stunning modern pieces perfect for almost any home.

These are just a few of the items that modern furniture designers are using to do their part in a more eco-conscious where we should all be trying to reduce, reuse, and recycle more.

Barn Doors in Reclaimed Wood - Tracks Included

Reclaimed Wood Barn Door 

Types Of Upcycled Rustic Furniture That Looks Good In Almost Any Home

Below are just a few of the very many items you can have built or purchase that are made with recycled materials. Again if you are in the market and struggling to find a place to purchase upcycled rustic furniture it is best to start at local farmers markets, carpenters, and then take your search online.

Kitchen and Dinning Tables – The center piece to any kitchen or dinning room is the table. A lot quality family time is spent around a kitchen table for everyday dinners and also during the holidays. A re-purposed dining room table will make a strong statement in any home and bring the character and charm that only old weathered wood could deliver

Farmhouse Reclaimed Wood Dining Room Tables

Wardrobes – The one thing that most of us need is more storage. Wardrobes are perfect for storing not only clothing but they are perfect to keep your towels, sheets, and blankets.

Impressive Antique Heavily Carved French Style Painted Wardrobe Compactum Combination Hall Cupboard Armoire

Impressive Antique Heavily Carved French Style Wardrobe

Dressers and Nightstands – One of the best ways to accessorize any bedroom is to add some matching upcycled dressers or nightstands. It may be a challenge to find that perfect matching set but a mix and match of furniture can also bring your bedroom to life.

 

Desks and Workstations – It is said that memories are trapped in everything past and present. Why not tap into those past memories as inspiration for your next project or work and buy yourself an upcycled desk or workstation.

Accent Tables – Even in modern homes and condominium units re-purposed accent tables will add a rustic charm and style to your home. They can be easily made from almost anything. Old milk crates, wood pallets, barn wood, and even vintage license plates.

rustic farmhouse entryway table.

rustic farmhouse entryway table

Storage Units – Everything from filing cabinets to books shelves can be made from re-purposed materials.  Mason jars are a great way to keep all your smaller goods tidy and in order. They are perfect not only for the kitchen but also will look great and keep your bathroom organized.

Samantha White Washed Reclaimed Scaffolding Board and Galvanised Steel Pipe Industrial Open Wardrobe/Dressing Room Shelving and Hanging Unit

Samantha White Washed Reclaimed Scaffolding Board and Galvanised Steel Pipe Industrial Open Wardrobe

Shoe Racks – Keeping to our theme of having upcycled rustic furniture in the home for storage next we will look at re-using items to make shoe racks. Old barn boards or wood pallets can easily be turned into a shoe rack to keep your foyer’s closet neat and tidy.

Industrial Style Clothing Storage Unit

Industrial Style Clothing Storage Unit

Outdoor Furniture – Re-purposed furniture is not only a great way to make a statement inside of your home but it will also look amazing in your yard. Picnic tables, lawn chairs, and planters are all great ways to to re-use old materials that would more than likely just end up in our landfill. They will function the same if not better than the plastic items that you can buy in you local department stores and they have already stood up to the test of time and elements from their original use.

Wood Beer Cooler/End Table - Reclaimed Barn Wood, Washtub Cooler - Outdoor Living, Outdoor Furniture, Home & Living -MADE TO ORDER

Wood Beer Cooler/End Table With Reclaimed Barn Wood

How To Accessorize Upcycled Rustic Furniture To Maintain A Rustic Theme

Finding the perfect re-purposed piece of rustic furniture is only half of the battle. The other half is finding a way to accessorize it. When your base is built upon old wood, metal, or glass their are two approaches to accessorizing it. #1 Look to compliment it and  #2 look to contrast it.

Complimenting Upcycled Rustic Furniture

To compliment an upcycled piece of rustic furniture you will want to look for similar tones. These items should be handcrafted, made out of natural materials, and be lighter or duller colors. This may not be the desired look you are going after. Some of us just want to live in a bright and vibrant home. Well their is no rule that you can not accessorize your accessories.

Below are a few ideas on how to compliment your upcycled rustic furniture

PotteryHandcrafted pottery is beautiful as it gives a warm homey feeling to your home. Looks for pieces that have natural earth tones to complement your “new to you” furniture. These would include but are not limited to vases, bowls, and figurines.

Pottery Bowl - Seafoam Green Dot Bowl with Handle - Noodle Bowl

Pottery Bowl – Seafoam Green Dot Bowl with Handle

Mason Jars – Again a great way to decorate a living room, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. Mason Jars add a old time feel to your room but they also you help it keep less cluttered and jumbled. They are great for storing small items in as you can use or not use the lid at your discretion. They are very popular for bathrooms for this reason as they have uniform look and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Chalkboard tones of paint look really good on these pieces and for your crafty DIYers you can easily put together your own set choosing the color that best suits your room.

Vintage Style Melted Mason Jar spoon rest soap dish

Custom T-Shirt Quilt

Contrasting Upcycled Rustic Furniture

Although the furniture itself may look old, weathered, and lacking life does not mean that you can not bring it back to life with some color, feminine charm, and life.

Below are a few ideas on how to contrast your upcycled rustic furniture.

Fresh Flowers – Flowers are a great way to bring life into any room no matter if it is fresh living flowers or plastic ones that you could not tell the difference if they are living or not. A pottery vase with neutral colors and an assortment of fresh flowers can bring your re-purposed furniture to life and make it a focal point in your room.

Mason Jar Flower String Art

Lace – One of the best ways to contrast old barn board is to add a little bit of lace to it. Lace table cloths and doilies on old barn wood are contrasting pieces. The old lines and weathered marks of the wood stand work very well with a lace pattern.

Glass – The one thing you can count on when you are accessorizing with an item of glass it that what ever it is applied to will almost always create a contrast especially when we are talking about. Glass always looks clean, for the most part have straight lines, and are crystal clear. Which is a stark contrast to weathered wood or rusted metal.

Cardinal stained glass suncatcher

Cardinal stained glass suncatcher

Where To Buy Upcycled Rustic Furniture

Again it can be a challenge to find the perfect upcycled rustic furniture. But as we all know that anything worth having is worth working for. One of the keys to decorating your home is to take your time and add pieces as you go. Their is no point in stressing about not seeing what you are looking for as you can easily find someone help you build that perfect furniture item you are looking for.

Below are just a few of the places you can look to find your upcycled rustic furniture

Local Cabinet Makers and Furniture Craftsmen – Time to open up your local phone book or hit up your search engine to find someone in your area that builds re-purposed goods. I did a search for re-purposed furniture makers and it returned a result of almost 600 000 results. You should be able to find someone locally or someone that can build you the perfect piece and get it shipped to you.

Farmers Markets and Flea Markets – Plan a weekend with your friends to hit up the local farmers markets or flea markets. These are great places to start your search for re-purposed furniture and accessories. Start your day off by grabbing a coffee and the farmers market or flee market stands running. Its a great way to bond with friends and you will also be supporting local businesses.

Yard Sales Or Garage Sale – Yard Sales and Garages sales may help you find the furniture you are after but they are also a great way to find the materials you may need to DIY your own upcycled goods.

Antique Hand Painted Coat Rack Hall Stand Cloaks Hat Stand

Antique Hand Painted Coat Rack Hall Stand

Online – Online specialty shops and market places are a great place to look for upcycled rustic furniture. Etsy and Ebay are some of the larger companies that you can find quality repurposed items. Don’t forget the little guys though. Some of the smaller guys and gals out there are making beautiful works of art but may just not have the tech savy that a large tech companies have for marketing.

Custom Built Reclaimed Wood Barn Door

Custom Built Reclaimed Wood Barn Door