Decorating With Barnwood

If you have ever been given the opportunity to collect barnwood from an old demolished barn, you may want to snatch it up!  There are so many cool decorating projects that you can do with the wood.  This collection of ideas for decorating with barnwood are some great examples.

The beauty of using the barnwood is that the natural aging and weathering creates a great gray finish.  All you really need to do is clean the wood by lightly sanding and wiping down.  I like to use a mixture of water and bleach.  If you are going to use the wood for furniture, you may also want to coat it with a flat or satin finish polyurethane.

Ideas For Decorating With Barnwood

decorating with barnwood - barnwood planks on wall

We were fortunate to get enough barnwood planks to cover an entire wall in our basement game room.   Our barnwood wall adds a lot of texture and is a nice focal point for the space.

There are many other ideas for decorating with barnwood, however, that don’t require quite as much of the wood.

Make A Headboard Out Of Barnwood

decorating with barnwood - barnwood headboard

Do it yourself headboard projects are extremely popular.  Creating a headboard out of barnwood is perfect for a rustic or shabby chic style bedroom.  I love the added painted words “awake my soul” on this example.

Use Barnwood For A Rustic Window Valance

barnwood valance

I just love this barnwood valance!  The contrast of the weathered look is stunning against the soft blue draperies and I love the chipping white paint left on.

Cover Dresser Drawers With Barnwood

barnwood dresser

I just had to show this rustic dresser for inspiration.  With all of the dresser makeovers that get done by creative do it yourself-ers, I just knew this would spark an interest.  Think about replacing just the drawer faces, on the right dresser, with barnwood for a rustic makeover.  I have a dresser in mind at my house if I come across some more wood!

Frame A Mirror In Barnwood

barnwood mirror

This barnwood mirror has a unique look with all of the fun colors!  A little paint can really add to the look.

Some other common decorating uses for barnwood are signs, picture frames and wall hook bases.  Do you have an idea for decorating with barnwood?

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  1. where can I find this barnwood mirror

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