4 Easy Steps to the Perfectly Imperfect Rustic Finish


Rustic is in. It’s in style and it’s in demand.  The rustic craze is one of the reasons that pallet wood projects have become so popular and it’s the reason old barn wood is fetching top dollar.

Why is it so popular?  I think Houzz.com put it best:

Thanks to rustic style’s unpretentious roots, organic textures and shapes, and natural warmth, it’s become as popular in the heart of the city as it is out in the woods.

Rustic interiors have a sense of connection to the past that’s hard to resist. They feel honest and unstudied and evoke a simpler time. Because they celebrate the art of repurposing, they provide a wonderful showcase for ingenuity. In a world where so much is virtual, rustic style is boldly, blatantly real.

So how do you achieve the rustic look with off-the-shelf supplies?  Jamie, MRS Rogue Engineer, has put together a tutorial that breaks the process down into four easy steps.  The result is perfectly imperfect!




Jamison wrote a very detailed build article if you’d like to build this Farmhouse Buffet.  As is typical for his site, the plans are perfect and the instructions are precise.  Then toward the end of the post Jamie enters to give her finishing tutorial.  You have to scroll about 3/4 of the way down to get to it.

The gist is as simple as this:  stain, paint, distress & wax.  But you have to visit the article for all the details and the one secret to make it “just right.” Click the image below for the full article.


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