6 DIYs to Get the Modern Rustic Look on a Budget

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If your décor style leans more toward the rustic side, but you still love a touch of modernism, try out these budget-smart DIYs to create a perfectly balanced look in your home or workspace. From furniture to accessories to lighting, we've got all your modern rustic needs covered.

Image Credit: Lucy Akins (1); Tim & Mary Vidra (2, 3)
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Antique Basket Pendant Light

Transform an old wire basket into a stylish lighting fixture for the perfect industrial accessory. The pendant-style feels fresh and current, while the aged metal gives it old world charm.

Image Credit: Tim & Mary Vidra
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Log Slice Chalkboard Sign

A log slice sign hung in your entryway offers a rustically charming greeting to visitors, and the chalkboard paint gives it that modern edge. Change it up each season with a new sentiment.

Image Credit: Tim & Mary Vidra
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Glass Bottle Vases

Recycle glass bottles into sleek flower vases. Up the rustic appeal by filling them with various wildflowers and cluster them together for a truly stylish, modern-day centerpiece.

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Plant Holders
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Hanging Plant Holders

Every space needs a bit of greenery. These DIY plant holders are completely contemporary, but displaying them on a birch branch and hanging them with twine presents a rustic twist.

Image Credit: Lucy Akins


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