There is nothing we love more than a good DIY project. From reusing old wine bottles to repurposing old photo frames, DIYs add so much personality to your home. Not to mention how fulfilling it is to recycle and know you are doing your bit for the planet.
If you are an expert DIY-er, you probably already know everything from making your own mirror frame to creating your own container gardens. But what about the old barrels you might have stored at the back of the garage?
If there is one thing that oozes rustiness and charm, it is old wood barrels. These cylindrical containers that bulge out in the middle are usually made of wooden staves and are held together with metal hoops. A lot of quaint cafés and bars use barrels as decorative items, especially in the countryside. They look so chic!
If you want to incorporate some old wood barrels into your home but are unsure how to do it, this list of barrel décor ideas is perfect for you.
Here we have some creative and easy DIY ideas that will help spruce up your house:
Tequila Barrel Table
The easiest and most obvious way of incorporating a whiskey barrel into your home is by converting it into a table. All you need to do is varnish it and top it with a couple of coasters! Some tall stools on either side of it can help make it more usable. This can be a nice addition to a corner of your bar, or you could even incorporate it into a seating area in your backyard.
Bourbon Barrel Bar
For this transformation, you will need to cut the barrel in half lengthwise and add a small shelf in the middle. This will help create a small little cupboard where you can stock some of those beautiful Tennessee whiskey bottles!
Barrel bars do not require a lot of work and help increase storage space in your bar or living room area. This kind of small barrel ‘cupboard’ can be used to store other items like bar glasses, cocktail shakers, and other items as well. You could even turn it into a display shelf for all your collectibles.
Wine Barrel Rocking Chair
Perhaps one of the most creative things you can do with a wood barrel is turn it into a rocking chair, though it does require a certain amount of craftsmanship. Using the wooden staves of the barrel, you can create the back and the base of a rocking chair. If you have carpentering skills, this could turn into your absolute favorite DIY project. Nothing looks better on an American porch than a great, big, welcoming rocking chair.
Whisky Barrel Firewood Holder
If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you probably need an old container to hold all the firewood. Why not turn an old barrel into a lovely, rustic container for the wood. You can do this by using just metal hoops and a few wooden staves.
Wood Barrel Trash Can
While this may seem like wasting a good wood barrel, hear us out. A trash can made out of a whiskey barrel will work really well for any room that already has a wooden, rustic theme in its décor. It is also incredibly easy to make since you just need to put it in a removable bucket, and boom, and you are done.
Rum Barrel Rainwater Collector
If you have a rainwater harvesting system installed in your home, you could swap out the plastic containers and instead hold rainwater with a barrel. This can be done by putting in a waterproof lining and providing an outlet to remove excess water. So, which of these barrel décor ideas are you going to try?