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Making a country home with distressed wood blinds

Aug 3 2010

Making a country home with distressed wood blinds
Making a country home with distressed wood blinds
When Patrick Quinn, the co-owner of Mackinaws, built his cabin-style restaurant in 2001, he and his son harvested the timber themselves. After the construction was complete, he made every effort to maintain a rustic tone, according to

Kay Seitz, the owner of Northern Territory, advises homeowners who wish to do the same to hit rewind. "To create a rustic feel, you have to go back in time," she told the news source.

One way to make a home appear antiquated is to let the old play off the new. Seitz says one way to do this is by hanging an old iron skillet from the wall, above a modern microwave or other kitchen appliances.

Old leather furniture can also make a home seem cozy and it's also an economical alternative to other pieces. Scattering other flea market finds can also be a good way to give a home a timeless feel. Quinn hung his father's old ax from the wall, and a piece of wood with a chain in it, which used to be a swing when he was a child, now sits in the main lobby.

Distressed wood blinds are particularly fitting window treatments for rustic households. They are durable and warp resistant, but come with unique scratches and dents so that they look aged.
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