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10 Creative Ways to Transform Whiskey Barrels into Rustic Home Decor

Left: Etsy, Center: iD Lights, Right: Etsy.com

When your whiskey barrel runs dry, it’s time to get creative with it. Barrel decor is a great way to give your home that rustic feel. Reusing empty barrels is the perfect way to add decorative accents to your home, like clocks and serving trays. They’re also great for more functional pieces like coat racks and storage benches.

There are so many ways to use barrels in your home decorating. Check out a few of our favorites below and some options of premade items you can purchase.

Hanging Lights

iD Lights

Add a little ambiance to your home by using your barrel to create this unique hanging chandelier. Customize the light fixtures to achieve the overall look in any room.

Dog Bed

Etsy.com

Your pet is in for a real treat with this barrel dog bed. It’s the perfect combination of comfort for them and sophistication for you.

Portable Fire Pit

Etsy.com

This portable fire pit is fueled by a propane tank hidden within the barrel. Attaching wheels to the bottom of the barrel makes it easy to move the party anywhere.

Decorative Serving Tray

Cork to Barrel

Spice up your kitchen counter tops by display fruits or flowers with a decorative tray like this one. The multi-colored grain of the barrel’s wood adds an authentic touch and can be easily transformed from decorative to functional as a serving tray thanks to the cast iron handles.

Rustic Sink

Etsy.com

If you’ve been looking to renovate that old bathroom or add a little country feel to your kitchen, this barrel sink is the perfect excuse to renovate. Go modern with an oil rubbed bronze faucet or keep it vintage with polished brass.

Coffee Table

Homedit.com

This vintage coffee table also serves as additional storage for your living area. The hollowed out barrel leaves plenty of room for books, blankets, movies and more. Simply remove the top of the coffee table for easy access to you favorite things.

Wine Storage Rack

Etsy.com

There is no such thing as too much wine. Make it easily accessible by turning your old oak barrel into a wine rack like this one.

Barrel Lounge Area

Upstyledzine.com

Single and double barrels can be crafted into a perfect outdoor seating area. Enjoy a cocktail or the fire pit on a gorgeous night in one of these barrel benches or chairs.

Coat Rack

Etsy.com

The coat closet will be a thing of the past once this coat rack is hanging. Decorative hooks make it easy to add your own style.

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10 Creative Ways to Transform Whiskey Barrels into Rustic Home Decor