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3 Rustiqued Sellers to Buy from During National Small Business Week 2019

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized American small business owners and entrepreneurs. This year, the event runs from May 5th through the 11th. While tomorrow is the official last day of the event, there is still plenty of time to show your support for small businesses by purchasing their products.

At Rustiqued, we are incredibly grateful for the vendors and buyers who have allowed us to pursue our own small business dreams. When you choose to support a small business, you are supporting a dream. You are helping pay for a child’s braces, helping a parent pay their mortgage, or helping a young entrepreneur build their own career. If you would like to show your love for small businesses in honor of National Small Business Week 2019, here are a few great vendors to choose from.

Xpressions by Oliver

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Dale Oliver, owner of Xpressions by Oliver, sells handcrafted rustic art and home décor pieces that are must-have items for Colorado natives. His rustic wooden Colorado flags are as unique as they are beautiful, and they come in several sizes. He also offers other rustic décor and gifts, including a gorgeous handcrafted wine tray.

Check out Xpressions by Oliver on Rustiqued, and be sure to give the Facebook page a like, too!

Good Things Designs

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When you visit Good Things Design’s shop on Rustiqued, you can find all sorts of “good things” for your home. From the adorable hanging plant bag pictured above to beeswax candles, candlestick holders, and a rustic photo clip frame, there are options that look great in any home. If you are looking for a budget-friendly way to show your support for a small business, Good Things Designs has options for under $20.

After you’ve visited Good Things Design on Rustiqued, be sure to follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram.

Ol Man Woodworks

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If you are in the market for rustic, handcrafted furniture, check out Ol Man Woodworks. From the practical storage coffee table listed above to farmhouse benches and side tables, there are options that would look great in any home.  This vendor even has an awesome wooden bowtie that would be a perfect unique touch for a rustic wedding. Ol Man Woodworks does custom work, too. If you are in the market for custom woodwork, reach out to see if they can help!

Visit Ol Man Woodworks on Rustiqued, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for additional information and updates.

If you are looking for small businesses to support in honor of National Small Business Week 2019, Rustiqued has plenty to choose from! Check out the featured vendors listed above, then be sure to browse our website to discover other talented crafters and artisans. From all of us at Rustiqued, thank you for supporting our small business and for making it possible through your support of our vendors! If you are dreaming of starting your own small business, become a vendor on Rustiqued. We make it easy and affordable to sell your own unique, rustic

unique rustic decor trends

5 Unique Rustic Decor Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

Rustic home décor has been popular for a few years now, and the trend doesn’t appear to be dying down anytime soon. It’s a great way to give your home a comfortable, cozy feeling, and rustic décor can be incorporated into nearly any space. It can even be blended with other design aesthetics to create rooms in your home that are just as unique as you are.

If you want to give your home a new look but aren’t sure where to start, here a few unique rustic décor trends you don’t want to miss!

Handcrafted Farmhouse Furniture

unique rustic decorImage Courtesy of Ol Man Woodworks

Forget about buying new furniture from the furniture store or – gasp – a big box retailer. When it comes to choosing unique and eye-catching focal pieces for your home, it’s all about handcrafted farmhouse furniture. These one-of-a-kind pieces are built to withstand the test of time while adding a beautiful rustic touch to any space. Change the look of your entire dining room by investing in a farmhouse kitchen table, or add something like the farmhouse bench pictured above to your mudroom or the foot of your bed for a rustic touch.

Coastal Textures

Distressed surfaces and natural wood rose to popularity in 2018, and the trend has carried over into 2019 in a huge way. White-washed finishes, organic textures, and neutral hues are a great way to create a rustic, beachy feel in any home – even if you are hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean! Décor and artwork made from driftwood are great options, too. You can even find accent pieces featuring things like netting and rope to tie the entire coastal look together.

Exposed Brick

While often associated with industrial and commercial spaces, exposed brick can add a rustic touch to your home, too. Let its natural red hue shine through, or cover it up with off-white paint for a softer finish. Either way, exposed brick is a surefire way to add some rustic charm to any space.

Exposed red brick is popular in kitchens. When painted a light, neutral hue, it works well as a backsplash, too. And of course, you can never go wrong with exposed brick around a fireplace in your living room or family room.

Reclaimed Wood Art

unique rustic decorImage Courtesy of The Mountain Woodchic

Investing in artwork made from reclaimed wood is a great way to add unique rustic décor to your home while doing something positive for the environment. Artists upcycle old pieces of wood to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces, like this one from Rustiqued seller, The Mountain Woodchic.

Barn Doors

Barn doors are huge – and not just in size. These sliding doors create a unique aesthetic in any room, and they’re practical, too. Sliding barn doors work well in areas where there isn’t enough swing clearance for a traditional door. They’re also an affordable and easier-to-install alternative to a pocket door.

Why have a home that looks like just like everyone else’s when you can use unique rustic décor to create one that is truly your own? The trends listed above are just a few of the many ways that you can create a cozy, rustic vibe in any room of your home.

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