One significant component of rustic design style is the use of wood and metal. This style also makes use of recycled and repurposed items whenever possible. If you are handy with tools and interested in rustic DIY projects, you can look for reclaimed wood and metal at yard sales and through websites online. Yard sales are a great place to find items that you can use when decorating in the rustic style. Keep an eye out for decorative items such as metal floor lamps, metal candle holders, and interesting hardware for hanging window treatments. Bookcase and shelves are another great yard sale find. These items are incredibly versatile since a little sanding, and a fresh coat of paint can transform them into something perfect.