White washed furniture? The color white came seem very harsh and modern. It’s essential to lend a little bit of softness for that rustic feel. You can do this with architectural details. You could head to the salvage yard and find different fireplace mantles or old ceiling tiles made out of tin that you can incorporate into your furniture. A lot of these pieces will already be painted white. The furniture will already have a distressed finish so it can be a jumping off point for the rest of your do it yourself projects.