Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Since my girls are getting older they have decided to have separate rooms, which means my darling little shabby chic, princess room and vintage school room are both dismantled and I have two half decorated rooms with a teenager and pre-teen sitting in them waiting for me to wave my magic wand and reinvent the spaces.

The younger daughter is a horse girl through and through. I keep thinking it’s a phase, but I am beginning to have my doubts, time is only making her heart grow fonder and there is talk of a certain horse being delivered to my lower field this summer, courtesy of her beloved grandpa.

A couple of birthdays ago, I threw her a horse party and out of necessity I figured out how to “print” designs on burlap in order to make two feed sacks for the jumping races.

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

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Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

They were really sweet.  But, because I haven’t had any creative ideas for them, I haven’t done anything with them since.

However, I can’t bear to get rid of them!

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

This brings me to Liz Fourez owner of Love Grows Wild, one of my all time favorite blogs. I had the privilege of meeting Liz briefly at the Haven Conference (a home decor/ blogging conference) this summer and was struck by how gentle and heartfelt she was.

This care is clearly communicated in her decorating style and I am so excited to see that her book A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is available just in time for Christmas.

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

In it I found a collection of 70 farmhouse style decorating projects and room by room tours of her gorgeous farmhouse.

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

When I received her book, I couldn’t wait to study every detail and I ended up reading it cover to cover in one sitting! It’s one of those books.

There was one project in particular that jumped out at me and I knew I needed to do it before Christmas for my daughter’s room.

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

I decided to frame one of the burlap feed sacks I had made and take the first step towards redecorating her room.

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

The project cost me less than $3.00 and was ready in a couple of hours!

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

I hope she loves it!

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

And if you are still looking for the perfect gift for any woman who loves simple farmhouse style and wants to know how to diy a lot of this look, then I can’t recommend this book highly enough!

The amount of work Liz did on this book is mind boggling and what is really fun is how resourceful and creative she is.

As I was reading, there were so many aha moments for me, like a wooden cake pedestal- made with a bun foot for a piece of furniture, no less!

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

And using elders glue and a hair dryer to create a crackle finish on furniture and wire mesh with a king size pillow case to make a vintage style hamper.

Here are few more pieces, I am just dying to make.

A plate rack for my kitchen. . .

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

Wooden spools for velvet ribbon . . .

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

And how about an oversized map for our master bedroom?  Yes, please.

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

I hope you get the chance to soak up some of Liz’s inspiration and solve some of your own decorating dilemmas very soon!

Farmhouse projects, gift ideas, Christmas

Merry Christmas, my dears!!

Available at Amazon.comBarnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Indie Bound.

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8 Comments

  1. Tanya Hulbert
    December 19, 2016 / 8:55 PM

    This book has some beautiful photography! I may have to check it out for sure! I just love how the framed burlap turned out! She will LOVE it!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 26, 2016 / 2:16 PM

      I totally agree, Liz is so very talented. I hope you love the book as much as I do. xoxo

  2. Pamela
    December 20, 2016 / 8:05 AM

    Love the post and the book looks great!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 26, 2016 / 2:19 PM

      Thank you, dear, and the book is definitely one to own! You know the type.;)

  3. Pamela LePage
    December 20, 2016 / 4:38 PM

    ok when i read this the first time today it was on my phone , while waiting and it was hard to get the gest of the what you made for your daughters room. I burlap art work looks great!. 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 26, 2016 / 2:21 PM

      You are so sweet! Thank you for checking back, my daughter is very happy with how it turned out.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 26, 2016 / 2:21 PM

      I appreciate that, Cecilia, thank you for stopping by!

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