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.
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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!
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.
In it I found a collection of 70 farmhouse style decorating projects and room by room tours of her gorgeous farmhouse.
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.
I decided to frame one of the burlap feed sacks I had made and take the first step towards redecorating her room.
The project cost me less than $3.00 and was ready in a couple of hours!
I hope she loves it!
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!
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. . .
Wooden spools for velvet ribbon . . .
And how about an oversized map for our master bedroom? Yes, please.
I hope you get the chance to soak up some of Liz’s inspiration and solve some of your own decorating dilemmas very soon!
Merry Christmas, my dears!!
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