Farmhouse Charm

This week I got my books in the mail! I really like them, one is paper back, the other is a hardcover. They are sitting on my nightstand as I type. Every night before bed I’ve been reading a few pages of for about 20-30 minutes. I’ve started reading the book A Touch of Farmhouse Charm by Liz Fourez. She has a lot of creative ideas of what to make, what to recycle, and goes through each room of the house. I’ve always really liked the farmhouse theme, I think it’s very cozy and chic and fresh. This book really fits my style and the type of things and decorations I want in my future home. My mom has always had a rustic and charming personality to our home. Growing up with that, I’m following my mom’s footsteps and starting to take after her. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

Back to the book, Liz offers some ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of. She takes the reader through every room of her house, which is nice that 50% of the book is filled with pictures because I’m a more visual person—especially with DIY and crafts. Her rooms are covered as chapters in the book. She takes the reader through: the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, office, bathroom, kid’s bedroom, and playroom. I LOVE that on the side of the page she has a materials and supplies list.

That helps a bunch! She also provides the difficulty level and her personal tips on the page. Love, love, love this book!

I reflected on the blog that I had used as a resource for the aged-copper finish, The Graphics Fairy. I got an awesome response back from her, and some useful input!

I screen shot the blog comments between Heather (blog author) and me. I went back to Home Depot for a few things and looked again for some of the recommendations she had. I spoke with the paint specialist and he said that Home Depot unfortunately doesn’t carry special paints (I didn’t even know they were special.) then he told me that Home Depot was going to get in some special paints in the future (so I will probably be stalking the paint section—hehe.) There was one product that she recommended to use—the oxidized patina. I’m about ready to order it from the company site, but I’m going to see if I can get a copper finish somewhere else in town before I place my order. This coming week I’m going to start reading the other book and possibly jotting down a supplies list for maybe a possible near-future Billings, MT trip?? Let’s see what more I learn this week 🙂


4 thoughts on “Farmhouse Charm”

  1. Madison,
    I really love your ILP, and the fact that it’s farmhouse type DIY projects. I am in love with the rustic/farmhouse look ever since I started watching Fixer Upper with Chip & Joanna Gaines. I have thought of incorporating some DIY/Farmhouse DIY projects into my humane society work, so that my doggies could also be a little spoiled in this process. I’m excited to see how your projects will turn out in the end!


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