TCJ: Your blog is full of DIY and so much inspiration. When did you start making so much of your home décor yourself, and what are your best tips for those wanting to do the same?
LF: When we moved into our farmhouse and realized how far we had to stretch our budget to be able to do the renovations we wanted, I started coming up with ways to get the look I wanted without spending everything we had. I would recommend learning to get comfortable with a paintbrush. You can transform anything—whether it’s a big piece of hand-me-down furniture or a small piece of décor from the thrift store—with just a little bit of paint. Once you get comfortable with that, start learning how to use some basic power tools like a drill and miter saw. You would be amazed what you can build with just a few tools and lumber!
TCJ: You recently published a book—congratulations! What inspired you to take this next step?
LF: I’ve shared tutorials on my blog for years, but I wanted to give people something they could physically hold in their hands and see in person, a book they could keep on their coffee table and reference anytime for inspiration. I love that I was able to combine the story of our home along with over 70 home décor tutorials, and I’m so proud of how it all turned out.