Well long time no talk friends! I’m back from France AND we moved this week! Life has been a little upside down, but all good. I’m still processing the pictures from my trip to France and will be sharing those soon. Until then I’m going to tide you over with a little inspiration to add some French decorating touches to your home! (plus a couple of sneak peek photos from my trip)
My friend Jamie Lundstrom who writes the blog So Much Better with Age went to The Academy in France two years ago and it’s completely her fault that I went this year! I was drooling over her photos and experience as I watched her adventure unfold on social media. I knew I wanted to go too. Last summer I sat with Jamie at a blogging conference and chatted about her trip and that conversation sealed the deal. As soon as registration for The Academy opened my girlfriend and I signed up. And I am so glad we did. It was a trip of a lifetime. Here is Jamie…
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Sweet Jamie has since written a book, French Vintage Décor, which comes out June 12, 2018 (you can pre-order it now here!) it’s FILLED with projects to infuse your home with the timeless elegance of France. Jamie’s style is impeccable and holds the simplicity and casualness of the French countryside we visited. BONUS: she is a super nice person!I have to admit the book was so special for me coming off my own trip to many of the same locations photographed in the book. I sincerely can’t wait to incorporate more of Jamie’s ideas into our new home.
I made a super quick and simple project from French Vintage Décor before we moved. It will literally take you longer to gather the supplies than to make this easy DIY. I modified the drill bit holder project a little from Jamie’s example. To add a little vintage charm I beat up the wood with a hammer and screws then used some paint Jamie sent me along with her book to age and weather my new wood.Dried Salvia flowers from the Texas roadside made a great substitute for Lavender. Isn’t it cute?
There are so many projects in French Vintage Décor for all levels of DIY capabilities, you are sure to find tones of ideas you can actually implement into your home décor. If you can’t live in France, why not surround yourself with a little bit of it! Save this post for later in case the Francophile bug hasn’t bit you just yet. 😉
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