Erin Francois

Erin Francois

DIY Contributor
Maker, designer, flea market enthusiast, and French culture devotee– Erin Francois simply loves to make things. A passion encouraged early on in childhood by her mother and grandmother (both hardcore DIY-ers!) and strengthened with a background in interior design
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on March 29, 2016

DIY Office Organizer

As a DIY blogger, I’m always looking for fun ways to organize my materials (because let’s be honest, I have tons of them), and this office organizer is just the ticket. It’s a peg board and cork board wrapped into one, so in addition to storing materials, I can tack inspiration clippings up too! It’s...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on February 24, 2016

Wall Copper Message Board

Looking to add a little functional style to your office? Why not post up your calendar or track a to-do list on this metallic copper message board! A little copper sheeting from the hardware store goes a long way in adding a hint of bling and loads of design savvy to any space. Let’s get...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on February 12, 2016

DIY Concrete + Wood Planter Stand

It’s around this time of year, when things have been white & dead outside for several months, that I really start to crave the lush, vibrancy of green plants. There’s just something rejuvenating about their presence, don’t you think? Things may take awhile to green up outside, so why not manifest your own green inside?...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 27, 2016

Faux Bois Candle Sticks

I love incorporating organic pieces into minimalist interiors as I think they make clean, modern spaces a bit more approachable and comfortable to be in. These DIY faux bois candle sticks do just that and are a cinch to make!  When wood grain is coated with highly lustrous liquid gilding paint, the combination of the...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 20, 2016

Pretty and Easy Face Dustpan DIY

A 2016 New Year goal of mine is to be more consistent with my deep cleaning habits. I’m all about a straightened, put together home, but the dusting, scrubbing, and especially sweeping chores are not exactly my prized way to spend a Saturday morning. In an effort to follow through on my (maybe overly optimistic)...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 6, 2016

Flip-Clock Inspired Desk Calendar

It’s a new year which for many of us means it’s time for a new calendar! This DIY desktop daytimer (say that 5 times fast!) takes its styling from the flip-clock beauties of yesteryear, adding a retro touch to the modern workspace.  It’s a perpetual desk calendar too which means make it once, and you’ll...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 18, 2015

Scandinavian Modern Dala Horse Ornaments

The Dala Horse is an international symbol of Swedish heritage, but just because you’re not Scandinavian doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun of the tradition. If your personal style tends to lean Scandinavian Modern (like mine does!), why not make some monochromatic Dala Horse ornaments to dress your Christmas Tree or adorn...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on December 16, 2015

Make a Eucalyptus Candle Wreath

Hello! Erin here with another Scandinavian-inspired project for you as our December days continue to shorten. Inspired by the Santa Lucia candle crown tradition, the candle wreath nods to the Swedish tradition giving off a warm glow a midst dark Winter nights. The wreath’s simple brass ring sets the framework for a modern eucalyptus wreath...

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