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Family Planing

With its custom wood panels and outdoor retreat, this Texas farmhouse is a DIY dream come true.

What’s renovating home? partner ride. For better Having along Instagram your than for a life the couple Holly and Brad Lauritzen of Our Faux Farmhouse, DIY may just as well stand for “Duo it Yourself.” Together, they’ve crafted their way around their Texas home, creating everything from wood paneled walls to beds for their children. This charming home is one DIYnamic farmhouse, as Holly and Brad continue to bring their dreams to life.

“[My husband] Brad made the entire porch covering that you see here,” homeowner Holly Lauritzen says. “Our builder installed a small 10’x10’ porch covering that we tore down and replaced with a DIY covering that measures 10’x40’ The arch, Holly’s favorite feature of the addition, “houses a chandelier which helps bring that feeling of inside outside even more.”
When it comes to selecting your patio furniture, choose items you’ll use regularly and will withstand the test of time. “We use the farmhouse table and sectional nearly every day in the tepid Texas climate,” Holly says. “It’s well worth the investment since we spend so much of our time outdoors.”


“Our first home was a small 1947 ‘rambler’ which had a basement that we sublet as an apartment,” Holly says. “It was then that we began our DIY renovation home design journey.” Along the way, each partner has developed a definitive role in the creative process. “Most of our ideas we dream up in our heads,” Holly says. “I’m in charge of design, while Brad brings all of these thoughts to fruition.” With the help of sources like American Farmhouse Style, Pinterest and Instagram, Brad transforms Holly’s ideas from pictures on a screen into real-life decorations and furnishings. “Brad works best seeing an image first, but after seeing it once, he can generally make it happen,” Holly says.

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