What do you think of when you hear the term “DIY”? Home improvement projects, craft projects, renovations—right? But for Michael and Nicole Francis, DIY is a way of life. The couple behind the popular blog and Instagram page 1776 Faux Farmhouse has gained a reputation for their beautiful home decor and builder-grade project.
The Francis Family is no stranger to the DIY lifestyle. They have been creating and innovating together for years, using Nicole’s content creation skills to build a platform to showcase their work. With Michael’s eye for detail and Nicole’s creative vision, the couple has become an inspiration for homeowners. From building concrete desks and side shelves from scratch to aesthetic fireplaces, the Francises are a trusted source of DIY inspiration. Not only do they share their mesmerizing projects with their community, but they also provide step-by-step guides to make each project easier to understand.
Married for ten blissful years, the story of Nicole and Michael is as inspiring as they both are. The creative duo met in college through a mutual friend in 2012. Michael was an introverted guy, whereas Nicole was an extrovert.
Despite being polar opposites, they hit it off instantly and tied the knot the following year.
Their DIY journey started with a builder-grade home they built while Nicole was still in college. That thrilling experience gave Nicole’s passion for DIY projects and home decor a much-needed boost. But her love reached new heights with the birth of her daughter in 2018 when the pair realized their home was insufficient to meet their needs.
They soon realized that finding their next “home sweet home” in their area and within their budget was impossible. That’s when the couple put on their creative hats and decided to create something phenomenal – that’s how 1776 Faux Farmhouse came into being.
Michael and Nicole turned a builder-grade house into a custom-made, mesmerizing home. They designed, decorated, and created their little heaven with immense love and creativity. They documented every step of their journey to share it with the world and show their capabilities. Soon after, exactly what they anticipated happened: several projects swamped them once they moved into their builder-grade house in 2020. They cooperated with various businesses and significantly expanded their reach.
Today, 1776 Faux Farmhouse is bustling with a small Francis family, and hundreds and thousands of followers are witnessing their journey. The couple inspires many homeowners who feel daunted by the idea of renovation and DIY projects. If you are looking for DIY ideas for your next abode, visit their website 1776FauxFarmhouse.com, or their Instagram account for some therapeutic yet creative vibes.