A bit about us…

Welcome to our little slice of DIY paradise (is that a thing? 🤷🏻‍♀️). Here’s a little bit more about us!

About Us- Holly & Brad

I’m Holly (Elementary School Teacher turned Designer) and hubby Brad is the jack-of-all trades. There’s nothing he can’t do or figure out. Basically we can’t sit still–a blessing and a curse. 

We met and married within 4 months of meeting in 2005 and have 5 young kiddos. Did we always know we wanted a big fam? Nope…we had 2 boys then a girl, then tried 2 more times to get that little girl a sister but got 2 more boys!  

It’s obviously a bit crazy around here but we wouldn’t have it any other way. A quiet house is a boring house, is what we always say! (Just kidding, why are they SO dang loud all the time?! 

How we started Our Faux Farmhouse

Enough about our crazy town, let’s focus on why you’re here! We started our DIY journey several years ago when we purchased our very first home while attending school in Utah– a 1943 quaint little rambler. We converted the basement into a legal accessory apartment and inhaled a LOT of asbestos while scraping the popcorn ceilings (explains a lot). That’s also where Brad learned how to cut and lay tile, and lots of other handy things as a new homeowner AND landlord. 

After graduating from college we moved to Austin, TX, where our first faux farmhouse was born. We purchased a super plain inventory (“spec”) home and knew right away that we wanted to put our own farmhouse spin on it. We worked for years on it before we ever felt confident sharing it with the world (which is silly, because the process is the best part!) Then, we opened Our Faux Farmhouse on Instagram in September of 2016 and what a trip this has been! We’ve since moved into our second faux farmhouse and are in the process of transforming each room in the house to be more “us”. We LOVE making this house into our HOME and we hope you enjoy this journey with us! Thanks for stopping by!

June 14, 2019

  1. Linda Yoder says:

    Excited for you two with the launch of your new website! It is all looking really classy with a spin of fun. I was especially excited to see most of the pictures I recognized from posts or stories on IG which made me feel like one of the family following aling on this journey with you. The website looks great and flows so well and is easy on the eyes. Love the shop section too!! Can’t wait to smell your new Candle!!

  2. Trina says:

    Congratulations on the new website! I love it.

  3. Cory says:

    Love your new site! Congratulations again!

  4. Essy says:

    Pretty cool to learn about yall being new to your page! How did you get into design from being a teacher? What resources did you use to get so good at it, like books or websites?

  5. Nichole says:

    I really appreciate how open and real you guys are. I was first directed to your account through Collin Kartchner and your vulnerability and transparency was so refreshing. I am cheering you guys on and am amazed by your accelerating success. #slayallday

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