#366 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style & Decorate it Yourself Part 2

#366 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style & Decorate it Yourself Part 2

We’re back with KariAnne Wood in part 2 of our conversation on finding and cultivating your own unique decorating style. We lead off with Kathi’s “boring” bedroom and transitional decorating ideas. KariAnne literally gives us an easy and awesome tip we can use right off the bat! So fun.

KariAnne and Kathi’s conversation gives us permission to:

  • Have our own style without pressure to be Joanna Gaines (although we love and adore her!)
  • Decorate without spending a ton of money
  • Use the things we have around the house to make our home the place we love

PLUS, Kathi gives KariAnne a pop quiz where she asks what is one simple thing each style of decorator can do to make something pop and feel new in your house today! We had so much fun in our time with KariAnne. You will too!

Kathi’s “boring” bedroom:

All these amazing ideas are talked about in KariAnne’s newest book, The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself so check it out as well.

Make sure to sign up for KariAnne’s blog, Thistlewood Farms, here.


And as a special treat we are giving away a book! Just enter what you think your decorating style is in the comments below and we will be drawing one lucky entry.

Or if you would like to purchase this book now you can order it on AMAZON now.



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Meet Our Guest

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood, writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from her project-filled historic home in Dallas, Texas. She recently followed God’s call and jumped back “home” with her family from the middle of the country to the busy Dallas Metroplex where she lives with her husband and four children.

If you wander down the tree-lined streets of KariAnne’s beloved hometown, McKinney, you might find her painting mismatched chairs, listening to Christmas carols no matter the season, singing Scripture, or walking hand in hand with her knight-in-shining-armor husband to a Friday night football game. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, and yard sales, and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace.

If you would like to learn more about KariAnne check out her award winning website and blog Thistlewood Farms.

Eps #274 So Close to Amazing with KariAnne Wood

Eps #274 So Close to Amazing with KariAnne Wood

So Close to Amazing


So Close to Amazing

This is a book celebrating the incredible, awesome, special individual within each of us. It’s also a book for anyone who has ever mismatched her shoes or trimmed her own bangs when a professional might have been a better choice or added too much soap to the washer and watched it overflow.

(Not that KariAnne Wood has ever done any of these things.)

Fans of The Magnolia Story and The Pioneer Woman will love this debut memoir from the beloved Thistlewood Farms blogger. So Close to Amazing is a collection of hilarious and heartfelt reflections on getting it almost right? and how, instead of giving up, we can choose to simply embrace our real selves right where we are. It’s a story of transparency and honesty and recognizing that perfection is completely overemphasized and overrated. It’s about grace and learning from mistakes and rejoicing in every victory, no matter how small. Because when you find joy in the “you” God created you to be, you’ll discover the amazing that was there all along.

Contains beautiful DIY project ideas anyone can do, whether you’re Pinterest perfect or craft challenged? homemade signs, centerpieces, recipe walls, and more!

Ever feel overwhelmed by all that surrounds you in your home? Maybe our blessings have become a burden. Join Kathi Lipp and KariAnne Wood, the author of “So Close to Amazing”, as they discuss how to live the life you want to live by simplifying and decluttering, DIY style.

BONUS What would you love to do to your house to make it more lovable to you? Answer this question in the comments section and be entered to won a copy (we will be giving out three copies) of “So Close to Amazing”.

DIY Home Decorating with KariAnne

Browse the DIY ideas that KariAnne shared on the podcast at the links below:

Book: https://thistlewoodfarms.com/books/

Fall tour: https://thistlewoodfarms.com/fall-house-tour-2017-5-easy-farmhouse-decorating-ideas/

Room with lunch plates: https://thistlewoodfarms.com/farmhouse-fall-dining-room/

Book page wreath: https://thistlewoodfarms.com/diy-fall-leaf-book-page-wreath/


Meet Our Guest

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

KariAnne writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from the back porch of her vintage farmhouse in the rolling hills of Kentucky. She followed God’s call for her heart and jumped with her family from the busy Dallas metroplex to the middle of the country, where she lives with her husband and four children.