How Nicole Francis Went from Stay-At-Home Mom to Insta-Famous DIYer

DIY is indeed an addiction. Its creative satisfaction is unmatchable and keeps the crafters hooked for hours. For Nicole Francis, this statement is practically true. Over the last few years, Nicole and her spouse, Michael, have induced a frenzy over social media with their exquisite DIY crafts and home renovation work. 

Their Instagram page, 1776 Faux Farmhouse, is an aesthetic delight and has already attained a significant following amongst the DIY community. The creative duo always strives to push their work further and explore new avenues while keeping originality at its peak. Since they embarked on this incredible journey, they have been fortunate enough to get recognition on major platforms. 

But how did Nicole, a full-time mom, become an Instagram sensation? Nicole was always a staunch lover of art and crafts. As a kid, she used to complete smaller-scale DIY projects with her parents, which stirred up her passion – little did she know that this craze would take her to new pinnacles of success. 

Her colorful DIY journey began with a builder-grade home she created with her husband Michael, and soon, the very creative Nicole began to have confidence with the tools of the trade. 

In 2017, the incredible duo started simple projects to increase the value of the average plain house they had bought to turn it into a comfortable abode. They purchased a few power tools to make work easier and gradually started figuring things out. 

In 2018, before the couple welcomed their little bundle of happiness into the world, Nicole realized that her job as a teacher wouldn’t pay her enough to cover the cost of child care and also wouldn’t provide her enough time to be with her baby, so she decided to stay at home full time with her ‘Little Miss.’ But destiny had something else in store for them. Soon, after having their baby, their home was bursting at the seams, so they decided to move, only to find out that the new home with everything they wanted would be out of their budget. Then she decided to do what they were best at – DIYing.

They started converting their builder-grade house to look like a million-dollar custom home. Nicole used her content-creation skills to communicate their progress with the world in a captivating way, transforming their 1776 Faux Farmhouse into a global brand. Her Instagram page now has over 125k followers who adore her DIY projects, amusing tidbits, and real-life home projects. Michael and Nicole’s success story is a remarkable monument to the power of dreams and destiny, which paved the road for Nicole to reunite with her old love of DIY.

If you are looking for inspiration, follow their dream project, 1776FauxFarmhouse, and learn some exciting DIY tricks. 

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Edward has worked as a journalist for various print-based magazines for more than 5 years. He is a science and space enthusiast who aims to excel in the field, especially in human anatomical studies. He curates and edits quality news pieces for Euro News Daily in the science & education genre.
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