Honored… humbled… nervous… and thankful.
And I’ve been stalling on publishing this blog post for several days now – because that makes this news more official. (EEEK)
A couple months ago, a publishing company emailed me about the possibility of writing a book about furniture makeovers. My first thought was that it couldn’t possibly be real. Me, write a book?
I’ve been refinishing furniture and sharing tutorials online for almost 6 years now. I’ve written hundreds of blog posts and taken thousands of photos, but it’s a totally different thing to do projects and style/take/edit photos for a real book that you can physically hold in your hands. (I may have to adjust my habits and usual way of doing things, but I’m definitely not complaining!)
Numerous emails back and forth, a few phone calls, an outlined Table of Contents and project plan, and two new “sample” makeovers later – and it’s finally official: I am writing a book and I will be an author. (It still doesn’t seem real, but hopefully I’ll get used to saying that soon.)
The book will be all about different techniques for doing furniture makeovers, with about 25-30 projects total. There’s no title or release date yet, but we’re planning for early summer 2019. And I have some makeover ideas that I haven’t seen anywhere else yet. 🙂
After I got that initial email, I did some research and was happy to discover that a few of my friends have also published books with Page Street Publishing Co. (distributed by Macmillan). There are Amazon affiliate links below so you can learn more:
* Hand Lettering for Relaxation by Amy Latta (Blog: Amy Latta Creations)
* Also A Touch of Farmhouse Charm by fellow Indiana girl Liz Fourez (Blog: Love Grows Wild)
I will share more book updates here in the future and some sneak peeks too! Of course I’ll continue to post project tutorials on the blog like always – although I’ll be busier than usual, I won’t be disappearing from you guys. 🙂
My hope is that this book will bring you inspiration and also detailed steps for makeovers that you will actually want to try yourself, in a handheld format to easily refer to when you’re working.
Thanks so much for your continued support – you all mean so much to me! xo Jen