DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts Launch Day & A Giveaway!



It is official!  My book is officially launched today!  DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts is now available on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble!  I did not know what to expect when the book came out, but I have been so touched by the support and encouragement from so many people.




Last weekend, my husband and girls hosted a surprise book party for me.  I got home and the house was decorated with balloons and flowers and banners.  They had brought out several of the projects throughout the book and placed them around the house.   Each time the doorbell rang, there was another surprise guest on the other side of the door.  It was perfect and so sweet.  I was so touched by the friends and family that took the time to come and celebrate with us.




And to celebrate a little bit with all of you, I am going to host a giveaway of five copies of the book.  Heck, if you want, I will even sign it with a note.  And, we are going to keep it simple.  If you would like to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below and we will pick five winners at random on Friday.

A little bit more about the book…

I was so tired of wanting to include galvanized decor in my home, but not finding what I wanted. So, I started making my own. I pulled together all of my creative energy to create 35 projects using galvanized metal that are all very do-able projects. You need a drill for a good portion of them, and a power tool or two for a handful of them, but these are all projects that anyone can do. Some of them in minutes. Sometimes, it is just about looking at things in a new way.

To purchase the book, you can currently find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  If you would like more information and details on the book, you can go here.

If you have a copy of the book at any point, I would so greatly appreciate if you would be willing to write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  It is really helpful when that is done.


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147 thoughts on “DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts Launch Day & A Giveaway!”


  1. I not only enjoy your blog but I have learned so much from you. I would consider myself lucky to be chosen to win your book. Thanks for everything!

  2. Congrats on the release of your new book. The party sounded like lots of fun. It’s so nice to have a family that cares and wants to celebrate with you. Good luck to all that enter the giveaway, I would really enjoy winning but if not I know the winners will be happy too! I have enjoyed all of your postings and have shared some with my friends.

  3. Your book looks terrific. What a thrill it must be to see your finished projects beautifully photographed and in print! How thoughtful of your family to plan a surprise party, would love to see pictures of that! Congratulations Laura!

  4. Congratulations. What a lovely surprise with your beautiful family celebrating your success.

    Ps. Your candle range looks so pretty & a lovely variety.

  5. congratulations! How lovely to be able to put all your wonderful ideas in a book and to share with lots of people. Hopefully we will be able to get it here in The Netherlands. I love following your weblog.

  6. Dear Laura
    I don’t remember how I stumbled upon your blog page, but I am glad I did!! I am originally from Long Island, born and raised and lived there for 35 years ,but I have lived in Augusta Ga for almost 23 year now.I have lots of family from upstate NY and I spent almost all my childhood summers up there. Following your blog makes remember the wonderful memories of my childhood, so thank you!

  7. Laura, I’m so happy for you and your family! I BELIEVE in what you guys are accomplishing with the family farm. What a beautiful life. Congrats!

  8. Yay!!! Love everything about this, but most of all, your passion for life. It’s evident how grateful you are for all your blessings. Congratulations!

  9. #1 I am amazed at you and all your inspiration!!
    #2 I am so proud of you pursuing your dream and making it happen!
    #3 I will buy a book if I don’t get it free, not only for the great ideas, but to support a fellow sister in her passion.
    #4 I will indeed leave a review.

    Soooo happy for you!

  10. Congratulations…..the book looks amazing. I too am a lover of galvanized things. Would love to win a signed book from you!

  11. Congratulations on your book being published! This must be the time of year for new books! We just moved my huge old sorter into our living room, where it holds all my beloved books! Yours would be fantastic in my décor section!

  12. Hi Laura, I would be thrilled to I win a copy of your book! Congratulations and what a neat way for your family to host a party for your book launch! If o do win then, yes, I would love for you to sign it!! ☺️

  13. Growing up on a farm with galvanized buckets and feed troughs for all the animals started my love for galvanized metal. Thanks for taking an old useful item and making something modern for every home.

  14. Growing up on a farm I loved galvanized buckets and feed troughs for all the animals. I’m so happy that you love galvanized metal too and have found modern ways to use it.

  15. Congratulations on the new book…I sure do hope I win one, it is right up my alley with galvanized. We did a hanging light over our game table using a bucket and drilling in a design my daughter made. It was a hit.

  16. Congratulations, Laura! A dream come true, and a sweet way for your family and friends to honor the occasion, making life beautiful!

  17. CONGRATULATIONS on your book. It must be very exciting to see all of your hard work come to fruition. I’m hopefully going to craft the beautiful wreath on the cover.

  18. Congratulations on being PUBLISHED! Yes, I shouted! I hope you did, too!! You’re taking the fear away from working with metal. Hooray for you!

  19. So happy for you with the new book, I’ve been following you for the last year and have enjoyed seeing all your ideas and creations. Good luck

  20. Laura!
    Congratulations on your book! The images are beautiful! I am especially intrigued with the metal leaf wreath and the garden planters! I wish you best selling success!

  21. Laura- Good for you! I too, have wanted to incorporate more metal and galvanized pieces into my decor and truthfully, I don’t want to pay the big bucks for it, so, why not create it.
    Thank you for writing a book about this, I am so excited!!



  22. I am in love with this book! I am also tired of trying to find the metal detail I’m looking for to put in my home. I would be honored to receive a signed copy of your book.

  23. I’m so excited and proud of you with the release of your new book! It’s truly inspiring to see you accomplish such a “feat!!” I also love to see all the wonderful support you sweet family is giving you. What a blessing.

  24. I think we have kindred hearts about this galvanized metal thing! Would love a copy of your beautiful book! Thanks for sharing in a giveaway!

  25. Your book sounds very interesting. Can’t wait to get it. I know my daughter and I will enjoy it very much!! Congratulations!

  26. Laura, Congratulations on your first book launch! What an exciting time for you and your family and your business! I’d love to win a signed copy of your book. I just got married yesterday and it would also be a fantastic wedding gift. I think I’ll have to add it to my Amazon Wedding Registry in case I don’t win!

  27. An amazing accomplishment, congratulations!!! I love the metal medium, and it’s so unique because like you said, you just can’t always find what you are looking for in stores. This is sooooo exciting!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  28. Enjoy reading your blog and hopefully I’ll be successful in winning a copy of your book. Congratulations on your book too. I wish you success along with glorious holidays.

    Thanks for all the inspiration you give.

    Eva Keesler

  29. I can’t wait to read your book. I have bought so many galvanized items and don’t know how to use them. Your book is just what I need to help me out of this quandary. I am addicted to metal pieces but where to put them?

  30. Laura what a thoughtful and fun way to celebrate your book launch from your loving family! The book looks awesome congratulations

  31. Congratulations on your new book! I so enjoy the creativity of others to spur my own creativeness. I would be honored to win!

  32. Congratluations! I love “how to make a beautiful home” books. Not being great at thinking up ideas myself I love when other creative people share theirs. 🙂

  33. Congratulations Laura! I have followed your blog for several years and LOVE your style and creative ideas! I would love the opportunity to win a copy of your book along with your autograph! If I don’t win, I will be making a purchase.

  34. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and love galvanized metal. I have it throughout my home. It would be a real treat to win your book and have it signed. And I really appreciate simple! Thanks so much for all your time and effort it really does add to my dreams. Warmest wishes!

  35. I am excited for you! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and find inspiration for my own home through your writing. Thank you for sharing your home, family and business with us! I look forward to sharing your book with friends!

  36. i’ve been following you for some time and am just tickled pink for this opportunity for you! i peeped at the inside of the book on amazon and it looks fabulous! one of my faves is the bar cart —- so doable and classy looking! Congratulations! many blessings on this new adventure!

  37. Congrats on the book. I love everything galvanized. I would love too see what all can be done with it. I received alot of my dads galvanized buckets, chicken feeders etc. Thank you for the chance.

  38. I’m new to your blog, but I’m loving it. And it’s great that your book is out…I wish you much success with it! Would love to win my own copy…keeping fingers crossed!

  39. Oh Laura, congratulations on the publication of your book! I enjoy using metal decor inside my home, and outdoors, too.

    From the cover of your book, it looks like you have many creative projects to try. It would be a real treat to win your book~

  40. Congrats on your book! How exciting! The other day I found a small galvanized tub at a yard sale for a dollar…I immediately thought of you and had to buy it. No plans for it yet. Need a book to help me!!! ~Ann

  41. I have always gravitated to galvanized metal items when shopping – I buy them, get them home and then don’t know what to do with them. Somehow I find it difficult to blend galvanized metal with other metals/textures, etc… I am looking forward to reading your book – whether I win a copy or not. Every home décor blogger that has launched a book – I have bought that book for my twin sister for either Christmas or our Birthday. I own none of them. lol It’s my own fault – I guess I should just always buy two of each. This is my turn…if I win one – I will keep it for myself.

    Congratulations on publishing your book. I know you put a lot of hard work into it and I also know that it will pay off. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. God bless…Cherri

  42. This must be such a joy for you! I have followed your blog for several years now and have come to love your sweet family and am excited for your newest adventure! May you enjoy every moment….

  43. We recently moved from the city into a mountain house and while I’ve always liked galvanized metal I didn’t realize how much we had until I began unpacking. I’m looking forward to seeing your book and seeing what “needs” to be added to our home.

  44. I have already purchased and received your book but if I win I’ll give it to my daughter-in-law for Christmas. What a present, with a story!
    I love the book. Congratulations!

  45. Congratulations and well done! I am looking forward to your book since I really like your designs and simple instructions for them. Again, well done! 🙂

  46. Congratulations! How exciting and so sweet of your family to have a surprise book party for you! I love the look of galvanized and have been trying to add a little more to more home. Thanks for all your great ideas!

  47. Congratulations on your book! I enjoy your blog and love the sugar bucket I purchased from your shop. I feel like I now have a bit of history in my home. Love your style and tips for decor and the book sounds wonderful but I’m not sure how you found the time for a book and family. Thanks for a very enjoyable blog, I look forward to seeing it with the newest updates on business, style and family. Again, kudos to the author!

  48. Just this autumn my husband and I have decided to pursue welding as an art form and are so excited by the title of your book because we didn’t even know there was a term for what we were doing. We would love to be the recipient of your autographed book giveaway. Thank you so very much for considering us.

  49. Although I am fairly new to your website, I love your creativity and DIY enthusiasm . I am in the beginning stages of a huge lifestyle change in my life and am working toward finally fulfilling my dream to move to my family farm in a very rural area. Even though my brain is on overload with all the potential and work ahead of me, I look forward to the challenge and extending your creative suggestions there. Congratulations on your new book and please keep your inspiration coming !

  50. That party sounds like so much fun and love in one place…the blessings of a wonderful husband and friends! Congratulations on the release of your new book. My home is in need of a decor update and this book would be perfect to help with that. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  51. My oh my, what an honor it would be to receive a signed copy of your book. I have had my eye on your book since it came out and it is actually on my Christmas list. Congratulations on the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  52. What great ideas you have for transforming metal into decorative items for the home. You are a very talented lady and I would love to get a copy of your book. Congratulations!!!

  53. So proud of you Laura. It must be an incredible feeling to see your hard work and creativity published in a book. I don’t know where you find the time to do all that you do. Thanks for helping all of us who need a nudge in the creativity department. btw, I would love my copy signed 😉 . Blessings to you.

  54. I’ve just discovered your blog through your friend Bonny. I’ve signed up so I won’t miss anything emails too!
    I would love to win your book!
    Thank you, Debbie