PlushBeds\u00a0Awards the Most\u00a0Outstanding\u00a0DIY Bloggers\n\nTop 30 DIY Bloggers\nDIY projects are an important part of\u00a0green living. You choose the materials. You choose the method of construction. You determine just how green you want your project to be. It can even be\u00a0upcycled or repurposed. At the end of the project, you have a nice craft, piece of furniture, or decorative piece for your home, inside or out, to enjoy for yourself or give as a gift to someone you love.\u00a0You may even discover that you can get items that are just as nice as designer products for a fraction of the price when you make them yourself. It\u2019s a win for everyone \u2014 but the biggest winner is the planet.\n\nWe\u2019ve scoured the Web to bring you\u00a030 of the best DIY blogs for 2015. View them at your own peril. We\u2019re sure you\u2019re about to become addicted to a new way of going green \ud83d\ude42, in addition to your latex mattress .\n\n*Note: Bloggers, if we haven\u2019t gotten permission yet to use your head shot, that\u2019s probably why we don\u2019t have your image next to your blog. Please get in touch with us so we can get that remedied as soon as possible. Our readers want to match a face with a blog.\n\n\n\n\nPretty Handy Girl: Empowering you to complete your own DIY project\nBrittany Bailey is the brains \u2013 and brawn \u2013 behind\u00a0Pretty Handy Girl, which is a blog that offers detailed tutorials for various home improvement, repair, d\u00e9cor, craft, and sewing projects. Her goal is to not only help people who are new to DIY, but also to empower those who don\u2019t think they can do it to give it a try.\n\nBrittany offers a wide range of beautiful projects with detailed supply lists, instructions, and photographs sufficient to help even novice DIYers follow along at home. Projects featured on her website are diverse, from\u00a0simple craft projects to making a king sized bed with a decorative headboard and storage beneath to a complete kitchen renovation starting at the studs.\n\nBrittany provides\u00a0not only information on how to do the projects, but practical advice for getting started and what not to do as well. The great thing about\u00a0Pretty Handy Girl\u00a0is that she doesn\u2019t take it for granted that the reader is at or near her level and experience, and breaks each project down to a level that beginners can easily follow.\nPretty Handy Girl\u00a0also has a substantial social media presence you can follow on:\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nDesigner Trapped in a Lawyer\u2019s Body: DIY Your WAY to a Beautiful and Happy Home on a Budget\nTasha Agruso is an attorney and a busy mom to twins. She believes that if she and her firefighter husband can find the time to transform their formerly uninspiring home into a beautiful place for their family, then anyone can do it!\n\nDesigner Trapped in a Lawyer\u2019s Body\u00a0offers tutorials for DIY projects, room makeovers and reveals, knock off projects, and holiday decorating. There are even DIY projects for kids and tutorials to make them work, and a few fun recipes to try at home.\n\nThis blog features a wide range of types of DIY projects, which means it offers a little something for everyone. These are just some of the types of projects you\u2019ll find at\u00a0Designer Trapped in a Lawyer\u2019s Body:\n\n \tDIY Furniture\n \tDIY D\u00e9cor\n \tDIY Art\n \tDIY Paint Projects\n \tDIY Lighting\n \tDIY Sewing\n \tDIY Crafts\n \tDIY Flooring\n\nTasha offers detailed lists of supplies needed to complete the project, and outstanding advice about how to make things easier as the project progresses, as well as detailed step-by-step information about how to complete the projects.\nFollow Tasha\u2019s adventures in DIY on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Twitter\u00a0to learn about her upcoming projects and to get inspiration for projects of your own.\nRemodelaholic\nCassity and Justin Kmetzsch are passionate about the creative process involved in remodeling homes. In fact, they\u2019re actually quite green about the whole process with a motto of \u201cReduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose, remodel!\u201d\n\nCassity is a stay-at-home mom who needs a steady stream of projects on her plate in order to maintain her sanity. Her goal is to accomplish one project a day, large or small, and she shares it all on her blog.\n\nRemodelaholic\u00a0offers a lot of meaty projects to dive into from creating a backyard waterfall on a budget to upgrading IKEA pieces to give them a high end look and so much more. The detailed, step-by-step instructions and photographs tantalizingly invite her\u00a0readers to follow her\u00a0tutorials every step of the way.\nLearn more about Cassity and Justin\u2019s remodeling adventures by following them through social media at:\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nDIY on the Cheap by Erin Spain: Home, DIY & Lifestyle\nErin Spain offers budget-friendly DIY advice for people interested in transforming or updating their homes. She breathes new life into tired old furniture by adding a little pain, blood, sweat, and tears, and a lot of elbow grease and imagination \ud83d\ude42 . Better still, on\u00a0DIY on the Cheap by Erin Spain,\u00a0Erin\u00a0provides tutorials so that readers can follow along with similar projects of their own.\n\nIn addition to furniture makeovers and transformations, Erin\u2019s blog includes arts and crafts, holiday projects, and room makeovers that are fun to follow and try at home.\nCheck out\u00a0what\u2019s going on at\u00a0DIY on the Cheap by Erin Spain\u00a0by following her on:\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, or\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nVintage Revivals\nMandi Gubler is the inspiration behind\u00a0Vintage Revivals. She is a self-proclaimed thrift store junkie and utterly fearless when it comes to DIY. She is a stay-at-home mother who began blogging and decorating at the same time. She was once terrified of decorating, but now believes that fearless is the only way to go. More importantly, she believes that you should decorate on your own terms and according to your own tastes.\n\nWhile Mandi does provide step-by-step tutorials, it is just the bare bones, and she encourages others to take these projects and make them their own. It\u2019s a can\u2019t miss blog for anyone interested in thrifty vintage d\u00e9cor and design, and a great deal of fun to read even if you aren\u2019t.\nCan\u2019t wait to see what Mandi has to say next? Follow her on social media:\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nThe Shabby Creek Cottage\nGina Luker shares her personal adventures of\u00a0remodeling her childhood home with her readers one step at a time. In addition to DIY tutorials, she offers practical advice for using power tools, green tips for reducing energy consumption, reusing things like doors and windows, and overall advice for making houses feel more like homes.\n\nThe Shabby Creek Cottage\u00a0also offers a wide range of family-friendly features like recipes, freebies, budget decorating tips, and holiday decorating, dining, and gift-making ideas.\nGina can be found posting some real gems on several social media sites including:\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Facebook, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nThe Happier Homemaker\nMelissa Riker is a happy homeschooling mother of three boys and a busy Army wife. Her need for a creative outlet during her husband\u2019s deployments is what drove her to start her own blog, which has taken a life of its own. Today\u00a0The Happy Homemaker\u00a0is filled with DIY and craft projects and ideas, recipes, tips, and homemaking advice.\n\nMelissa loves transforming old things into something new and beautiful, and shares that love with the people who read her blog. Some of her most inspiring posts, though, are the ones that deal with decorating and making gifts. She offers practical gifts to make for almost any occasion. Parents are sure to appreciate the kid-friendly design ideas she offers and the instructions on how to build various household items.\nLearn all about Melissa and her crafty ideas by following her on social media:\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nHome Repair Tutor\nOn\u00a0Home Repair Tutor, Jeff Patterson offers practical advice and detailed how-to videos to help everyday people, even rank novices, take care of necessary home repairs and improvements by themselves. Jeff believes that home owners inherently want to make their homes even better over time, but often lack the knowledge or skill set to make the upgrades themselves. His goal is to help with that.\n\nThe large collection of video DIY tutorials is what sets Jeff apart from many other DIY bloggers today. The fact that he focuses solely on repairs and improvements rather than design makes him useful for people who don\u2019t want to sift through pages of irrelevant information to get to the meat and potatoes they\u2019re looking for. Jeff\u00a0also offers a page on his blog that sorts projects by room or type to make it even easier to find what you\u2019re looking for.\nFollowing Jeff on social media is a must if your home is in a constant state of repair, or if you\u2019re simply interested in learning as much about DIY home improvements as possible. Do it now:\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\nThe DIY Village:\u00a0 Home of the Never Ending Honey-Do-List\nJacque and Matt Knowlton together are\u00a0The\u00a0DIY Village, which was born when they moved into their home in 2011. First on the honey do list were substantial repairs to the home\u2019s exterior, necessitated by devastating storms the day before closing on their home.\n\nThe beauty of this blog lies in the blow-by-blow photographs of what\u2019s taking place with the various projects Jacque and Matt have going on. While it doesn\u2019t necessarily provide step-by-step instructions for the projects, the pictures are worth a thousand words and do a great deal to tell the story of what\u2019s taking place.\n\nThat doesn\u2019t mean that there aren\u2019t plenty of step-by-step projects and instructions to follow along with at home. What it does mean is that there is a little something for everyone interested in DIY to find on this blog.\nSee what\u2019s next on the Honey-Do-List by following their social media adventures on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nD\u00e9corAdventures: Old House. Modern Style.\nJessica Wangelin lives in an old Colonial home in Upstate New York with her husband. During the day she\u2019s a fine, upstanding Ph.D. student, but at night she\u2019s generally knee-deep in some sort of DIY project.\n\nD\u00e9corAdventures\u00a0began in 2009 as an opportunity to share the projects Jessica\u00a0was passionate about doing as well as a creative outlet. Her main goal in writing the blog is to provide her readers with the inspiration and motivation to engage in DIY projects of their own.\n\nJessica\u2019s\u00a0DIY goals are dedicated to making her home a place to live that is simple, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly. Ultimately, though, she\u2019s all about having fun in the home design and d\u00e9cor process. She offers craft tutorials for the holidays and the rest of the year, decorating ideas, home improvements, furniture makeovers, and fabric projects.\nJoin Jessica\u2019s\u00a0D\u00e9corAdventures\u2019\u00a0followers to get a heads up on what\u2019s happening\u00a0next on social media through\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nInfarrantly Creative\nInfarrantly Creative\u00a0offers a little bit of everything for the DIYer. From furniture hacks and craft projects to food hacks and tutorials,\u00a0this fabulous blog\u00a0makes its mark on the DIY world with style and grace.\n\nBeckie Farrant, owner and creative genius behind\u00a0Infarrantly Creative, is a self-professed upcycler who revels in roadkill rescues \u2013 not the kind you\u2019re thinking of. Her idea of rescuing roadkill means finding an item discarded on the side of the road, such as an ancient console television, and transforming it into something beautiful, sensational, and useful once again.\n\nCrafty types of people will appreciate Beckie\u2019s\u00a0section on pennywise presents you can make at home for next to nothing that are beautiful, thoughtful, and appreciated gifts. She also offers a section featuring knockoffs of expensive furniture and craft items from popular retail stores for a fraction of the cost, and the slight addition of a little elbow grease and imagination.\nFollow Beckie\u2019s roadkill rescues and more through social media outlets like\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nSouthern Hospitality: Adventures in Decorating, Thrifting, Cooking and Gardening: One Woman\u2019s Life in the South\nWith\u00a0Southern Hospitality, you really get two blogs in one. One blog is all about southern living and southern hospitality, while the other is all about the\u00a0renovation of a 1979 home. Both aspects of the blog offer appeal to the DIY crowd. Whether you\u2019re in the market for recipes and gardening advice or information on landscaping and garage organization, you\u2019re sure to find it here.\n\nRhoda believes that a limited budget doesn\u2019t mean you must sacrifice style. She offers great advice for\u00a0decorating, traveling, dining, and more \u2013 even on a budget. She also offers fashion advice for women over 50 that is stylish, comfortable, and practical.\n\nOne thing that really sets this blog apart from so many home-style DIY blogs is the fact that it offers so much practical advice for outdoor living areas. You\u2019ll find a wide variety of advice on things like gardening, landscaping, and even things like outdoor lighting and retaining walls. It\u2019s truly a wonderland of information for anyone interested in creating more inviting outdoor living spaces for their homes. There are even a couple of patriotic lawn and garden projects for anyone interested in brightening up their home exteriors in a manner Uncle Sam would certainly approve of.\nFind out what project Rhoda is tackling next by following along on\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Facebook.\nShanty-2-Chic: Turning Shanty to Chic One Bargain at a Time\nShanty-2-Chic\u00a0is written by two sisters who live in Fort Worth, Texas and have a passion for power tools. What first began as their efforts to convince themselves that they didn\u2019t need to wait on their husbands to do tackle the big jobs at home, has spiraled into a passionate pursuit for both Ashley and Whitney as they design and build furniture items and share the patterns they\u2019ve created with their viewing audiences.\n\nAshley and Whitney offer practical advice and beautiful projects along with easy-to-follow instructions, and sometimes video, on how to bring it all together. Some of their videos even teach viewers at home the ins and outs of using new tools safely. Their goal is to inspire others to dive right in and try new projects \u2013 even on a budget.\n\nYou\u2019ll find many projects that mimic tables and benches from big names like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware that cost less than $100 to make at home (assuming you have the tools \u2013 these cost estimates are for the project materials).\nYou can learn more about the sisters and their latest projects, plans, and designs through\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Facebook. Be sure to check out their\u00a0YouTube\u00a0channel for educational videos, too.\n\nWilker Do\u2019s\nUnderstanding the fact that DIY projects involve a great deal of tools to complete, especially for the chronic DIYer, April Wilkerson of\u00a0Wilker Do\u2019s\u00a0offers a wide range of home projects along with shop projects to help DIY aficionados keep all their tools, stains, paints, and other shop necessities neat and orderly for easy access when needed, and out-of-the way storage when other things are going on.\n\nApril\u2019s inspiration for learning to make things on her own was completely practical in nature. When she discovered there were things she wanted but couldn\u2019t afford, she set out to learn to make them herself.\u00a0Wilker Do\u2019s\u00a0was born of a desire to share this knowledge with others rather than waste the learning process by not sharing what she had learned.\n\nMost of April\u2019s shop projects are practical and easy, and free up vital space in the workshop for the household projects she makes to be put together. She doesn\u2019t limit her storage projects to the workshop though, she even offers several nifty storage ideas for in the home. The difference is that these projects are not just functional and practical, but also make lovely additions to the home. These interior storage projects include a toy storage cubby, firewood storage, and a DIY dress-up station for kids dress up clothing and costumes.\nYou don\u2019t have to start from scratch like April did. Follow her work on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0YouTube, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nJon Peters:\u00a0Art and Home with Jon Peters\nJon Peters\u00a0specializes in handmade furniture and custom art work. In addition to his artistic works in art and furniture, Jon also offers several practical tips on restoring old and sometimes damaged furniture to pristine, usable condition. His blog offers a nice combination of art, home, and shop designs, in addition to a few recipes many readers find appealing and enjoyable.\n\nJon weaves practical advice along with his extensive knowledge on the art of furniture creation, woodworking, and design with his readers through words, photographs, and videos. It\u2019s an interesting blog to visit for people looking for a more artistic DIY approach as well as those that are simply looking for down-to-earth guidance in your approach to your own DIY projects.\nFans of Jon can follow him and his work on social media through\u00a0YouTube,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nAddicted 2 Decorating\nKristi Linauer is an interior decorator turned blogger who feels as though she literally comes alive when getting her hands dirty on home improvement projects in her own home. Kristi is inviting you along for the ride through her blog,\u00a0Addicted 2 Decorating. She still picks up the occasional decorating job on the side, but only when she gets to do the work herself and not just choose the design.\n\nFor the most part,\u00a0Addicted 2 Decorating, telling\u00a0the story of her own design pursuits, is Kristi\u2019s\u00a0real passion as it allows her to follow her own instincts, and she gets to do all the work herself. Her blog is great for beginners to the world of DIY as it teaches several DIY basics in addition to offering tutorials on some of the more advanced projects. In fact, there are many areas where she is literally learning as she goes. Once those projects are complete, she revisits the lessons she learned in the process and shares them with her readers. It\u2019s a fun blog to follow, with many great decorating ideas and an opportunity to see the work she\u2019s done as it comes together with her condo tour and her house tour.\nCheck out Kristi\u2019s DIY work and keep up with her latest news and projects through social media on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0YouTube,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\nIn My Own Style: Affordable DIY Decorating & Creative Ideas to Inspire Your Style\nDiane Henkler of\u00a0In My Own Style\u00a0is a very crafty lady. With a background in display, it was inevitable that she\u2019d eventually make her way into the world of decorating and design. In fact, she found her way into this world the way many people do, with the purchase of a first home that left little additional room in the budget for big budget d\u00e9cor items. This left her using a few tricks of the trade from her experience in display work to transform her house into a home that was warm and inviting.\n\nDiane prides herself in offering budget-friendly decorating ideas that almost anyone can incorporate into home d\u00e9cor projects that work within the available budget. From furniture makeovers to instructions for painting almost any surface in the home, Diane has you covered in the pages of her blog.\nKeep up with what Diane is working on through her social media posts on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Instagram.\nMakely School for Girls: Lessons in Making Your Home Awesome\nThe\u00a0Makely School for Girls, with Lindsey Ballard playing the role of strict headmistress, is all about empowering you to take chances and risk big when it comes to decorating your home \u2013 even on a tiny budget. Maybe even\u00a0especially\u00a0on a tiny budget.\n\nThe blog offers budget-friendly decorating advice, tips, tutorials, and tricks that you can take with you as you begin to make design choices in your own home and for your own family. Lindsey\u2019s\u00a0advice isn\u2019t limited to one side of the DIY spectrum. They incorporate things like color, furniture building, re-envisioning furniture, and so much more.\n\nLindsey is definitely fearless at decorating, and encourages others to take the same approach. There is nothing that given enough paint (and sometimes time to save more money) cannot be undone eventually. So go for bold. If you don\u2019t like it, change is the next big project away.\nSee some of Lindsey\u2019s bold designs, and learn what she has up her sleeve for her next big project idea by checking out her social media pages on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Twitter.\n\nThistlewood Farms\nBefore you dive in, know that KariAnne is one busy lady. Not only is she involved in countless projects around her home, the very ones she blogs about, but she\u2019s also a design consultant on the side. This means that she knows what she\u2019s doing with her blog and the design aspect of it.\n\nThistlewood Farms\u00a0itself offers inspiration, detailed instructions, and photographs at every turn to help you recreate those same projects in your own home. The diversity of her projects makes the blog a worthy read for anyone interested in design, d\u00e9cor, and DIY projects around the house. From a faux painted patio floor to container garden basics and countless projects inside the home, KariAnne offers insights, advice, and a little bit of humor to help you through it all.\n\nShe also offers a virtual tour of her home so you can see her style and design ideas in action once they\u2019ve been put together to create a room within her home.\nDon\u2019t miss out on the great things KariAnne is cooking up on\u00a0Thistlewood Farms. Follow her on social media and stay in the know on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\nAna White\nAna White is a DIY queen in some circles. One of the big things she\u2019s doing in the DIY world is building her own cabin in Alaska, one DIY project at a time. You can read all about her experience on her blog,\u00a0Ana White, as well as many other DIY projects. One thing that sets Ana\u2019s blog apart from others is that she sorts the projects on her blog according to categories and then breaks them down even further.\n\nFor instance, she breaks the projects into \u201cproject type\u201d then further categorizes them into:\n\n \tAccent tables (coffee tables, console tables, side tables)\n \tKitchen Cabinets\n \tTables (Desks, dining tables, kitchen islands)\n \tStorage (armoire, bookshelves, built-ins, buffet, cabinets, crates, cubbies, dresser, hutch, lockers, entertainment centers, nightstands, wine storage)\n \tBeds (bunk beds, daybeds, full, king, queen, twin, headboards)\n \tSeating (benches, chairs, stools, sofas)\n\nAnd that\u2019s just one primary category. She also has categories for skill levels (starter projects, beginner, intermediate, and advanced), style, collections, and rooms.\n\nIn other words,\u00a0Ana White\u00a0offers plans, projects, tutorials, and walkthroughs of projects sure to appeal to a wide audience \u2013 including projects for children\u2019s toys, toy storage, furniture, upholstery tutorials, home DIY, and outdoor projects.\nFollow along and learn all about what\u2019s going on at Ana\u2019s Alaskan cabin or see some projects fans and followers have created on her\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nAt the Picket Fence\nAt the Picket Fence\u00a0is the creation of two sisters, \u00a0Heather Patterson and Vanessa Hunt, who live halfway across the country from each other. One in the Pacific Northwest, and the other in the Bluegrass State. In the beginning, it offered a creative outlet for the sisters as well as a way to stay connected despite the many miles between them. Over time, it has become so much more for them, and they invite you into their families by sharing the projects they\u2019re working as well as little details about their lives.\n\nThe DIY projects shared on\u00a0At the Picket Fence\u00a0are often d\u00e9cor-related, but there are some makeovers and knockoff projects to enjoy. What sets this blog apart from some of the others in the DIY spectrum is the personal, familial nature of the blog. It\u2019s a fun place to visit with a nice warm cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa, while preparing to be inspired about your own upcoming projects and plans.\n\nAnd, one of the sisters LOVES to cook. She shares recipes with her readers, including quite a few melt-in-your-mouth desserts you won\u2019t want to miss.\nWith that in mind, it\u2019s important to keep up or you just might miss out.\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Facebook, and\u00a0Twitter\u00a0allow plenty of opportunities to follow along with the sisters.\n\nFunky Junk Interiors\nDonna Williams began her journey in the world of DIY out of necessity. Starting over from scratch, with little money to invest in luxury items like furniture, she turned to the art of curbside diving and thrifting in order to get the resources she needed to create something better for her home. Then she learned about blogs, and invested a great deal of time to learning about them and creating one of her own.\n\nDonna learns new things about decorating on the cheap every day, and shares them with her readers. And her readers love her for it! The ideas are inspiriting to others, who then go out and do their own projects based on what Donna has done at\u00a0Funky Junk Interiors.\n\nDonna also categorizes her posts into easy to understand groups like: DIY (further into junk projects, furniture, rooms, outdoors, and seasonal), Tools and Building, and Gardening. This makes it easy for readers to find what they\u2019re looking for.\nIf you\u2019re excited about the many DIY projects Donna features, follow her on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Google+, and\u00a0Twitter.\n\nThe Painted Hive: Making a House a Home for Honey\u2026\nKristine Franklin lives outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband, daughter, and son. She is a self-taught interior decorator and stay-at-home mother to her children. She is dedicated to transforming her standard suburban Australian home into a place of beauty for her family and herself on a very limited budget.\u00a0The Painted Hive\u00a0is how she shares her efforts and her results with the world.\n\nProjects you\u2019ll find featured on\u00a0The Painted Hive\u00a0include furniture rehabs, room makeovers, crafts, and how-to projects. Kristine\u00a0also offers an extensive project and before and after gallery so fans can see the work in action as well as the huge transformation of her home. She also has\u00a0a list of her most popular projects so that readers who have heard about projects elsewhere can usually find them quite easily.\n\nAlso popular by Kristine are the free printables she shares with readers. These are great for helping readers keep their homes beautifully organized, and a real hit all-around. The instructions for her projects are clear and easy to follow, and she includes plenty of photographs so that beginners who may not understand what\u2019s going on in the written instructions can still follow along.\nNo worries Mate. You don\u2019t have to go to Australia to get great advice from Kristine. Just follow her on social media like\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Instagram.\nThe Inspired Room\nMelissa Michaels is the brain trust behind\u00a0The Inspired Room. She created the blog to inspire people to believe that they, too, can have an inspiring and well-kept home even on a budget. In March of 2015 Melissa released the book,\u00a0Love the Home You Have, which became a NY Times Bestseller! \u00a0Her blog is more d\u00e9cor-focused, and she loves to share things about her own home to inspire her readers. She offers tips about decorating as well as homemaking and organization.\n\nOne thing her readers love about Melissa\u2019s\u00a0blog is that it\u2019s real. She understands the demands today\u2019s women have on their time from children, families, pets, and communities. She shares her tips to keep up with all those demands, while maintaining a home that you can fall in love with, all without breaking the budget.\n\nMost importantly of all, Melissa works hard to keep things simple so that even those who are novices on their DIY journeys are able to keep up and imitate these projects from home.\nYou can follow along too by visiting Melissa\u00a0on social media at\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Pinterest, and\u00a0Google+.\n\nThrifty & Chic: Creative, Cheap, and Chic D\u00e9cor\nAlicia Roothoff is the intellect\u00a0behind the beautiful DIY projects that abound at\u00a0Thrifty & Chic. She has a background in architecture, marketing, and interior design, and is a self-professed DIY junkie who is proud of the fact that she owns more power tools than her husband. She loves tackling new DIY projects for their home, and works to make them as thrifty as possible.\n\nAlicia\u00a0offers a wide range of furniture ideas along with step-by-step instructions and complimentary photographs to help people following along at home get a good visual of the project. Alicia\u2019s ultimate goal is to prove to anyone that a beautiful home can be had \u2013 even on a budget.\n\nLooking for a little inspiration? Be sure to check out Alicia\u2019s\u00a0favorite projects\u00a0page where you should have no trouble finding a beautiful project (or ten) that you can do for your home or to give as gifts.\nKeep up with what\u2019s going on at\u00a0Thrifty & Chic\u00a0by following Alicia\u2019s social media posts on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Instagram.\n\nCentsational Girl: Fabulous for Less\nKate Riley wears a lot of hats in her Northern California Wine Country home. She\u2019s a bargain hunter, designer, renovator, and do-it-yourselfer who lives for the next opportunity to put a paintbrush in her hands. She believes that beauty doesn\u2019t have to cost a fortune, and looks for ways to bring designer looks into her home for less. And, if you read\u00a0Centsational Girl, she tells you all about it so that you can do it too!\n\nThe real beauty about Kate is that she helps you with the basics, too. It\u2019s not just about how to build the projects, but also about how to use the equipment necessary in a safe and effective manner. Kate offers a wide range of project ideas from making bracelets with chain links from hardware stores to building your own drying rack for the laundry room, and then throws in expert gardening advice, holiday decorating ideas, and seasonal recipes to top things off.\nIf this sounds like your kind of blog, follow along at home through\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Facebook\u00a0to see what Kate\u2019s up to next.\n\nDIY Home Sweet Home: Because it\u2019s the little things that make a house a home.\nJamie Hammond is a homeschooling mom who understands the importance of things like organization, craft projects, and home cooked meals. With that in mind,\u00a0DIY Home Sweet Home\u00a0is filled with organizational and cleaning tips to save busy moms time and money, crafty ideas, gardening instructions, advice and insights, and quite a few tips and tricks to help moms from all walks of life keep their households operating smoothly and even on budget.\n\nThe tips and tricks section is filled with all sorts of \u201chome hacks\u201d that will cut costs and help keep the home clean and user-friendly for one and all.\nIn addition to\u00a0DIY Home Sweet Home, you can follow Jamie\u2019s\u00a0exploits and expert advice on\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0and\u00a0Pinterest.\n\nThe House of Smiths: Taking it One Space at a Time\nShelley and Cason Smith created\u00a0The House of Smiths\u00a0to record their progress as they remodeled their home. Over time, the blog has become a mixture of DIY projects, decorating, crafting, and family life. The DIY tutorials involve a combination of crafty and DIY projects that include home improvements, furniture makeovers, painting, flooring, and even the occasional recipe.\n\nThe House of Smiths\u00a0also offers a list of favorite projects and a home tour that are both very popular with readers. The home tour shows before and after photos of the renovations that have been undertaken\u00a0during their time in their home. One thing about the blog that makes it more personal than many other DIY blogs is the daily life photographs on the blog \u2013 a fun way to get to know the faces behind the blog.\nFollow along at home and explore the many Smith family adventures on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Pinterest.\nJust a Girl: Interior Design Ideas on a DIY Budget\nIt\u2019s not easy having front row interior design ideas on a cheap seats DIY budget, but Chris gives readers the tools they need in the form of interesting tutorials, transformations, upcycles, updates, and more. Projects range in style from fanciful to completely practical, and all are simply gorgeous works that any DIYer should be proud to add to your collection.\nWhether you\u2019re interested in adding artful touches to your home or in learning how to make your furniture work for your modern family, Chris has some great tips to share. Follow along on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Pinterest,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Instagram\u00a0to see what\u2019s coming next.\nThrifty D\u00e9cor Chick\u00a0\u2013 Decorating, Do-it-Yourself, Entertaining\nSarah believes that every home can look great without breaking the bank.\u00a0Thrifty\u00a0D\u00e9cor Chick\u00a0sets out to show readers how it\u2019s done. In the beginning, Sarah\u2019s\u00a0blog was all about sharing her pet projects with family members and friends. Over time, it evolved and became a creative outlet in itself.\n\nThe blog features a wide range of home improvement DIY Projects complete with instructions. Some of the projects featured include replacing wire pantry shelves, spray painting door knobs, installing peel and stick tile, installing dimmer switches, building window seats, and creating \u201ccheater\u201d crown molding.\nYou can catch up with Sarah\u2019s latest designs and DIY projects by following her on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google+,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0Pinterest.\nNow, admit it \u2013 you were\u00a0fascinated\u00a0and\u00a0enthralled\u00a0at the vision, creativity, and fortitude\u00a0that these bloggers display on their blogs. We hope you\u00a0bookmarked\u00a0this page so that you can revisit these blogs again and again to get some inspiration for some of your very own DIY projects. We\u2019re confident that these talented bloggers have provided you with a bit of gentle prodding, and encouraged you to believe that you can take on some of these projects with a little bit of help from them\u00a0\ud83d\ude42 .\n\nPlease do share this roundup on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and LinkedIn by clicking on the share icons below. We would love to see these bloggers get as much referral traffic as possible (they are extremely deserving of it)!