Some people have a natural talent to create the coolest stuff. However, for the rest of us, combining the pieces of the DIY fun puzzle can be the toughest part. Luckily, there are a multitude of talented DIY-ers out there, detailing their creative adventures step by step.
Here’s a look at 20 neat blogs that should belong on the list of anyone who has a passion for repurposing, building and upcycling. We’ve profiled them here, in no particular order.
They are packed with lovely furniture upcycle ideas and easy-to-do makeover projects, perfect to engage in making with your children to keep them busy during the summer time. From simple inspiring ideas to grabbing the hammer and starting on something fabulous, you’ll surely find something to match your taste, time & interests.
Gail Wilson has a native passion for creating new and fabulous things from old items and is a true inspiration for others that want to discover their inner handyperson. She has thousands of fairly easy to approach projects featured on her website and many of them are literally viral.
Favorite post: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/reclaimed-wood-potting-bench/
With a track record of 3 completed home renovation projects John & Sherry have gained a lot of experience that they can share. The blog features nearly 3,000 free DIY & decorating projects to choose from and they have the passion, soul, and skills to run the show.
Favorite post: https://www.younghouselove.com/hi-chair-how-are-ya/
With 7 remodeled house projects in the background, Cassity & Justin propose innovative ways to re-creating spaces while sticking to a tight budget.They cover anything between small ornaments to huge renovation projects. They also showcase the most interesting DIY home projects made by their audience.
Favorite post: https://www.remodelaholic.com/inspiring-mudrooms-and-entryways/
Gina Luker’s blog includes tons of ideas for DIY projects, crafts, decor, recipes and much more. Each project showcases an easy to create idea, and she explains each step clearly. Expect to find creative DIY’s that leave you in the end with a product that you’ll love having in your home.
Favorite post: https://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/best-ikea-essentials.html
As a design platform where any DIYer can contribute ideas, articles and videos, Curbly is a must-have online resource for interior design and do-it-yourself advice. With about 5 new posts per week, there is always something going on and that also fits everyone’s taste.
Favorite post: http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/7958-how-to-sew-a-storage-basket
Kristi opens her home to passionate makeover addicts all over the world. She shares her insights as she works to make her house a home on a budget, focusing on ideas that homeowners can accomplish themselves She does that through easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can master.
Favorite post: https://www.addicted2decorating.com/large-dimensional-pixel-artwork-a-k-a-the-most-insane-project-ive-done-to-date.html
This one takes DIY to a new level! Sisters Ashley & Whitney are pros at making furniture pieces by themselves. Their blog offers free furniture plans to make things like tables, nightstands, desks, etc. But if you want to start easily, there are free printables to dress up your home with little to no effort. Caution, it might be addictive!
Dana Miller is on a constant mission to seeking simplicity. She has truly inspiring projects resulting from her home renovation processes. Her even-keeled approach to big and small projects alike makes us believe that we can actually jump in and follow along at any time.
Favorite post: http://www.housetweaking.com/2016/10/20/diy-shade-sails-in-the-backyard/
Mandi Gubler has no fear of entire room makeovers. She has a fantastic eye for design and creativity that helps DIYers add a vintage touch to their spaces. Crazy cool projects to fall in love with once you’re done. Major blog crush!
Favorite post: https://vintagerevivals.com/2015/11/baby-boy-nursery-reveal
Expect to find entertaining ideas and step by step guidance on how to recreate things on your own terms. Her project gallery features everything from furniture makeovers, craft projects, home improvement and many more. Tasha shows you how to do just about anything on the cheap side, without it looking cheap.
Favorite post: https://www.designertrapped.com/west-elm-bentwood-pendant-light-knockoff/
A beautiful contemporary decor style blog and DIY projects. Host Kate, a formal lawyer turned DIY pro, shows you how to get great style on a budget. Her confident voice and candid approach to tackling projects have us 100 percent hopeful that we can join her one day.
Favorite post: https://centsationalstyle.com/2012/07/diy-potting-bench/
Beckie has a natural talent for finding some curbside castaway and turn it into beautiful and usable decor. Follow her repurpose and upcycle adventures and you’ll learn to love the instant satisfaction of doing a quick project. To be bookmarked!
Favorite post: https://www.infarrantlycreative.net/repurposed-pallet-desk/
April’s goal is, as she puts it, “to look around my home and it would be hard to find something I didn’t do with my own two hands”. With an impressive gallery of projects to browse, she makes great progresses in reaching that.
Favorite post: https://wilkerdos.com/2015/01/diy-toy-storage-and-wooden-crates/
Sara has a talent for flipping things upside down and turning them into brand-new sparkly spaces. She takes on every project, big or small, with a step-by-step approach that makes you feel like you can do anything she does.
Favorite post: https://www.uglyducklinghouse.com/easy-2×4-coffee-table-diy/
Donna has the passion, skills and talent to create cool stuff out of salvage finds. She has done tons of transformations and has more upcycle tutorials on her blog than we can count. Browse for inspiration or follow her lead with step-by-step instructions.
Favorite post: https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/08/pallet-wood-outdoor-sofa-reveal.html
Jeanette chronicles her own home improvement journey with easy, step-by-step instructions that anyone can master while keeping it on a budget. Everything she makes with her make-it-over enjoyment has us wishing to recreate.
Favorite post: https://www.snazzylittlethings.com/4-simple-ways-to-update-your-guest-bathroom/
Shelly has been taking apart furniture and restyling it for close to 20 years. She shares easy-to-follow tutorials explaining a range of DIY Upholstery projects and she also organizes classes.
Favorite post: http://www.modhomeec.com/2014/08/07/7-unexpected-diy-grommet-projects-you-will-love/
Rayan’s website is full of free furniture woodworking plans. From tables to beds, all of the woodworking plans offer detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, alongside helpful diagrams.
Favorite post: https://www.thedesignconfidential.com/2016/02/diy-furniture-plans-how-to-build-salvaged-round-table/
Roeshel shares endless ideas and tutorials, from before and after home improvements, DIY design and lots of decor on a budget. Beyond everything home improvement-related you’ll also find you’ll also find crafts inspiration and even recipes.
Favorite post: https://diyshowoff.com/2015/12/28/top-diy-projects/
Kristine found her passion and shares it on her blog that documents the transformation of her own home. Her blog covers her favorite projects, great advice, and best of all, has a free printables section included!
Favorite post: http://thepaintedhive.net/2018/02/budget-friendly-diy-bathroom-reveal/
Home decoration and DIY for the easily inspired, from furniture makeovers to accents and decor, she’s got you covered. Jessica shares her home-owning journey along with inspiration for your own home projects.
Favorite post: http://www.decoradventures.com/diy-built-in-shoe-shelves/
Is there a furniture DIY blog you’d recommend? Leave us a comment and tell us why it belongs on our list.