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5 DIY Decor Blogs to Live By

When I embark on DIY projects, I typically refer to my favorite DIY blog sources for instructions, inspiration, and tips & tricks. Sometimes all I need is some encouragement from those who have gone before me. So without further ado, I introduce to you:

As a blogger herself with a desire to inspire others, Beckie birthed a one stop shop for your DIY decor needs. She compiles blogs from far and wide to create a comprehensive collection of DIY instructions on how to get that polished designer look by creating it yourself for a fraction of the cost.

The site features creative DIY blogs that are catrgorized and sorted by familiar retailers so you can narrow your search and find exactly the product you saw in the store and were looking to imitate. From Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, and West Elm, to name a few. you are sure to be able to re-create any showroom look without breaking the bank.

If you dare to embark upon building your own furniture or transforming inexpensive Craigslist finds, Shanty 2 Chic is a perfect blog for you. I will warn that this blog isn't for the faint at heart or beginner carpenter. This is for the seasoned DIY woodworker. But if you dare, then dare to dream big because the sky is the limit with this blog. Not only do they provide step-by-step instructions, they also provide the furniture plans to build your own stunning furniture.

Mandi is just about cuter than a peach...if you think peaches are cute. But she isn't cute about tackling any size DIY project and telling you exactly how she pulls it off. From transforming entire spaces, to providing tips and tricks on saving money, and ample inspiration, this site will give you access to more knowledge than you didn't realize you needed. The projects are cute, but this is some serious DIY.

A woman after my own heart, Sarah loves to provide people like you with inexpensive, affordable ways to decorate your home. This blog gives great tutorials for every project and every season. Whether you are painting your home or decorating it for a special occaison, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for and fall in love with ideas you weren't even looking for!

Lawyer turned interior designer, Kate knows how to transform furniture and rooms on a dime. By trolling thrift stores, home improvement centers and retail shops, no transformation is out of reach with Kate's skills and imagination, which she passes on to you and me through her well-written instructional blog. And crafting? She knows how to tackle the small projects too!

Do you have a favorite DIY Blog that's not mentioned above? Please share your sources of inspiration below!

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