Posted: May 21, 2013 9:00 AM
 
Who wouldn't want a comfy, cozy home that looks like it came straight from the pages of a magazine, but without the designer prices? These bloggers are doing fantastic, frugal DIY projects and writing about it, giving their readers the honest lowdown on what works and what doesn't. Use them for inspiration for your own home, or just read for fun and put their fantastic ideas on your "someday" list.

Our Fifth House

Our Fifth House

After moving seven times in 10 years, Carmel started Our Fifth House to chronicle the progress of, you guessed it, their fifth house! Carmel's home reflects her eclectic style, and her project gallery features everything from a changeable chalkboard wall in her entryway to a fun and funky way to frame your child's artwork. Her favorite project so far is a Union Jack Pegboard Headboard she put together for her 8-year-old son's bedroom.

House of Hepworths

House of Hepworths

For the past three years, Allison has been working hard to turn her builder grade, cookie cutter suburban home into a place that really reflects her and her family. And while that may mean lots of changes, Allison wants to show her readers that it doesn't necessarily mean lots of money. She paints, builds and decorates her home on a budget, and shares all her tips, tricks and even failures along the way. One of her most popular posts to date remains her tips for painting perfect lines on walls.

C.R.A.F.T.

C.R.A.F.T.

Jamie credits her mom for giving her a passion for creating things for free. Once she caught the blogging bug in 2010, her blog name, Creating Really Awesome Free Things, fit perfectly. Jamie DIYs her way through decorating her home on a tight budget and sharing what she's learned, like when she reupholstered an old cane-backed chair in her seventeenth floor apartment!

Love, Pomegranate House

Love, Pomegranate House

A self-proclaimed Pinterest addict, bargain hunter and thrift store addict, Talitha started Love, Pomegranate House when friends and family kept asking how she completed the unique projects around her Colorado home. She DIYs the majority of her decor, adding her own flair to objects and projects on a budget. In honor of spring, Talitha created this fun and easy dahlia wreath out of cardstock.

The V Spot

The V Spot

At The V Spot, Vivienne shares home projects, crafts, recipes and funny stories about her life with her husband and four boys. Not one to waste anything useful, Vivienne has a really easy method for repurposing leftover wax from jarred candles into new ones.

Coffee Under the Umbrella

Coffee Under the Umbrella

June loves furniture, thrift stores and coffee, hates popcorn ceilings and chronicles all of her DIY projects on her blog, Coffee Under the Umbrella. She builds, refinishes and paints in her pursuit to improve her 1970s era home without breaking the bank, and she actually whittled a replacement foot on this amazing Tiffany desk that she refinished.

Thrifty Decor Chick

Thrifty Décor Chick

Sarah dreamed of being an interior designer as a child, but it wasn't until her son was born that she decided to follow her dreams working as a decorator. She now focuses on her blog full-time, inspiring others to beautify their homes, even if they have little to spend. Sarah converted a small closet into a cozy book nook for herself and her son, using almost all scrap wood she had on hand!

Free Stylin'

Free Stylin’

Beth loves the challenge of seeing something she adores, and then figuring out how she can get what she wants at little to no cost by creating or repurposing something she already has. At Free Stylin', she features her DIY projects, thrifting, crafts, organization and more, without the expensive price tag. This sweet beaded tutu bedskirt is a must for a little ballerina or princess.

Makely School For Girls

Lindsay's Makely School for Girls is "your go-to guide for taking decorating risks in your home." She offers tips, tricks and tutorials for creating unique and inspiring spaces, while always being budget conscious and never taking decorating — or herself — too seriously. Check out the amazing transformation in her eclectic home office makeover.

Makely School for girls

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