We are major fans of a good DIY project. Some of the most prized home decor pieces are the ones you invested time, energy and lots of love into creating yourself. And better yet, you usually don’t have to invest much money at all!
As a local blog, we admire the work our fellow PNW bloggers are doing. So when you combine home DIY projects with area bloggers, it’s a dream come true. Check out these gorgeous projects from bloggers based in Portland and Bend for some home inspiration — and save one for your next weekend project!
Create/Enjoy — Portland, Oregon
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Suzannah of Create/Enjoy is a serious DIYer, sewing and craft fanatic, health and fitness inspiration, and author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers. The renovation work in her ‘90s fixer upper is truly inspiring! We adore this DIY leather ottoman makeover, which simply involves repurposing an old ottoman into something much more stylish, updated and chic. She reassures readers to not be intimidated by the thought of working with leather! Suzannah worked with Leather Hide Store, a wholesale leather supplier, to create this beautiful project.
Room to Ramble — Bend, Oregon
Room to Ramble is run by husband and wife duo, Jacob and Kristen Riggle. Their lifestyle blog focuses on their home projects, travel, favorite food and drinks, and adventures in Bend. They created this small floating shelf DIY that forms a unique statement rock wall. What a fun way to display tiny, pretty pieces, like rocks, shells or small plants!
A Crafted Passion — Portland, Oregon
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Amanda of A Crafted Passion is a DIY machine. On her craft-focused blog, she shared this awesome Minimalist Clothespin Memo Board as part of her 28-day Naptime Craft Time series, a month of simple DIY projects for your home that you can complete during naptime. We love the simplicity and approachability of each of her projects. This clothespin memo board is an eclectic and modern piece for displaying cards, photos and other mementos! Explore more beautiful projects on A Crafted Passion.
Brewed Blonde — Bend, Oregon
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Helen of Brewed Blonde is passionate about all things lifestyle, fitness and fashion. But from time to time, she writes about her home and DIY projects — like this beautiful entry table DIY. Sometimes an empty hallway or small space can come to life with the addition of a slender table just like this one. And the best part? This project only cost $37. Take a look at her process (complete with a video!) and get details about the different decor and accessories on display.
A Red Ember — Portland, Oregon
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If you’re looking for an easy way to bring life to your work space, kitchen, or another small space — Lauren of A Red Ember has the answer! She created this DIY Magnetic Flower Pot tutorial on her DIY craft and lifestyle blog. The magnetic flower pots are made of Fimo clay, a soft polymer clay that solidifies in the oven. She created three different tiny plant holders and filled them with air plants, a low-maintenance plant that requires very little care — or light, for that matter!
Our Lucas Life — Bend, Oregon
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Stacy of Our Lucas Life put together this stunning metallic wood wall in her son’s room. She went the DIY route after seeing a metallic wood wall on Pinterest she wanted to replicate. Project Nursery even highlighted her project, showing more photos of the end result! It is such a brilliant way to create an interesting focal point in a room. It looks both modern and rustic at the same time!
Today’s Creative Life — Portland, Oregon
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Kim has been dishing up a creative slice of life since 2007 on her crafty blog, Today’s Creative Life. These DIY Bubble Art Prints are an easy (and fun!) way to add so much color and life to a space. You can easily customize the colors used to create the exact look and feel you want. Plus, you can get the kids involved with this project! Check out more beautiful home DIY projects from Today’s Creative Life.
Room to Ramble — Bend, Oregon
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Here’s another DIY from Bend-based Room to Ramble! Most of us are guilty of buying a plant before we know where it’s going to go, and this five-minute DIY provides the perfect solution. Kristen and Jacob made this beautiful plant stand using a slab of wood and some hairpin legs. If you want to create a complete set, they also made a matching hairpin leg coffee table in just five minutes too!
It’s time to DIY!
What local home DIY bloggers do you follow? Let us know in the comments below.