Design Blogs are all the rage. Truth be told, they can really suck your time dry and leave you just wishing your house was bigger, your husband was more handy, and your budget was bigger. That being said, they are also a great resource – truly. Richmond has its fair share of local bloggers that offer all sorts of inside scoops on sales, great tips on DIY projects, and plenty of eye candy. Here are a few of my true-blue-stuck-like-glue go-to’s:
Young House Love. Sherry, John, and their baby girl Clara are full time DIY bloggers. They’ve become quite popular – nationally recognized, even! The “Youngsters” have recently written a book, and have traveled all around for book signings and speaking engagements. Sherry and John have already finished one house top to bottom, and moved in to their second home about 2 years ago, which they are transforming step-by-step.
Urban Nest Blog. Three contributors, Juliet Brown, Rachel Sofish and Stephanie Russell, share the blogging responsibilities on this collaborative design forum. They share all sorts of ideas, and keep it fresh and relaxed, while offering tips that may have you breaking out your hot glue gun.
Sunny Goode’s Blog. Sunny has a line of decals, stencils and glazes (that you can purchase online) that will equip you to bring new life to your floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, and even rugs! If you’ve been to my house, you know that I’m a fan of painted floors, walls and furniture! Sunny is also a very talented artist and her color palate is soothing and inspiring. Her blog is updated from time to time with projects that she is working on in fellow Richmonder’s homes.
So, go ahead, spend a few hours gazing upon your little screen. Pin some pictures to your pinterest account – that’s what I do when I like an idea, but know that I’ll probably never get around to actually doing it. Somehow that act gives me the feeling that I’ve “done something.” Ha!