Home decor and crafting blogger Erin Spain talks ‘DIY on the Cheap’
Being frugal and money savvy takes an extra dose of creativity when it comes to home decor, but Erin Spain has plenty of ways to help you make your house a home on a budget. Erin’s blog, DIY on the Cheap, focuses on everything from bargain shopping and thrifting to fun craft projects, furniture refinishing, and other amazing DIY adventures. Erin, the refurbished floor is yours …
Where I’m based: Atlanta
How long I’ve been blogging: Just over a year.
Blog basics: DIY on the Cheap is a blog about frugal decorating, crafts and DIY projects for the home. Basically, I focus on creative ways to make your house a “home” without spending a ton of money.
Other blogs I love: There are so many! Here are just a few: PB&J Stories, Spoonful of Imagination, White House Black Shutters, Southern Hospitality, The Lettered Cottage, Emily A. Clark and Infarrantly Creative.
How did you get into DIY’ing? I’m really not even sure. I got addicted to Pinterest along with the rest of the world, and I decided to try a few projects and never looked back.
Where are your favorite stores to find bargain-priced home decor? My number one “go-to” would be thrift stores, but I also love Target, HomeGoods and Kohl’s.
What DIY project have you done that you are most proud of? I have a few favorites, but probably at the top of the list would be my sons’ bedroom makeover. I created a lot of things for their room. I designed and built headboards and also built a toddler bed from scratch. I really challenged myself with that room. Check it out here.
What would you tell someone who is interested in getting into DIY? Where do you start? I would tell them to jump in head-first and don’t be afraid! It’s OK to mess up and it’s OK if things don’t turn out perfectly. You are capable of doing more than you think! I would start with something small: maybe a craft project or a piece of art.
What’s on your shopping wish list? Oh, so many things! It changes weekly. This week it’s bedroom curtains and fabric. I’d love to have a new dining room table. (Hmm, future project maybe?)