30 Signs You are a DIY Blogger

Let’s face it – DIY bloggers are a different breed, and sometimes our friends IRL really don’t get us.

I think a lot of us start our blogs in the first place simply to find people who get excited about the same stuff we do….not everyone gets giddy over a decrepit piece of furniture or tackling terrible messy renovation projects.


I don’t know about you, but a most of my friends are like

“Yeah…I would just hire someone to do that”

Not everyone speaks our language.


There are definitely things we all do that are pretty funny (and maybe a little nuts) when you take a step back and look at them from outside the DIY and blogging world.

Sanity meme

I spend a lot of time looking at other blogs and sometimes I notice so many similarities it makes me giggle a little.

30 Signs You are a DIY Blogger - Do you collect spray paint and orphan furniture? Are home improvement projects your idea of a rockin' Friday night? You might be a DIY blogger.


30 Signs You are a DIY Blogger

You have these items in your house right now:

  1. Decorative Spheres. I love a good wicker/moss/metal/wood ball as much as the next gal but let’s face it – they are a little silly. Most men are completely baffled by them.
  2. Clear vase with white tulips. I think they come with the DIY blogger starter kit, but hey – nothing upgrades a room faster.
  3. Old door, old shutters or old window as artwork. Extra points for all three. Others call it junk on the side of the road – we get super-stoked and call it “decor”.
  4. Hunk of wood, deer antlers, pine cones or seashells as decor. You can’t beat free, right?
  5. Baskets or bins with cute labels
  6. Clear jars with cute labels
  7. EVERYTHING has cute labels
  8. Old books you will never read. Extra points if they are covered in burlap, paper or painted coordinating colors and wrapped in string
  9. A picture frame with nothing in it
  10. At least one chalkboard. Extra points if you DIY-ed it.
  11. Mismatched dining room chairs
  12. Words on your walls. So. Many. Words.  EAT, KITCHEN, BRUSH, WASH, LAUNDRY. Have we forgotten what do in our kitchens,  bathrooms and laundry rooms?? The first time I hung letters on my wall, my then teenage son said, “Are you afraid you’re going to forget your initials?” BAKERY, PANTRY, SPLASH, LAUGH. HELLO, BAR. Extra points for motivational quotes.
  13. Truly excessive amounts of throw pillows…..TRULY. Is there a 12 step program for this?
  14. Vintage fans, globes, cameras, or maps displayed on shelves and console tables. We are keeping our local flea markets in business.
  15. At least one drawer (and probably more) stuffed full of “paint clothes”

How did you do? I’m 15 out of 15, so let’s continue…

How many of these statements apply to you?

16. Your next DIY project should REALLY be creating an elaborate catalog storage system for the obscene amount of spray paint you own.

Spray Paint meme

17. You have given your passengers whiplash coming to a screeching halt while driving and spotting an interesting looking trash pile.

Crazy girl driving meme

18. Your neighbors have probably questioned your sanity – more than once.

WTF Meme

19. If you’re lucky, your partner or spouse humors your crazy projects – and maybe even helps.

Ryan gosling meme

20. You regularly spend hours painting furniture so that you can sand it off.

Success baby meme

21. You don’t rescue cute dogs and cats…you rescue orphan furniture. And pallets. Oh, and old glassware. And sometimes broken lamps.

pallet meme

22. Your super power is being able to completely redecorate a room just by shopping your attic/basement/garage.

Craft stash meme

23. The staff at the local home improvement stores know you by name.

home depot meme

24. You have DIY-ed at least one project that ended up costing more time, money and aggravation than just buying it in the first place.


And it was probably the same project that made you say –

Little girl meme

Or made you want to just do this:

Disaster girl meme

25. You have a deep, DEEP affinity for garage sales, thrift stores and junk shops.

ermahherd meme

26. You have DIY-ed at least one light fixture in your home.

Ryan Gosling meme

27. And you truly believe that aside from dry shampoo, Pinterest is the single most amazing invention of the 21st century.

Pinterest meme

We are modern day MacGyvers, aren’t we?

MacGyver meme

Blogging Life

28. You get a little crazy sometimes obsessing over page views and stats.

Over attached girlfriend meme

29. Sometimes it’s hard to finish any of your projects because you are easily distracted by the next genius creative/DIY/marketing/post idea.

Grumpy cat meme


30 Signs You are a DIY Blogger - Do you collect spray paint and orphan furniture? Are home improvement projects your idea of a rockin' Friday night? You might be a DIY blogger.


30. But when another blogger likes your stuff, it totally makes your whole week!!!

Picard meme

We are Jedi masters at juggling a million things – jobs, kids, businesses and multiple DIY projects.

Coffee and wine meme

Aren’t you glad to know you’re not the only one?  😆

30 Signs You are a DIY Blogger -Do you collect spray paint and orphan furniture? Are home improvement projects your idea of a rockin' Friday night? You might be a DIY blogger


I’m linking this project up at some terrific blog parties – you can find my complete list of places I party HERE.

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About Julie

Julie is a serial entrepreneur, marketer, former newspaper columnist, black belt bargain hunter, voracious reader, gardener, music lover, foodie, wino, avid party thrower, hopeless romantic, closet Parrot Head and DIY machine.

  • Keri Roberts

    Julie, I laughed so much!! How right you are my friend!! Lol.

  • Kreativk Net

    Hilarious! I think I can check off all of those points, lol and I’m proud of it, hahaha…!

  • Nicole

    This post is too funny! I’m not a DIY blogger but love it just the same 🙂

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

  • Colleen

    OMG, laughing out loud now! So funny and spot on! 🙂

  • Julie, This is so fun! Loved it! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  • This was great!! Enjoyed giggling! Thanks for sharing on Pleasures of the NW DIY Party!

  • Bahahaha! Yup – that perfectly covered it 😀

  • Christina

    hehehe YEP – sums up my life in a nutshell!

  • OMG! Laughed so hard because this is me all the way!

  • J J

    Too funny! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

  • Hahahaha! Yes yes yes! I totally do a lot of these things. The funny thing is that it runs in my family. One of our most treasured works of art that my mom made was out of an old decrepit window that she dug out of the trash. Love this!

  • Stacey Keeling

    I just love it when someone points out some of the absurdities of it all.
    Yes we have spheres, doors, jars, books, etc here in our house too. I’d also love to have an old typewriter. Right?

    Happy Thoughts of Home girl!

  • Cheryl Borns

    Lol, enjoyed reading this! It is so me and sounds like quite a few others!!

  • Tania Pelletier

    Ha Ha! How funny… and true!!

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  • Sarah Sanders

    Oh my word – this made me LOL so hard!!!!!!! I think I hit 28 for 30!!! ROTFLMBO!

  • Shannon Williams

    LOL Sooo true!!! *You’re considering buying a new house, because you’re running out of room for craft supplies.* 😉

  • Emily @ TwoPurpleCouches

    Hahaha! I can relate to so many of these 🙂 Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday!

  • Create With Joy

    Dear Julie,

    Thanks for sharing this delightful article with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! Laughter IS the best medicine! I’m so excited to include you among our Featured Guests at this week’s party – #230! 🙂 Have an amazing weekend!

  • Oh I laughed out loud more than once! Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  • Oh, my! Thank you for the positive! It’s definetly all about me!
    Have a lovely creative weekend,

  • A Pretty Fix

    This post had me in tears!! This is so funny and oh-so-true!

  • This was hilarious and way too true! Love it!!

  • Shirley Wood

    These are all hilarious and so true. We love this post at Merry Monday and will be Featuring it at our new party this week. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Julie I laughed so hard. But it’s all true! Hahaha!!

  • Oh my gawd, this was hilarious! Thanks Julie for the laugh this morning. Embarassed at how many I nodded my head at.

  • Carol Lander

    Julie, I laughed til my sides hurt. It’s all so true. I did a similar post a year ago when I just started blogging ~ before I knew what I was doing. It’s funnier now. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

  • Oh my goodness, this is just too funny! And I fit SO MANY of these. Seriously. My home contractor has threatened to leave old pallets in my driveway for me and my neighbors probably think I’m crazy walking around in the same paint splattered pants half the time.

  • Nadia Karpov

    Hilarious!! It is like reading about ourselves! Thank you for putting it together!