We caught up with Linda from Burlap+Blue to ask her about her DIY experience!

Where are you from?
Richmond, VA

Is DIYing your full time job?

What’s your earliest DIY memory?
I’ve been DIYing for as long as I can remember, but I REALLY got into it when I bought my first home after college; a roommate and I painted canvases to hang as artwork in our family room!

What is your DIY motto?
Nothing is permanent! Anything can be fixed, changed out, painted over etc., so don’t be afraid to take risks.

Why do you DIY?
DIYing is a great way to express your creativity and make something uniquely your own!

What project stands out in your head and why?
I’ve made different versions of my DIY Magnolia Wreaths from the very beginning of my blogging journey (almost 10 years!). It’s a project that anyone can do, is timeless, and there are so many ways to customize them for your own home.

What is your biggest DIY fail? What did you learn from it?
There have been many! From forgetting to bring in spray painted items overnight (and having it rain) to a wreath made out of PVC pipes that was stronger than the glue I used to put it together, there are always failed projects. If you don’t have an occasional failed DIY, then you’re probably not taking enough risks ☺

What do you like to do when you aren’t DIYing?
When I’m not DIYing, I’m drinking coffee, blogging, cooking or reading!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
Burlap+blue actually started as a companion to my Etsy shop. At one point, I had three Etsy shops! It’s only been very recently that my blog became my main focus.

What advice would you give to a DIYer who is just getting started?
Don’t be afraid to fail! Keep trying different projects until you get a feel for what types of DIY you most love! Also, consider starting a blog (or posting projects to Hometalk) to document your DIY journey!

What are your 3 #rideordie DIY supplies (supplies you just can’t live without)?
Hot glue gun, mod podge, scrapbook paper


Linda from Burlap+Blue is such an inspiration to the Hometalk community! Be sure to check out her Hometalk projects here.

For more, visit her blog here!