7 of Our Favorite Black DIYers Share Their Favorite Instagram Accounts to Follow
Black History Month might be coming to a close, but Black creators aren’t going anywhere — and Instagram is full of talented and creative Black DIYers who are delivering inspiring and educational content throughout the year. Looking for some fresh people to follow? We’ve got you. Here, some of our favorite Black DIYers on Instagram share some of their favorite accounts to follow for ideas and inspiration.
Elena, aka @thishouse5000
Elena (@thishouse5000) is a blogger based in Toronto, where she and her handy husband are renovating and decorating their 1935 fixer-upper. She’s all about cozy neutrals — just peep the seriously gorgeous cane-and-wood bed she and her husband DIYed.
Elena’s favorite follows:
@onceupona1912: “Kay has some of the best before and after transformations in her home. I love her fresh approach to design. Her stories are so funny and entertaining. She’s a great DIYer, we learn so much from her. Great follow, 10/10 would recommend.”
Amanda Walker, aka @dwellaware
Walker’s favorite follows:
@farfromcypress: “Marquita is a DIY power house full of joy and strength,” Walker says. “She is not afraid to fail, and does an amazing job of bringing you along in the process.”
@malcolmsimmons: “Malcom brings an upscale, yet attainable approach to DIY! His design sense is impeccable, and I always anticipate seeing what he will DIY next.”
Medina, aka @grillodesigns
Grillo’s favorite follows:
@fourcornerinteriors: “Her DIY stories are my absolute favorite,” Grillo says. “She always has some kind of clever project planned for the week and I love the way she shows DIY in real time.”
@grizzle_abode: “I Iove her DIY reels and the fact that she always has a smile on her face when’s she doing a DIY. “
Ursula Carmona, aka @homemadebycarmona
Carmona’s favorite follows:
@madebycarli: “Carli is one of my favorite DIY and design accounts for her cozy chic style,” Carmona says. “She is insanely talented and gives me inspiration for days!” “
@heytheretoots: “Josalyn just DIYed her way to the most amazing kitchen remodel! A truly stunning space that makes you feel like you could do anything!”
@domicile37: “You’ve never seen eclectic vintage genius until you follow Jess. Her unapologetically unique style and DIY savvy always reminds me to be myself and not to worry about being outside the box.”
Stacie, aka @staciesspaces
Abdallah’s favorite follows:
@kaylasimonehome: “Kayla is just the cutest! She has so much energy and never-ending ideas for her making her new-build feel custom,” Abdallah says. “She is really good about giving step-by-step tutorials and advice and engaging her followers in her projects.”
@jzholmes: “I love how Jonisha will tackle just about any project! From building furniture to giving her daughter the Harry Potter room of her dreams she does it all while balancing a couple of businesses and a beautiful family.”
Ashley Basnight, aka @smashingdiy
Ashley Basnight (@smashingdiy) goes big with her projects, tackling everything from modern hall trees to a full-on kitchen renovation. But for every tool-heavy project she takes on, Basnight has a smaller beginner-friendly project, like a stenciled hairpin leg coffee table or a modern coat rack. Oh, and by the way: She also appeared on NBC’s “Making It.”
Basnight’s favorite follows:
@themariaantoinette: “I love how Maria mixes it up,” Basnight says. “She encompasses all levels of DIY on her page, big or small.”
@prettyrealblog: “I love Tiffany’s approach to design, she makes people feel like you don’t have to know everything to be able to transform a space.”
@neatly.living: “I love Aminah’s simplistic approach to DIY.”
Lauren, aka @pinchplateparty
Smyrna, Georgia-based Lauren (@pinchplateparty) is all about simple DIYs with big payoff, like hand-painted “wallpaper,” and a cool closet redo that’s equal parts style and function. You’ll also find small woodworking projects, like this sleek propagation station and this impossibly stylish dog bed DIY.
Lauren’s favorite follows:
@liveprettyonapenny: “I love that Erin is all about affordable DIY,” Lauren says. “I find that many DIYers take on projects that can still become really expensive. She shares tips and tricks for affordable home projects.”
@annamaegroves: “Anna mixes DIY and lifestyle and has confidence in who she is and what she believes. I love that she brings her audience into her life and takes on simple yet impactful DIYs in her builder-grade home.
@camille.kurtz: “Camille isn’t afraid of bold designs and that’s what I love about her! She recently transformed her entryway and it’s still one of my all-time favorite projects that I’ve seen on Instagram.”
Which DIYers do you follow for inspiration? Let us know in the comments!