Hello from sunny Austin, Texas! Welcome to my online home, House of Hepworths.

I’m Allison…

and this is my family:

Portraits taken by Kristen Duke Photography

Ben and I have been married for 13 years and have two children, a 10 year old son and an 8 year old daughter.

House of Hepworths is all about decorating your home one thrifty DIY project at a time.

You know that neighborhood near you where every 3rd house is the same floor plan? That “Master-planned Community” complete with a few playgrounds and a community swimming pool? The homes are all nice, but don’t have much charm, they all match each other, everything in the home is builder-grade, and each house comes freshly painted beige on beige on beige.

That’s where I live. Albeit, it’s a very nice neighborhood, but the house across the street and two doors down is my same floor plan. So is the house 3 doors down. And that house around the corner – it’s my floor plan too. Each home has the same beige tile, probably sold to the builder in masse at a steep discount. Each home has the $8 faucets in all the bathrooms. The “trim package” included adding baseboards.

I love my house. But I don’t want to live in a cookie-cutter house. I want to live in a home that reflects me and my family. I want to live in a home that doesn’t look like everyone else’s home on my street. I also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg funding projects around my home. So I DIY. And I paint. And I build. I add my own moulding. And I make my own artwork. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And I’m here to tell you, you can have your own custom home without the big price tag. You can have a home that reflects your uniqueness without breaking your bank.

Follow along as I turn this cookie-cutter house into our dream home. I love sharing tips, tricks, and tutorials to give you the knowledge and skills to customize your home as well. Don’t settle for beige on beige and $8 faucets. Take back your home, make it your own, and be proud of where you live.

The goal of this blog is to help you become even more creative and awesome than you already are. (Which I’m sure is pretty dang awesome.)

Home decorating, crafting, and living thrifty are my passions in life. I want to teach you how to make amazing crafts and accessories as well as easily and inexpensively decorate your home.

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We all want a nice home. We want our home to be beautiful. But at what cost? Hiring a decorator is expensive. Shopping at Pottery Barn and West Elm also adds up. My mission is to teach you how to beautify your home on a tight budget. Does this involve elbow grease? You betcha! But what you spend in sweat far makes up for what you can save from your pocket.

Every Thursday I host the Hookin’ Up with HoH Weekly Link Party.