2016 is coming to an end! How did this year treat you? It has definitely been a whirlwind year for me! I finally took the leap and published my first blog post on January 4th. That first time when I hit the publish button, I had not imagined I would be here today, 1 year and 87 posts later, looking back at all the amazing things that have happened. I have been blown away with the love and support from all of you! Through the blog, I have gotten to know so many awesome readers and made amazing friends who support, inspire and help me grow. I want to say THANK YOU to each one of you!
Top DIY projects of 2016
Now, let’s take a look back at the top DIY projects of 2016 that you loved the most – in reverse order – and a bit of behind the scenes! Did your favorite project make it?
This is one of my pre-blog projects that I almost didn’t post too since I didn’t have all the step by step pictures and I am not exactly proud of the pictures I took a long time ago. I decided to give you all the details anyway because it turned out so cute and is still used everyday!
Another one of my bold decisions – the color red… you obviously know by now how I love color! This cabinet has lived in various forms for a few years and now it is a total keeper with its beautiful hardware and golden legs!
This was one of the first major builds I did as a blogger and in collaboration with Rogue Engineer. I contemplated on my choice of color for this table for a long time. I love color but I was not sure if yellow would have been a popular choice. I am glad I decided to stay true to myself and go with the yellow! It is a table I get a whole lot of compliments on!
This was a project I had dreamed of doing for a very long time – almost 3 years since I first saw the original blog post. I really wanted to find burlap with a shine on it but when I couldn’t, I decided to use a little trick and it worked out better than expected!
I am so glad this made it to the top 5 list. I am in love with all the splashes of colors and how the bathroom turned out! It still looks like the day I redid it expect for the mirror frame that used 3M strips… my son decided to check them and pulled them all off and I still haven’t gotten around to putting them up again! The best thing I did in this bathroom were the towel hooks – there are no more towels on the floor!
This is the first time I actually used drawer slides! I was always wary of doing that because I was never confident of my squares. This was a great learning experience and of course the fact that I got to work with Rogue Engineer too!
I built this bench out of 2 x 4 boards I picked up from my friend’s “burn pile”. Once again the fabric and finish choice was the hardest decision but I am so glad I ended up with that faux fur fabric… it is the best!!
This is one of the projects that took the longest time to complete – basically because I could not make a decision on the fabric! It took me almost a month to decide and then another 2 weeks before I got around to actually upholstering! Overall the project took almost 2+ months but the end result turned out so amazing! I am still in love with it!
There you have it – the top 10 DIY projects of 2016!
Which one of these projects was your favorite? I had so much fun looking back at all these projects and it made me realize that I can be who I am and you will all love me for it! Blogging about all my ideas and projects has truly released the creative person in me and I can be fearless in my creativity! I am excited to see what 2017 brings!
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Thank you for being awesome! I wish you all wonderful last few days of 2016 and fun colorful and creative 2017 ahead!! Go be fearless with your creativity 🙂
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