Top DIY Projects of 2019 – Reader Favorites

Take a look at the top DIY projects of 2019! All of these easy beginner-friendly woodworking, DIY and home improvement projects have been extremely popular!

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Another year coming to a close…

This year marks year 4 of this little blog of mine.

2019 in review + 2020 plans

It has been a really great year! I made many new friendships and partnerships. And most importantly, I got to know so many of my amazing readers as well!

Conferences and learning

I attended 3 conferences this past year – WorkbenchCon, Haven and a conference with my ad network. I am so glad I attended every one of those.

Each was different and helped me learn, look at my blog in a new light and opened up many opportunities.

I am looking forward to attending these conferences again in 2020 and can’t wait to see what they bring!


This year was also filled with many partnerships – old and new. I got to work with many brands – including some of my dream brands!

I already have a bunch of partnerships planned and in the pipeline for 2020 that I am very excited for them and can’t wait for you to see all that we have planned.

Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to bring you all the projects and ideas.

And again, I only work with brands that I know and believe in and never share products that don’t measure up to my standards.


One of my goals for 2019 was to launch my online shop. I finally got everything together and launch in the last quarter of 2019.

I was totally overwhelmed by the response and I am so grateful for all your love.


Woman in workshop wearing I can make that t-shirt

In the new year, I plan to expand the lines and I have an entirely new product line coming soon! I am just working on figuring out some of the backend! So stay tuned!

Now let’s talk about your favorite projects from 2019!

Top DIY projects of 2019

I love looking back at which ones have been your favorite projects!

It tells me what you like and… what you didn’t like…

And it helps me make a better plan and create projects you will love!

Now let’s take a look back at the top 10 reader favorites of 2017 – in reverse order, of course, because it is always fun that way.


10. Front door makeover

Every time I walk through the front door, I fall in love with it. I am so happy I went with the color I did!

It is absolutely gorgeous and works really well with all of our decor.

Close up bottom of red front door after DIY Front door makeover

I really wish I had done it sooner. If you want to update your door, I show you step by step how to do it the lazy way – that’s right! No taking the door off the hinges!

9. DIY Table Saw Stand

This is the one project that took way longer than it needed to! If you saw the post, I started building it in February but didn’t finish it until August.

It was basically a case of over-engineering but I am so glad I waited and thought it out found a simpler solution. I am really happy with the way it turned out and it makes my table saw so much more portable and easy to use!

Get the plans here.

8. Ikea Rast Hack

This is one of my favorite Ikea makeover projects ever!

Even though I messed up the alignment on the drawers and I have a whole messed Ikea Rast in a closet to prove that, I am so happy with the idea in my brain that came to reality!

Side view of the colorful Ikea rast makeover

Today, it sits in its perfect spot next to my daughter’s bed!

7. DIY Dog Bowl Stand

So many of you loved this simple and modern dog bowl stand! Brittany came up with the idea and I helped sketch it out so you can build your own!

Get the plans here.

Another view of the simple dog bowl stand made from 2x2 boards

6. Convertible Toddler Table and Chair Set

You know I will always have a special place in my heart for kids’ table and chair sets!

When I saw this one from one of my Facebook group members, I knew this had to be shared with the world!

DIY kids table and chair convertible to a bench and stool

There are 27 combinations you can use them in!

Get the plans here.


5. Tiered Raised Garden Bed

This raised garden bed was one of the many outdoor projects I took on this year.

DIY Tiered raised vegetable bed with legs and trellis in backyard with vegetable plants

We had a lot of fun growing tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers and we can’t wiat for spring to grow more in the new year!

Get the plans here.

4. Under-bed Shoe Organizer

In a small old home with barely any storage space, every inch of storage counts – especially the one under the bed.

Not only is this under-bed shoe organizer is easy to build and customize but it has a transparent plexiglass cover to keep the dust out while keeping all the shoes visible.

close of the plexiglass lid and dividers inside the DIY under bed shoe organizer

Get the plans here.

3. DIY Hammock Stand

A hammock in the backyard was one of our dreams.

This one is a simple build and uses only 3 power tools!

DIY Hammock stand made with wood with a colorful hammock on it.

Get the plans here.

2. DIY Spice Rack/ bottle organizer

I have to admit that this is one of my favorite projects of the year!

I called it a spice rack but ended up using it as a craft paint storage rack. It is pretty and colorful and keeps all my paint organized!

But of course, you could use it for spice bottles too!

DIY spice rack hanging on the wall filled with craft paint bottles

1. Corner Produce Bin

Being able to use all the corners and adding vertical storage is always a bonus!

This one took a little figuring out… but I am so glad it worked out! It is definitely one of the most used projects in this house.

And the most loved by all the readers too!

DIY corner vegetable bin with fruits and vegetables.

Get the plans here.

And there it is!

The most loved projects of 2019!


Which one of these is your favorite? Is there a project you loved and didn’t make it to the list?

And which project did you make in 2019 that is your favorite? I can’t wait to hear about it! Leave a comment and let me know!

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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. Hi.
    Great projects. Love your ideas.
    Wish you all Happy New Year.

  2. Ken Patton says:

    I made two of the tiered planters . I plan to make at least one more

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