Top Ten DIY Posts from 2015

most popular posts from 2015

Happy 2016!  I’ve never done a yearly round-up of my most popular posts at the end of the year, but then again, I’ve never really committed to blogging for a whole year until this last one!  It was actually fun to go through and look at all of those projects, and it’s funny how my favorites weren’t necessarily the “crowd favorites” when it comes to page views.  Let’s round out this first year of being a “legit blogger” for a full year with the top ten most viewed projects from this year.

Because I find it pretty fascinating, they are actually listed in order of popularity.  Do you agree with the masses when it comes to your favorites?

repurpose knife block DIYI’m still using this knife block to hold all of my thread!

complete bathroom makeover for $200 | budget bathroom remodel | vintage rustic industrial bathroom | modern farmhouse bathroomFor the One Room Challenge this fall, I made over our main bathroom, for $200!  If you didn’t see it before, you should check out what I started with, and how it all turned out.

sew your own rag quilt | DIY rag quilt tutorial | beginner sewer rag quiltThis rag quilt was actually one my favorite projects from this year too, but not because it was a fabulous tutorial post (it actually wasn’t – I forgot to take a lot of process pictures!), more so because it was a gift for my daughter.

the best recipe for diy chalk paint | calcium carbonate vs. plaster of paris | chalkboard paint | homemade chalk paintI set out to actually test the two most popular recipes for chalk paint, and I now have a favorite.  It turns out others wanted to find out which one I preferred, too!

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains | how to make curtains out of drop clothes |how to make lined curtains | which side is the right side on curtain liningI made a slipcover for our couch with a drop cloth last year, and it’s still one of my most popular posts, but this year I tried my hand at drop cloth curtains.  They certainly aren’t perfect, but that serve their purpose.

diy magnetic wood knife holder | how to make a magnetic knife rack | unique knife rack | unique knife holder | vintage kitchen I finally made my own magnetic knife rack, but I used something a little different than normal…

DIY flannel table runner | sew your own table runner with an old flannel shirt or sweaterI used my dad’s old flannel shirts to create this table runner for this past fall.

Bathroom Remodel on a Budget with Reclaimed MaterialsAnother bathroom, another One Room Challenge room.  This full bathroom was a complete gut job at our little lake house cottage in Wisconsin.  Of course, I still worked on a major budget.  We completely remodeled the room for under $1,000!

how to install barn wood on the ceiling | tutorial on how to put salvaged wood on the ceiling | pallet wood on ceilingThat bathroom makeover wouldn’t have been complete with the bead board ceiling.  I broke down the steps for anyone who wants to try to tackle installing their own salvaged wood ceiling.

front porch update with modern masters peaceful 4Finally, I refreshed our front porch with a stenciled front patio.

There’s a glimpse back at 2015.  I’m looking forward to the year ahead and have a whole bunch of other repurposed, refinished, and refreshed projects up my sleeve.  Until then, happy 2016!



4 thoughts on “Top Ten DIY Posts from 2015

  1. I enjoyed looking at the results of your skill and ingenuity. Will look forward to your 2016 projects. Happy New Year from New Zealand!

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