Never, ever, ever, ever.
In a million years ever.
Did I imagine all the places this blog would take me. When I pressed publish on that first post a zillion years ago could I even imagine the journey ahead? I started writing a blog because I lived in the middle of the country and I liked to talk.
And I was lonely.
And across the miles and states and highways and byways of the internet….
…I found all of you.
I cannot even with how grateful I am.
And the best part?
WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE BIG PLANS FOR 2023!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I digress. I think that’s the challenge with me writing a blog. I’m always digressing. Before we go forward with big announcements and exciting news, let’s take a moment to look back. I’m so excited to be joining my friend Leslie from My 100-year-old Home for a week of all our favorites from 2022. So today we are sharing our favorite projects.
Here are my top ten DIY projects of 2022.
(and between us—they are a little random—just like me).
Let’s start the countdown with a DIY curtain project.
This room makeover was your number 10 most favorite project.
See the before and after painted curtain project here.
This was SUCH a simple furniture makeover, but it made all the difference to the kitchen.
I found these bar stools at the thrift store for under $45 for all four of them.
See the before and after furniture makeover here.
I was kind of surprised at number eight on the list.
Maybe because it’s so easy.
And you can make it with paper bags you probably have sitting around the house.
Here’s how to make a paper bag leaf garland.
Looking for an inexpensive organizing option?
We made these shoe shelves for the closet.
Perfect project for January.
You can see these DIY shoe shelves here.
Y’all were all about this post with a little before and after chari makeover.
I found them at a thrift store and changed up the look with a new seat cover.
See the entire chair makeover here.
We must have some gardeners or chefs who read this blog because so many of you saved this post. And this is the perfect project for your spring kitchen island.
It’s an herb garden right on the kitchen counter.
See the entire spring kitchen island DIY here.
I can’t decide if this post was so popular because of the wedding?
Or because you liked the centerpieces I made for the rehearsal dinner with these.
See these super easy rehearsal (or wedding) centerpieces here.
Did you know I used to own a faux finish business?
Faux finishes are one of the easiest ways to update a piece of furniture.
Here’s the step-by-step to recreate the look of plaster with drywall mud.
I knew this project would be at the top of the list and you all LOVED this makeover as much as I did. These shutters were sitting by the side of the road.
And wait until you see what I did with them.
You can see the entire before and after here.
And the top project of 2020?
I’ll give you a hint.
Here’s where it started.
Here’s a little before and after of the front of the house.
I just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for reading.
Thank you for following along.
Thank you for all the encouragement and laughter and joy during the year that was 2022.
You made my year.
PS Overstock is having a GIANT end-of-year clearance right now until 12/29 online and in the app. I got the softest sheets and duvet cover that were so affordable.
You can shop all the deals here.
And now here’s what Leslie had to say about her top 10 craft projects of 2022:
“Wow. Who knew picking my top ten craft projects for this year would be this hard? I cannot wait to see if you agree!
One of my favorite things to do is create things with my hands and I wish I had more time to spend in my craft room. I am very excited to share with you today my top ten craft projects from 2022.”
See all her craft projects here.
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