Never.

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 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

Here are my top ten DIY projects of 2020.

(and between us—they are a little random—just like me).

Number 10

Let’s start the countdown with a DIY furniture project.

This thrift store makeover was your number 10 most favorite project.

Painted dresser project

Number 9

This was SUCH a simple idea, but it made all the difference to this staircase area in my home.

Adding the mirrors added so much space and sparkle to the staircase.

DIY Mirrored Staircase Wall

Number 8

This quick, easy way to update a kitchen rolled in at number eight.

Here’s how we updated our kitchen with one simple change. Wait until you see the before and after pictures.

DIY Painted Kitchen Island

Number 7

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 a vintage find.

DIY Antique Faux Finish

Number 6

Y’all were all about this post with a little before and after backyard makeover.

We added a fence and a stone patio to this outdoor space.

Before and after backyard makeover

Number 5

Even though we just finished this project a month ago, it rolled in at number 5.

All you need is paint and a little painter’s tape to recreate it.

DIY Painted Ceiling Project

Number 4

This porch makes me smile every day when I walk out the back door.

This took a lot of work, but it made such a difference.

Back porch remodel

Number 3

Looking for an inexpensive flooring option?

Why not paint a plywood floor and recreate the look of a painted wood floor.

Painted Plywood Subfloor

Number 2

I LOVED this makeover. We took a simple space under the stairs and transformed it into an organized space.

You can see the entire before and after here.

Under stair closet makeover

Number 1

And the top project of 2020?

I’ll give you a hint.

It takes embroidery hoops and transforms them into this.

DIY Obelisk from Embroidery Hoops

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 2020.

You made my year.

And now?

Here are more top ten projects from some of my favorite friends

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Comments

  1. Image for Linda Linda

    Everything turned out so well! Your husband did an excellent job on the back porch!! Your home is truly beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration! Here's to a happier and healthier 2021 for us all!

  2. Image for Mary Evans Mary Evans

    KariAnne, the one thing that I believe makes your house stand out on the outside is the addition of the address numbers above the porch. Give you an A+ on that one. Happy New Year

  3. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    I had fun this year visiting all your posts you are truly special, thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to 2021.

  4. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    KariAnne, YOU made our year special! Thanks for being YOU and being SO SPECIAL! We always look forward to your posts because YOU are always that special ray of sunshine! YOU are such a blessing and I thank God for YOU!

  5. Image for Joyce Joyce

    Kerianne, where did you get the large metal spheres on your porch ? Iove everthing you do girl !!! Happiest New year ever 🎉🥳

  6. Image for Michelle Crowley Michelle Crowley

    Haha! YES, YES, and YES! I have pages and pages (I'm not even joking) of unfinished projects listed in my notebook (I finally moved them to my phone) so I won't forget all the projects I've started but haven't finished or that I want to start but haven't yet! It's the curse of an ADD mind! 🤪😂

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