The end of the year means it’s time to look back at the “best of” the blog for 2017. I love writing this post every year and reminding myself of the projects I did and seeing which were the reader favorites. I already shared the most popular organizing tips and projects from the year, and today I’m back to share the best decorating and DIY projects!
The Best Decorating And DIY Projects Of 2017
Project #1: Embracing Navy
Painting our bedroom navy was such a big risk for me but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! I’ve never gone that bold on the walls before but now I’m itching to get some navy paint on the walls of our new house. Navy is having a moment right now and people have loved this post with some of my favorite navy blue paint colors.
Project #2: Updated Doors
If I had to choose my favorite home project from 2017, it would definitely be this door makeover! Painting all of the doors in our last house was the best decision I made for giving the place a fresh, modern look. This project also taught me that switching out hardware can make a huge impact!
Project #3: Washing A House Exterior
We spent an afternoon cleaning up the siding of our house and it was well worth it! Our gutters were filthy!
Project #4: Framing Builder Grade Mirrors
I’m so excited I found an easy way to add custom frames to a boring mirror! This made a huge difference in the look of our bathroom and I’m excited to do the same with all of the frameless builder grade mirrors in our new house’s bathrooms.
Project #5: DIY Baby Gifts
I shared quite a few DIY gift ideas this year and they were definitely a hit! This blog post featuring 13 DIY baby gifts has been very popular on Pinterest.
– 13+ DIY Baby Gifts To Make With A Silhouette Or Cricut
Project #6: Home Project Planner
Whenever I have an organization project to tackle, I find myself designing a printable to help keep everything straight. I’m so glad you all have enjoyed this printable home project planner! I just printed a bunch of copies of these pages to use as I start to hone in on project plans for the new house.
Project #7: Packing & Moving Tips
The biggest project we took on this year was moving! I took notes of all of my best packing and moving tips and packed them into this blog post. Be sure to read if you have a move coming up or forward to a friend who’s moving!
Project #8: Painted TV Stand
I really should do more furniture makeovers because I’m always amazed at the before and afters! I bought this cheap TV stand for my very first apartment and was ready to toss it to the curb. But since there wasn’t room in the budget for something new, I decided to paint it and fell in love with the result. If you haven’t seen the before and after, go take a look!
Project #9: Patching Concrete Steps
This crusty old carpet had to go before we listed our house for sale. Unfortunately the steps underneath weren’t in great shape at all. After researching for days, I finally got up the courage to try my hand at patching the concrete and it turned out so good! Go take a look at the before and after!
Project #10: Paper Flowers
These paper flowers are a sweet, simple craft project perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. I loved this pretty DIY project!
OLDIES, BUT GOODIES
There are some blog posts from past years that continuously get a lot of traffic even a couple years after being published. These five posts are from past years but are still some of my most popular decorating and DIY projects.
Project #11: DIY Wedding Gifts
It turns out people are always searching for wedding gift ideas so I compiled 15 DIY gift ideas into this blog post. It continues to circulate on Pinterest a couple years later!
Project #12: Magnolia Wreath
This wreath was a thrift store swap challenge from a couple years ago and was an instant hit. It continues to hold it’s spot as one of my most pouplar blog posts!
Project #13: Candy Buffet
I’m happy you have enjoyed the Our DIY Wedding series, and this blog post about creating a candy buffet has been the most popular. Who desn’t love candy?!
Project #14: Dates Gift Basket
This is an old blog post that continues to get love on Pinterest! As I’ve already mentioned, people definitely love gift ideas!
Project #15: Room Makeovers Using Pinterest
Pinterest is full of inspiration but all of those ideas can be so overwhelming! I continue to follow this process whenever I plan a room makeover.
Whew! Those were all the top decorating and DIY projects from 2017. What kind of decorating tips or crafty projects would you like to see on the blog in the coming year? Please leave your questions and ideas in the comments!