Each year, I like to refresh your memory with the best diy projects from the last year. It's always fun to revisit them, don't you think?
We'll start with Best DIY # 10 and work our way down to #1 which happens to be my personal favorite--who am I kidding?
Even # 10 ranks # 1 with me as I write this sitting in my camper visiting my daughter between Christmas and New Year's in Nashville TN.
Paint Camper Cabinets | How & Why
How and why I painted the camper cabinets. Tips and directions to help you do it yourself the right way. You actually can use these tips in any kitchen, but extra tips for painting in tight spaces.
In addition, what to paint and what to leave alone. Campers tend to have the same finish throughout the space, and that can be a little overwhelming.
Aged Decoupage Milk Can Table
Next up . . . How to make aged decoupage milk can table tops. New decoupaged wood doesn't match the rusty milk cans. Let's fix that! EASY!
I've had these old milk cans for years. I'm always needing tables for the backyard camper retreat. Using napkins and a couple of rounds these tables are just what I needed. Directions and step by step included.
Fake Wood Dresser Mirror
In 8th place of the best DIY category is tips for repairing fake wood furniture projects. This dresser mirror was broken, and it's material was unknown. How do you fix such a thing?
I think many people would have passed on this mirror frame. In fact, I didn't get it when I first saw it in my neighbor's pile of garbage. I put it off, until I was getting ready to leave town. I KNEW it would be gone when I got back, so at the last minute, I scooped it up. I'm really glad I did!
Best DIY Flannel Scraps
DIY Flannel projects for you and your dog! Using the book Crafting With Flannel, I made my own projects. I love flannel shirts, so I used parts of an old shirt to make some new projects. Bonus! Sharing more projects from friends.
Stick on Backsplash
My BEST DIY of last year was definitely a small kitchen makeover, including the new backsplash.
Pros and Cons, tips and tidbits on installing peel and stick backsplash tile. A simple and quick fix to your dilemma.
Thrift Store Coffee Table Makeover
Now, we're down to #5
A thrift store coffee table makeover tutorial that will shock you! Get the perfect finish without a paint sprayer. You know I've been using my Finish Max for years. Lately, I've been using a different paint and I love the finish I get with it.
This solid wood coffee table (they don't make 'em like this anymore) needed a little more than TLC to give it new life. I love, love, love the way it turned out!
Folding Tray Table Makeover
If you're keeping track, this is my 4th best DIY according to the Google machine.
How to give an outdated folding tray table the perfect makeover. You will love my tips for cleaning painting and more. Don't forget the underside of the table. Have you heard about the "wax paper trick"?
Wooden Rocking Chair Makeover
#3 Best DIY
Steps for saving an old chair. In this wooden rocking chair makeover tutorial, you will see steps to bring an old piece back to life.
Don't let old furniture in need of repairs and love discourage you. Even if the old gal still shows some wear and tear of her age, it's worth the trouble to keep her around for a few more years of service.
No Drill Closet Shelves for Campers and Renters
We're getting closer, #2 Best DIY
If you have a small closet but need a lot of storage, try these no drill shelves. Step by step directions and tips if you don't have tools.
I did this years ago in a pantry, so when I didn't have enough storage space in my camper I decided to do it again. When this system is removed, there is absolutely no evidence that it was EVER there!
I Painted my Countertops AGAIN!
Painted years ago, I decided to do it again! Painted kitchen countertops tips and tricks to revive an outdated kitchen. It's so easy!
For me, this was a no-brainer. The countertops lasted much longer than I thought they would, I planned on doing wood countertops, but just didn't like the way they looked. So, yes, I painted my countertops again!
I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Did your favorite make the BEST DIY list?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.