Here we are nearing the end of 2016, and it’s time for me to reflect on the popular projects from this past year, and some of my favorites. I will also be sharing some projects from the archives that are still very popular on Pinterest or Facebook.
I must start out by talking about my largest home DIY and probably my favorite of all-time.
MY Favorite: DIY Picket Fence
I spent several months removing an old rusty chain link fence and installing/painting a new diy picket fence one board at a time! It still makes me smile every.single.day.
Now, let’s take a look at the most popular posts from 2016 (according to google analytics)
I figured out how to make the easiest iPad stand or tablet holder ever. I felt like it never got the love it deserved, but it did make the top 15.
Mindi wowed us with this rustic industrial narrow bookshelf.
Because I’m part of the Thrift Store Décor Makeover Team, I get to take it easy and make quick projects like this washboard magnetic memo.
In this post I not only show you how to make this easy rustic pallet caddy, but have great tips for dismantling pallets!
Using a few odds and end spindles and thrift store pie plates I enjoyed making this tiered stand coffee station organizer.
An ugly thrift store kitchen hutch got a great makeover.
My friend Joan used an old door to make a sliding barn door for the bathroom.
Joan also made this awesome lantern using repurposed picture frames.
While doing some tree removal for the picket fence, I kept a few pieces of tree trunks to use for projects. I used these rotted pieces to make a couple of unique succulent planters.
Being a part of the Power Tool Challenge blogger’s group has been so much fun. It makes me think outside the box as I did in this “one board challenge”. We had to use only one board to make a project, so I made this simple step stool.
This free waterfall dresser (chest of drawers) got a makeover with some new paint and stain.
This awesome project is from Mindi. She turned an old drawer into a nice cabinet.
Drumroll please . . .
A cheap dresser is re-imagined as a hall table by removing drawers and part of the sides.
Those are projects from 2016, but before I go—I want to share a few old projects that are still going strong.
Spray paint glass and other kitchen accessories for a quick update.
Lots of inspiring window projects.
An old desk transformed into a dressing table or highboy.
I hope you found something to inspire you, but if you’re still looking for ideas—check out this category . . .
Last but not least, if you’re ever looking for any kind of project, just GOOGLE My Repurposed Life and the type of project you’re wanting to do. ie: My Repurposed Life doors, OR My Repurposed Life headboards.
I’m always here to help if you have any questions. I look forward to sharing more great projects and ideas in 2017!
Happy New Year!
2010 Top 10 Projects
ps need more great ideas? Plenty from my great blogging friends below:
Other Top Ten Posts of 2016
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.