I love revisiting the most popular projects of last year. To keep it short, I'm going to share the most visited articles, some of which are collections. Most of the traffic comes from Pinterest.
Let's see what people are loving, starting with #10.
Decoupaging with Napkins
Number 10 on the list is this easy project of decoupaging a basket with Hydrangea Napkins. Baskets are so readily available at thrift stores, at a great price, generally with a very wide array of choices.
Easy Gray Window Shelf
Coming in at number 9, we have a very easy repurposed window shelf project. Do you have some old windows? If not, you can always put a call out on Facebook to ask friends and family if they have any. This handy window shelf project is perfect for a breakfast nook or a kitchen, because you can hang up your favorite coffee cups.
Repurposed Crib into Dog Crate
Lucky #8 is a project from my friend Mindi. She used an old crib to make a dog crate. Although this pet project is popular on Pinterest, it has also been shared on Facebook in the last few months, bumping it up to be included in my top 10.
Between the Studs Broom Closet
In 7th place is this on a whim project. I had been wanting a broom closet, so one day I just jumped in and got started--not ever having done anything like this before. This between the studs broom closet has been so handy to have behind my bathroom door.
Over 30 Repurposed Spindle Projects
A collection of over 30 repurposed spindle projects lands in spot #6 for 2022. Doing what I do for so many years, I end up with a lot of bits and pieces. A spindle might be from an old lamp, chair, porch, bed, anything goes. I never throw anything away, I simply part it out and save it all for a future project down the road.
No Drill Closet System
Here's another Home Reno project, at #4, No Drill Closets. Apparently, y'all like closet projects, eh? This temporary closet system is great for renters and RV's. Following my complete directions will make it all make sense.
My Repurposed Life Homepage
Oddly enough, the fourth most popular page is the homepage. Yep, MyRepurposedLife.com comes in at #5. I'm guessing that traffic is from Google, not Pinterest or Facebook. On the front page, you can find trending projects, and other categories of projects that allow you to find whatever you're looking for quickly.
Inspiration | Old Windows
In position #3 we have a collection of over 25 repurposed window ideas. As I said earlier windows are pretty easy to come by, just ask friends and neighbors if you don't have 1 or 2. I have included all my favorites in this collection, including my own projects and many window projects from other great DIY bloggers.
Clever Uses for a Leaf Blower
May I just say that this article about clever uses for a leaf blower, BLOWS me away coming in at number two!! Who knew so many people are intrigued with how many "out of the box" ways I use a leaf blower?
Drumroll please . . . . What is the most popular project or article on My Repurposed Life?
Dollar Store Basket Solar Light
Our definitive winner stomped the competition for the year 2022. This oh so easy dollar store basket solar light is loved by everyone on Google, Pinterest, and Facebook! Solar lights have changed so much over the last few years, needing less direct sunlight to glow overnight. The prisms really make this project shine!
While I have your attention, I'm going to share one of my favorite projects that I made in 2022. I would love to know if you had a favorite of the "favorites" from the past year, or if a particular project from 2022 stands out for you.
Repurposed Desk with Missing Drawers
Why is this desk with missing drawers one of the favorite items I worked on this past year? I always root for the underdog. This poor thing was sitting at the side of the road, set out for the trash--or maybe just hoping someone like me would stop and rescue it. It was a fun project to work on, and the first time I did the peek a boo drawers using a stencil roller. I also loved the petite size of it, and the fact that it sold at my booth a day after I dropped it off.
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Do tell, what do you remember as a favorite last year?
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.