The Top Ten Reader Favorite Projects of 2021

A look back at viewer's top 10 posts of the year from wreaths and crafts to DIY furniture and chalk painted chairs
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Happy New Year! It's always fun to take a look back at what your favorite posts of the year were. I always find it interesting to see which ones made your Top 10!

I fully intended to post this list at the end of 2021, but our family got slammed with COVID and the to-do list was ignored!

I'm feeling much better today so let's get right to it.

Your Top Posts of 2021

If you're interested in taking a closer look at any of these projects, just click on the link in the title.

No. 1 - How to Transform an Ugly Thrifted Vase with DIY Textured Paint

I'm not surprised this was your #1 favorite post! Textured paint was super trendy this year, all over social media, and it seems as though everyone was mixing up paint using baking soda. If you missed it, you can get the tutorial here.

houseplants and a textured painted vase

No. 2 - DIY Copper Magnolia Wreath from Paper Bags

This fun, easy and extremely affordable DIY wreath was one of my top favorite projects of the year as well! It was highly satisfying to transform a pile of paper lunch sacks into a beautiful wreath! You can grab the full tutorial here, and if you missed it, I also made a paper leaf garland using a slightly different technique. You can find the paper leaf garland tutorial here.

copper wreath made from paper bags

No. 3 - How to Paint a Spindle Chair with Chalk Paint

Painting chairs can be tricky, especially ones with spindles! I shared lots of tips for getting the best results. Click here for the full tutorial.

white painted spindle chair and wood wall

No. 4 - Easy DIY Wood Finial Christmas Ornaments

I loved how these wood finial ornaments turned out, and it seems as though you did too! The ornaments were inexpensive to make using simple wood beads and finials from the home improvement store, and so easy to customize to match your tree! Head here for the tutorial if you missed it, and make sure to Pin it to your Christmas boards for next year!

ornaments made from wood finials and beads

No. 5 - DIY Herringbone Coffee Table

If you missed this coffee table project, you must check it out! Mr DIY and I are complete furniture building newbies! This coffee table started off as a solution to disguise one we didn't like anymore and ended up being a completely separate table that we're quite proud of! See how we built it here.

herringbone coffee table in living room

No. 6 - Autumn Dining Room with Warm Golds

After decorating lots of dining tables for Fall, I have to say that this one is my favorite so far! It all started with some inspiration pieces I spotted at the thrift store, and I just went from there. If you love vintage dishes and white ironstone, soft golds and fall textures, you're bound to be inspired. Be sure to check out all the details here.

autumn dining table with vintage dishes, warm golds and fall texture

No. 7 - 9 Creative Ways to use Baskets in Home Decor

Baskets have always made sense for organizing, but they can also be used for functional decorating! In this post I shared 9 creative ways to decorate with baskets and I'll bet you'll be surprised at some of these ideas! See them all here.

stack of vintage blue and white dishes in basket

No. 8 - Spring Home Tour

Adding colorful flowers and greenery to your home really wakes it up for Spring and I'm so glad that my Spring home tour made the top ten! See the whole tour here.

terracotta wreath on chippy door with purple flowers and greenery

No. 9 - DIY Crochet Chain Pumpkins

Even if you don't crochet (I don't), you can easily make these adorable pumpkins. The crochet chain is easy to do while you're watching TV, and I just love the texture it added to these dollar store pumpkins! You can easily craft a whole pumpkin patch of these cuties! Grab the tutorial here.

textured pumpkins made from drop cloth and crochet chain

No. 10 - Collectible Santa Tree and Decorated Hutch

While I loved decorating all three of my trees this year, if I'm being totally honest, I was most excited about this sweet Santa tree! Decorated with an easy DIY garland, ornaments and Santa mugs, it just felt like Christmas! My antique pine hutch was decorated with Santa mugs and vintage dishes. You can see all the details here.

red and white Santa tree and hutch decorated with Santa face mugs

I hope you enjoyed taking this look back with me! 2022 promises to be a full year, with lots of changes (more on that soon), and an abundance of projects!

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