I have never been one to set New Years Resolutions. I’m the type of person who wants attainable goals. I like setting small attainable goals and building upon those goals. Starting with a small idea and building upon it to make it a reality
Looking back, most of my projects all started with a small glimmer of an idea, I work it over and over in my mind, making list after list, sketching out the idea by hand, often moving into a design program, and from there I make more lists. Supply lists, cut lists, and planning out each individual step. Building a strong foundation to place my building blocks upon.
Here are my TOP 10 DIY Projects of 2020!
Ten: Reclaimed Wood Christmas Card Tree
While traveling, I stumbled upon a great little antique shop where I found some pieces of reclaimed wood. All different sizes and colors, I instantly knew I wanted to display them in their natural state, and I decided that a Christmas Card Tree would be perfect .
Nine: Canvas Word Art
During the renovation of the boys bathroom I wanted to add some fun and “cheeky” details. I instantly thought of this saying because with two boys I’m always saying “wash your butt!”
Check out my tutorial on how I made this canvas wall art and then see the follow up tutorial on how to frame the canvas wall art.
Eight: Easy Floating Wood Shelves
This floating shelf was one of my first projects and it was so simple! I use very beginner level steps and I detail them in my tutorial.
I also enjoyed choosing the industrial light fixtures and this interesting mirror.
Seven: Basket Pendant Light
I love repurposing ordinary things and making them into something unexpected. I love how this simple basket turned into a one-of-a-kind pendant with only a few steps.
Six: Faux Fireplace Display
Simply put, our stockings needed a place to hang this Christmas. This project started out as a simple faux mantle and little by little the idea grew into a full-blown faux fireplace.
Five: Modern Step Stool
This step stool was my first attempt at making wood furniture. I saw an inspiration for a similar stool and I knew that I could replicate it. This project was a bit more advanced than I thought, but I took it step by step and I am so happy how it turned out.
Four: Modern Backyard Bench
I was on a furniture making high after making the step stool that I decided to tackle some back yard furniture. I designed this piece and it turned out even better than I could imagine. Tutorial coming soon…I hope…check back later.
Three: Vintage Locker Glow-Up
This has to be one of my biggest transformations! I was given a dingy old set of gray lockers for FREE. All it took was some elbow grease and spray paint to make these lockers come to life!
Check out this step-by-step glow up in my DIY Painted Locker Tutorial
Two: Board and Batten Wall
This Board and Batten Wall was my absolute first DIY project in our new home! This plain wall lacked something special and this fairly simple board an batten wall made a huge difference!
You know the drill! Check out my tutorial for this beginner friendly board and batten project.
And for my favorite DIY Project of 2020…
One: Modern Barn Door
From design to completion this barn door was an absolute labor of love! I had an idea in mind and no idea how to get there, so I took a few chances. With this project I learn many new techniques, I manipulated materials to get the look I wanted, and I gained confidence in my craft.
I love the modern spin on the classic barn door and the addition of the brass hardware really kicks it up a notch!
And what would you know, I made a pretty awesome tutorial for my Modern Barn Door!