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Your Favorite Projects From 2018

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Happy New Year, all! I’m already working on some plans to make 2019 the best year yet and hope you are too. I’m just popping in today to share your favorite projects from 2018—the top 10. If you missed any of them, definitely check them out! Some of my personal favorites from the year are in here (5 and 1 are up there…but I love them all).

Let’s take a look!

10. DIY HVAC Unit Screen

This was a pretty simple project when it came down to it! The staining and finishing was the most time-consuming process, but assembling it was quick. The before and after is a huge difference, too!

DIY HVAC unit screen #buildplans #diy #hvacscreen #freebuildplans #hvacfence #acunitscreen #woodworking

DIY HVAC unit screen #buildplans #diy #hvacscreen #freebuildplans #hvacfence #acunitscreen #woodworking

DIY HVAC unit screen #buildplans #diy #hvacscreen #freebuildplans #hvacfence #acunitscreen #woodworking

DIY HVAC unit screen #buildplans #diy #hvacscreen #freebuildplans #hvacfence #acunitscreen #woodworking

9. Simple Greenery-Themed Ornaments

These were so simple to make, yet they were so cute. Maybe that’s why they were so popular!

Simple greenery-themed Christmas ornaments using eucalyptus, twigs, and faux snow #christmasornament #christmas #diy #diyornament

Simple greenery-themed Christmas ornaments using eucalyptus, twigs, and faux snow #christmasornament #christmas #diy #diyornament

Simple greenery-themed Christmas ornaments using eucalyptus, twigs, and faux snow #christmasornament #christmas #diy #diyornament

8. DIY Space-Saving End Table

I made this table out of scrap wood we had in the garage. I hate seeing scraps go to waste, and this was the perfect practical project. We use this every day, but we did move it to the other side of the couch so Ramona won’t mess with it. 🙂

DIY space-saving sofa end table

DIY space-saving sofa end table

7. Concrete Paver Outdoor Coffee Table

I loved this one so much that I made a matching side table. Perfect.

DIY concrete Paver Outdoor Coffee Table #buildplans #outdoorcoffeetable #coffeetable #patiofurniture #woodworking #pocketholejoinery #concrete #concretepaver

DIY concrete Paver Outdoor Coffee Table #buildplans #outdoorcoffeetable #coffeetable #patiofurniture #woodworking #pocketholejoinery #concrete #concretepaver

DIY concrete Paver Outdoor Coffee Table #buildplans #outdoorcoffeetable #coffeetable #patiofurniture #woodworking #pocketholejoinery #concrete #concretepaver

6. The Cat Tree: An Update!

My favorite DIY ever. The cat tree made of real branches I originally finished a few years ago is still going strong. I published an update post on the blog this year because the original DIY is my most popular post of all time. What can I say, the Internet loves cats. (And so do I.)

DIY cat tree using real branches

DIY cat tree using real branches

DIY cat tree using real branches

5. Tootie’s Dollhouse Bookcase

This was a project I completed for Kreg Tool’s DIY Project Plan website. I love working with them, and I loved doing this project. It’s so cute and chic and fits perfectly in the spot I made it for (at grammy’s house).

Free build plans to build this stunning DIY modern dollhouse bookcase/DIY dollhouse bookshelf. #diy #buildsomething #dollhouse #dollhousebookcase #diydollhousebookcase #kidsdecor #buildplans #diydollhousebookshelf

Free build plans to build this stunning DIY modern dollhouse bookcase/DIY dollhouse bookshelf. #diy #buildsomething #dollhouse #dollhousebookcase #diydollhousebookcase #kidsdecor #buildplans #diydollhousebookshelf

Free build plans to build this stunning DIY modern dollhouse bookcase/DIY dollhouse bookshelf. #diy #buildsomething #dollhouse #dollhousebookcase #diydollhousebookcase #kidsdecor #buildplans #diydollhousebookshelf

4. Tiny Monochrome Powder Room

This was a quick powder room makeover I made as part of my friend Erin’s $100 Room Makeover Challenge. It was picked up for a feature by Apartment Therapy, which was super exciting for me!

Tiny monochrome powder room with plants, open shelving for storage, a pedestal sink, and a round mirror #diy#monochrome #modern #scandi #scandistyle

Tiny monochrome powder room with plants, open shelving for storage, a pedestal sink, and a round mirror #diy#monochrome #modern #scandi #scandistyle

3. My Tiny Backyard Makeover (& the Update)

We got so much use out of this makeover it wasn’t even funny. If you missed it, you HAVE to check out the before and progress posts. I’m so proud of this space, and we spent a lot of time out here throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Small backyard design ideas // Modern design ideas for a small backyard

Small backyard design ideas // Modern design ideas for a small backyard

Small backyard design ideas // Modern design ideas for a small backyard

2. How to Propagate Golden Pothos From Cuttings

I did not think this post would explode like it did, but who doesn’t love free plants? You’ll never have to buy pothos again after reading this post…which could be bad if you’re a plant hoarder like I am.

How to Propagate Golden Pothos From Cuttings

Repurpose an old candle into a planter

Learn how to make a hanging planter out of a stainless steel bowl and a little paint!

1. Modern DIY Murphy Bed

Easily one of the projects we’re proudest of, and it’s gotten a lot of use from guests already. We only have two bedrooms, so we love having a flexible space for guests. (This space is also Mike’s office and a pseudo playroom, so we didn’t want a real bed taking up half the room.)

Modern-style DIY murphy bed // Sherwin-Williams Basalt Powder // Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black // Office Guest Bedroom combo // DIY Murphy Bed kit // DIY Murphy bed build plans

Modern-style DIY murphy bed // Sherwin-Williams Basalt Powder // Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black // Office Guest Bedroom combo // DIY Murphy Bed kit // DIY Murphy bed build plans

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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