I’m super excited for the upcoming projects we have on the horizon.
But before we hang out and paint a few rooms and scrape some more ceilings and update some landscaping and our patio and possibly update our kitchen…again.
Before all that happens can we press pause and take a look back?
Just in case you missed them or maybe forgot?
Just in case you have a project folder that needs a few ideas for your own home?
Sometimes seeing how far you’ve come means looking back on what you’ve accomplished.
And 2021 was a pretty good year.
Top 10 DIY Projects from 2021
10. How to disguise an ugly air vent
Our hideous return air vent was the not-so-welcoming committee that greeted you when you came to our front door.
And I needed to find a solution that still allowed the air to flow.
It’s so much easier than you think.
9. This idea for repurposing an old piano
We are a home full of musicians and we take the love of instruments seriously.
But what happens when they don’t work anymore?
You repurpose it into something amazing!
This idea is (almost) free and will create a stunning statement piece for your home.
8. How to make a plastic planter look like concrete
I’ve made outdoor planters before, but wanted something new for this year.
I came up with this idea because concrete planters can be expensive and I can never find any at a comfortable price point.
All you need are plastic planters, paint and these instructions.
7. How to make DIY abstract artwork
I added this project in case you need something simple.
This is the simplest of all the ideas on this (maybe that’s why it’s been pinned on Pinterest so many times).
The artwork is made with an old framed print and some acrylic paint.
And it’s super simple to do!
You can see it here.
6. How to lime slurry a fireplace
This was my favorite DIY of the year.
This is the perfect project if you are wanting to update your dated fireplace brick.
We used a new product and created my dream fireplace.
And it only took us about 3 days!
Then we added new gas logs and it’s a dreamy makeover.
5. How to recover an ottoman with faux leather
This project was for our basement remodel.
I needed a fresh new look for our updated basement family room and our old ottoman just wasn’t working.
So I gave it a new look with these reupholstery tips.
And I love how it looks in our new-to-us room!
4. How to install laminate flooring over concrete
This is the in-progress shot of our flooring install in our music studio.
We had horrible concrete floors and needed an economic way to give them an updated look.
We completely transformed this space in a weekend.
3. How to widen an existing doorway
This was our scariest DIY of the year.
But we conquered our fears!
Our living room is super dark and we needed more light for this room.
So that meant ripping out an interior wall!
And what a difference it made.
2. How to update dated basement stairs
I wanted new stairs, but didn’t want to start from scratch.
So we found a solution that worked perfectly for this space.
1. How to remodel your finished basement
I saved the best for last.
We took a barely used room and turned it into a space that we can’t get enough of.
This is the DIY project that made the biggest difference with our home.
See what I mean? 2021 was a really good year for DIYs.
But with my upcoming plans, 2022 is going to BE EVEN BETTER.
Stay tuned. 🙂