Top 10 Posts from 2017

Happy New Year, amazing friends!!  Can I tell you how excited I am to get started on a brand new year full of thrifty makeovers?? I snuck in a couple of thrift store stops this weekend and found a some goodies to start the year off right! This is going to be a fantastic year! 🙂

Before we dive into a brand new year of makeovers, today I have pulled together my 10 most visited posts that were created in 2017! I always enjoy looking back, and I thought you would too! (Click the link below each image to see more of that project.)


Starting with number 10 and counting down:


I married two pieces to create one super cute dressing table:

Hotel-esque desk turned dressing table with the addtition of a mirror from

Desk Turned Dressing Table

It didn’t last 10 minutes in my booth! #truestory

I hoped this next one would make it into the top 10 since it is one of my favorites too:


How to upholster a french provincial chair from

Upholstered French Provincial Chairs

I let those old chairs sit in my garage way too long…I even used them as part of my Halloween display, they were so creepy!


This was a fun project created out of two frames I rescued last-minute from my yard-sale pile:

DIY Cupcake Stand from

Repurposed Picture Frames

Who couldn’t use a cute cupcake stand?


This post got a lot of action because I added to my Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tutorial which you can find HERE. That was my most viewed post of all time!

Painted kitchen cabinets: three years later

Painted Cabinets: Three Years Later


This one was surprising since I just shared it this month!

Feature Wall using AirStone

Office Feature Wall Reveal


This next one was another favorite of mine…

How to get that weathered look for your furniture from

Pedestal Kitchen Table Makeover

It has held up beautifully with daily use!


I just had to bring this cutie home…Jack started on it and I finished it.

Ugly brown thrift store hutch updated from

Ugly Brown Hutch Makeover


Hutches are great sellers for me…that is when I paint them white. This blue one sat a little longer than expected, but it did eventually sell.

hrift Store Hutch made over with Behr's Gray Morning and White mixed from

Thrift Store Hutch Makeover


I just reshared this one the other day as my favorite Furniture Fixer Upper Makeover, but it was also a fan favorite, coming in at #2 most viewed from this year!China Cabinet Update in Bit of Sugar by Behr from

Thrift Store China Cabinet Makeover


This table really was only 99¢! I had to check with the salesperson to see if that was right!

99¢ Thrift Store Table Makeover from

99¢ Thrift Store Table Makeover

A pair of handles and a set of wheels from my hoard gave it the look of a cute cart!

And that is my top 10 most viewed posts that were created in 2017!

Top 10 Posts from 2017 from

It’s funny that most of my top posts from this year were furniture pieces. Ya’ll do love a good furniture makeover, don’t you? Some of my personal favorites weren’t furniture pieces at all, so I’ll be back with my favorite non-furniture makeovers from 2017 on Thursday!  Here’s a peek:

Lot’s of potential right there!

UPDATE: See how these became real treasures HERE now!

Meanwhile, I will be getting busy working on brand new makeovers to share!




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  1. Christina in SW FL says

    What a fun and creative trip down memory lane! I adore the inspiration and will be taking some of this to heart with projects at my new place.
    Happiest New Year Christy, family and readers!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Christina! You will have a ball decorating your new place…it’s always fun to start fresh! Happy New Year! XOXO

  2. Donna Duffy says

    Love the new wall in your office, beautiful as usual

  3. I love all of your projects and it was fun to see which ones made the top 10. I look forward to seeing what you share in 2018!

  4. Carole Larsen says

    I love every one of them. That’s because you have a signature look to all of your make-overs which just happens to be my look also.

  5. Linda Petersen says

    Hi! That was fun????. I would have a difficult time picking a #1 out of that group. Can’t wait to see your non-furniture picks. I’ll bet the American Girl wardrobe makes the cut. That one is one of my favorites!!???? Happy New Year????????XOXO, Linda

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Linda! The doll clothes were from 2016, but they are easily one of my favorite projects of all time as well! Happy New Year!! XOXO

      • Linda Petersen says

        Duh! Talk about a senior moment (I just turned 69) Lol! Time flies when I’m having fun????. The doll clothes are still amazing no matter what year it was. You are amazing Christy????.

  6. Oh how fun that you had some really new ones in there! Loved them all! Can’t wait to see what you share Thursday! I’m sharing a few of my favorites from 2017 too, since some of them didn’t make it in the top 10! xoxo

    • Thanks!! I know…I was surprised to see some of those more recent ones makes the list too! Now that most of the home projects I wanted done are complete, I am super motivated to get back to creating! ????????

  7. Kim Bontrager says

    What fun it was to see the top 10! I remember reading thru every one of them! I’ve been so inspired by you and your creativeness, and have loved watching your house come to life! Looking forward to seeing what you’ll create in 2018!

    • Thank you so much, Kim!! I’m so glad you enjoyed looking back with me…I always enjoy seeing what people liked best! Looking forward to many fun makeovers in the year ahead! XOXO

  8. Debbie in TX says

    My favorite was the kitchen table makeover. It’s so beautiful. And it’s very interesting to see the top projects. Love your creativity, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2018! Happy New Year, Christy!!!

    • Thank you, Debbie! I am so pleased with how that table turned out as well. I always enjoy seeing what people liked the most each year. Thank you so much for all your kind words and encouragement throughout the year! XOXO

  9. Julie Briones says

    Love all of these… but I think my fave was the two-tiered tray. I love the items you used to create it… made it very special!

    Looking forward to this new year! Hope is a BIG one for you!

    • Thanks, Julie! I enjoyed that project too since I used things I had been holding onto for forever! Happy to have you along for the ride for another fun year! XOXO

  10. I seemed to have missed your cupcake holder. That is such a great idea! I’ve been looking for a 3-tier holder. I’m thinking of using 3 frames, each one smaller. I can’t wait to get started!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    • I almost put those frames out for my yard sale, but as I was pricing them, I had an aha moment! Have fun making yours! 🙂

  11. Patty Soriano says

    thank you for the recap, Christy! Looking forward to more in the new year! I have a lot of furniture in storage to re-do and I need all sorts of ideas !!

    • My pleasure, Patty! It is always fun to look back…looking forward to offering more inspiration this year! XOXO

  12. I just love your projects, thanks for sharing them.

  13. Christy, your work is fantastic! I’m discussing No-Spend and Low-Spend January this week and wanted to let you know I’ve featured your blog with this post and the repurposed picture frame post as examples of how to use things up or make do with them. Your posts are always the first things I look for when I open my computer.

    • Thank you so much! I just dropped by there…I really appreciate the feature! Your Grandma knew what she was talking about ha ha! XOXO

  14. Christy, all these DIY Top 10 posts are really fantastic! The before and after are just amazing! I love all your paint colors used and how beautiful everything looks afterwards! You are super creative!
    Keep up the great work. I am looking forward to your posts of 2018!
    God bless and Happy New Year!

    • Thank you, Sandi!! It really is fun to see them all together…too bad I can’t keep them all! Looking forward to lot’s of creating this year!! Happy New Year to you too! XOXO

  15. Christy, you work your magic on each and every piece you touch. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2018! Happy New Year xo

  16. What fabulous finds. I love them all, and especially the amazing paint transformation choices.