Top 10 Posts of 2014

10 Top Posts of 2014 from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hello friends! It’s always fun to look back over the past year and reflect on what was accomplished (or not). I’ll admit, there were a lot of fun projects that happened around here while more important and much more necessary projects sat untouched. But, 2015 will be the year it all gets done, right? Mmmhmm.

Alrighty, I’m excited to look back at my most-viewed posts published this year…


Is painting your kitchen cabinets on your to-do list for 2015?  Then this post is perfect for you! Coming in at #10 most viewed, was my step-by-step guide for painting kitchen cabinets. Seriously ya’ll, I included every single step of the process.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Step-by-Step

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Step-by-Step


At #9 is this sweet Teapot Garden Feature. Perfect gift for Mom, Mother-in-law, or Grandma, and I share every step so you can create your  own:

Teapot Garden Feature

Teapot Garden Feature


My Kitchen Makeover was one of the few house projects that did get completed this year, and my favorite for sure! I think everyone can appreciate a good kitchen makeover.

Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover


Coming in at #7 was my thrift store side table that got a glam makeover.  I was amazed at the positive response to this makeover, but I think you really need to see the before to get a full appreciation for the changes!

Glam Side Table Makeover

Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam


#6 was one of my favorite furniture redos this year. It actually started as a big fail…

Stool Transformed with a little dropcloth made into rosettes

Mini Drop Cloth Rosette Stool Makeover


Everyone needs a simple way to organize their recipes. There are so many ways to file your favorite recipes digitally these days, but if you like to be able to hold a recipe in your hand like I do, then this solution for organizing them is perfect!

Perfect solution for orgainzing recipes!

Organizing Recipes


The next two were Fall Favorites this year. You just never know what will resonate with readers, but these sure did.

Fall Wreath, taking a break from the traditional.

New Fall Wreath


This wasn’t really a planned post. I wanted to put together something for my dining table for Fall, and I was tickled at how I was able to create this pretty vignette for super cheap. So I thought you might like it too, and you did. It was my third most viewed post this year.

SImple and inexpensive Fall centerpiece

Thrifty Fall Decor 


Two of my very favorite things are thrifting and repurposing what I find.  I shared a round-up of 15 ordinary items that I repurposed and it was a huge hit.

Repurposing ordinary items

15 Ordinary Items Repurposed


And my #1 most viewed post of 2014 was…How I built my closet! Everyone dreams of an organized closet. I shared how I created mine step-by-step!

This how-to will help you create a closet you love!

How a Girl Built her Closet

The title plays off of a post from my top 10 last year, How a Girl Built a Gate.

It was important that I use every available inch wisely to maximize the storage:

This how-to will help you create a closet you love!

That’s my top 10 most viewed posts of 2014!

However, there are a couple of favorites that just missed this list. We’ll call them honorable mentions…

Number #11 was my tutorial for adding glass to regular raised panel cabinet doors. This made a huge impact in my kitchen, and was pretty simple to do:

How to add glass to raised-panel cabinet doors

Adding Glass to Cabinet Doors

And #12 was this post of 25+ of my own furniture makeovers all in one place:

25 Fun before and After Furniture Makeovers

25+ Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer Furniture Makeovers

Finally, my most favorite furniture makeover ever were these French Provincial Chairs that were found at an Estate sale.

The before and after is incredible. (The old fabric was painted red, and not in a good way.):

French Provincial Chair Makeover

French Provincial Chair Makeover

Several of my favorite blogging friends are also sharing their Top 10 posts today! SO much DIY goodness all in one place!


Domestically Speaking * Cupcakes and Crinoline
 Yesterday on Tuesday * Sand & Sisal * Setting for Four
Refresh Restyle * Inspiration for Moms * At Home with the Barkers
 Debbiedoo’s *  Artsy Chicks Rule * On Sutton Place
Our Southern Home *  Fox Hollow Cottage *
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia * Clean and Scentsible
Restoration Redoux * Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer (me!)
Town and Country Living * Sew a Fine Seam

Join me and my friends tomorrow at 8:00 am for a Top 10 Post Link party!

(It’s open now…click on the graphic to take you there!)

Top Posts of 2014 Linky Party

Let’s gather the best of the blogoshere all in one place!

To my lovely readers: I hope you enjoyed looking back with me, and most of all,  thank you for following along and supporting me!! You guys are the best cheerleaders ever!

I’ve got a new to-do list for 2015, including new hardwood floors woohoo!  They’ve been on my list for three years now, but this is the year! (I got them for Christmas. Took a bit to sweet-talk Santa, but it worked. )

Here’s to a wonderful year full of love, laughter, and crossing things off our lists!



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  1. Love your roundup, you have done so much! Happy 2015 xxoo

  2. I need you to come do two things for me, make over my kitchen and closet and while you’re here how about a couple wreaths for the doors?? Love all your projects, you are so talented!
    Happy New Year,

  3. Awesome – love it all – especially the kitchen makeover and the thrifty fall decor!

  4. Amazing round-up, Christy! You are so talented. Cheers to an even better 2015!

  5. Oh my gosh what an awesome collection of ideas! I especially love your French Provincial Chairs! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  6. Wow – what a fabulous year of creativity you had in 2014 girl!!! Love all of your projects! Cheers to a fabulous 2015 – I know you will have another incredible year of DIY’s!! 🙂 Heather

  7. I can see why the closet is #1 because it is gorgeous! It is one of my goals this year to do my own. We have built one for my son that just needs paint so I must finish it first! Happy New Year ~Sonya

  8. You are absolutely awe inspiring! I LOVE your creations! Thank you for the daily motivations!

  9. So many beautiful features! You really are such a talented woman! I can’t wait to see what you create in 2015! Happy New Year my friend!

  10. And you girl had an amazing year of projects. You can be that girl that comes and builds me another closet:) Happy New Year to you!

  11. Christy,

    I have so many favorites. I love how your kitchen turned out!!! You can’t go wrong with a white kitchen and yours is just perfect! I hope my photos can be as great as these one day. XXOO Here’s to a fabulous 2015!

  12. So many great posts, Christy! LOVE that kitchen makeover!!!

  13. What an amazing year, Christy, I love all of your projects! You did such a terrific job on your closet I clipped it long ago for inspiration for whenever I tackle mine!
    Happy New Year!

  14. What a great year, friend!! You have so many truly inspiring and beautiful projects – I am always so amazed at all you manage to do!! Hope that you had a wonderful holiday:)

    • Thanks so much, Krista! I don’t know how you do it all working full time!! Saw your little guys on FB and they looked so happy. Hope your Holidays were wonderful too! Looking forward to cheering each other on in 2015! XOXO

  15. I’m not surprised at all by what made the list!! All are so great Christy! I don’t even think I could pick a favorite! 😉
    Happy New Year sweet friend! xoxo

  16. I’m not sure how I missed your closet post but that’s Awesome girl! So many great projects… you rocked it. Can’t wait to see what you do in 2015… Happy New Years!

  17. Christy it’s been such a joy following your blog this year. You are my DIY/Creative Rock Star Idol and I love every project you’ve created. We have very similar tastes. You inspire me to do better, pay more attention to detail, and go the extra mile. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2015. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Creative New Year!

    • You are always so kind to me, Marie! Thank you!! Yes, we do have similar taste indeed and I look forward to seeing what we get ourselves into this year, sweet friend! Happy New Year! XOXO


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