Hello lovelies!! On Tuesday I counted down my top 12 furniture makeovers from 2018. See them all HERE if you missed them! I had almost as many non-furniture makeovers last year, so today I’m sharing those favorites!
Spoiler alert: Our kitchen reveal was hands down the number one post of 2018. I shared several posts, detailing all the projects that led up to the final reveal and ya’ll were so encouraging every step of the way! I’m not going to include our kitchen in today’s countdown however, since I’ve shared that enough, but you can revisit the final reveal HERE if you like or if you just joined the fun and missed it. 🙂
It’s hard to believe some of these pieces made it into my top 12 posts:
Enjoy this look back!
Starting at number 12 in this year’s non-furniture countdown is this old clock:
I turned it into a sweet shadow box for the holidays:
I love any project where I can incorporate my babies!
See more of how I created this holiday shadow box from an old clock HERE.
At number eleven is this crazy DIY tote I found for the bargain basement price of 99¢:
The nurse in me just had to bring it home and save it. After dismantling it to remove a warped piece, it came back together like this:
The new handle was a former table leg.
See how this came back together HERE.
Next up in the countdown is what I made with these fabrics…
It was only August and I was joining some friends in sharing Fall ideas, so I turned these very non-Fall fabrics into pumpkins!
This chenille one was my favorite:
Many of you were inspired to make some too and shared photos of them with me! I LOVE when ya’ll are inspired to create…that is the BEST!!
See the tutorial for making these sweet pumpkins HERE.
Next up is this pretty bread box I scored for $4:
Those pretty curves painted up so pretty:
Adding a French graphic is never a bad idea:
See more of this pretty breadbox HERE.
At number eight is this thrifted frame I picked up for $4:
I used looking glass spray to turn it into a faux mirror:
Adding tissue paper behind the glass gave it dimension, and using frosted glass spray to add a graphic to the front made it a little more special:
See more of how I created this faux mirror HERE.
Up next is this very sad cabinet I picked up at the thrift store to create a Mother’s Day gift for my Mom:
She had requested something to organize her necklaces and I knew this could be perfect!
I turned it into this necklace cabinet, just what she was looking for:
The toile matches her bedroom, and you can see I added words to the glass doors here too:
See how this makeover came together HERE.
At number six is this inbox I picked up at the thrift store for $2:
Right away I knew it could be a cute tray!
Right? The addition of poplar slats to the bottom gave it the feel of shiplap!
See more details of this cute tray HERE.
Up next is what I made with these scraps from our old coffee table:
I cut them down and used them as the sides for this pretty tote:
A spindle handle and shabby knob on the front gave it more personality.
See more of how I built this little tote from scraps HERE.
Number four on the list was a surprising favorite made from these wood scraps my Hubby was going to trash:
I used them to add much-needed shade to our back yard in the form of a mobile umbrella base:
Filling it with concrete made it stand up to the heaviest of winds, and the addition of wheels made it easy to move it to wherever we needed…
See the full how-to for this DIY rolling umbrella base HERE.
Coming in at number three on the countdown was another simple makeover… this $6 thrift store Christmas village:
It seems we all love an easy project! Spray paint and a little glitter gave these houses a sweet new look:
I was planning to take them to my booth, but just couldn’t part with them!
See more of them HERE.
And at number two on the countdown is my DIY kitchen range cover that started out like this:
My Hubby removed the two cabinet doors above the range hood and removed the stainless plate warmer thingy from the backsplash, and I built a custom cover for it:
What a difference! I hadn’t planned to do this project, but when I shared our kitchen makeover plans, a few of you suggested it. Thank you!
See step-by-step how I built our new range hood cover HERE.
And the number one most popular non-furniture makeover post of 2018 (besides our kitchen!) was…
Painting the Smalls, Part 1!
These were several small items I was giving quick makeovers to for my booth. I normally don’t share these smaller simple makeovers, but decided to group several together and share them!
They started out like this:
I feel like I need to share super detailed, creative projects all the time, and I forget these smaller projects are just as fun to see transformed sometimes! Even though they were all really simple, ya’ll really enjoyed them!
Here is how these simple pieces turned out:
You can revisit this post HERE.
I told ya’ll they were simple makeovers, but sometimes they are the ones that are the most fun to do!
That was the first Painting the Smalls post I shared, but I have since shared two more.
In Part 2 I shared how I redid these items:
See how these turned out HERE.
And these are the items I shared in the third post in this series:
See how these came out HERE!
I hope you enjoyed revisiting these projects and makeovers!
Surprisingly ya’ll also really got a kick out of our Halloween dining room! I didn’t include it since it isn’t a makeover, but you can revisit it HERE if you like.
You also enjoyed seeing our Boys’ Bathroom Redo which you can find HERE!
I spent the day thrifting yesterday. What better way to start off the new year? Here’s one of the carts I filled:
I’m thinking that cabinet with the lattice doors looks like a great Trash-to-Treasure project for Tuesday!
UPDATE! See what I did with that lattice cabinet HERE now! 🙂
Have a fantastic weekend, my friends!!
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