Whew! Long time, no see. Although these past few days away were a much needed break, I am so glad to be back sharing the best of 2015 projects and posts. But first, I want to thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart, for following along with me and my crazy DIY shenanigans. It’s such a joy to share what I’m up to with you and I appreciate all of your support and love. I really enjoy fixing up my home and I hope that it encourages and inspires all of you to tackle your own home projects too. 🙂
During this past year, I feel like I finally got into a good groove with my decor style and I’m excited to expand on that in the new year. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look back at the top ten posts from 2015.
10. 2015 Christmas Home Tour- Part Two
I’m so excited that my Christmas tour made it into the top ten this year. I had so much fun decorating for it and who doesn’t love Christmas decor!? I’m already looking forward to decorating for next year.
9. Rustic Fence Picket Mirror
This mirror was part of our Monthly DIY Challenge and I love it so much. It brightens up the entryway by bouncing around the light from the front door and it gives you a shot of my favorite project of all time- the mudroom bench!
8. Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Fall Flowers
This was a fun project I made in collaboration with The Home Depot. I love the worn look of the paint and it’s such a fun way to display beautiful fall mums.
7. 2015 Christmas Home Tour- Part One
And yet another part of my 2015 Christmas home tour! You can probably guess that the mudroom made this my favorite of all the Christmas decor posts. I had such a fun time decorating this space. It never disappoints!
6. How To Make a Roman Shade
I was kind of surprised to see that so many people liked this post because the photography isn’t that great. It is pretty informative though, and I teach you step-by-step how to make a fully functioning roman shade. I still have this shade hanging from my back door and I still love it!
5. One Room Challenge: Weeks 5&6- Kitchen Makeover
This is one of those projects, or rather series of projects, that taught me so much about time management. I don’t know why I thought I could finish an entire kitchen reno on a time budget, much less a six week timeline. This project is being finished up as we speak and will be the first thing I’m sharing in 2016. So stay tuned!
4. Windowpane Mirror
Here’s another Monthly DIY Challenge project. I’m actually going to be revamping it a bit in the new year, so be on the lookout for that. These projects are so fun to create and I know you’ll love what we have in store for our 2016 challenges.
3. Entryway Mudroom Tutorial
Ah, the mudroom. Such a labor of love and absolutely my favorite project to date. I can’t help but swoon every time I pass by it. My husband and I are so proud of this project because we didn’t have any plans or directions to go off of. We just winged it and made it to fit our space, adding in the things that we liked along the way. We’re so happy with how it turned out. You can check out all the steps in this post.
2. Entryway Mudroom Reveal
And the big reveal of the mudroom! This post shares all of the sources for the decor, as well as tons of photos of the finished space.
1. Two Toned IKEA Rast Dresser Hack
I am so surprised that this was my top project of the year! Not that I don’t love it, it’s just interesting to see what of my work other people appreciate and gravitate towards. It makes sense though, because this is a project that anyone can do. It’s relatively inexpensive and easy to recreate because it doesn’t involve a ton of tools and supplies. And, HELLO, everyone loves an IKEA hack!
What’s to come in 2016?
Hold onto your hats because I’ve got huge goals for the new year. In no order of importance, except maybe the kitchen, here are the spaces I’m planning on tackling in 2016.
- Finish kitchen makeover
- Complete dining room makeover
- Complete bedroom makeover
- Backyard refresh
Doesn’t sound like much in that tiny list but each of those include multiple projects of their own. If I’ve learned anything this year it’s to not bite off more than I can chew. So I’m starting there and if we plow through those projects, we will figure out what to do when that time comes.
Thanks so much for following along with me this year. Your sweet comments and support mean so much to me. I hope to see you all in the new year!
It’s more than 5 years ago but still an awesome project. The dresser is stunning! I’m trying to look at it if it’s still available in the link that you provide, but it doesn’t let me check out.
Hi there! Thank you so much! Here is a direct link to the post you can try. https://cypressandsienna.com/two-toned-ikea-rast-dresser-hack/
I love looking back at everyone’s most popular posts! I’m not surprised your mudroom reveal was near the top – it’s amazing!! Happy new year!
Thank you, Jenny! You are so kind! Happy New Year to you, too!
These are all such great projects! It’s crazy to look back in the year and see everything hat has happened and been accomplished. I’m still in total love with that built in entryway bench!
Thank you so much, Shonee! You are such a sweetie! It IS crazy how fast time flew by. I hope this year slows its roll, LOL. Thanks you so much for stopping by!