It’s officially the last day of 2020! I never thought I would be so excited for a year to be over but 2020 was one for the books. With all of the extra time at home I was able to put some more focus on the blog so I am very grateful for that. I crossed a bunch of DIY projects off of my list in 2020 but don’t worry, I have endless ideas for future years. Before I jump into my first project of 2021 I wanted to share the top 10 projects from 2020. Thank you all for your support and for motivating me to keep this blog going. Here are the top 10 DIY projects from 2020.
Top 10 DIY Projects of 2020
I love this little DIY small parts organizer. I now have a dedicated space to organize my screws, nuts and washers and it’s totally mobile so I can move it around with me as I’m working on a project.
I now work in the same guest room that houses my Peloton. Since I spend 40+ hours a week in that room I couldn’t stand looking at the mess of workout equipment that I had on the floor. This simple DIY pegboard solved my problem and the calendar allows me to plan my weekly workouts.
I had never even thought about making a TV lift cabinet but when tvliftcabinet.com reached out to me to ask if I would be interested in designing and building one of course I said yes. How cool is a TV stand with a hidden TV lift?! This TV stand is in the second guest room that my husband works out of. It’s great that we can store the TV away when it isn’t needed.
In 2020 I also made a laptop stand for my husband. He had been raising his laptop with old textbooks but it didn’t quite match the look that I was going for in that room. 😉
We spent a few weeks over the summer renovating our outdoor space. This involved refinishing our deck, decorating with some amazing décor from Wayfair and building this outdoor plant stand. I can’t wait for the weather to improve so that I can spend more time using this space.
My pantry renovation was the biggest project of 2020. I participated as a guest in the fall One Room Challenge and totally transformed my pantry from boring wire shelves to this custom beautiful space. I have tutorials on the base cabinets including a pull out cabinet and a tilt out cabinet. I also shared tutorials on the open shelving and my takeaways from hanging the wallpaper. I was able to partner with Spoonflower on this project which was one of the highlights of my year.
This DIY whiskey & bourbon flight board was a simple project. It makes a great handmade gift for anyone that enjoys whiskey, bourbon or scotch.
I made candles for the first time this year and to my surprise the tutorial that I shared did extremely well. I figured there were so many tutorials out there that no one would notice mine but that wasn’t the case at all. I’m looking forward to experimenting more in 2021.
The space above my sofa desperately needed some décor so I made these simple DIY picture ledges using two 1×4’s and a single 1×2. I printed some photos that my husband took on our vacations and framed them in a mix of IKEA frames and other frames that I had on hand.
The top DIY project of 2020 was this IKEA Nordkisa nightstand hack. I hacked the nightstands to match the other modern industrial furniture that I built for my guest room. They turned out better than I had expected so I couldn’t be happier with them.
Which of the top 10 DIY projects for 2020 was your favorite?
Any requests or suggestions for tutorials, recipes or free printables in 2021?
Thanks so much for all of the support and following along on my DIY journey!