It’s 2017, where did the time go? I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging and social media during the holidays and it’s been so nice to just be in the moment and enjoy time with family and friends. Everyone should take a little break every once in a while to refresh. Before I get back into the swing of things (I have a ton of killer content planned for this year), I wanted to do a little roundup of 6 of my best/favorite projects of 2016. Being that it is still the first week of 2017, I thought this post would be more fitting than just jumping into a new DIY or outfit post. These six are the projects I am most proud of. Furniture really became something I love to make and I am so happy that I was able to make what I did in 2016. There will be more furniture made in 2017 since I feel they are the most useful DIYs. But without further ado, here are my best six DIYs of the past year in order of created:
1) 10 Minute Teepee
The easiest and quickest DIY on this list. I love how simple this one was to make and how useful it has been. It’s the ultimate dog bed and my pups still use it to this day, it’s just in our bedroom now.
2) Rope Dog Leash
The leash I made in this video is still my go-to leash whenever I take my boys out. This leash is so sturdy it’s ridiculous. I sold these on my Etsy shop in the past so I’ve made a good amount of them. They might sound difficult to make at first but after making a few, it becomes like second nature.
3) Dining Table with the wood stain video tutorial
This is probably my favorite DIY to this day. Willie really helped with this one, making sure it was level and not wobbly. I absolutely love the way it turned out. I’m amazed every time I look at it and think, “wow, we made that”. Whenever I make something, I try to keep that wow factor in mind. I want to be wowed by everything I make.
4) Flower Wall
This one was another easy one. So easy, I don’t know why I didn’t think to make it before. It’s since fallen randomly on Willie and I throughout the night, scaring the crap out of us since it was behind our bed. I could have fixed it and glued the flowers back together but I recently made a new “headboard” for the holidays out of ornaments and I’m loving that more.
5) Marble Entryway Table
Ah, the project I am proudest of. This is the first wood project I did all by myself. Ok, well my little brother helped me hold the pieces of wood together to assemble it and Willie may have helped at the very end by giving his two sense. BUT, it was mainly me and I am damn proud of it.
6) Scallop Purse
The first purse I’ve made with a lining. Using no plans or patterns, I’m sort of surprised it turned out as well as it did. Making things up as you go is how you get your best work sometimes.
2016 was a good year and I am so lucky to have been able to do so many fun things. I turned 21, we moved into a nicer apartment, and life has been good. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. I’m moving on to bigger and better DIY projects, and some simple ones for you new DIY-ers don’t worry! I’m also making more videos to put on my YouTube channel. This year will be great, I can already tell. Happy New Year.
What were some of your favorite projects you made this year?