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Top Ten DIY Projects 2014 Edition

Where oh where has this year gone? See my blogger friends TOP ten posts at the bottom of the post too! 

Time flies when you’re having fun and when you’re not!  Today I’m sharing the

Top Ten DIY Projects 2014 Edition

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Without a doubt the Spray Painted Chairs has been the most popular!  I don’t know if it was the video about wet sanding or the fact that I painted 6 chairs in one afternoon!

Awesome DIY projects to try  -  step by step intructionsThis isn’t my first turquoise desk, I have one from 2012 that was pretty popular too, see it here: Famous Cow Painting hanging over an awesome Desk.

I loved this one! Stained top and painted bottom, my favorite kind of makeover! Awesome DIY projects to try - step by step intructions

An Old Door Makeover, from gross to refreshing! It’s now a place for serving refreshments!  I have a thing for old doors and I’m always on the lookout for them, here I married a door to chest and created a couple of unique hall-trees!

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My projects weren’t limited to furniture!  I discovered an easy way to customize pillows, like this Crabby Pillow:

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More fun with Pillows, I combined several one yard pieces of fabric to create these colorful pillow covers:

Create a fresh outdoor space with colorful pillows!

Combine 1 yard pieces for fun patterned pillows!And then I painted another set of chairs, can you tell that I love painted chairs?

Green Painted ChairsI’m still pinching myself about this one! It has to do with Better Homes and Gardens 😉 I go back and read it myself sometimes and smile really big at my computer screen.  It’s one of those things that happen in your life that makes you do silly stuff like that.

You can read about one of the most exciting things that happened in 2014 right here:Awesome DIY projects to try - step by step intructions

And I got my sprayer out again, because I found the treasure of a lifetime. You know the kind, the stuff that you look high and low for and when you find it, you find two. You give one to your daughter and you keep the other.  An old locker!

How to spray paint an old locker! Ok so maybe not the treasure of a lifetime, but it was a cool find 😉

The next one is pretty gross, so I’m warning you!  You know that old felt in silverware drawers, well I replaced it and I’m showing you how!

I know you’ve been passing these beauties up because of the dirty felt, no more passing them up! check it out:

How to Update Felt DrawerThe year was filled with many projects, most of them successful. There were also a few trials, my little sister had a major surgery in June and I spent a lot of time in Houston. Then we moved and we hurried to unpack as many boxes as possible before the wedding.  Yes, my baby boy got married and it was beautiful. Then we helped him and his new bride move, the week before Christmas.  Busy, busy, busy…I hoping for a less eventful 2015.

Last but not least, I consider my Fall and Winter Home tours to be biggies for 2014, since I just moved in 🙂

Fall Home Decor #diy #fall #natural


Christmas Flocked Tree with golds and silvers

I hope you’ve had a wonderful 2014! Looking forward to seeing you in 2015.

Thank you so much for reading, commenting, sharing my blog! I appreciate everyone of you!



Check out all these amazing Top Ten Posts:
Domestically Speaking
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Yesterday on Tuesday
Sand & Sisal
Setting for Four
Refresh Restyle — me 🙂
Inspiration for Moms
At Home with the Barkers
Artsy Chicks Rule
On Sutton Place
Our Southern Home
Fox Hollow Cottage
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
Clean and Scentsible
Restoration Redoux
Town and Country Living
Sew a Fine Seam

Be sure to come back tomorrow and link up your projects from 2014!

Top Ten Posts of 2014 Blog Hop


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  1. So many wonderful posts, Debbie. I love your style!

  2. Debbie, my friend…you have had quite an eventful 2014. Your projects are so inspiring! I can’t imagine you topping them in 2015…but you always do!! Cheers to 2015!! XXOO Christy

  3. Oh, I love those lockers! Great Top Ten list Debbie! Wishing you an amazing 2015!


  4. I absolutely love everything! What great year you had. Cheers to another wonderful year of DIY!

  5. Such great projects! Love your chairs and that cute crabby pillow. Can’t wait to see what you create in 2015.

  6. Oh how fun!!! I have to say, I love your dining table/chairs best!!! (and your Christmas tree is gorgeous!)
    Happy New Year, my friend!! xo

  7. You’ve been busy! Love your use of color and I especially love the turquoise desk!

  8. Cheers Refresh Deb! You had a fantastic year of projects and I can only imagine what this year will bring. Happy New Year. XO

  9. You’ve had such a busy year! I look forward to what you share in 2015!

  10. Hi Debbie! There are so many great posts here. I am loving the bedroom and the lockers… ok I love it all! Happy New Year!

  11. Beautiful projects and I love your photos – so bright and light and lovely!

  12. My goodness Debbie! This has been an eventful year for you and yet you were still able to accomplish so much! You are an amazing, talented lady! Best wishes for 2014!

  13. I just love your style, Debbie! Everything is picture perfect. Love the green chairs myself. 🙂 Wishing you a happy new year! XO

  14. You had SO many great projects this last year Debbie! These were some of my favs for sure… and your tree this year was snowy gorgeousness!! Wishing you all the good things in 2015 ~Shannon

  15. I can see why those spray painted chairs were so popular! They look great! Happy New Year ~Sonya

  16. It was certainly a big year for you! Your new home looks lovely! And I hope your sister is doing well. I know it’s been a challenging few years for her. And congrats to your son! I’ve enjoyed all the amazing photos on Facebook!

    Happy New Year!

    🙂 Linda

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