Happy New Years Eve, everyone! I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2015 and that I have been blogging for a year now. Thanks so much to all my friends, family, and fellow bloggers for all their support as they shared my projects and posts throughout the year! 2015 has been a great year and the best part of blogging was connecting with readers and making new friends with other bloggers along the way.
That is why I am sharing links to my favorite DIY and home improvement projects from my fellow bloggers in addition to my top projects of 2015. These projects really inspired me and it was great to see all their ideas and tutorials. Check out their links and give them a follow once you visit their blogs!
My readers are really the ones who decided on my top three posts since they have the highest number of views on my website. Much thanks to my readers who have shared photos of their own projects with me and the questions you have asked along the way. They have helped me improve my tutorials to give better direction on my projects. I give you credit for making me a better blogger by knowing the content you prefer and what interests you the most.
My top three projects of 2015….
Our DIY CD Shelves have had the most views on my blog this year and hold a steady amount of views each day, mostly from search engines. This one has been a pleasant surprise because it shows people are still hanging on to their music collections and not storing all their music in their hand-held devices. I’m sure CD collectors are also looking for an affordable CD storage solution you can build yourself. Ours cost around $150 to build and holds close to 1800 CD’s. Compared to smaller, manufactured units this is the affordable way to go. I remember my husband paying a lot of money for much less CD storage before we built these shelves.
Our painted kitchen cabinets hold the number two spot for the most viewed projects on my blog this year. Again, I think people are looking for an affordable solution to upgrading their kitchen on a budget. Painting our cabinets and adding new hardware gave our kitchen a whole new look and I have posted a few updates along the way, including new paint and decor, pendant lighting, and a review of the paint after three years. I have also received some criticism for covering the wood with paint. Although I can certainly appreciate the beauty of the wood look, I have not missed the way the cabinets looked before. The painted cabinets really brightened our kitchen!
My ladder garden is the third most viewed project for 2015 and I am most proud of this project because it belonged to my Grandfather who was also a gardener and enjoyed doing some DIY projects as well. He gave me his old wooden ladder not long before he passed away and he knew I wanted to repurpose it in some way. I think he would be very happy with how I am using it now. There are so many ladder gardens on Pinterest, so I have been surprised about the large number of views.
Thanks again to everyone for all the love and support! I hope you all have a happy and blessed 2016! I look forward to posting more projects and seeing posts from my fellow bloggers who always inspire me.
Here they are…my picks for DIY and home improvement projects of 2015! (it was hard to stick with just one project from each blog)