Happy Happy Happy New Year dear sweet wonderful readers!!!
I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and caught a break somewhere along the way.
Before I jump into new projects to share with you in this bright and shiny new year, I thought I’d round up some of the favorite posts from 2016 in case you missed any of them! Are you ready?!
Furniture flips, ahhhhhh so gratifying. A couple more you might enjoy:
A Teen Girl’s Dream Thrift Store Score • Side Table Makeover With A Little Surprise
HOW TO INSTALL A PEA STONE PATIO START TO FINISH
My son and I rented a sod cutter to clear the space for this patio. Read more about that here.
HOW TO INSTALL STONE VENEER TO A FIRE PIT
Check out the other fire pit posts:
Installing Fire Brick • Designing and Installing A Capstone
IKEA HACK RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL BOOKCASE
A couple other wood projects for this room:
Rustic-Industrial “Floating” Desk • Simple Picture Ledges
LARGE SCALE BLOCK ART FROM A PHOTO
I also used my son’s snowboard as functional art on his wall. See the tutorial here:
HOW TO CONVERT TWO TWIN BEDS TO A KING
See how I built that low headboard and covered it with a special vintage tablecloth right here.
I didn’t share a lot of recipes on my blog in 2016 but a couple other popular food posts you might be interested in can be found here:
Turkey, Rice & Vegetable Soup • What To Buy At Trader Joes
Right after I painted my entire first floor Simply White, our house was featured by Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, a highlight of the year for me since I have followed Rhoda’s blog since before I started my own! Check out the tour here.
TILING OVER A BRICK FIREPLACE SURROUND
For more details on the fireplace remodel, visit these posts:
Fireplace Reconstruction • Sealing Marble • Painting The Interior Of A Fireplace
Phew! I didn’t think I accomplished that much last year but looking back I’m happy to have tackled all these projects!!
While these were the most popular of posts published in 2016, I’ve been blogging for almost seven years (I can hardly believe that!) and only a few of these projects above were in my top ten for annual traffic to Shine Your Light. Here are the rest –
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Clearly Shine Your Light readers love how-tos and solutions for the home, with a dash of artsy projects and design thrown in, so that’s what you’ll be seeing more of in the coming year!
Tomorrow I’m excited to kick of 2017’s My Five Favorites series with my girls, Pam, Kris and Jennifer, and a special guest host who knows a thing or two about our subject of the month: organizing! Join me then for some great ideas you can implement in your own home.
THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your kind comments and enthusiasm. While I write about the lighter side of life here at Shine Your Light, it is my sincere hope that I can offer something to you to make your life easier, give you the courage to try something new, or brighten your day in some small way. May your year ahead be filled with joy and peace, and lots of DIYing!
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