Best of 2015: 35 More DIYs You Need to See!

35 of the BEST DIY Projects from the contributors on So many great tutorials to remodel and update your home on a budget. #iamaremodelaholic #diy #projects #remodel #update

Did you see all of the top posts from Remodelaholic yesterday? So many great DIY projects, but now we’ve got more. Today we want to share with you some of the BEST ideas, tutorials and projects from our fabulous contributors! Don’t forget to let them know how much you love their projects — visit their sites, follow them on your favorite social media, stalk them all you like 😉

New Contributors! 

First of we want to welcome a couple of brand new contributors, that we are so excited to have joining us for 2016!

PS: If you’d be interested in joining our super amazing contributor team, just drop us a line at to introduce yourself and show us your best work! We are always looking for talented DIYers, builders, decorators, and stylists and we love to help our talented contributors grow their blogs! Right now, we’re searching specifically for some amazing printable contributors, so if you are a print designer or know someone amazing, send us an email!

Madeline from Create Bake Celebrate is joining the team; be sure to stop by and show her some love and check out some super amazing tips for painting cabinets. Read these before your next cabinet painting adventure.

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We’re also so excited to have Jen from Fresh Crush joining the team — head over to her site to check out her beautiful work and creative projects, like this lighted pallet sign. She made hers for winter, but there are so many possibilities!


Sara from Sincerely Sara D (remember this last week?) is going to back in 2016 to share even more of her amazingness! Sara is a little bit fearless and will paint pretty much anything — including her faucets!


We’re also so thrilled to be adding Whitney of the gorgeous Instagram carpendaughter to our team! Just look at this beautiful kitchen!


And then our beloved Jenny of gorgeous kitchen and living room popularity is officially joining up and will be here on the blog regularly! She also shared her famous gingerbread recipe and gingerbread house tips last month… but this living room is my favorite!

tips and tricks for installing wainscoting and trim

Moving on to our other amazingly talented contributors… if you’re not following them already, you should be! Click over and make it right 😉

Amy – Hertoolbelt

Next up, Amy from Hertoolbelt. Crates are just adorable, but Amy built them into an awesome storage coffee table, AMAZING.


Here on Remodelaholic, Amy is hard at work as our building plan wizard! If you have been wanting to add a sliding barn door to your home, try out Amy’s simple barn door tutorial, based on this door from House Seven.

Build a sliding barn door for a dining room - House Seven on @Remodelaholic

Corey – Sawdust2Stitches

Corey from Sawdust2Stitches has some really amazing projects. She sees potential in the garbage that even I might leave on the street! I am loving her kitchen island complete with tilt out garbage storage. GENIUS. And it came from a $5 yard sale cabinet!

Here in our stomping grounds, Corey shared how to convert bifold doors into french doors for a classier look.

Turn bifold doors into french doors Sawdust2stitches for Remodelaholic.comLauren – Blesser House

Lauren from Blesser House show a frugal take on pantry storage that even looks beautiful.

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And, true to her lovely rustic industrial style and budget-friendly skills — Lauren even gave her SHOWER a new look! I never would have thought of such a clever idea, but this factory window shower door is fantastic.


Cecily – Ceci Bean

Cecily added a gorgeous modern flair to her little one’s nursery with this sweet wood nursery mobile.


And here on Remodelaholic, she curated some amazing project rounupds! Use the winter months to prepare for an amazing summer with all of the perfect outdoor projects.


Mindi – Mylove2create

If you have ever wanted to install a plank wall, Mindi’s tutorial is a must read. Because sometimes the do-nots are just as important as the must-dos, right!

How to install a plank wall...and how to avoid the biggest mistake EVER!! MyLove2Create

Isn’t it always nice to update an area of your home? Sometimes it isn’t always in the budget, but if you have an older coffee table, check out this way to update it using pallet wood.


Corinna – A Designer At Home

This Macrame Wall Hanging by Corinna is the perfect way to add beautiful texture to a wall for a little boho chic style.


Another way she works with texture is this fabulous punched metal light fixture.

serene and relaxing bohemian bedroom existing light fixture modified to accomidate a moroccan punched metal diy light fixture tutorial on remodelaholic!

Heather – The Heathered Nest

Heather went all out for a budget friendly kids bathroom remodel that you are going to fall in love with. Seriously, she has the most cringe-worthy befores, but she brings her style in SO nicely!


Ban the “boob” light with two clever light fixture updates by Heather.

Ban your boob light! Change it to a drum shade or capiz fixture in as little as five minutes, no tools required!

Cyndy – The Creativity Exchange

Cyndy is our resident expert on all things paint colors. She shared the 2015 best selling Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore Paint colors.


Maybe you are looking for a NEW neutral… look no further here are the best new neutral paint colors.

2015 favorite paint color trends. The new neutrals. The Creativity Exchange for Remodelaholic

Dawn – Designing Dawn

Dawn shared her glossy painted countertops with us waaay back when, and she recently gave an update and some great tips about painting countertops. (And if you are thinking of painting your countertops check out these reviews of different kits and methods.)

Here on Remodelaholic, Dawn puts together the prettiest mood boards and decor tips! If you are in need of a teen girl room update, add some shine with this sparkly room mood board.

All That Glitters - Pinnable Image - Designing Dawn for Remodelaholic

Colleen – Lemon Thistle

Pallets can be used to create so many projects, but if you don’t know how to disassemble a pallet it can be tricky. Luckily, Colleen will show you how.

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A bathroom remodel can be lengthy and expensive, but doesn’t have to be. Read all about remodeling on a budget, in phases.

DIY Bathroom Remodel on a Budget (and thoughts on renovating in phases)

Tamara – Provident Home Design

Did you know you can paint your couch??? Tamara shows just how easy it is and how great it looks.


Abstract art can be very beautiful, but expensive. Learn how to make your own abstract art.

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Karisa – Petite Modern Life

Karisa shows how to build your very own IKEA desk and it is so sleek and pretty.


If you love the look of concrete countertops then this concrete kitchen island will blow your socks off.

DIY Concrete Island

LZ – The Summery Umbrella

A chicken coop doesn’t have to be all about function, it can add some curb appeal. LZ will show you how to create a pretty functional chicken coup.


While you are working on that chicken coup, build a potting bench to match.


Tasha – Designer Trapped

Accent chairs are a great way to add character to a room, but it is always better to find a cute affordable version. Luckily, Tasha has a bunch to share.



Tasha is great at making her home beautiful, inside and out! If you like accent chairs, then you would probably love to hide unsightly utility boxes with this tutorial for a wood screen.


Jill – The Rozy Home

Jill really knows how to take builder grade and turn it into wow with this bronze range hood. Yup, that’s just wood and PAINT!


A range hood like that deserves organized cabinets in the kitchen too. Build this organizer for your cabinets and they’ll be happy from the inside out!

How to build a slide-out under cabinet storage drawer -- only takes about an hour, including painting, plus costs so much less than buying one! @Remodelaholic

Ananda – A Piece of Rainbow

I can’t believe this renter friendly tropical porch paradise made from PALLETS by Ananda!


Her expertise with wood doesn’t end there, check out this simple barn wood frame.


Michelle – Elegance and Enchantment

Michelle is keeping us organized and inspired with here free printable 2016 calendar series.

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Plus, these first day of school signs are awesome. Perfect for remember who is in what grade!

Free printable signs, sized 8 x 10 for the first day of school— from pre-school to 12th grade. Design by Elegance and Enchantment for Remodelaholic.

WOW!!! So many great ideas, projects and tips. We LOVE our contributor team!

What was your favorite contributor project of 2015? Be sure to let them know what you loved!

Be sure to check out the other Best of 2015 posts here:

The BEST projects of 2015 from #diy #projects #iamaremodelaholic top paint colors 2015

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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