Best of 2016: 15 Projects to Inspire (and Add to Your To-Do List!)

It’s that time of year again — time to look back on the previous year and head to next year. 2017, already?! I guess that’s what our new freebie printable calendar says 😉 so we’ll just keep flipping those calendar pages after all! We have a lot of really fun things planned for next year (including some really great how-to videos) so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and sign up to get our newsletter so you won’t miss anything! 2016 was a great year here on Remodelaholic (as was 2015 before it… check out those awesome projects here) — so here are the 15 most popular posts from this year to get your creative DIYing juices flowing!

Top Posts of 2016 on Remodelaholic

Best Of 2016 @Remodelaholic

15: 100+ Inspiring Mudrooms and Entryways

Any great DIY or decorating project has to start with inspiration! We love going to our local home shows and finding great inspiration, so we rounded up over 100 beautiful mudrooms and entryways, large and small, to help you find great solutions and beautiful ideas for your home. 

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14: Rustic Pallet Letters Using Old Blinds

These gorgeous rustic wood letters use pallet wood and leftover blind slats, which look convincingly like metal thanks to a bit of spray paint!

You might also like: The Pallet Challenge, 8 Creative Pallet Projects

13: Double X Console Table

Because simple is awesome, this versatile double X console table was a hit with all of our readers! It’s easily adjustable to be the length you need, and you can even add an extra X base if you want to make it even longer. 

You might also like: Small Open Bath Shelf Building Plans

12: First Day of School Printable Signs

After this easy printable went viral last year, we not only updated it for the 2016-2017 school year, but we also made some additional styles — because variety is the spice of life, no? 

You might also like: Free Printable Set of 10 Seasonal Watercolor Posters

11: Paint Colors that Complement Wood Flooring and Trim

Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange is our paint color pro, and she hit a home run with this post discussing recommendations and tips for paint colors that work well with wood trim and flooring

You might also like: How to Pick the Perfect White Paint

Paint colors that work well with wood trim and floors. Remodelaholic

10: Build a Pergola for Perfect Backyard Shade

Pergolas are such a great addition to any space (like this one with swings!) so make this year the year that you update your space — just follow the tutorial here. You can up the wow factor with an easy outdoor movie screen, too. 

You might also like: DIY Firepit Pergola with Swings

9: Easy YARDZEE Yard Dice Game + Printables

The year in review can’t be complete without one of our favorite new games: YARDZEE! Just turn a 4×4 into these easy yard dice following our tutorial, print out the score sheet and bucket label, and you’ve got fun for hours (plus a fun gift for friends and neighbors)!

You might also like: 25 Best DIY Backyard Games

8: IKEA Bekvam Spice Rack Hacks

We love IKEA hacks, and the cheaper, the better! You must love them, too, because these $4 Bekvam spice rack hacks were so popular this year! 

You might also like: Build a Cheap and Easy IKEA Bucket Organizer

7: Vintage Mail Sorter Shoe Cubby

Vintage style + storage = another favorite post for the year! You can make your own mail sorter shoe cubby following these building plans.

You might also like: Build Rustic Wall Storage Bins

6: Benjamin Moore Beach Glass

Of all the beautiful paint color spotlights this year, the versatile neutral Beach Glass by Benjamin Moore was the crowd favorite. See the other color spotlights here for some killer paint color ideas.

You might also like: Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore 

Beach Glass from Benjamin Moore is one of the most versatile transitional paint colors. Color Spotlight on Remodelaholic

5: DIY Monogram Planter

Welcome your guests with a custom monogram planter! This brilliant and beautiful planter is built from cedar to make it outdoor-friendly. 

You might also like: Gothic Arch Vegetable Garden Arbor

4: The One-Hour Pinecone Wreath

Pinecones are always in style for winter decor, so put together this easy pinecone wreath in under an hour — and make it even better by adding fresh greenery and lights!

You might also like: 25 Winter Wreaths

Diy Pinecone Wreath Remodelaholic

3: 70+ IKEA Hack Projects

IKEA love is true — and it takes up THREE of our top 10 spots! We had a whole week of IKEA Hacks to the Max and these 70+ IKEA Hacks are so awesome! 

You might also like: 6 Best IKEA Pieces to Hack

2: IKEA Hack Metal and Wood Shelf

Continuing the IKEA love, this easy metal and wood shelf hack should be on everyone’s to-do list… at least it’s on mine for sure 😉 

You might also like: Turn IKEA Cubbies into a Pottery Barn Style Console

1: Build a Planked X Farmhouse Console

The only thing hotter in 2016 than IKEA, apparently, is FARMHOUSE! (Thank you, Joanna Gaines.) Learn to build this beautiful farmhouse TV console here to add your own Fixer Upper style to your home. 

You might also like: Painted Farmhouse Signs (The Easy Way!)

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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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