Best of 2016: 47 Must-See Projects from Our Favorite DIYers

Part of what makes our Remodelaholic world so wonderful, year after year, is our fabulous contributor team! Each of these DIYers is so crazy talented, so this year we wanted to share with you the best of what they’ve shared here on our site, and the best of what they’ve done on their sites — please pay them a visit and when you see things you love, leave them a comment and subscribe to follow them, because you will not be disappointed with these amazing folks. 

Best DIYs Of 2016 Crop @Remodelaholic

New Contributors

Earlier this month, we introduced Allison from Sharktails when she showed how she saved a bunch of money by making her own DIY letterboard — so smart! If you haven’t already, visit her site and be sure to check out her how-to for plywood flooring.

Sharktails, Plywood Flooring

We also were thrilled to share Sara from Twelve On Main and her amazing farmhouse mantel makeover — if you are ready to drool farmhouse, go check out Sara’s amazing farmhouse laundry room!

Twelve On Main, Farmhouse Laundry Room

If you love coastal, you need to follow Emily from Table + Hearth, sharing things like a perfectly coastal driftwood tree skirt and a gorgeous rustic gray kitchen makeover!

Table And Hearth, Rustic Gray Farmhouse Kitchen

And our “lone man” of the contributor team: Scott from Saws on Skates! Scott creates and shares all sorts of great building plans and finishing tips; earlier this month he shared smart space-saving corner cabinet and head over to his ‘hood to learn how to get the chippy paint look without sanding

Saws On Skates, How To Get Chippy Paint Without Sanding

In addition to these fine DIYers, we’ve also welcomed Sarah from Life on Virginia Street to the team as our “find all the beautiful things” expert — AKA our mood board and style guide creator! You can see her picks for Fixer Upper style here and here, and visit her site to learn how to design a room you love

Life On Virginia Street, How To Design A Room You Love

But wait, there’s more! 😉 Coming up next week, Medina from Grillo Designs will be sharing her first tutorial here! Pay her a visit and check out her smart and easy kids tire seating, and stay tuned for her tutorial here next week (which you’re gonna LOVE!)

Grillo Designs, Kids Reading Corner Seating From Tires

Ananda | A Piece of Rainbow

Here on Remodelaholic, Ananda shared the smash hit One Hour Pinecone Wreath

Diy Pinecone Wreath Remodelaholic Feat

and over on A Piece of Rainbow, check out these easy 5 minute designer knobs (including the free printables!)

A Piece Of Rainbow, Easy DIY Designer Furniture Knobs With Free Printables

Amy | Hertoolbelt

Amy is an amazing builder! She shared the plans for this Double X Console Table here on Remodelaholic

and visit her over at Hertoolbelt for even more plans, like these smart convertible picnic table benches

Hertoolbelt, Build Convertible Picnic Table Benches

Cyndy | The Creativity Exchange

If you have a paint color question, Cyndy is your gal! Here on Remodelaholic, she shared a few amazing paint color picks, such as Benjamin Moore Beach Glass

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

as well as smart tips and paint color palettes, such as Paint Colors That Work With Wood Trim and Wood Floors

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

Be sure to visit Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange and follow her over on Pinterest for even more amazing paint color picks. 

Heather | The Heathered Nest

Heather shares both the big DIYs, like this amazing pergola she and her husband built:

and the “why didn’t I think of that” simple DIYs, like this easy natural air freshener 3 ways.

Heathered Nest, Easy DIY Air Freshener 3 Ways

Dawn | AD Aesthetic

Dawn is a triple threat, sharing stylish mood boards like this farmhouse kitchen

and beautiful printables like What a Wonderful World

Wonderful World Printable • AD Aesthetic for Remodelaholic

as well as giving readers’ homes virtual makeovers, like this colonial curb appeal update!

AND there’s even more goodness over at AD Aesthetic where Dawn shares all that plus her projects like this farmhouse style pallet coffee table

AD Aesthetic, Farmhouse Style Easy Pallet Coffee Table

Ashlea | This Mama’s Dance

Transforming your home requires some beautiful inspiration and guidance — so check out Ashlea’s gorgeous bathroom + shelves

and get the farmhouse look by learning how to whitewash walls (video)

This Mama's Dance, How To Whitewash Pine Walls 

Sara | Sincerely, Sara D 

Sara is creating a beautiful home, one room at a time! See how she used fabric as wallpaper in her laundry room here

and visit Sincerely Sara D to learn why she repainted her chalk painted cabinets here. 

Sincerely Sara D, Repainting Chalk Painted Cabinets

Lauren | Bless’er House

When you’re creating a home on a budget, you do like Lauren and get aquainted with power tools for projects like DIY craftsman window trim

and then you save money on the decorating by shopping smart, like these things to ALWAYS buy at thrift stores

Blesser House, Things To Always Buy At Thrift Stores

Mindi | My Love 2 Create

Mindi can make something out of nothing — and nearly all of her amazing projects are things that were free, like these rustic pallet letters made with secret-ingredient old blind slats!

and this crib turned dog crate.

MyLove2Create, Crib Upcycle Into Dog Crate

Tasha | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

If you want the look for less, Tasha is a must-follow! See how she made her own wood bead chandelier

WOW! Come learn how to make your own wood bead chandelier with this awesome tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body for!

and how to restore leather furniture easily. 

 Designer Trapped In A Lawyer's Body, How To Restore Leather Furniture

Kristin | Postbox Designs

Wondering what kind of style will work for you, or how to get the right look for your home? Let Kristin help! Every month, she shares a virtual room makeover or mood board here on Remodelaholic, like this industrial laundry room

and she puts it into practice in her own lovely home, too, like her kids homework station (that I want for MY office 😉

Postbox Designs, Industrial Farmhouse Style Homework Station

Corey | Sawdust2Stitches

Corey is all about making your home your own, like painting door knobs (the right way)

and turning an awkward alcove into a faux brick wall with painted vintage ad

Sawdust2Stitches, DIY Faux Brick Wall With Painted Vintage Ad

Elisha | Pneumatic Addict

Make a big impact on a small budget with some amazing tutorials from Elisha, like this tall concrete planter

and her jaw-droppingly gorgeous stacked cabinet kitchen makeover

Pneumatic Addict, Stacked Cabinet Kitchen Makeover

Crystal | The Weathered Fox

See how Crystal turned a basic thrifted fixture into an amazing chandelier

The Weathered Fox Chandelier Makeover 9

and be sure to check out all of her farmhouse style goodness, like these Fixer Upper light fixtures

The Weathered Fox, Fixer Upper Style Farmhouse Lights

Jen | Fresh Crush

Need a spot of light? Try Jen’s IKEA hack cordless wall lamps. 

And then, check out her tips for painted cabinets as part of her One Room Challenge makeover!

Fresh Crush, Painted Cabinet Tips

Thalita | The Learner Observer

No art skills needed with Thalita’s easy calligraphy art;

DIY Large Hand-painted calligraphy art. | The Learner Observer for

and see more of how it looks in her home tour (and watch for her cute family!). 

The Learner Observer, Christmas Home Tour

Colleen | Lemon Thistle

Colleen is a creative whirlwind, doing chic DIY projects like this metal ceiling tile backsplash

while also being a very talented artist — be sure to get your hand-lettered calendars for 2017!


Lemon Thistle, 2017 Handlettered Calendars

Morgan & Jamie | construction2style

Shiplap is in, but Morgan and Jamie left it natural and gorgeous with this wood plank wall;

How to Build a Wood Plank Wall | Remodelaholic

you’ll love their style and their picks for their favorite paint colors

 Construction2style, Favorite Paint Colors

Betty | Oh Everything Handmade

Betty has an eye for making everything beautiful, from hand-lettering chalkboard tips

to picking a great lineup of 10 best living room builds for beginners

Oh Everything Handmade, Best Living Room Builds For Beginners

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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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