Best of 2015: DIY Projects That Will Make You Say “WOW!”

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Best DIY Projects of 2015

It’s time for a new year and a look back on the best DIY projects of 2015!!! There were so many great projects, tips and tutorials throughout the year but let’s take a look at the best of the best DIY projects and more. This started as just the top 10, but I couldn’t stop myself, so there are 15 amazing posts for you to check out!

#15: Vintage Printable Blueprints and Diagrams

Let’s start with number 15, Free Vintage Printable Blueprint Diagrams. These blueprints are such a creative way to add a fun touch to any room. If blueprints aren’t your style check out these other vintage printable collections: maps, astronomy prints, and nature images.

You might also like: Get even more freebies in our Free Printable Art Collection

20+ Free Vintage Printable Blueprints and Diagrams | #printables #blueprint #art

#14: Easy Chevron Garden Trellis

Next up, number 14 is a wonderful garden DIY Chevron Lattice Trellis. Add to it with a DIY arbor and raised garden boxes.

You might also like: More outdoor DIY and furniture ideas here.

DIY Chevron Lattice Tutorial


#13: DIY Organized Utensil Drawer

It is always good to be organized in your kitchen drawers with a do-it-yourself utensil drawer organizer. Keep organizing the kitchen by using IKEA hacks, organize the pantry and add a kitchen island.

You might also like: Popular kitchen layouts and how to use them

How to build your own upright deep drawer utensil organizer @Remodelaholic


#12: Color Spotlight: Beach Glass

Neutral paint colors are becoming less white and beige and more fun with greens, like Beach Glass from Benjamin Moore. This color spotlight is one of the most popular posts of 2015 for good reason.

You might also like: More great color ideas with tons of paint palettes and other ideas from the color files.

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

#11: Painting Cabinets

Cabinets are a HUGE part of your kitchen so the color is important. If you don’t like the color or vibe of you current cabinets check out  how to paint cabinets and doors. Before you paint, read our reviews of cabinet paints for some great info and tips.

You might also like: Top cabinet paint colors

How to Paint Cabinet Doors - the right way, so you only have to do it once

#10: Monogram Wall Shelf

Monograms are a fun way to add personality to a space. Number 10 on our list highlights a HUGE monogram in a modern office. Make your office your own with your very own monogram.

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Amazing oversized monogram wall shelf in a gorgeous and feminine home office Remodelaholic


#9: DIY Barn Doors and Hardware

Who doesn’t love a barn door??? This popular post has some rocking inspiration for DIY barn doors and hardware! 

You might also like: 25 DIY door ideas

DIY Barn Doors - plus budget-friendly rolling door hardware options @Remodelaholic

#8: It’s the Small Things, Kitchen Makeover

This kitchen makeover was submitted by a reader, Jenny, who transformed her kitchen with small updates for big impact! Jenny also shared her tips for installing trim to completely change the look of a room! (and that’s also where the featured image of that gorgeous organized pantry is from!)

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Adding trim to the end of the cabinets, plus that shelf over the sink goes perfectly with the roman shades

#7: Easy Barn Door Building Tutorial

This tutorial will help you get your barn door fix (see #9) by teaching you how to make a simple sliding barn door. So pick your favorite color and get your barn door on!

You might also like: More door DIYs in our Shut The Front Door DIY week.

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

#6: First Day of School Signs

This viral printable will have you longing for fall and back to school. Printable first day of school signs are such a fun way to add to the first day of school photos, plus no need to remember what year each child is in for school.

You might also like: Baby’s first holiday printables

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.

#5: Basic to Industrial Shower Door Makeover

Upgrade from builder grade with this modern industrial factory window shower door DIY. This is definitely a creative way to add some character to your bathroom.

You might also like: How to update a shower or tub in a weekend


#4: Hide those utility boxes

This brilliant tutorial shows that functional items can be pretty. Whip up an easily-removable DIY wood screen to cover unsightly utility boxes and add some charm to your home. Inside and out there are ways to decorate around unsightly elements.

You might also like: 25 DIY Room Divider Screens


#3: Flushmount “Boob” Light Update

Defeat the “boob” light with this updated dome light using crystals. Thank you, Emily, for removing the “boob” light in a beautiful fashion. If crystals aren’t your thing, consider a shade instead.

You might also like: 14 Beautiful Pendant Light DIYs

update a standard dome ceiling light to look like Pottery Barn Mia crystal flushmount, step 12 - My So-Called DIY Blog on @Remodelaholic

#2: Bathroom Remodel in Phases, on a Budget

No matter what your budget, this post will help you remodel that bathroom and learn why doing it in phases can be helpful and get your bathroom remodel on.

You might also like: Our pink bathtub makeover

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

#1: Amazing Pergola with Swings

Drum roll please! Number 1 will blow your socks off. Build a multi-use outdoor pergola complete with swings and a fire pit. Now if only summer were here! Dream of it while looking at these outdoor living spaces.

You might also like: 20 Beautiful Backyard Lighting Ideas

Build an outdoor pergola around a firepit, including swings, a serving area, and a movie screen - DIY tutorial from Little White House Blog on @Remodelaholic

What was your favorite of the best DIY projects of 2015???

You can show off here, or link up at our Remodelaholics Anonymous party!

Don’t forget to check out the best paint colors from the year, too!

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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