Remodelaholic in Review; December 2013

December 2013 Remodelaholic in Review

I know that we just reviewed all of our 2013 projects and I shared our family’s Top 10 for 2013, so I hope you’re not sick of these review posts… because here comes one more!

I started off December with the 12 Days of Christmas and — wait for it — I actually made it through all 12 days! And I managed to clean up the project mess enough to share a Christmas home tour, too! 

12 Days of Christmas - Remodelaholic #12days72ideas


In the mix I also shared a few of my favorite things and got to give away a Blendtec! I also gave away a Dremel Saw-Max (such an awesome tool!). I am so glad for great sponsors like Blendtec and Dremel who are willing to do awesome giveaways with us. And if you’re looking to get a head-start on the 2014 holiday season (did I really just say that?), go check out all the ideas in the 12 Days of Christmas link party

We love the giving of the holiday season, so we hosted a flash giveaway over on Instagram AND one on Facebook… be sure you’re following because we just might be doing things like that again… We were also featured in the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide over at Centsational Girl, and our dresser to vanity guest post from way back in 2010 was included as one of Pinterest’s Top Pins of the Year!


We snuck in the very first of our new contributor team! Michelle from 4men1lady shared her lovely white Christmas tree with DIY wood stick arrow ornaments:

PicMonkey Collage

and we also had Jessica from Mom 4 Real join us as a guest before her official debut as a contributor here in a couple of weeks 🙂 Check out her super easy DIY wine crate shelves here.  

 DIY Wine Crate Shelves, Mom4Real featured on Remodelaholic

Get This Look

We added just one new look to our Get This Look library, the shared home office and homework station

Tips to Get This Look - Colorful Shared Home Office and Homework Station

 Top Ten and Link Party

And with the holidays and the 12 Days of Christmas, we hosted just one Remodelaholics Anonymous link party, with the Top Ten featuring 10 Fabulous Stair Makeovers.

Best Staircase Makeovers on #stairs #makeover #diy

Featured Guests

We ended December with a guest extravaganza and some AMAZING projects! Thanks to all of our guests — go check out their projects and then head over to their blogs to show them some love! (If you’re interested in being a guest, you can submit a project to be featured here.)

DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall by Corinna Ashley from For My Love Of
ombre hexagon accent wall tutorial, For My Love Of featured on Remodelaholic

1960’s Ranch Kitchen Renovation with Custom Island by Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof
white painted cabinets and custom island in renovated kitchen, Rain On A Tin Roof featured on Remodelaholic

DIY Drum Shade Chandelier by Kristin from Bliss at Home
diy foyer drum shade chandelier with bold accent wall, Bliss At Home featured on Remodelaholic

Build a Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk and Bookcase by Linda of Home is Where My Heart is
wall-to-wall built-in desk and bookshelf, Home Is Where My Heart Is featured on Remodelaholic

Creating An Open Kitchen and Dining Room by Laurel from SoPo Cottage 
updated new englander dining room with pendant light, SoPo Cottage featured on Remodelaholic

How to Build a Custom Range Hood for Under $50 by Jill from The Rozy Home
prime and paint a diy custom range hood, The Rozy Home featured on Remodelaholic

DIY Stair Banister Makeover Using Gel Stain by Delia from Semi-Domesticated Mama
How to Redo an Oak Stair Banister in Java Using Gel Stain, Semi-Domesticated Mama featured on Remodelaholic

Gorgeous Grey and White Kitchen Makeover by Deme from House For Five
grey and white kitchen makeover with tile backsplash and chalkboard, House For Five featured on Remodelaholic

How to Restore an Old Leather Chair by Cara of theProjectAddict
restoring a leather chair, The Project Addict featured on Remodelaholic

Thanks for another great month! 

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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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