Best Of 2011 {DIY Projects}

By Kate Riley December 26, 2011

Greetings all, I hope you’re enjoying your time off with friends and family.  We’re coming down to the last few days of the year, and that means it’s roundup time!  Looking back, I narrowed it down to a list of fifteen of my favorite DIY projects from 2011.  Here they are in chronological order, follow the links for the full story.

#1:  Budget Bathroom Cabinet Makeover

lower cabinets after


#2  New Tile Backsplash (Installation)

tile backsplash after


#3  No Sew Cloth Napkin Pillow Covers

cg pillows in family room


#4  Paint Stick Starburst Mirror

cg kates stick sunburst mirror


#5  Goodwill Glassware to Colorful Dessert Stands 

cg orange and pink dessert stands


#6  Patchwork Picnic Blanket

cg striped floral ties


    #7  Recycled Wine Barrel Planter

kates tiered recycled wine barrel planter


 #8  Framed Ferns 

cg fern wall art


#9  Sisal Rope Bowl

sisal rope bowl by kate


#10  Wood Cutting Boards

trio of wood cutting boards cg


#11  Reversible Cloth Placemats & Napkins

reversible cloth placemat napkin cg


#12  Sparkling Wine Glass Charms

wine glass charms cg


#13 Pine Outdoor Bench

pine outdoor bench


#14  Jute Twine Chair Makeover

jute chair makeover


#15 Faux Bois Vases

winter white faux bois vases cg


For more DIY Projects from the past year, be sure to check out the Project Gallery.

Another fun Before & After roundup tomorrow, see you then!





  1. I’m glad you posted this as I missed a few of these posts when I was away this summer. I love the faux bois vases and the sisal rope bowl projects. I really should give both of them a try.

  2. These are all awesome projects..You should be very proud Kate..will be watching for the next before and after list tomorrow..

  3. Holy smoke, you place must look like awesome with this handy Kate side of you! Glad I am now following you. Such inspiration!

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