2016 Recap: Favourite DIY Projects & Ideas

Did one of your favourite DIY projects or other ideas make the readers’ top list from 2016? Take a look!

Happy (almost) New Year! So many people have told me they’re relieved to wave bye bye to 2016. It certainly was a challenging year for many, wasn’t it?

For me, it was a time of learning to slow down a bit. You likely noticed a little less blogging, which at times stirred up feelings of guilt. My intent is to never let anyone down. But I promised myself at the start of the year I would take better care of myself. Sometimes that means stepping back and taking a good look at what’s working and what isn’t. I came to the realization I had to prioritize to really thrive.

Stopping to smell the roses certainly brought more joy into my life. If you’re someone who’s always in a hurry to get things done, you may find this post helpful.

With most of our major home renovations behind us now, moving forward you can expect to see those details, as well as smaller projects we have planned for 2017. There will be much less destruction and dust and a whole lot more pretty. That’s the part I enjoy most. You?

Favourite DIY Projects and Ideas

Until then, I thought it would be fun to take a look back over the past year and share the projects and ideas that got the most love and attention. I always find it interesting to see what resonates with you and, quite often, they’re my favourites too!

Starting in reverse order, here they are. Just click on a heading to be taken to the post.

And, finally…

Did your favourite make the list? Mine was No. 6! I simply love the outdoors and creating tablescapes, so it was a win-win.

I’d also like to add this blended berry & mint green tea drink which deserves a little more love!

Another notable moment in 2016 was having my mini wreath gift tags featured in Country Sampler’s Christmas Decorating magazine. It’s always fun to see projects in print.

Mini Wreath Gift Tags in Country Sampler's Christmas Decorating Magazine

If you’re looking to change up your front door this year, you may want to check out the top post of all time, Beautiful Front Door Paint Colors.

And the most viewed post this year (from 2015) was our White & Marble Fireplace Makeover.

Christmas Mantel Decorated With Bottle Brush Trees, Greenery and More

Last, but not least, I also want to send a big shout out to my blogging friends who were my top referrers for 2016. I’m so grateful to have the support of these lovelies, as well as the multitude of others who continue to lift me up each and every day!

 Jamie from So Much Better with Age

Landee from Landeelu

Krista from The Happy Housie

Lucy from Craftberry Bush

Virginia from Fynes Designs

Christine from The DIY Dreamer

Jennifer from City Farmhouse

Jenn from Clean and Scentsible

Christina from The DIY Mommy

Toni from Design Dazzle

One other thing before you head off… If you’re looking for more useful and pretty ideas in your life, make sure you’re on the email list! You can subscribe here.

All the best in 2017!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes

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