These top 10 most popular posts of 2017 include many DIY projects and more! There is something here for everyone to enjoy.
“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.” Any one else out there love the movie Groundhog Day? I am PRAYING for that groundhog to tell us we are going to have spring weather y'all. I am feeling pretty done with the freezing cold temps we have had the majority of this winter! It has been crazy cold for NC and we have had our share of snow. The little flash of warmer air we had right after the snow gave me major spring fever ;) So, come on groundhog!!!
We are having our own “Groundhog Day” situation here today–revisiting the top ten most popular posts of 2017. I have to say that is way better than reliving the same bad day over and over again ;) (poor Phil, LOL). These posts were reader favorites–the most visited posts here on Designer Trapped last year. Just in case you missed a few here and there, here is the complete list! It is filled with awesome DIY projects and ideas.
How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding or Priming– Though this post is several years old, it still remains one of my most popular DIY projects to date. And in case you are curious, yes, our cabinets are still holding up BEAUTIFULLY.
The Trick to Painting IKEA Furniture that is Laminate– This was one of the brand new DIY projects that I shared in 2017 and y'all went nuts for it. Turns out I'm not the only one that wanted to paint IKEA furniture. But it can be really tricky to paint laminate furniture (whether it's made by IKEA or not). Well, this post shares the trick that will make it possible and easy!
DIY Vanity Makeover With Concrete Overlay (PSSST–this works on countertops, too!)- Another oldie but goodie post :) This DIY project allowed us to totally transform our outdated vanity for around $20. I get asked frequently whether this method can be used over tile or on kitchen counters and the answer is YES! Check out the full post for more details.
How to Paint a Dresser– I never dreamed my post on how to paint a dresser would be so popular! Maybe it's because I break down not only the process but explain what products will make the job easier and stand the test of time? Whatever it is, people seem to like it :)
Best Gifts for Crafters: What Every Crafty Person Needs/Wants!– I was truly shocked to see this post in my top 10 of 2017. When I wrote it I thought it may help loved ones figure out what gifts they may be able to get for their creative friends and it must have struck a cord!
The 15 BEST Tutorials for DIY Art/Photo Frames – I wrote this post after making our most recent DIY art frames for our master bedroom because I realized that you can make your art budget stretch MUCH further if you make the frames yourself. Custom framing is just sooooo expensive! So, save your budget for the art itself and use one of the DIY frame tutorials in this post to frame it yourself.
12 DIY Countertops That Will Blow Your Mind – I wrote this post for all of you who want to update your countertops but are on a tight budget. I am AMAZED by how many affordable options there are for gorgeous countertops there are out there! Given the popularity of this post, seems like I'm not the only one that feels that way.
16 Gorgeous But Cheap Flooring Ideas– Much like the DIY countertop post, this post full of affordable DIY flooring ideas was put together to inspire anyone out there who hates their floors to spruce them up on a budget. And WOW! This post took off like a rocket shortly after it was published.
Silhouette vs. Cricut – My Unbiased Review – If you have followed my blog for a while, you have probably figured out that in my opinion, a cutting machine can be one of the BEST tools to invest in because you can make sooooo much DIY home decor with one! But a lot of people struggle with which cutting machine to invest in. So, I decided to write a completely unsponsored post to share my thoughts of which machine is best for you (the answer is not the same for everyone). I'm so happy that it has helped so many people make a decision!
How to Decoupage Furniture With Fabric for an “Upholstered” Look– This is another post that is several years old, but I took the time to update it this year, complete with a video, since so many of you wanted even more detail in the tutorial. I was happy to do it! This is one of my favorite projects of all time, so it is exciting to know that many of you love it as well :)
Isn't this a great list? These are all totally worth a revisit. There is lots of inspiration here for getting started on your next project! What do you have planned for 2018? Are you going to try one of these DIY projects? The BEST part is, when you wake up tomorrow, you won't have to relive today again, no matter what happens :) Happy Groundhog Day!