Top 10 Projects of 2013!!

Happy Monday, my friends! It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over. It has been a very full year of ups and downs, projects, moving and so much more. I always love looking back over the year to see the highlights of things that got accomplished.

Top 10 DIY Projects 2013 |

During the first 3/4 of the year, we lived in a rented town home, so project possibilities were limited. Since moving to my dear Memaw’s home, I have projects galore. I’m confident that 2014 is going to be an awesome year! :)

Looking back, here are my favorite 10 projects from 2013!

Dresser Makeover

Thrifted Dresser Turned Buffet – This was my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I left the hardware as is and it’s one of my favorite pieces!

Lamp Makeover Before & After

Vintage Lamp Makeover – This lamp has incredible sentimental value to me, so I gave it a facelift to fit in with my style a bit more.

DIY Drop Space {Amazing Before and After} |

DIY Drop Space – The first project I did at Memaw’s was a DIY Drop Space for Lowe’s. It might not look like an involved project, but trust me. It was.

How To Stencil A Wall

How To Stencil A Wall – This was such a fun project! Check out all my tips for a good stenciled wall.

Specimen Art

DIY Playing Card Specimen Art – I used a vintage set of Old Maid cards that were my Granny’s for this project. I really love that they are preserved and safe and I can look at them anytime I want.

Amazing Fireplace Transformation

Amazing Fireplace Transformation – This was the first major renovation project at our new house {Memaw’s} and it has been one of the most rewarding. Brightening up this space made such a difference.

Creating A Cased Opening | MyBlessedLife.netHow to Create A Cased Opening – In the wall opposite the fireplace, there was some water damage. In the process of working on it, I got a wild hair idea to just open up the wall completely. We built a header and I can’t even begin to tell you what a huge blessing it has been to have this space opened up. It makes hospitality wonderful because it’s like one big open area. LOVE it.

10 Tips for Staining Wood Floors |

10 Dos and Don’ts of Staining Wood Floors – I almost had a heart attacking while doing this project and I think my knees are still recovering, but I learned SO much about how to refinish wood floors. The staining part is very important. 😉

How to Update Kitchen Cabinets On A Dime |

How to Update Kitchen Cabinet Doors on A Dime – Renovating the kitchen isn’t quite complete yet, but we’re getting close! I’m excited to share all the juicy details with you soon! Updating the kitchen cabinet doors made such a huge difference, but it was easy on my wallet. :)

Home Tour Collage 2

Christmas Home Tour 2013 – Last, but not least, we moved in right before Thanksgiving and I managed to pull of a Christmas Home Tour, so it’s definitely a project to note. Ha!

Top 10 DIY Projects 2013 |

I hope you enjoyed this quick recap of 2013! I’m looking forward with excitement and anticipation at the new year. 

P.S. I’m in the process of tearing out a bathroom, so I will be putting it all back together soon! It will be a fun project with hopefully very few hiccups.



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  1. Sherri says

    Happy New Year! Praying 2014 will be blessed for you and your family. I am looking forward to seeing all your posts and projects :)

    God Bless,

  2. Nancy Weeks says

    Myra, I just want to say how delightful you are! I recently started reading your posts and I love your up beat personality and friendly disposition. I look forward to your posts and your projects. I too, am a DIY er. Always looking for a way to save money and create beauty all around me. You are very good at writing and creating. Keep it coming and thanks for sharing and encouraging the masses. Nancy xo

  3. Gwen says

    I was so sentimental over the fireplace. And now I wonder why. It looks so amazing!! And love it all whitewashed. Just a bright touch to the home!! And this wonderful home is showing your personality too yet has fun memories like Old Maid cards on display as art. I saw the lamp but did not realize you were updating a sentimental piece. It’s really fun. How strong and ambitious this project has been!! Looks good!!


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