DIY Faves That Have Packed a Lasting Punch

DIY Faves CollageLast night as I was finishing my extremely lengthy skin care routine, I happened to glance over at my necklace rack.  

It has faithfully kept my necklaces untangled, organized and in line, but yet I have barely given it a second thought.

Over the past few years, there have been some DIY projects that have exceeded expectations.

Most have been small and simple (like the unnoticed necklace rack), but have packed a lasting punch.

So here are a few of my DIY faves from the last couple of years.

DIY Faves Door edge stripesI still get happy every time I open my front door and spy the pink, white and black striped painted edge.  A great way to inject a little personality onto an otherwise plain door.

DIY Faves WainscotingI’m still loving the wainscoting I installed in my dining room a few years ago.  And I did it without using power tools.

DIY Faves Fashionista Clothing RackThis fashionista clothing rack made out of plumbing pipes is still a major player in my daughter’s clothing organization.

DIY Faves Jewelry rackThe oft forgotten, but well-used necklace rack made out of an old fence post and leftover knobs.

DIY Faves PantryReorganizing my pantry and painting polka dots on the walls a few years ago has helped keep my inner messiness at bay.

DIY Faves Ikea drapesAdding trim to plain, white Ikea drapes was such an easy DIY, but one that really seemed to make a difference.

DIY Faves Coffee TableNot a sketchy listing from Craig’s List nor an initial project fail could prevent the success of this coffee table makeover.

9-17-14n 055 No Sew Blind @ CharmingZebra.comThis is the third no-sew, magnetic blind I’ve made.  Who would have thought that a last-minute, simple fix would end up being the most viewed and featured project on the blog?

So what about you?  Do you have a few possibly unappreciated, small and simple projects around the house that have packed a lasting punch?  And how did you enjoy the much out-of-focus photos on some of the older posts?

And am I the only one to have an extremely lengthy, nighttime skin care routine?  My husband wants to know.


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  2. I was just thinking about this topic the other day! I think on average, about a third of my DIYs get used and the rest get chucked or replace. I’m my own worst critic. You have some great projects (like that wainscoting!).

    And nah, the night time skin rituals are a girl thang. Maybe age times .25, whaddyathink? Haha. Just tonight my husband asked me for a massage (his birthday is tomorrow) and I said, Sure, just lemme wash my face real quick. By the time I was done he was already asleep 😛
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  3. I love all those projects. I wish I’d have room for a clothing rack like that. Redoing my closet a little right now.
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