Top Pins of 2013

The top 10 pinned posts at DIY Show Off in 2013:

8 Backsplash Ideas – this is actually an older post from when I was looking for backsplash ideas for the apartment renovation. Which I’ve never truly shared the reveal. Remind me to do that this year! 

marble subway tile backsplash

DIY custom vinyl decals/gift idea – one part of a two part gift idea in the Très Frugal Series at Pretty Handy Girl

DIY gifts

DIY Photo Backdrop – another oldie but goodie. 

DIY photo backdrop

DIY Sign Tutorial – a girls’ DIY day!

how to make a distressed sign

Dream Tree Challenge – I loved putting together this pretty ombrè tree for the Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge, even if it was in October!

Ombre Christmas Dream Tree

Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations – a product review and tutorial from the apartment renovation. Going on two years and still holding up!

Rustoleum Countertop Transformations before and after

DIY Pipe Curtain Rod – wow, this was another older project and it shows with the terrible photos (must update posts with better quality photos, huh?). Still love that curtain rod and no sew drop cloth curtains after all this time. 

DIY pipe curtain rod

No Sew Ruffled Tree Skirt

no sew ruffled tree skirt tutorial

Easter Decorating – just a small round up of Easter/spring decorating ideas in my home.

easter decorating

Summer Home Tour – ahhh! I miss summer! (current wind chill -29 degrees!)

DIYShowOff Summer Home Tour

Painted Faucets – After four years, a little touch up was needed.

painted faucet durability

I have to say I was a bit surprised. Here are some projects that I thought for sure would have ranked higher because they’re my favorite top 10 DIYShowOff projects of 2013. Here they are in no specific order:

DIY Dog Bed – Rescuing Rosie is still one of my BIG personal 2013 highlights. Spoiling her too!

DIY Dog Bed

Pallet Herb Garden – I can’t wait to plant this year. Having herbs on hand right outside the kitchen door was a treat!


Chandelier Planter – this year, it’s going to hang under the gazebo!

DIY chandelier planter

DIY Foldable Luggage Rack – super handy!

diy luggage rack

Globe Light Fixture Cover – lots of compliments on this during the real life holiday home tour too. 

globe light cover

Family Room Makeover – so nice to finally have this space done!

family room makeover before and after

Framed Monogrammed Mirror with unlimited decorative options – this was a gift but I have plans for making one for my home too!

One decorative accent - UNLIMITED LOOKS: DIY Interchangeable/Custom Monogrammed Mirror Tutorial


Barn Patio Transformation – this area is perfect for summer entertaining. 

barn party patio


Gazebo Makeover with Recycled Brick Patio – I can’t wait to get it all pretty this spring again! Since we finished it near the end of the season, we didn’t get to enjoy it nearly as much as I wanted to. 

recycled brick walkway

 Easy Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Bell Ornaments – I guess since this was only posted towards the end of December, of course it didn’t see much pin-action. But next year I’m going to make more for sure! Love the velvety look!

easy DIY pipe cleaner Christmas tree bell ornament tutorial


How about you? What were your favorite pins? 


DIYShowOff 2013 Project Recap

Always for looking at what’s NOT done with little to no regard to all that has been accomplished. Sound familiar? Well, this time of year, looking back at our DIY accomplishments reminds me…”Hey! We didn’t sit on our butts all of 2013!” Wow! What a year! Here’s a recap of some of my top DIY projects:

2013 DIYShowOff Recap

Wall Mounted Pallet Shelf diy-pallet-shelf

Globe Light Fixture Cover globe light cover

Patio Swing/Daybed Makeover how to add curtains to a patio swing

Free Standing Pallet Herb Garden free-standing-vertical-pallet-herb-garden

Not DIY…but in spring of 2013, we rescued Rosie, our Italian Greyhound. She’s such a sweetie and easily transitioned to life in a DIY home CocoRosie - diyshowoff

She’s even inspired some DIY: 

DIY Dresser Drawer Dog Bed DIY Dog Bed

Summer Home Tour DIYShowOff Summer Home Tour

Covered Patio Transformation barn party patio

Chandelier Planter Tutorial how to make a chandelier planter

Giant LCR Dice Game DIY giant LCR dice game

Decorative Baseboard Trim easy decorative baseboard tutorial

Tire Planter Tutorial tire flower planter tutorial

Stacked Ombre Flower Pots Stacked Stenciled Ombre Flower Pots Tutorial

DIY Wire Cloche/Succulent Garden DIY wire succulent garden tutorial

DIY Removable Window Frame/Art DIY Removable Decorative Window Frame Tutorial

DIY Map Triptych Wall Art DIY wall art - map triptych tutorial

Recycled Brick Patio/Patio recycled brick walkway

Grape Arbor Gazebo Makeover grape arbor gazebo reveal

DIY Foldable Luggage Rack  diy luggage rack

Family Room Before and After family room makeover before and after

Christmas Home Tour DIYShowOff Christmas Home Tour 2013

Customizable/Interchangeable Monogrammed Mirror One decorative accent - UNLIMITED LOOKS: DIY Interchangeable/Custom Monogrammed Mirror Tutorial

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DIYShowOff Project Gallery

DIYShowOff Home Tour

Sharing here:

2013 Year in Review Link Party

Best DIY Projects of 2013

Top 10 Projects of 2013

Coming soon in early 2014:

  • Open Pantry Before & After
  • Bathroom Makeover
  • Laundry Room Transformation