Here are the most popular DIY, design, and renovation projects for the year of 2021 on the Organized-ish blog and social media accounts.
2021 was a year of stretching my DIY skills to the max. In January I had never even used a power saw of any kind before, and by November I had not only gotten comfortable building things from scratch, but became a brand ambassador for a national tool company. My oh my, I have grown up into a big girl! Here are the most popular projects I did this year.
1. Dining Room Moulding
This is hands down the project I’m most proud of, and luckily it was the crowd favorite from 2021, too! I promise you, I had never used a miter saw in my life before this. After some YouTube tutorials and a lot of trial and error, I created this picture frame moulding around my dining room all by myself. Even professional contractors thought I hired a pro to do it.
2. The Living Room Makeover
This was the most anticipated reveal I’ve ever had on my social media, mostly because I worked on it for months. We faux-whitewashed the old stained fireplace, we painted the ceiling (which was a total disaster at first), and we redecorated the whole room. I shared the entire process on my Instagram Stories, including blood, sweat and tears, and everyone said they felt like they were right there with me. We were all relieved when it was finally done.
3. Bedroom Remodel Using Modsy Design Services
Back in early Spring, I used Modsy to remodel my bedroom. This wasn’t a sponsored post and Modsy didn’t even know I had a blog, but my review of how the process worked went viral on Pinterest within a few days of posting for the first time. Since then, I have tried and reviewed their main competitor Havenly, compared the two to see which was best, as well as experimented with the exterior design service Yardzen. I have to admit, I’m a huge fan of e-design!
4. Popcorn Ceiling Makeover
I remodeled my son’s bedroom during a Woodgrain design competition, and the accent wall was supposed to be the star of the show. But when I covered the popcorn ceiling with cedar planking, the internet lost their minds. The accent wall was instantly overshadowed by this super easy and simple project. I still get messages about it now, at least once a week. Truth: it really is a showstopper when you open the door to his small room. It couldn’t be more perfect.
5. Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Remodel
Back in July I attended the Haven Conference for bloggers, and I sent a video submission to Home Depot in hopes of having them help me convert a small bathroom in Organized-ish HQ (aka my home office in the basement) to be accessible for my brother to use. Fast forward to the last day of the event…I won! The reveal is still under wraps right now, but I’ll get to show you this GORGEOUS bathroom very soon! I have a feeling it’s going to be my most-viewed reveal ever. You can catch up on the process here.
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