We hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying some down time before the new year. We thought we would end up 2017 the way we closed out 2016. We are going to post some of our favorites from the year this week, and today we are starting out with our favorite projects that we completed this year. Some are bigger than others, but each one made a positive impact on our lives, and they were popular with our readers. So join us to take a walk down memory lane this week before we say good-bye to 2017.
This by far was our most popular project this year, and yet it was a simple one. Everyone loves an IKEA hack, and that’s exactly what this was. Yankee simply took three small shelves, painted them, and added them to the blank wall at the end of our cabinets, and all of a sudden, we had some great storage space for our cookbooks. To see how it happened, you can read the post here.
Our second favorite project was also done by Yankee. He created our mudroom from a space that started out as a closet. It wasn’t working for us, so we tore it out and created this awesome space. Go here to see the before and after.
Adding new wallpaper to the tiny powder room in Mom’s house was another one of our faves this year. To see the reveal, go here.
The thought that children were actually attending school in this shack is still hard for us to believe. So, that brings us to our fourth favorite project for 2017. It was building a school in Laos. Be sure to read this post to see the after. Sadly, our dear Singaporean friend Raymond Chew, who was the leader on this build, was killed in Singapore on his bicycle when he was struck by a hit and run driver. It happened last month. We have all known Raymond for several years, and he was truly the nicest man we ever have known.
It just involved paint, but our final favorite project was when Mom painted the laundry room in her house. It freshened up the room and gave it a truly updated look.
So, that’s it for our final big projects this year. We had a ton of little projects that you can see by going to projects in our toolbar at the top of the blog. Enjoy.