10 Most Popular DIY Projects of 2015

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2015 - By Girl in the Garage

In a few days one chapter in our lives will end and another begins.  While we all look forward with anticipation to the promise of a new year with new hopes and goals, let’s reflect on the pleasant memories from 2015.  What will you remember most about the past year?  I hope the positives outweigh any negatives.  The most impactful event for us personally was the birth of our third beautiful son in October, and a big event for me in blogging this year was the launch of my second site DIY Furniture Makeovers.

The purpose of this blog is to inspire you to be more creative and step outside your comfort zone with your own makeovers and upcycles.  Here’s a countdown of my 10 most popular DIY projects from 2015 – I hope you’ve been inspired by some of them!

**Click any of the post titles below to be taken to the full tutorial for that project.

10.  Decoupage Bookcase Makeover

French Decoupage Bookcase Makeover - Girl in the Garage

9.  DIY Pillows From Metallic Napkins

DIY Napkin Pillows - Girl in the Garage

8.  Repurposed Jewelry Box to Mail Organizer

Repurposed Jewelry Box to Mail Organizer - Girl in the Garage

7.  Blue Grain Sack Chair Makeover

Vintage Grain Sack Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

6.  Pottery Barn Inspired Trunk Bedside Tables

Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Trunk Tables - Girl in the Garage

5.  Anthropologie Inspired Industrial Dresser Makeover

Anthropologie Inspired Industrial Dresser Makeover - Girl in the Garage

4.  DIY Tiered Display Stand From Thrift Store Pieces

DIY Tiered Display Stand from Thrift Store Pieces - Girl in the Garage

3.  Upcycled Yard Sale “Window” Art

Upcycled Yard Sale "Window" Art - Girl in the Garage

2.  Nailhead Vanity Makeover

Nailhead Vanity Makeover - Girl in the Garage

And my number one most popular project for 2015 was…..

My IKEA Rast Suitcase Dresser which now resides in my oldest son’s bedroom:

IKEA Hack DIY Suitcase Dresser - Girl in the Garage

Other popular posts (not from 2015) that are still going strong…

* Easy DIY Infinity Scarf from a T-Shirt *

Easy DIY Infinity Scarf From a T-Shirt - Girl in the Garage

* French Decoupage Desk Makeover *

French Decoupage Desk Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I haven’t gotten to paint as much since Baby E was born in October, but I’m hoping to get him on a consistent nap schedule soon so I can get back to my favorite creative outlet.  🙂

Which of these projects was your favorite in 2015?


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6 Comments on 10 Most Popular DIY Projects of 2015

  1. Suzanne
    December 29, 2015 at 7:08 am (2 years ago)

    All of your 2015 projects are wonderful, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the ‘Blue Grain Sack Chair’ – so pretty! Look forward to seeing what you share in 2016.
    Happy New Year,
    Pieced Pastimes

  2. Marie from The Interior Frugalista
    December 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen, they are all fabulous projects. I think it might have been the suitcase dresser or decoupaged desk that introduced me to your work, can’t remember which one. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2016. Happy New Year!

    • Jen
      January 5, 2016 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Marie! Happy New Year!! xo

  3. Mary Vitullo
    December 31, 2015 at 8:44 am (2 years ago)

    All great projects. I look forward to following along with you in 2016. Happy New Year, Jen.

    • Jen
      January 5, 2016 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you – Happy New Year to you too, Mary!

  4. Ellie LaJuett
    January 15, 2016 at 8:02 am (2 years ago)

    Wow, fabulous ideas and beautifully done!


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