Of all the DIY projects you've done, which was your favorite?

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I have to say the most rewarding would be the kitchen, because it was 100% family style diy! Myself, my husband and my dad tackled it all; from demo, to installing new cabinets and laying counter top tile, to putting up beadboard walls. Everything was completed by us, so it's really personal. It offered the most challenges and the most dramatic changes. All I know, is we are so glad we have a few before pictures. Otherwise, I don't know if anyone would believe just how bad it was.

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My favorite DIY project would have to be our remodeled kitchen. We kept our existing cabinetry and had granite installed. We removed the upper cabinets from above the sink and installed open shelving for all of my white dishes and silver serving pieces and did the marble and stainless steel backsplash ourselves. It was really fun to turn a very generic tiny kitchen into something so custom.

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I loved how this monogram lampshade turned out I made for my little son's room. It makes such a statement and looks daunting, but I made it in only 30 minutes.

http://dagmarbleasdale.com/2013/03/diy-project-monogram-lampshade/

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Oooo...I have lots of favorites!!! Hard to pick just one.

I love, love, love our spiral staircase! It was probably the most "intense" diy project we've done!

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-spiral-staircase-part-1.html

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2013/04/diy-spiral-staircase-part-2.html

I'd have to say to date, my most favorite room is the guest room. It only took 2 days to put together, and I was able to incorporate things into that room that I already had.

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2013/04/guest-bedroom.html

I really enjoy making chalkboards, and it seems like the chalkboards made out of cabinet doors have been the biggest hit!

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2013/03/up-cycled-cabinet-doors.html

I also love Pallet Art with inspirational words on them...the pallet wall...

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2012/04/shipping-pallets.html

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2012/05/pallet-wall.html

Oh, and the bench made out of a headboard and footboard...

http://made-2-love.blogspot.com/2013/03/up-cycled-headboard-footboard.html

I could go on and on... =)



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The very first YES Spaces DIY YouTube video we did making a Cat in the Hat lamp. I have a soft spot for Dr. Seuss!

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Out of all the DIY projects I've done my favorite is easily the entry table I made for our foyer. It is my favorite because before I made it I'd never made any furniture, not to mention it cost me less than thirty bucks to make. I was so pleased and surprised with how it turned out. It definitely inspired me to make more furniture.

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My favorite DIY project was in our old house in California- a complete bathroom make-over. We tiled what was originally seafoam carpeting (yes, in the bathroom there was seafoam green carpet). We put up beadboard (liquid nails is amazing). I cut trim molding to frame out the builder's grade mirror and I painted the walls a pale gray. It was the main guest bath downstairs and it had a huge impact in feeling like the house was starting to be 'ours'. The entire project cost less than $100 dollars.

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This is a head question, but I would have to say my kitchen. http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/02/decked-out-kitchen-reveal/

Some of my other favorites are...

DIY pantry screen door - http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2012/10/diy-screen-door-for-the-pantry/
Paisley stenciled table - http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2012/05/paisley-stenciled-table/
Paper bag floors - http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/03/paper-bag-floors-a-tutorial/
Penny countertop - http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2012/05/penny-countertop/

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It's hard to say... If I were to choose a small project I'd say the pallet flower box my husband and I made (see link below). But if I were to choose something that had the biggest impact on our living situation it would definitely be renovating our kitchen or bedroom. See our house tour at Migonis Home to see why. :)

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I love love love the pallet wood wall we did in my son's old nursery. It was by far one of my favorite DIY projects because it was cheap and was full of texture and personality.

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My absolute favorite diy would have to be the farmhouse table I built with my husband. We built it from scratch and although it turned out a little longer then we wanted it to be (i have no idea how it happened we measured everything twice) it was perfect. We spend many hours building it and it was a blast.

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I love DIY projects. It is a great way to save money & to create something in your home that gives you a sense of pride & accomplishment. Of all the DIY projects I have done, The Barn Board Ikea Hacked Coffee Table is my favorite. It was actually very easy and took me about 2 hours total. Here is the link, http://cityfarmhouse.com/2013/02/ikea-hacked-barnboard-coffee-table.html. It really completed the room & gave the rustic element I was looking for.

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Faux painting a mural in my kid's rooms and game room when they were babies. I did it with my sister. A great time spent with her and my kids really enjoyed the murals. For me DIY is not about doing it myself, it usually includes my family and a great time spent working on something together.

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My favorite is actually one I did recently-my back patio makeover. My husband and I built our own outdoor dining table based off styles we liked at Pottery Barn, then we bought vintage chairs and reupholstered and painted them. We tried to be as frugal as possible and ended up with a very cool eclectic and budget-friendly space for our family to enjoy!

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Ah... but I'm not done with it yet! My favorite project to date is one that I should complete in the next month or two. It's a pair of chairs that I got for $10 via Craigslist, and they are going to be CRAZY great... it's just taking me forever to get them done. You'll have to keep following my blog to see the end results!

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I made a dress up wardrobe for all of their princess dresses and accessories out of an old dresser for my daughters for one of their Christmas presents.

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My patio chandelier crafted out of an old weathered ladder and mason jars is still making me happy nearly two years later. Between the ladder, the mason jars and the Moravian star lantern I think I might have formed a trifecta of perfection. http://unskinnyboppy.com/2011/04/pottery-barn-inspired-ladder-lantern/

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It’s been a couple of years, but still my favorite DIY project was a ribbon chandelier. Created for a special event for my daughter (who LOVES purple) the chandelier hung above the dining table and pulled the color scheme together. Using three colors of satin ribbon – lavender, purple and white – I created a pattern by knotting cut pieces of ribbon around a metal wreath. It was quite simple to do, yet added so much to the space. Here's a link to the post: http://www.simplifiedbee.com/2011/05/diy-ribbon-chandelier-in-shades-of-purple.html

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My favorite was changing my fireplace glass doors from outdated bronze to modern black. It was my favorite because it was so simple and so cheap and totally improved the look of my room. http://familyfocusblog.com/updating-old-bronze-fireplace-glass-doors/

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I'm really more of a shopper than a DIYer, but over the years we've done a handprint project with members of our extended family. Any family member that stays overnight as a houseguest gets to make a handprint canvas. We use 10 x 10" canvases and I paint a solid background. Then with a contrasting color, I paint our guest's hand and they press it onto the canvas. We use the canvases along the wall in our upstairs hallway. Not only is it beautiful and colorful, but it's a great way to remember all the lovely times we've shared in our home as well as make our guests feel treasured and included.

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I think my favorite is my laundry room! We redid the whole room, top to bottom for only $157 (yay!). Since I'm the only one who uses that room, I really sat down and thought about what I love, what colors speak to me, what designs make me happy, regardless of the trends or what anyone else might think. I'm so happy with the results! You can check out here, and get some ideas to redo your own home on a tiny little budget: http://www.viewalongtheway.com/2013/01/laundry-room-reveal/

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What are you going to ask next, who's my favorite child? (I'll tell you later...)
I'm going to hedge and give a couple... My first major upholstery project was fixing up a pair of Craigslist chairs and I went bold: glossy red paint with turquoise chevron fabric. I'm also crazy about our foyer table which was rescued from a boring existence with a little elbow grease and some milk paint. Oh, and I blatantly ripped off a sunburst mirror from Pinterest and LOVE the way it turned out. But there honestly aren't many DIY projects that I don't adore... even if they're a complete flop, just trying to redo something and give it a new life is half the fun!
Here are the links:
http://ciburbanity.com/2013/01/23/redo-in-red-chevron-diy-upholstered-arm-chairs/
http://ciburbanity.com/2012/07/31/sweatin-with-the-oldies-milk-paint/
http://ciburbanity.com/2013/01/30/joy-and-pain-sunburst-mirror-and-rain/

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My Tire Table I did for Creating with the Stars this year is my favorite DIY project yet. I started off very unsure of how I was going to make this tire into something I'd be proud to claim as my project. In the end, it turned out to be something I was not only proud to compete with, but something I really love having in my living room. We use it every day, most of the project was free, and it looks awesome.

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