Best of 2016: Favourite Makeovers & Most Popular Posts

Happy New Year, everyone!

Did 2016 whip by as quickly for you as it did for me?

Looking back at 2016, it’s hard to believe how much has happened since then and how much has changed around here.

Last January I shared my goals and plans for the year, and it was fun to read back on them this December and see how many we’ve accomplished; while others we shelved for another year (or perhaps, forever).

I’ll be chatting about my goals a little more next week; but today I’m here to share my Best of 2016! My favourite as well as the best or most popular and most read posts that I shared in 2016!

Here are my 5 Favourite Makeovers from 2016


My favourite projects are always the big room makeovers.

I love a good before and after.

And this year we tackled two (and a half) rooms as part of the Spring and Fall One Room Challenges.

In the spring, we gave our living room a facelift (even though it has already changed a good deal with the addition of our new fireplace right before Christmas).

Living Room Makeover Reveal

Living Room Makeover

This past Spring, I also took part in the Frogtape Paintover Challenge and we gave our basement a completely new look! We love how bright and fun this space is now…

square FrogTape Paintover Challenge Basement Family Room Makeover Reveal DIY-7

Basement Family Room Makeover

Another late spring project was tackling our poorly cared for and damaged lawn; we were so thrilled with how easily we were able to improve it…

Before and After of our lawn makeover with Scotts before and after

Lawn Makeover Project

As part of the Fall One Room Challenge, we took on our Master Bedroom. Originally it was going to just be our walk-in closet, but it seemed to snowball into the bedroom as well. But I’m super thrilled with the results (#allthehearteyes for that rug!).


Master Bedroom Makeover


Walk-in Closet Makeover 


But makeover reveals are not the only posts that are popular;  

here are my most read posts from 2016! 

The most read post that I published in 2016 was…

These tips on how to keep your house tidy in the real world will change your life - 15 awesome habits to develop so you can quite struggling with a messy home

Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy  {with kids, pets, and a job}

Also popular?

20 Incredible and Inspiring Small Pantry Organization Ideas and Makeovers at thehappyhousie.com

Small Pantry Organization Ideas!

Should I paint it How to decide if you should paint that wooden piece of furniture

How to Decide if You Should Paint Your Wooden Furniture


Our Lakehouse Waterside Home Tour

Craft Room Makeover Reveal

Craft Room Tour

Fall Dining Room

Fall Home Tour


Small Walk-in Closet Makeover Ideas


Our Classic Christmas Living Room

25 Inspiring Outdoor Rooms

25 Insanely Inspiring Outdoor Rooms

Before and After of our lawn makeover with Scotts before and after

Our Before & After Lawn Makeover Project 


Today I’m thrilled to be joining up with an amazing group of blogging friends who are also sharing their very best and most popular posts of 2016!

A little more inspiration

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street


The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors



The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle


32 Bloggers share their Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016. Study trends and plan ahead for 2017.
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  1. Yes, 2016 went by way too fast! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty, I’m excited to have found your blog and now going to check all these posts out. Your house is beautiful and so my colors!

    1. Thank you, Danielle! I was so happy with how much it improved! And I can’t wait to tackle our lawn in our back yard this spring!

    1. Aw, thanks Cassie! It’s probably my favourite as far as actually improving my life function! And I guess that’s kind of an important factor…

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