We only have one day left in 2020 and for many people, that is great news! The best of 2020 is not a phrase most people will use. This year will likely go down in history as the year that shall not be named and remembered by the massive shortage of toilet paper. Generations from now kids will ask their parents why people howl at 8pm and why deep freezers are all the rage. But despite all the downfalls of 2020, I have to say I am grateful. Yes, grateful. This year was definitely not short on challenges, but it also brought many opportunities to grow, learn and evolve. So let’s take a look back at the best of 2020 with my top 10 posts of the year.
Best of 2020 | Top 10 Posts
Coming in at number ten for the best of 2020 is my DIY Cable Railing which we just completed for the fall One Room Challenge. This project was a long time in the making and one Barry and I didn’t see eye to eye on. Well…..let’s just say that I won, and he finally realizes my idea was awesome! Full tutorial coming soon 😉
As crazy as it might seem to some, staying as busy as possible during 2020 was the best way for me to maintain my sanity! So jumping into the fall One Room Challenge for six weeks of DIY and design seemed appropriate. I always felt like our family room was just shy of where it could be, and sure enough, our new railing, fireplace, and wet bar pushed it over the edge!
At number eight, is my DIY Giant Block Tower Yard Game. I definitely miss the days of spending an afternoon on the patio of our favorite brewery playing giant Jenga, but when life hands you lemons, this girl adds some vodka! While we couldn’t enjoy traditional summer fun, we definitely played a few virtual games with friends this year. This simple DIY is one that anyone can do and provides hours of entertainment.
Even though we completed our home office several years ago, it is still a fan favorite. For me, this is one of my favorite projects we have done. Before we tackled this space, the door was often left closed because it was just that BAD. Our IKEA makeover completely transformed this room into a highly functioning dual home office that definitely made the 2020 WFH transition easier!
Since vacations were not a thing in 2020, we brought our beach getaway to us and added a DIY stock tank pool 🙂 Just add margaritas! It’s the perfect way to stay cool in the heat of the summer but leaves us plenty of room to enjoy the rest of our backyard. Here is to hoping 2021 allows for a legit pool party!
One of my ongoing goals in life is to be more organized and my necklace situation was getting out of control. What can I say? I have never met a clearance rack of necklaces that I could successfully walk away from, haha! With limited space and not a lot of money, I came up with the perfect solution to keep things organized, untangled, and hidden.
In case you haven’t noticed by now, I kind of have a thing for IKEA! My modern planter hack came in at number four in 2020. These inexpensive trash cans were my budget friendly solution to a tall modern planter. They also earned me a spot on Apartment Therapy’s top Ikea Hacks!
When I set out to find an affordable solution for new dining room seating I was blown away by how expensive chairs had become. Since our dining room is only used when we have friends and family over (which didn’t happen in 2020), I was not about to spend my life savings. So I DIYed a pair of hairpin leg benches for less than $100! Take that 2020!
When we made over our backyard for the One Room Challenge, we built all new patio furniture inspired by a high end set from Restoration Hardware, including this dining table. I received so many requests for a tutorial, I finally spilled the beans on the full build. Don’t worry. You can do it, I can help! 😉
The full tutorial on how to build our outdoor sofas has been my most popular post for the third year in a row! I never imagined you would fall in love with these when I decided to build them for our patio makeover! They are relatively easy to build and I have received so MANY tags and DMs with all of your builds. I absolutely love seeing them, so keep them coming! If you build them, use the hashtag #garrisonstreetsofas on Instagram 😉
Thank you all so much for your amazing support in 2020! I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you follow along on my DIY home design journey. I literally could not do this without you! You are the best part of my 2020! I wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2021, hopefully free of quarantine!
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