Best of 2014 Year End Review

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I can’t believe it’s the end of 2014, this year has flown by.  I am grateful for so many things that have come into my life this year.  This year I’m touring with a bunch of my favorite blogging friends for our 2014 Best of Year End Review, if you aren’t already following them, check them out!  Here is a recap & highlights of 2014!

My favorite DIY Project this year is:

The DIY Crank Table I made.  I had so much fun designing and making this table.  This project has given me some great ideas for 2015.

DIYFauxCrankTableEOY2014

My favorite Room makeover: 

It’s hard to pick one so I’m choosing two!

My DIY kitchen cabinet makeover (hard to believe this room used to be my least favorite room in the house).

DIY Kitchen Cabinets - 2014 End of Year Review

My living room makeover, I am still loving the dark wall, Knights Armor by Olympic Paint. Click on the image to see the whole room makeover!

Living Room Makeover - Olympic Paint #sponsored - 2014 Year End Review

 

My favorite new tool:

My Ridgid Drill, I’ve used this on so many projects this year, still can’t get over how light this thing is!

Favorite Tool - 2014 Year End Review

Opportunities in 2014:

Going to New York to see the Good Housekeeping Labs with Olympic Paint and getting to hang out with one of my best blogging buddies,Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things, in Manhattan, it was so much fun to have a girls night out in New York with her.

Jeanette of Snazzy Little Things meeting up in Manhattan 2014

Good Housekeeping Labs with Olympic Paint #sponsored, 2014 Year End Review

2014 Feature:

I was thrilled to be featured in  the October issue of Women’s Day Magazine!

Dio Home Improvements Woman's Day Magazine Feature

2014 Highlight:

I was honored to do a Fire Station Room Makeover!

Fire Station Room Makeover 2014 Year End Review

Blog Projects:

I love being a part of the Rock Your Knockoff Tours.  Myself and a group of my blogging friends do these knockoff projects periodically throughout the year! Click on the image to see all  my knockoff’s.

Knockoff Tours

The first of what I hope will be many Secret Santa Blog Tour.  I had so much fun with this project, I can’t wait to do it again in 2015!

2014 Secret Sant Blog Tour - DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments

Favorite Frugal Projects:

Let’s face it I’m not Rockefeller so some  projects I have to get creative with saving money.  I still can’t believe I was able to make smocked curtains for less than $13.00 per window! The DIY Clipboard art and Fish Impression art both were free or practically free for me to make too.

Last but not least I’m so grateful for my readers and blog friends, you guys all make blogging so much fun.  Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings to all of us!  If you missed the 2013 Year in Review post check it out here.

2014 Year End Review #bestof2014

Looking forward to sharing what 2015 brings to me and seeing what it brings for all of you, thank you for being a part of 2014!

 


17 comments for “Best of 2014 Year End Review

  1. January 6, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Love love love your drive, ingenuity, and creativity, Dria.
    I loved looking and reminiscing about your amazing talent.
    Happy New Year!

  2. January 5, 2015 at 6:55 am

    All the mentioned things are wonderful here but i’ve have to pick from this lot, your room makeover would go first. I believe that was fantastic. Also, i dint knew about your Fire Station Room Makeoever. will see that too.

  3. January 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Dria, It has been such a joy getting to know you this year and look forward to what 2015 has in store for all of us! Thanks for sharing your inspiring posts, it’s hard to choose a favorite!
    Tami

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Aww thank you Tami, I have enjoyed getting to know you and so many of your projects this year too can’t wait to see what we do in 2015 too!

  4. January 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Awwww…thanks so much for including me in your round up. I admire your style and good business sense, Dria! I’ve learned a LOT from you already and I’m excited to see where 2015 takes you. I love your kitchen makeover, but that crank table is to DIE for. I hope we can hit NYC again someday!!!! xoxo

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Aww Thanks Jeanette! I hope we get back to NYC soon!! You know how much I LOVE your style, can’t wait to see what you do in 2015!

  5. December 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Busy Year Dria! Can’t wait to see what you tacklein 2015 🙂

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you Sammi! I hope you have a fantastic 2015!

  6. December 30, 2014 at 8:09 am

    You’ve had a great year! You kitchen makeover really shows what you can do with some elbow grease and ingenuity. Love the color you used on your cabinets! I look forward to seeing what you share in 2015.

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you Paula, I hope you have a fantastic New Year and can’t wait to see what 2015 brings for you!

  7. December 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Dria…you had a fabulous year and I’m looking forward to seeing what you creat in the new year:) Loving your crank table too!

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you so much Wendi! I can’t wait to see what we all do in 2015!

  8. chris aka monkey
    December 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    dria scrolling back and forth i have to pick the fish art first ha ha,,but your kitchen was a wow as was your living room,the crank table was awesome,i loved your Christmas decor you had a productive year thanks for sharing it all xx happy new year xx

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Aww Chris I hope you have a wonderful 2015! Thank you for being such an awesome reader I look forward to seeing your comments all the time!

  9. December 29, 2014 at 11:02 am

    These are great Dio. I love all these and the firehouse is awesome transformation for sure.

    • Dria
      January 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa! I hope you have a beautiful 2015!

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