The Best of 2016

Have you ever heard the saying “the nights are long but the years are short”? It’s so true. Wow, did this year go fast! I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the projects I completed this year, while looking ahead to projects  I hope to complete in 2017.

Our big project of the year was our kitchen makeover. I spent years dreaming about making this room over, and for it to finally happen was amazing!

Kitchen before feature img

Kitchen Makeover After


Another favorite of mine was my refinishing my pedestal table and the ladder back chairs.

neutral family room decorating farmhouse style



My husband was pretty exhausted after the kitchen makeover, so the rest of our projects for the year were much lighter. One small project with big impact was the DIY shelves and desk area for my daughter’s dorm room.

DIY Shelves


My organized linen closet was really popular with you guys!

organized linen closet


We blogger’s love sharing home tours, and I shared several last year, starting with St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Home Tours


My Summer Bar Cart was another favorite.

Summer Bar Cart The Honeycomb Home


In addition to home tours, I also participated in a garden tour, where I shared my  side yard makeover.

Side Garden After


Late summer into fall I worked on some furniture flips. Starting with my nightstand makeover.

Farmhouse nightstand makeover


As well as this dresser makeover.

DIY Barnwood Dresser Makeover After



Before I knew it, it was fall. Then I got busy with this cotton wreath.

Fall Decorating - Cotton Wreath wrapped with twine


Next up, the fall home tours began.

all Mantel Decorating ideas TheHoneycombHome


I was really inspired this fall, and the projects kept flowing. This inexpensive little fall vignette was one of my favorites.

Fall Decorating Ideas


Soon after that, I got Christmas crazy and worked on some Christmas projects, like this Christmas tree wall art and DIY Christmas pillows. In a flash,  it was time for Christmas home tours.

Farmhouse Christmas Hone Tour -Christmas Mantel the Honeycomb Home


Thanks to all of you who have followed along with me this year, it means more to me than you know! I have SO many project ideas for 2017, if I accomplish even half of them I will be happy. There are several things that top my to-do list for the upcoming year. Starting with finishing my niece’s kitchen makeover, and making over her dining room. We are finding ways to makeover that entire space on a shoestring budget! My younger daughter’s dark bedroom is going to get a light and bright refresh. Also on the list is a makeover in my mother’s kitchen. And the thing I really hope to accomplish above all, is a makeover in my living room. That will be the most involved one for sure,  I’m hoping my husband might be up for another One Room Challenge!

I have a good feeling about 2017, Happy New Year!

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