During the last few days of the year, bloggers from hither and yon post round-ups of their favorite projects of the year. Sadly, for this blogger, I basically spent an entire year on one. single. project. Needless to say, I don’t really have 10 amazing projects that I think are worth sharing again. But, did you see those walls?!?
So, instead of trying to resurrect some of my admittedly ‘meh’ projects from this year to round out a top 10 list, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite projects from other bloggers. And since I am a HomeRight ambassador and LOVE all of their products, I’m doing a round up of my top 10 favorite projects from other bloggers who used HomeRight tools. That’s not a super catchy title, so I’m just calling it My Favorite HomeRight Projects of 2014.
My Favorite HomeRight Projects of 2014
1. DIY Embossed State Art via Bliss at Home – I have never heat embossed (or regular embossed) anything in my life, but this tutorial makes me want to emboss everything in sight! Kristin used the HomeRight Heat Pro Deluxe II Heat Gun for this project, and you can find various embossing powders on Amazon or in craft stores.
2. Gold Snake Bowl via Rain on a Tin Roof – Finally, something chic to do with those fake toy snakes that scare the crap out of me. This really looks like something Nate Berkus would design, doesn’t it? Jenna used the HomeRight Heat Pro Deluxe II Heat Gun for this project.
3. DIY Cane Bench Makeover via 11 Magnolia Lane – With the help of a paint sprayer, Christy updated a tired, thrift store bench into a glamorous beauty. I love the choice of the dalmatian print upholstery fabric. She used the HomeRight Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer for this project.
4. Ikea Greek Key Dresser Hack via 11 Magnolia Lane – Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane wowed again by turning a super basic Ikea Tarva dresser into a beautiful statement piece. I’m sure that all of those miter cuts took a while, but the time she spent on this project was worth it! She used the HomeRight Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer for this project.
5. Updated Bedside Table via The DIY Villiage – Using some vinyl lettering to mask areas of the original finish, Matt and Jacque updated a wood toned side table with a fresh coat of paint. After removing the vinyl lettering, the original finish shone through with a sweet message for a guest bedroom. They used the HomeRight Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer for this project.
6. Beautiful Board and Batten via Ask Anna Moseley – My personal style doesn’t lend itself to board and batten, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think it can be gorgeous in the right room. The combination of gray and white will be forever chic, and the paneling looks great in this traditional dining room. Anna also used the HomeRight Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer for this project.
7. Updated Credenza via 11 Magnolia Lane – Gloss paint can be a scary proposition. It shows every brush stroke and every flaw in a piece of furniture. But Amy transformed this mid-century estate sale piece into something that works beautifully in her home office with a high gloss white paint. She used HomeRight Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer for this project. Hmmm…I’m noticing a trend!
8. Easy Embossed Mason Jar Lid Ornaments via Addicted to DIY – Like I said before, I have never embossed anything, but now the rusty wheels in my head are spinning. These cork and mason jar lid ornaments and fun, but the embossed Christmas designs make them even more interesting. Katie used the HomeRight Heat Pro Deluxe II Heat Gun for this project.
9. Embossed Serving Utensils via Simply Designing – More embossing?!? Yep, I’m loving it! I really only thought you could emboss on paper, but seeing all of these other mediums are really getting me excited. These wooden utensils are really creative. Ashley used the HomeRight Heat Pro Deluxe II Heat Gun for this project.
10. After Beach Clean Up Tank via 11 Magnolia Lane – Okay, this one just blew my mind. It’s such a simple concept, but I know that I never would have thought of it myself. Christy turned a deck sprayer (!) into a sand clean up sprayer. She lives near the beach, so she brings it in her trunk on beach days…and no one in her family has to stand in the shower line to clean the sand off their feet. Brilliant. Christy used the HomeRight Deck Pro 3-Gallon Tank Sprayer (and a custom vinyl sticker) for this project.
So, obviously, I need to do some embossing and some more furniture painting the in the coming year! I have already upgraded my heat gun to the one with the digital display, and I can tell you it is awesome. I am going to pick up a Finish Max Pro in January (I already know the Fine Finish Max is the bees knees). I’m really looking forward to another year of creating some great things with HomeRight tools.
Here’s to 2015!
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