Top 10 Posts of 2019

Top 10 projects 2019

Happy New Year everyone!  I can’t believe that it’s officially 2020.  It’ll take me half a year to get used to writing that! Before I jump into new blog content for 2020, I wanted to reflect on 2019.  It was a great year for Handmade Weekly.  I was able to work with some amazing brands this past year.  I connected with other awesome bloggers, participated in my first One Room Challenge, and totally revamped the website.  The website saw over 800% growth versus 2018 which is pretty awesome! It’s been quite a ride and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for Handmade Weekly.  Here are the top 10 blog posts of 2019.

Top 10 Posts of 2019

#10 IKEA Myrheden HackIkea MYRHEDEN Hack

I should have also mentioned in my intro that my photography skills have significantly improved throughout the year as well.  YIKES!  Funny thing about this hack is that IKEA now makes a black version of the Myrheden.  At the time that I did this hack they only had a gold version so I spray painted it.  It’ll be an even easier hack now!

#9 DIY Marathon Medal DisplayDIY Marathon Medal Display

I made this marathon medal display for my husband as an anniversary gift.  He was so surprised and totally loved it.  He’s run 3 additional half marathons since so now the entire bottom row is filled up.

#8 DIY Ironing Board & Iron Holder

DIY Ironing board and iron holder free woodworking plans

This DIY ironing board and iron holder was such an easy project.  It was even better that I made it 100% from scrap wood so it didn’t cost me a thing!

#7 IKEA Hyllis Hack – Rolling Cart

Ikea Hyllis Hack Rolling cart

My IKEA Hyllis hack was one of my favorite projects.  It was also featured as one of the top 10 Ikea Hacks on!

#6 Kalamata Olive Bread

Kalamata Olive Bread

I love making no knead dutch oven bread and have played around with a few new recipes over the past year.  This kalamata olive recipe is delicious.  My husband requests it on a regular basis!

#5 How to Remove Floor Tile

How to remove floor tile - One room challenge week 2

I participated in the spring One Room Challenge this year and it was a ton of fun.  It’s a requirement that you post your progress each week so I figured instead of doing a simple progress post I’d also include a tutorial on how to remove floor tile.  I didn’t think it would be a big hit but low and behold, it’s the 5th most popular post of the year.  Maybe I should post more of this kind of stuff in 2020.  Let me know your thoughts.

#4 Soft Chew Dog Treats

homemade soft chew dog treats

This recipe is perfect for aging dogs when their teeth are more brittle and they need softer treats.  Young pups love them too though!

#3 DIY Modern Industrial Desk

DIY Modern Industrial Desk Free Plans


This modern industrial desk was my submission to the builders challenge.  I love it and I’m actually sitting at it as I type up this post!

#2 How to Easily Remove Old Caulk

I guess I’m not the only one that is terrible at caulking and needs to remove and redo their embarrassing caulk jobs! 😉

#1 DIY Custom Closet – IKEA Tarva & IKEA Ivar Hack

DIY Closet with Ikea Dressers

I can’t say that I’m surprised that my closet rang in at number 1.  I was so impressed with how it turned out and I still smile every time I walk in there.  There are actually two more closets that need attention in my house so I’m sure more DIY closet tutorials will be coming in 2020.

Which of the top 10 blog posts for 2019 was your favorite?

Any requests or suggestions for tutorials, recipes or free printables in 2020?

Thanks so much for all of the support and following along on my DIY journey!

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