Saturday, January 28, 2012

12 Clever DIY Solutions for Display, Storage, Photos, Lighting, Floors, and Doors (1st Project of the Year Party Features)

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Wow! Oh, wow! "I wish I had thought of that!...and that!...and that!...oh, and that, too!" That has been my response as I've been checking out all the projects linked up to the 1st Project of the Year Party. How about a dozen projects that capture the essence of clever DIY happening out in blogland these days? Well, you've got it! Eleven bloggers with 12 clever and beautiful DIY solutions throughout their homes. Enjoy, salivate, and bask in the inspiration!!

Bookcase as room divider from Jennifer Rizzo

Faux fireplace with pallet shelves at The DIY Showoff

DIY photo backdrop at The DIY Showoff

$11 DIY tripod lamp at Pondered Primed Perfected {P3}

Hiding an awkward window at Blue Roof Cabin

gray painted floor
Stenciled sub-floor transformation tutorial at Lovely etc.

Dresser as sideboard at Interior Salvage

Converted dresser drawer for hideaway printer storage at PB&J Stories

Adding height and center storage to a dresser at Fussy Monkey Business

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Thanks for your inspiration, you oh-so-clever DIY geniuses, you! I appreciate you linking up your genius creations and including the party button in your post. Please grab this special feature button made for your featured posts!

3 Days Left!
You have until January 31 to link up your inspiring projects!!
There are 12 prizes and a magazine feature at stake!
If you don't have a project, there are still ways to enter to win prizes!
Go straight to the 1st Project of the Year Party!!

1st Project of the Year Party Features:

10 Home Organization Projects
10 Amazing Room Makeovers
5 Fabulous Projects for Kids & Babies
5 Amazing Round DIY Projects
12 Stunning DIY Furniture Makeovers

More features on the way! Link up now!


  1. Great inspiration! Thanks for the introduction to a couple of blogs I was not familiar with. xo, Sherry

  2. Wow! Wond3erful inspirations! That stenciled floor is amazing!! Talk about taking the time to create!! Wowzers

  3. These are some of the best I've seen. Clever, functional, and stylish. Doesn't look like DIY at all...more like custom work. Kudos to all!

  4. wow-what fabulous ideas! loving that paisley floor! all the projects you have featured in the series are incredible and to go visit a few sites now...

  5. Thank you so much for including my hide-away printer!!

    So many amazing and clever rpojects!


  6. Amy, I'm really enjoying looking at all the features. Sometimes going through all the links at a successful party can be overwhelming and I like how you are breaking them down in to groups to feature. There are some really talented people out there!

  7. All such great ideas!! Off to check out a few blogs that are new-to-me! ;o)


  8. Thanks for heading up this awesome contest and for incluidng my floors in your features! It has been so fun checking out all the great projects linked up.

  9. WOOPEE! I was featured!! I was so surprised to see my sideboard to dresser!!! Thanks so much! WOOPEE..

  10. I'm doing the happy dance!!! Thank you, you sweet thing, for featuring my tripod floor lamp! I had such a hard time linking that one up...I still don't know what was wrong but it took DAYS! Some pretty cool stuff is going on out there...must go browse.
    Thanks again!


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