I have said it before, but picking favorite projects is like picking favorite kids--it is just not right.
But, each year I do have some projects that I really enjoyed creating. Usually my favorites are something new that I have not made before or they include a new technique or look.
Here are my 5 favorite projects from this past year:
In fifth place is this kitchen island I made. I have made many islands over the years, but this one was a little different. I liked the crate "drawer" I included and the tool tote towel holder.
Favorite number 4 is the coffee table I made from pallet 2"x 4"s. I learned a lot while making this and am gearing up to make another one soon.
This rustic bar made from an old door is my third favorite project from the year. I had this door for years (I think it made two moves with me), and all of sudden I knew what to make with it. It was also the first time I had made a wine rack this way. I donated the bar to an auction for our schools booster club and it raised almost $1000.
In the runner-up position is the industrial farmhouse shelf I made using wire bread trays I found at a thrift store. I would have kept it if I had a place for it, but it found a new home.
My favorite project of the year was this pallet picnic table. It was easy to make and I had fun painting it. And who doesn't love a picnic?
There you have it, my favorite projects from this past year. I guess they show that I like to build with pallets and reclaimed wood, I like creating bigger furniture projects, I like to try new things, build things I have never built before. Thank you for visiting and reading Beyond the Picket Fence, for commenting and sharing. Here's to 2017 🙌--more building and creating, more sharing!