My Top 15 DIY & Project Posts in 2015

All in all, 2015 has been a great year at Monica Wants It. In order to celebrate 2016, I wanted to highlight my 15 most visited project/makeover/DIY posts in 2015. Most were published in 2015, but #1 is actually from January 2012 and is my most popular post EVER. Kick back and enjoy!

#15 // Print Your Own Custom Ribbon

Print your own custom ribbon at home in a variety of colors/finishes via

#14 // 2015 Fall Home Tour

Gold, white & coral fall home tour (living/dining room) via

#13 // Five Tips for Decorating New Spaces

DIY bronze to brass lamp tutorial via

#12 // DIY Coral & Gold Dipped Pumpkin

DIY gold dipped coral pumpkin tutorial via

#11 // DIY Picture Frame Gift Wrap Organizer

Make a gift wrap, ribbon and tissue paper organizing station using a large picture frame via

#10 // DIY Metallic Gold Striped Kate Spade Inspired Vases

In under 5 minutes and $5 you can make a DIY gold foil striped Kate Spade inspired vase via

#9 // Guest Room Makeover

Tips and ideas for creating a boutique hotel inspired bedroom via

#8 // White, Gold & Red Holiday Tablescape

A beautiful red, white and gold holiday tablescape with a faceted vase that is actually a toothbrush holder.

#7 // DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Bois Desk

This blogger turned an old sawhorse desk into a Pottery Barn Teen inspired faux bois gold sawhorse desk. DIY tutorial via

#6 // DIY Foil Art Using a Laminator

Use a laminator and foil sheets to create your own DIY foil typography art via

#5 // Glam Gold Sitting Area Makeover

A sitting area gets a makeover featuring a gorgeous gold table, leather chair and desk/bar via

#4 // Console Table Makeover

A dated cherry console table gets new life with some spray paint and new knobs. It looks gorgeous in this blogger's home office. via

#3 // Black, White & Gold Office Reveal

A small spare bedroom gets turned into a blogging home office. The black, white & gold color scheme is gorgeous, and there are many affordable DIY ideas in this post via

#2 // Dear Neighbors: I Love Your Dog, Why Don’t You? 

Not a DIY project, but a highly shared recent post that means the world to me.

A must read post for any dog lover or dog owner.

#1 // Staining Oak Cabinets an Espresso Color

Turn your oak or pine cabinets into espresso cabinets using ONE amazing product. Head to for this and other fab tutorials.

And there you have it…my top posts from 2015! I had a bunch more, but these were the most visited, and I am so grateful to each and every one of you who reads, pins, comments and supports this blog. This blog is truly a labor of love, and I look forward to bringing you all more awesomeness in 2016.

Top 15 posts in 2015 at She has many great, affordable ideas for making your home more beautiful and glam.

Be back on January 1 with my 16 resolutions goals for 2016 and a kitchen renovation update is also on the way. Have a safe and happy new year! I’m linking up to the fabulous Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality.



  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    December 28, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    These are all so fabulous and I look forward to more inspiration.

  2. North of Chic
    December 30, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I seriously love your blog!!! I am not really a DIYer, but I am totally trying the Kate Spade inspired vases. Love it all…..I wish I could have you come over and you can do all my stuff and I'll supply you with unlimited wine :)Happy 2016!!xo

  3. Melanie QueMeansWhat
    December 30, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Great wrap up, Monica! You have more design talent in your pinky that I have entirely! Go girl!

  4. A.M.
    December 30, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    YAAAAAAS! So excited to try all of these out! We are moving into a house in two weeks and I will have lots more room for more DIY projects!