Top Ten Posts for 2021

It’s January 7th already! In a blink of an eye, we left 2021 and entered 2022.

Seriously, the older I get, the faster time moves!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to look back over the last year to see some of our most popular posts and projects.

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numbers 9 & 10

The toy fire truck was a custom piece we did for one of our clients. This toy fire truck was covered in rust and our client didn’t want the rust completely removed. She loved the finished piece so much that we did another project for her, an antique fire extinguisher that she wanted to be turned into a table. Are you seeing a theme??

A couple of times each month we share a post called All Things Vintage. It’s a round-up of what we have worked on lately and we also like to share some fun finds from the web. In this post, I shared an adorable handmade snowman that I know you will love!

number 8

This Shrimp Bisque was a big hit! It’s an easy soup to make and tasty enough to serve to guests.

And it only takes minutes to make in the Instant Pot. You’re going to love this delicious belly warmer!

Finished cup of shrimp bisque made in the Instant Pot staged with a display of Nandina and a gray napkin.
Shrimp Bisque Instant Pot Recipe

number 7

Our Vintage Christmas Home Tour was a fun post to share! We shared many of the projects that we made for Christmas and how we used them in our home.

Look close in the background and you can see our recent handmade snowman.

Vintage ironstone pitcher with cuttings from a red Nandina bush to bring Christmas colors into a home to show how to decorate in vintage Chrismas style.

number 6

This post had a lot of traffic! People wanted to know how to lighten dark wood tones and we showed you how! It’s so easy to do – you’ll be looking for dark wood furniture just to give this technique a try!

Barkly is a bit blurry because he doesn’t understand you need to be still for a photo!

mahogany dresser makeover with small dog standing in front of it
How to Lighten Dark Stained Wood

number 5

Upholstery is my love language. We have reupholstered and recovered many projects over the years and as much as I love it, it’s a breath of fresh air to recover a small project like this footstool.

I’m thrilled that this is one of our most popular posts for 2021!

close up detail shot of button and leg detail on upholsterd footstool
How to Upholster a Footstool

number 4

This project is a show stopper, don’t you think? Our client had an antique solid oak dresser that she wanted to be converted to a bathroom vanity. Like I said earlier, we aim to please!

This project was a pure joy to work on. Oak is one of our favorite woods and especially when that oak is old!

BTW, our custom client purchased the mirror to go with the dresser vanity and we think it looks da-gone amazing!

3/4 shot of dresser after a makeover with an added vessel sink and faucet staged with various bathroom items
Repurposed Dresser Converted to a Bathroom Vanity

number 3

This snowman made from sweaters was actually made a couple of years ago. It was such a popular post that I decided to add a video to the post.

Creating the video just made this post even more popular! Plus, I got to make another adorable snowman!

Be sure to pin this to your Christmas boards over on Pinterest for next year! And grab a sweater at your local thrift store!

sweater snowman DIY Christmas project
Sweater Snowman DIY

number 2

Repurposing is at the heart of what we do here at Reinvented Delaware. Keeping things out of the trash heap and turning it into something useful makes my heart go pitter-patter.

This shutter light is such a useful piece to have. You will be at your next local auction to grab as many shutters as you can when you see how easy this project is!

staged scene showing old shutter light that hangs on the wall with a wood chair, a green stool, a footstool with a blanket and a Bible, wall art, and a dress form with a back wrap apron hanging on it

number 1

This post is a no-brainer as far as popularity is concerned! I mean, who doesn’t want 100 repurposed thrift store makeovers?? Ten bloggers, including me, got together and shared our best of the best thrift store makeovers for a total of 100 makeover ideas for you!!

You’re going to want to pin this post to your thrift store boards so you can refer back to it for inspiration!

Pinterest graphic with ten image collage showing thrift store makeovers for a collaberative effort of ten thrift and repurposing bloggers.
100 Repurposed Thrift Store Makeovers

top YouTube videos

We had a great year over on YouTube also! Here are two of our most popular videos for 2021.

an easy way to plan your year

The first video will help you stay on task this year. Even if you are not a business owner, this bullet journal method of planning will keep you organized and help you to complete your projects!

The latest on Youtube:

lampshade makeover

In this video, I will show you how easy it is to give a tired lampshade a breath of fresh air! So easy and so fast! Enjoy the makeover 🙂

The latest on Youtube:
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  1. What fun to look back at last year’s top posts. Great idea! Pinned! 🙂 xo

    1. You’re the sweetest! Thanks for pinning! 😊

  2. Cindy! I am continually amazed by your talents in so many areas! I think my favorite post was the shutters with lights. Now I am hunting for tall shutters…

    1. Don’t the shutters make great wall lights? I am looking for more shutters too.😊 Thanks for stopping by the blog today my friend!

  3. What a beautiful collection of posts, Cindy! You are so incredibly talented! I am so happy to be following along. Happy New Year!

    1. Those are kind words, Lynne! Thank you so. much! I’m excited for a new year of projects. 😊

  4. What a great year you had! So many good projects, it’s hard to pic a favorite. However, I LOVED that vanity that you did. Well done, Cindy! Here’s to 2022!

    1. So many great things to look forward to Kim!! 2022, here we come! 😊

  5. Your top ten posts for 2021 were fabulous. I am looking forward to what you share in 2022.

    1. Me too Paula! I have a garage filled with projects! 😊

  6. You have completed so many amazing projects this year! I just love everything you do, Cindy – it’s so inspiring. I can’t wait to see what 2022 brings!

    1. Thank you Stacey! I’m excited for 2022 too!

  7. Cindy, you are amazing! There are so many beautiful projects it is hard to pick a favorite. BUT I think mine is the little snowman.

    1. Isn’t he the cutest little fella? They are so much fun to make each year too! 😊

  8. So excited to see some of my favorite posts make this list, Cindy! I’m constantly inspired by all that you do and can’t wait to follow along this year too. Sending you lots of hugs for a year to remember, CoCo

    1. Big Hugs to you too CoCo! And I must say, when I saw how many comments you made on our posts – well, golly, it just made my day! Blessings to you in this new year. 🥰