Top DDD Projects of 2012

Wow what a year it has been for DDD. I don’t even know where to begin. It’s seems like yesterday I was just writing a recap for 2011 and thinking about what would be in store for 2012. The last 365 days of this blog have surpassed any expectations and it has been a pure joy to be here (almost) every day sharing new projects and inspirations with you.

So as we wind down the year here at DDD, I thought I’d share the most popular projects from 2012.

For the record, Baby E’s Nursery, my Pretty N’ Pink Tutu, and Burlap Holiday Pillows were technically in the top 10 most viewed projects this year, but since we are wrapping up 2012 I wanted to keep this post to top 10 to projects completed in this year. Hope you don’t mind!

So here we go, drum roll please…

Here are the Top 10 Design, Dining + Diapers Projects of 2012, chosen by YOU!

*According to Google Analytics Pageviews

DIY Tray Transformation

10. Drab to Fab Tray Transformation


9. Industrial Family Room Makeover 

DIY chair makeover 8. Goodwill Chair Makeover for $1.30

DIY Eye Chart

7. DIY Eye Chart Tutorial 

6. Pinterest Cleaning Tip Tested (I’m still a little surprised this is one of my most viewed posts!)

recycled jars into vases, shabby chic decor

5. Shabby Chic Vases from Recycled Jars

Upcycled Side Table

4. Upcycled Side Table Makeover Using Reclaimed Wood

Tag Blanket Tutorial

3. Tag Blanket Tutorial

2. Miss E’s Shabby Chic 1st Birthday Party


1. Tea-Stained Coffee Filter Wreath

 For more projects, you can view my full Project Gallery HERE.

And lastly, many of these projects wouldn’t have been as popular as they were if it wasn’t for all of the amazing blogs that have sent people my way. I want to give a huge thank you to my Top 10 Referring Blogs of 2012. Thank you for featuring my work, hosting great link parties and being so supportive.

1. The Frugal Girls

2. CraftGawker

3. U-Create Crafts

4. Thrifty Decor Chick

5. Apartment Therapy

6. Tatertots and Jello

7. Addicted 2 Decorating

8. Everything Etsy

9. The 36th Avenue

10. Not Just A Housewife

 So which DDD project was your favorite? Did it make the list?


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    I 100% agree with your number one post. It’s so gorgeous, Taryn. Thank you for sharing so many amazing ideas this year. I love your blog. :)

  2. says

    I love how you mix wood and white paint everywhere in your house – its just gorgeous and totally what I would like in my dream home… once it gets there… think you could make a little stop up here and redo mine? If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the tray, I love it!

  3. says

    You know I love all of your projects! If I had to pick a fav it would be your gorgeous family room makeover. It was fabulous down to every little detail. have to say I’m surprised that I don’t see your AMAZING Fall porch on here, it was one of my favorites for sure! Happy New Year, Taryn!


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