One of the biggest decorating trends, which shows no sign of slowing down, is customizing your home and the pieces in it. You're not starting from scratch with a pile of wood, but you're taking an existing object and putting your own stamp on it: sometimes literally. Here are ten of our favorite custom jobs from the past year:

IKEA Malm Gets an Upholstered Ombre Makeover
A Graphic Remedy for the Malm Dresser
10 DIY Glider & Rocker Makeovers
Modern Craft Idea: Cross Stitched Cane Back Chair
By the Numbers: Numerical Dresser & Wardrobe Makeovers
A Customized Fire Station Play Structure
10 Ways to Customize the Kura Loft Bed
DIY Kids' Plate
Make It Yours: DIY Kids Table Makeovers
IKEA Expedit as LEGO Playhouse

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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