At the close of every year, bloggers traditionally compile their top posts for the year into one end-of-the-year roundup. This year, I decided to review more than just number of post visits. I also included comments, shares, and pins. And from these collective data, viewer favorites bubbled right to the top.
I hope you enjoy this year-in-review.
Favorite DIY and Home Decor Posts from 2016
Favorite Foto Prop: The Fireplace
One of the first posts in January 2016 was about a coffee table redo, but nobody seemed to notice or even remember the table. Why? Because this little outdoor fireplace stepped up and stole the show. Click here to see the complete post.
And from that moment forward, I photographed posts around the fireplace as often as I could.
We even added a new mantel in the fall. Click here to see the complete post.
And pops of color for a cozy Christmas. Click here to see the complete post.
Favorite Furniture Makeover: French Chest
As for furniture redos, this French chest that had been stashed in the back of the closet for over 20 years was the hands-down fan favorite. Now, she’s all spruced up and back in action. Click here to see how she got her new look.
Favorite Fix: The Pantry
Like many folks, we suffer from the trifecta of home storage problems —small kitchen, smaller back hall, and smallest laundry room. But even with an overwhelming space deficient, we still managed to find room for an oversized pantry with open shelving. Next thing I know, this photo is doing a little dance —and a little globe-trotting. Click here to see the complete post.
Favorite Faux Finish: Rust and Aqua Tray
When it comes to faux finishes, there are a whole lot of ways to accomplish the same thing. But for this look, I used only four colors of left-over chalky-type paint. Click here to see the complete post.
Favorite Festive Project: DIY Rustic Lanterns
These little guys were constructed from mismatched scrap lumber, eight screws, and wood glue —then topped with a paint and wax combo to create an aged barn wood look. It is one of the easiest build-it-yourself tutorials I’ve ever posted. Click here to see all the details.
#1 Fan Favorite: Tie-Dye Fabric
Who knew, when I made this little tie-dye from upcycled drapery liner and turmeric, that it would clock over a million combined views? But this fun little craft project dwarfed all other posts for most viewed, shared, and comments. Click here to see the complete post.
My sincerest thanks to all of you for supporting this blog in 2016. It’s such a joy to share easy and inexpensive ways to update your home.
Here’s to you and a great 2017.