December 31, 2012

Top 10 Projects of 2012

2012 will be over soon, and I can't believe my blog will be one year old on January 3rd! This year has been such a crazy year full of new beginnings, and as the year comes to an end today, I've been reflecting a lot on all of the little wonderful experiences I've enjoyed since starting this blog.
So, I thought I would share the top 10 projects on my blog from the first year.



Here are my most my most popular projects, in order, from 2012.

#1. Master Bedroom Makeover. This was by far my most popular post in the last year. I'm not really sure why, but I would guess it was due to the drastic before pictures. :)


#2. The Striped Guest Bathroom: The picture below is the most pinned picture from my blog. When I was re-doing this room back in January, I had a wild idea to paint stripes on the little half wall, and I'm so glad I did!


#3. How To Paint Trim: My tutorial for painting trim has been one of my most popular posts to date, and I'm so glad. I remember how daunting painting my house seemed at first (when I had never even touched a paintbrush before), and it makes me happy to know I've been able to help others with what I learned along the way. I also included before and afters of all the rooms in the house in this post, so it's a fun read even if you have no intention of wielding a paintbrush anytime soon.




#4. Our Kitchen Cabinet Chalkboard Paint: This was simply just one of my favorite ideas, so it makes me so happy to know how much you liked it. 


 #5. Christmas Ornament Wreath: This was by far the most popular small project I've done, and one of the most recent! I had over 30 of you send me your own versions, and I cannot even express how wonderful that made me feel! Thank you!



#6: The Office Makeover: This was one of my personal favorites, as it's a room I get so much use out of. Updating this room gave me a great place to focus and create. It's also one of the only rooms that I've done and then totally left alone. I haven't changed a single thing about the decor since I finished it back in early February.



#7: The Guest Bedroom: This little room was one of your favorites also. The funniest part is that this room has undergone more changes than any room in the house. I think it's because it's rarely used, and I can experiment with it without inconveniencing our day-to-day activities. This was the version 1.0 of the guest bedroom done in January 2012.


#8. Guest Bedroom Version 2.0: After taking most of the decor in this room and using it in other rooms, it got kinda bare, so I redid it again in May. The stripes lasted about 6 months, as it is currently under construction once again. I already have stripes in the bathroom, and frankly I decided that one room was enough. So, the stripes are now gone, and you'll see version 3.0 soon. Although short-lived, this room was still one of your faves. :)


#9. Our 2012 Christmas Tree: I loved that this post made it into the top 10, as I truly put my heart and soul into it! With a little thrift store tree, and hundreds of homemade ornaments, I was able to create a tree that I loved. 


#10. The Dresser Makeover: Last, but certainly not least is the dresser. When I first laid eyes upon this $50 Craigslist dresser, I knew it could be amazing with a little TLC. However, I could have never predicted how well-loved it would be by you! Nearly a year later, and it's still my favorite furniture redo!




So, that's it! The top ten of 2012! 
It was crazy year, full of ups and downs, but I love knowing that through all of it, I was able to bit-by-bit make our house a home! I so look forward to what 2013 has to bring.

Make sure to stop by Thursday, January 3rd (my blogiversary!) where I'll show you a few of my favorite posts from this year (they might surprise you!), and talk about some of the things I've learned in my first year of blogging. I hope you'll join me!!

Most of all, have a happy and safe New Year, and I'll see ya NEXT YEAR!


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9 comments:

  1. Holy Hanna I am coming to stay with you! It is like a slice of Coconut Cream Pie over in your home! My gosh! Really...you think I am joking..I am looking at airfare right.now!
    Jen

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  2. Virginia, I can't begin to tell you how beautiful your home is! What a great top 10 list! Happy New Year to you and look I'm looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for 2013!

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  3. Beautiful work and a beautiful home. Happy New Year!

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  4. Everything is so lovely. I have enjoyed seeing all your projects. I think my favorites were the ornaments and tree decorations. You are so creative! Happy New Year for you.

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  5. It's been a wonderful year for you Virginia, looking forward to "hanging" with you in the new year - all the best for a fabulous 2013!

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  6. How fun!! All of your projects are gorgeous! I especially love the chalkboard inside the doors. GENIUS!!

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  7. All are equally beautiful! I look forward to seeing what 2013 brings for us all. I'm sure it will involve some DIY'ing, that's for sure!!

    Happy New Year!!

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  8. Thank you so much ladies (and gent!)!! It truly warms my heart to read all of your sweet words!! Happy New Year!!

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  9. Hi, Virginia

    I found your lovely blog and just enjoyed looking around. What beautiful and awesome projects. I'm thinking I need to do some of these. LOL I am a new follower too, have a great week.
    Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

    Hugs,

    Vaenssa

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