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.
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!