Happy 2020! I can’t believe 2019 is in the books but here we are. I started this blog back in November 2016 with a welcome post and about refinishing our wood floors in our new to us farmhouse. It’s been a heck of a journey over the last 3 years and I am still amazed every day with how many of you come to my little corner of the internet to read about our DIYs, decor inspirations and gardening fun. Here are the top 10 for 2019, the pages that you all loved visited the most, counting down from 10 to 1. Some of these surprised me while others have been near the top for a while thanks to Pinterest. I am looking forward to all that is to come in 2020 and am happy to have you along for the ride!
10. Shiplap: Channeling my Inner Joanna Gaines
This was one of the first posts I did back in 2017 and one of the first projects we started on in the house. It also remains one of the hardest DIYs we have done. The wallpaper on the stairwell was a pain to remove and I am so glad I don’t have to do that again! It is also one of my favorite updates that I get to see every day and enjoy all the hard work that went into it.
9. DIY Painted Outdoor Rug
This painted rug I did after I refinished our back deck in 2017 and it was really done on a whim. It is still a favorite every time we go outside to entertain or enjoy the summer heat. It did get a fresh new coat of paint this last summer as the rain and dirt had made it look dingy.
8. The Secret to Cleaning Old Vintage Narrow Bottles
I am still amazed at how much you all like some of my last-minute blog posts ideas. And how when I think about sharing a DIY I am working on I shouldn’t second guess about it and just write the post to share. This post about the vintage bottles was one of those such posts and I am glad you all liked it so much!
7. How to Remove a Drop Ceiling
I can tell by the love on this post that there are many other drop ceilings out there that people want to be removed! And let me tell you I don’t blame you one bit! I am so glad we made this change and removed the drop ceiling and fluorescent lighting. The room is so much more open and the can light is much nicer than fluorescent!
6. Whitewash a Brick Fireplace
Again another post from 2017 made it into the top! Right after we finished the wood floors I whitewashed the fireplace before any furniture had even been moved in! The entire room is so much brighter and modern with the brick painted and we even added a mantel this last year to complete the fireplace.
5. How to Make the Best Potholders
It means so much to me that this is one of the top 10 posts. This post was written about a pattern for potholders that my Grandmother taught me years ago. She passed away this last summer and while she would be astonished that others were reading about her on the internet I know she would be proud and humbled by it all.
4. Simple Thanksgiving Table Decor
This again was one of those last-minute posts that I put together right before Thanksgiving in 2018 and in my mind I see place settings that aren’t very fancy and silverware that’s on the wrong side of the plates. But then I have to remember that is why people were drawn to the post in the first place, for the simple and easy nature of it and that it doesn’t matter what is on the table but who is around it.
3. What Type of Bulbs to Plant in Spring
I love, love, love, love me some flowers! I am in the process of filling in our flower beds with shrubs and lots and lots of flowers. This just makes me so happy and it makes me happy seeing all the love this post received. And that a lot of you are interested in what you can plant in Spring and enjoy for years to come.
2. Milk Paint: A Beginners Perspective
This was the first blog post of mine that really went “viral” and still does well to this day. I was shocked as a new blogger that the mistakes I made with my first go at milk paint were being read by sooo many people!
1. How to Install Vinyl Peel & Stick Tile
And now the most visited post of 2019, the peel and stick vinyl tile that we installed overtop our old laminate flooring. Although we know this isn’t a permanent change and that we want to remodel someday this change has been around for 2 years now and I am so glad that we did it. There is definitely something to say about enjoying the space you are in now.
I am happy to see all the love that my readers have given to my blog over the years and I strive to continue to bring more DIY adventures, decor inspiration, gardening tricks and general home support in 2020. And as always I love to hear from my readers so feel free to leave me a comment below or sign up for my email list in the box below!