Today marks 6 years since I started my blog. I’ve found it very helpful to keep track of how I’ve done things throughout the years like how I made curtains or a certain recipe. I don’t otherwise mark a lot of this down and it’s been helpful to be able to come back and follow a recipe that I liked a few years ago. I hope you’ve also found it helpful to read some of my blog posts and be able to come back to things you liked.
My most popular posts are:
Bathroom Before and After posted on October 14, 2012 has 7,420 views, most of which come from Pinterest. The bathroom looks exactly the same now as it did then, except it now has a shower curtain instead of glass doors. We’re talking about replacing the baseboard next year but otherwise have no plans for changes.
DIY Curtains posted on December 12, 2012 with 4,369 views. I made the curtains to go in our bedroom as pictured right but they have since moved to our home office. I replaced them with black-out curtains because we got tired of our neighbor’s flood lights keeping us up at night. Our bedroom is currently going through some renovations and I will post pictures of that by the end of the year. My 3rd most popular post has been the Bedroom Makeover Pictures that go along with the DIY curtains.
My personal favorites are:
Refinished Buffet posted on July 14, 2015. I still can’t quite believe my luck at finding this on the side of the road out with the trash. I worked really hard on this and it was worth it. People compliment it when they come over and are often surprised to hear that we didn’t buy it new. Actually, the only furniture in our house that we bought new is the couch, coffee table, and end tables in our living room. Everything else was either given, bought at Goodwill, or found on the side of the street like the buffet. I am getting to the point, though, that I’m willing to spend some money on new furniture, especially because I think new furniture would look great with the renovations we’ve made on the house recently. There are two things I’d really like to have soon and that is a new dining room table and a big, comfy chair for our entry way.
Here is what our buffet looks like now –
I made the tray at Board and Brush. If you haven’t checked them out, you should. They have locations all over the U.S.
DIY – Installing Hardwood Floors, posted on March 18, 2018. As you can tell from the picture on the right (and from the post), we installed hardwood floors throughout our house and also replaced all of the trim and baseboards. The two of us (my husband and I) did all of the work. In the “after” picture, we still need to do some touch-ups on the bay window and put the shelves back on the bookcase behind the couch. But we think it looks a lot better than the early 1990s carpet we had before (no offense to 1990s carpet).
My Starter Story, posted on January 18, 2015. I like this post because it bring back memories and reminds me how much progress we’ve made on the house. After we are finished with installing the hardware floors, new baseboard, and trim, it will be fun to look at before and after pictures again. Soon the bedrooms will have new trim, new closet doors, new interior doors, and new carpet so I’m looking forward to before and after pictures of those changes. It’s also interesting to look back and see some of the decorative decisions we’ve made and how things have changed even since 2015. The picture to the right is a reminder that one should always, ALWAYS spend the $3 to get a sample before deciding on a paint color.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, posted on December 2, 2012. One of my co-workers gave me this recipe and it is one of my favorites. It makes a few dozen so it’s easy to give them to family and friends, especially around the holidays.
Thank you to all who follow my blog! I really appreciate it.