14 Most Popular Posts Of 2014

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a joyous and memorable Christmas! As the year draws to a close I am taking time to reflect on the blessings, friendships, opportunities, successes and learning curves this little blog has provided in 2014. I appreciate each and every one of you who follow, visit, comment and share my little corner of the blogosphere.

So on this New Years Eve, as I look back with a smile on my face, I thought I'd share the 14 Most Viewed Posts in 2014 - A Year In Review.

Collage of 14 Most Viewed Posts in 2014

14 Most Popular Posts Of 2014

I have to say some of the projects that made this list surprised me. It just goes to show that I don't always know what project will resonate with others.

Number 14 - DIY Outdoor Water Wall

DIY Patio Water Wall
If I knew then what I know now, I would have prepared "proper" diagrams and instructions on how to build this. It has been my most popular post.

DIY Patio Water Wall {Most Viewed Post}

Number 13 - Repurposed Louvered Doors Garden Screen

Repurposed Louvered Doors Garden Screen
I have to thank my neighbor once again for giving us her old bi-fold doors when she replaced hers with new ones.

Old louvered Bi-fold Doors Repurposed {Second Most Viewed Post}

Number 12 - DIY Raised Garden Mini Greenhouses

DIY Raised Garden Greenhouses
These are not difficult to make and they worked great for our tomato plants.

Small Raised Garden Greenhouses {Third Most Viewed Post}

Number 11 - Mom's Stool Makeover

Mom's Stool Got A Makeover
This stool sits in our kitchen and always conjures up memories of my Mom sitting at the sink washing dishes or peeling potatoes.

Mom's Stool Makeover {Fourth Most Viewed Post}

Number 10 - DIY Adirondack Firebowl Table

Adirondack Fire Bowl Table
We used this fire bowl more than our back yard fire pit last summer. Throw in a fire log (not wood) and it kept us cozy warm as we relaxed on the deck on those cooler summer evenings.

DIY Fire Bowl Table {Fifth Most Viewed Post}

Number 9 - Outdoor Living Space Expansion

Outdoor Living Space Expansion
This patio expansion was a lot of back-breaking work but so worth it in the end. I can't believe how much livable space it added to our back yard. The moss between each slab flourished over the summer and tripled in size.

Outdoor Living Space Expanded {Sixth Most Viewed Post}

Number 8 - Small Bedroom Armoire Makeover

Small Bedroom Armoire
I had this bedroom hutch since moving out of my parent's home in 1978. It was tough parting with it but we no longer had room for it after expanding our closet space (see the project up next). I'm glad it sold quickly otherwise I may have changed my mind about selling it.

Small Armoire Makeover {Seventh Most Viewed Post}

Number 7 - Master Bedroom Closet Expansion

Master Bedroom Closet Expansion
There is never enough closet space in these circa 1960s homes and so we stole a narrow space beside the original closet to create a floor to ceiling shelving and concealed it behind matching bi-fold doors. I absolutely love the added storage this closet provided!

Master bedroom Closet Expansion {Eighth Most Viewed Post}

Number 6 - Birds of Paradise Coffee Table Makeover

Birds of Paradise Coffee Table
This was definitely one of my favorite makeovers in 2014. It sold very quickly and I was thrilled to get the opportunity several months later to see it in its new home.

Birds of Paradise Coffee Table {Ninth Most Viewed Post}

Number 5 - Queen Anne End Table

Queen Anne End Table
Another fun furniture makeover that sold rather quickly.

Queen Anne End Table {Tenth Most Viewed Post}

Number 4 - Kid's Chalkboard Table and Chairs

Kid's Chalkboard Table and Chair Set
I had so much fun with this makeover. At the time I wished I had grandchildren to pass it down to. Six months after selling it we found out we have a little grandson on the way. A good excuse to find another set to makeover.

Kids Chalkboard Table {Eleventh Most Viewed Post}

Number 3 - Queen Anne Headboard Makeover

Queen Anne Headboard
I fell in love with this piece and wished we had room for it in our guest room. It's another piece I'm glad sold rather quickly or I may have kept it.

Queen Anne Headboard {Twelfth Most Viewed Post}

Number 2 - Old Violet Art Deco Sideboard Makeover

Old Violet Art Deco Sideboard

This piece had been in the same family for over 70 years! I named it Old Violet after the paint color I used on its interior. I spent a lot of time on this piece because it needed some serious TLC. Later I gave it's matching table and chairs a makeover.

Old Violet Sideboard {Thirteneeth Most Viewed Post}

Most Viewed Post of 2014 - Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover

Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover For Charity
This pretty little gal was donated to a silent auction for the Alberta Make A Wish Foundation. I hope a little princess loves her new jewelry box.

Thrift Store Jewelry Box {Fourteenth Most Viewed Post}

As a fresh new year begins tonight at the stroke of midnight I welcome it with excitement, anticipation, and a list of goals.

Thank You to each and every one of you for your friendship, support, and encouragement in 2014. Your sweet comments and emails give me the motivation and inspiration to come up with new projects.

Wishing you all A Happy, Healthy, Creative, and Prosperous New Year!

Happy New Year 2015 Greeting