12 Most Popular Posts of 2019

Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! The year is coming to a close in less than 24 hours (gosh that went by fast) and I wanted to pop in today to let you know how much I appreciate YOU! Thank you so much for being part of the IF family. Your kindness, support, and encouragement is the motivation that keeps me keep'n on in the workshop and means so much.

I thought it would be fun to end the year with a little trip down memory lane to see which projects made the 12 most popular posts of 2019 by all of YOU.

Most Popular Posts Of 2019

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Every year I'm surprised by some of the projects that made the list and others that didn't. Putting this list together is also a very helpful gauge to see what type of projects I should be doing more of in the coming year.

So without further ado, here they are starting with the twelfth most popular and working our way down towards the project you made the most popular of the year.

Number 12 - Vintage Flip Top Table Makeover

This pretty makeover with a stenciled French poem did not go without a hitch. I dropped the top mid-makeover and the scalloped edge went flying across the room in a few pieces. Thankfully I was able to redeem the top and couldn't be more happy with the results.

Vintage Flip Top Table Makeover

Number 11 - French Chatellerault Console Table

This oval console table with unique octagonal columns and empire style feet had great bones but was looking a little sad when I got it. It definitely has some personality now and thanks to the pretty rose furniture transfer, has lovely French Country charm.

French Chatellerault Console Table

Number 10 - Vintage Headboard Dining Bench

I think the funny story behind why this well-used bench in our dining room needed a makeover is what made this post so popular. The before and after bench transformation has merit for making the cut too. We love the new look so much more!

Vintage Headboard Dining Bench Re-Makeover

Number 9 - Pink Ombre Waterfall Dresser

I was happy to see this dresser made the list. It was my first attempt with the ombre paint technique and I had so much fun. I definitely plan on doing another ombre makeover in 2020, I'm just waiting for the right piece to come along.

Pink Ombre Waterfall Dresser

Number 8 - DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet

This started as my parent's first dresser from the late 1950s. It's had a few makeovers over the years, most recently transformed into an apothecary cabinet. While it may look like there are 15 drawers, in reality there are only two. The surprise is waiting inside. My son and daughter-in-law are using it as a fun bar for their basement family room!

DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet

Number 7 - White Farmhouse Sideboard Buffet

This was one of the easiest furniture makeovers of the year. Just a wash of paint completely transformed this children's dresser into a lovely dining room buffet with Farmhouse charm. A surprise pop of color is waiting inside.

White Farmhouse Sideboard Buffet

Number 6 - No-Sew Bed Skirt For Adjustable Beds

But it also works for regular beds too! I received so many emails thanking me for this skirt tutorial. No more lifting a heavy mattress to remove the bed skirt for laundering! While intended for adjustable reclining beds this no-sew bed skirt idea works for most bed styles.

New Sew Bed Skirt For Adjustable Beds

Number 5 - Vintage 9-Drawer Glossy to Farmhouse Dresser

I was thrilled to see this makeover made the cut because it is one of those love or hate finishes. I definitely stepped outside my distressing comfort zone on this one. The Farmhouse finish looks so good in our master bedroom.

Vintage 9-Drawer Glossy to Farmhouse Dresser

Number 4 - Repurposed Mid-Century Modern Cabinet

It's all about that bright happy yellow on this one! A thrift store MCM dining sideboard find that had seen it's better days. My daughter wanted a media cabinet for her living room so we repurposed it to house media components. She picked the color which had me step outside of my comfort zone.

Repurposed Mid-Century Modern Cabinet

Number 3 - DIY Stuffed Animal Zoo Gift Idea

These DIY Zoos have been on fire this holiday season so I'm not surprised they made the list. What did surprise me was that they were the third most popular post on the blog this year. We made them last Christmas for our grandchildren to corral their stuffies in one place. They were a big hit with Mommy too, who planted the seed in our heads.

DIY Stuffed Animal Zoo Gift Idea

Number 2 - How To Harvest And Dry Lavender

This post motivated so many of you to harvest the lavender growing in your flower beds! I'm so glad I decided to share the tips I learned on how to harvest fresh lavender, dry the flowers indoors, along with suggested uses for the fragrant blooms.

How To Harvest and Dry Fresh Lavender

Most Popular Post - Built-In Pantry Makeover

I have to say this one took me by total surprise! In fact, I debated for days whether to post the makeover because I didn't think there was a significant difference between the before and after. But there definitely is a HUGE difference between the original Before photo (included in the post) and the After because this farmhouse built-in kitchen pantry used to be a small dining hutch!

Built-In Pantry Makeover

MY Favorite - Repurposed Jewelry Box Door Christmas Ornament

Normally this is where I share my favorite project of the year but instead, I decided to choose my favorite holiday DIY of 2019. Why? Because this year I really amped the holiday projects and this was my favorite to make. A red Christmas door ornament made from an old jewelry box with the glass in the door turned into antiqued mercury glass.

Repurposed Jewelry Box Christmas Door Ornament

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Which one was YOUR personal favorite?

If you have any suggestions for what content you'd like to see more of in 2020, please either leave them in the comment section below or press the contact me button at the top of the blog and drop me an email. I always love hearing from you!

Cheers to 2020 - Happy New Year!

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  1. You had a great blog year! I look forward to what you share in 2020.

    1. Thank you so much, Paula, it was a great blogging year! Looking forward to seeing your posts in 2020 too. Happy New Year!

  2. All very great projects Marie! Somehow I missed the stuffed animal zoo but how clever! It almost makes me wish I had a little one running around again... almost ;)

    Here's to a successful 2020 full of great DIY and flea market flips for us!


    1. Thank you so much, Tania! Yes, cheers to a successful 2020 for the both of us! Like fine wine, we keep getting better with age 😉 🥂

  3. You always share so many lovely projects Marie, it's difficult to try pick a favorite but the happy sunshine cabinet was most definitely a winner for me and my daughter ;-)

    Wishing you lots of gorgeous moments and happy makeovers for 2020 my friend.

    1. Well you know how to make a gal's first day back from Christmas vacation! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and I'm thrilled your daughter had a visit in my little corner of the blogosphere. I think had I posted your favorite, the yellow cabinet, earlier in the year, it would most definitely have made the most popular on the list. Wishing you a fabulous 2020 and I can't wait to see what amazing projects YOU have in store for us this year. Happy New Year! xo

  4. I love all your projects and look forward to the coming year.

  5. They are all amazing and I can't wait to see what creative projects you have in store for 2020! xo


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