Today I am sharing the top 10 most viewed posts in 2014. I’m humbled and honored that so many people have clicked through to my blog and viewed/read my posts. Thanks to all of you for a great year!
I’m teaming up with a group of bloggers too – for a grand blog hop where you can go from blog to blog to see all our Top 10 Most Viewed Posts in 2014.
There is so much goodness out there in blogland, so many great projects and tutorials, so much beautiful decor, inspiration, encouragement, and fun. I hope you have a bit of time to spend visiting the other blogs I’ve linked to at the end of the post.
#10 Most Viewed Post in 2014
How to Make a Pouffe Originally published in Jennifer Carroll’s Magazine I brought the instructions for my pouffe to the blog on December 1st. It’s been a hit – it made it to the #10 spot in just under a month.
#9 Most Viewed Post in 2014
Slip Covers and Feather Pillows was posted back in January. The slip covers are holding up well and I am still loving this chair. It’s the chair I sit in most often in our living room and it’s where I do most of my blogging. The feather pillows I made quickly to get the project done didn’t last long. I used drop cloth fabric to make the forms for the feathers – not a good idea. The weave of a drop cloth is too open and the feathers come through very easily and quickly. It didn’t take me long to get tired of feathers floating around so I purchased 24×24 feather pillow forms from IKEA to replace the forms I made.
#8 Most Viewed Post in 2014
How to add a Gusset to a Tall Boot – also posted last January. Yes, this can be done, and yes I did it to expensive, genuine leather boots. It’s not perfect but it saved me the money of having a leather worker do it. I’ve worn these boots a few times this year and they are getting a bit too big – YAY! When I need to I will carefully take the stitches out and make them smaller again by bringing the edges of the leather closer together.
#7 Most Viewed Post in 2014
Shutters as Window Treatments Also from last January – January was a good month for me this year 🙂
Some may call shutters on the inside of windows a ‘mis’treatment instead of a window treatment. But they are my favorite window treatment or ‘mis’treatment ever. I’d have them on every window in the house if possible! I love the look, I love the ease of use, and I love that they are vintage so we were using something old and keeping it from the landfill (as if anyone in their right mind would throw a perfectly good, old shutter in the landfill!)
#6 Most Viewed Post in 2014
My Burlap Roman Shade that I made for a friends shop. I love this one so much. Posted in July of this year, it’s been a popular one – a big thanks for that goes to my friend Beth at Unskinny Boppy for pinning it – it got a ton of repins and is still getting pinned daily.
#5 Most Viewed Post in 2014
Painting a Vinyl Upholstered Chair was from July of 2013 but it came in as the 5th most viewed post this year. Originally a sponsored post – I received the stencil free from Royal Design Studio in exchange for blogging about my opinion on their stencils. I love their stencils and I loved how this chair turned out. This year it was featured on The Good Housekeeping blog and has brought a lot of traffic over from there.
#4 Most Viewed Post in 2014
Also from 2013 – my original post about my Pouffes.
#3 Most Viewed Post in 2014
My Tutorial on How to Take a Dress Down a Size or Two has seen a lot of traffic this year. I hope it has helped people to actually do this project as it’s not nearly as hard as it seems when just thinking about it.
#2 Most Viewed Post in 2014
This one is from 2012 and continues to be a top performing post. Annie Sloan Gives Brick an Update. This is my Mom’s kitchen fireplace and it looks much better now with the white covering the old brick. I recently gave their basement fireplace a similar makeover with American Paint Company white chalk paint and I’ll be sharing it sometime in the new year.
And the #1 Most Viewed Post in 2014
My Roman Shade Tutorial – top ranking post last year too if I remember right. Originally posted in April of 2013. Roman shades are really very easy and don’t have to be intimidating. I’ve made Roman Shades since I did this tutorial and I’ve gone back to my own tutorial each time and used it again. If you are thinking about making Roman shades I hope this will help you!
Now hop on over to these great blogs and see what their top 10 post in 2014 were!
Tomorrow there will be a link party, where you can link up your top 10 post or your best performing post in 2014. So make sure you come back!
Check out all these amazing Top Ten Posts: