The Top 19 Bless’er House Posts of 2019

Happy New Year, y’all!

I know everyone says this every single New Year’s Day, but I truly can’t believe how quickly 2019 zoomed by. Like… this time last year we had a little baby blob who would barely move an inch when you laid her down and now we’re in batten-down-the-hatches-this-kid-is-on-the-loose mode!

It’s been an absolute whirlwind, and some of my favorite projects of all time happened this past year. So in case you missed any of them, here are the top 19 most popular posts of 2019 (because I’m a softie and couldn’t pick just 10).

I can’t begin to thank you enough for being here on our journey, for sharing in our mistakes and our victories, our moments of tension and our moments of celebration. YOU cheering us on are the reason Robert and I keep making and sharing.

I hope we give back to you what you give to us. Okay, all that sappiness out of the way. Here we go…

The Top 19 Bless’er House Posts of 2019

19. Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Without a doubt, my favorite bedroom makeover we’ve EVER done… until the master bedroom finally wraps up, that is. 😉

18. How to Find Your Decorating Style

I finally shared about this process that I’m asked about frequently. If you’re ever feeling stuck on your style, this tips work!

17. DIY Candles from Repurposed Candy Dishes

No cute candy dish or copper cup or pretty bowl in the thrift store is ever safe from me anymore.

16. IKEA Hemnes Pantry Cabinet Organization

This whole system has made our daily life SO much easier in the kitchen. When you don’t have a “real” pantry, you do what you gotta do.

15. Painted Vinyl Siding Pool Shed Makeover

I’m still totally amazed at this paint transformation. It’s been 6 months of freezing temps, hot/humid days, and major downpours, but so far this painted vinyl siding still looks perfect.

14. Plant Stand from a Repurposed Piano Stool

I’m ready to find something else to use this spray painted doily method on. Adorable!

13. Simple Spring Home Tour

No idea why this particular tour was more popular than the other seasonal tours this year, but I’m already eager for spring to get here.

12. 3 Items You Can Repurpose Into DIY Throw Pillows

My mom and I crafted these together from random items, and it was so fun!

11. How to Restore Wood Outdoor Furniture

We’ve kept our outdoor furniture going strong for several years thanks to this method that makes them like new.

10. Chandelier Makeover & the Best Brass Spray Paint

I’ve tried about 8 different brass/gold spray paints, and this one was the clear winner that I used on this chandelier I discovered on OfferUp.

9. 14 Big Impact Ways to Redecorate a Room Inexpensively

Definitely one of the best lists of decorating ideas ever, and some of them are even FREE!

8. How to Paint Laminate IKEA Furniture

We’ve had our fair share of experience with IKEA furniture. This is the best method to make a furniture paint job last on a slick laminate surface.

7. How to Dress to Hide Mom Belly Pooch

After I had Regan, I had to learn how to love my postpartum bod again. I’m no fashion blogger AT ALL, but these were some of my best tips to hide belly pooch.

6. 6 Tips to Decorate a Boring Hallway

Just another example of paint’s magical abilities. And there are a few other tips for jazzing up hallways too.

5. My Favorite Tool for Room Design Planning

I was completely stumped on how to design our breakfast nook because it was such a small space with confusing traffic flow. But Modsy came to the rescue. I didn’t take every single detailed suggestion, but it gave me the direction I desperately needed.

4. How to Install Sheet Vinyl Flooring Over Tile

Apparently a lot of people hate their tile because this project was a popular one. Still can’t believe this floor is vinyl! We don’t miss the old tile at all.

3. DIY IKEA Hemnes Pantry Cabinet

After struggling with cramped kitchen storage, we came up with this pantry solution using an IKEA cabinet. And I officially became hooked on that antique mirror film because it rocks at bouncing light to brighten up a dark room.

2. How to Disguise the Ugly Stuff in Your Home

I rounded up a bunch of little ways we pretty up the not-so-pretty things like TV cables, thermostats, dish soaps, cleaning supplies, kids’ toys, etc.

1. Our Budget Master Bathroom Refresh Reveal

It’s no surprise that this was #1 because this makeover even shocked ME in the “after”! Non-demo budget-friendly refreshes are my JAM!

You were pretty fab, 2019. We can’t wait to see what happens in 2020. Which project was your fave? I really don’t think I can pick.

I’ll share pretty soon all of our “house resolutions”, and I’m dyyyying to get started on all of them!

Do you have any big house goals for 2020? I’d love to hear about them! Or better yet, share them in the Bless’er House Budget Decorating Community! I might have to start a fun little thread over there. If you put it in writing, it’ll happen, right? 😉

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  1. It was when we had just purchased our fixer upper and had NO idea how turn turn an ugly, outdated house into a our beautiful home that I stumbled across your blog. That was nearly five years ago. I’ve learned so many things from you. We have used several of the sources you’ve shared, done many of the DIYs, learned how to chalk paint, started shopping at thrift stores/Marketplace, Craigslist, Downloaded your art prints, etc…. THANK YOU for taking us along on your journey and teaching us how to decorate and DIY. THANK YOU for sharing Jesus (your strength) and your struggles. THANK YOU for being you. God bless you and your family!

    1. Aw, I’m so glad it’s been helpful to you. That’s why I’m here! Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

  2. Thank you for all these wonderful posts throughout the year. I am always inspired to do makeovers on a budget and appreciate the sources. I also was touched by your post on postpartum depression. You are a gifted writer and I love when you share your heart. God bless you in the New Year and use this blog as a platform to encourage others in many different ways!