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
Without a doubt, my favorite bedroom makeover we’ve EVER done… until the master bedroom finally wraps up, that is. 😉
I finally shared about this process that I’m asked about frequently. If you’re ever feeling stuck on your style, this tips work!
No cute candy dish or copper cup or pretty bowl in the thrift store is ever safe from me anymore.
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.
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.
I’m ready to find something else to use this spray painted doily method on. Adorable!
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.
My mom and I crafted these together from random items, and it was so fun!
We’ve kept our outdoor furniture going strong for several years thanks to this method that makes them like new.
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.
Definitely one of the best lists of decorating ideas ever, and some of them are even FREE!
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.
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.
Just another example of paint’s magical abilities. And there are a few other tips for jazzing up hallways too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 😉