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Top Five Posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

While I'm on the road this week, I thought maybe some of my new followers might like to see what I've been up to on the blog with a look at the top five all-time posts.  Thank you to everyone who reads, comments on, and pins my projects!  I couldn't do this without you!


This was such an easy project and the shades stayed up about a year.  Now the windows are bare and I am contemplating cafe curtains, but believe the windows are too narrow.  I was thinking about painting the sashes black, but thankfully changed my mind before I actually did it.  Sometimes deciding not to do something is a relief.  Anybody?


Had I known this post would receive so much traffic, I might have splurged for a manicure.  That shot of my ugly thumb nail on pinterest makes me cringe every time.  A properly set table would have also been in order.  That is what I get for setting the table upside down and not looking at the picture before I posted it.  Oh well, never said I was perfect ;).


This was a surprisingly popular post!  If you are sitting on the fence about painting your stair rail, I say go for it.  I painted mine from white to black and it adds great contrast to our entry.  I have also recommended it to several clients such as this one and they are very happy with the results.  


It is kind of funny to me that of all the kitchen posts I have done, this one receives the most views.  For more updated photos, go here and here.  If you are curious about the beadboard backsplash, go here.  You can read about the cabinet doors coming off here.  And, rest assured that more changes are on the way, ha!


I think readers like it when I admit that I have no idea what I'm doing - which is about 99% of the time.  If you have a project you are afraid of, try using inexpensive fabrics to cut your losses.  If you mess up, no big deal.

Now, I must run to IKEA for shelving.  Have a great day!

8 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love your black stair rail. Your home totally reminds me of the one from "Something's Gotta Give." You have amazing style!

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  2. You are sweet Maria. I have heard that about Somethings Gotta Give before, but have never seen the movie. Need to check it out :)

    Rene

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  3. Great round up. So nice to look back. Enjoy your trip!!!

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  4. As always Rene, great posts to revisit! Your projects always turn out so well...love your kitchen!

    The Something's Gotta Give house is one of my all-time favorites too...you need to watch it just for the house. (Or check it out on Hooked on Houses)

    Have a good one...

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  5. Such a great round up...and one of them is new to me, so thanks!!!

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  6. This is so great! Thanks for this recap Rene. I will definitely go back and catch up...

    -Lane

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  7. Hi! I'm also from Greensboro and found you through Amy Buchanan. I enjoyed looking through your blog and seeing your wonderful work. I blog about family,faith, homeschooling and more, but also have ventured out into thrifty decorating projects. Have a great day!
    http://www.martysmusings.net/

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