Top Five of 2012

Did you know this blog will be one year old on January 1st?  This year was full of many projects and I thought it might be fun to round up the five most popular posts from 2012 for nostalgia’s sake.  These are the top five most viewed posts.

1.  Sunshine Window Treatment : This was by far the most viewed post of 2012.  The funny thing to me is, I really didn’t do much here except hang a sign I bought through an Etsy shop.  In fact my husband did the hanging of the sign, so I really didn’t do anything.  I do love how it looks though.

2. Master Bedroom Reveal:  This post received the most comments with the curtain fabric being a favorite.  This room was fun to transform for me, and some of the projects I worked on for this room became popular posts too.

3. DIY: Horchow Inspired Lamp Shade: This is an example of something I made for the Master Bedroom that turned out to be a popular post.  This shade was inspired by a natural cane lamp shade I saw on-line at Horchow.  I was able to make my own for a fraction of the price.

4. Ikea Hack Barn Light : I bought a Foto light fixture from Ikea added some spray paint and had my husband wire it into the existing recessed light opening.  It made a huge difference in the kitchen.

5. Turning a Vase into a Lamp :  I found some $10 vases at HomeGoods and transformed them into lamps by using a lamp kit.  The pair of them are in the Master Bedroom.

  You can visit the Projects page for a full list of projects and pictures from this past year.  I am really looking forward to 2013 and some of the projects I have planned.  I’d love for you to come back on New Year’s day for a Blogiversary Giveaway to help me celebrate one year.

Happy 2013!


  1. says

    So cute!! I really wish I had a window over my sink. I do, but it’s an interior window, and no light fixture. Hmmmm….. I think I feel a DIY project coming on! Ha! Loooooove the blue light against the sunny sign. ~Angela~

  2. says

    I’ve enjoyed every one of your posts over the past year, Mary, and I’m looking forward to another year of inspiring ideas from you!

  3. Nancy says

    Awesome projects Mary..I will be checking in on New Years Day to see what you are up to for your 1st anniversary!!

  4. says

    I dropped in today after a couple of months being away, and want to tell you how much I enjoyed catching up on your blog. It’s just so full of beautiful inspiration. Happy New Year!