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Top 10 Posts for 2020

It hasn’t been a full year since I re-booted my blog however, the year is coming to an end and it was interesting to take a look back to see what some of your favorite posts were.

Today I’m sharing the Top 10 Posts for 2020 and I hope you enjoy a little review of this past year and what was popular.

If you’ve followed along for awhile, these will be familiar, however many are from earlier in the year and you may have missed them. I hope you will check them all out.

# 10 – 15 Inspired Christmas Tree Ideas

For this post I participated in a Christmas Tree Blog Hop and shared ideas about how be creative with your Christmas Tree’s. You can see all the tips on this post.

This photo was also one of my top posts on Instagram last year.

# 9 – Easy DIY to Age Clay Pots

One of my favorite gardening accessories, is old Clay pots. Since I wanted more of a collection, here is how to age new pots to look old.

EASY DIY to Age New Clay Pots.  Step by Step instructions to aging your pots.

Such an easy DIY project

# 8 – Post is another Christmas DIY – How to Make a Dried Fruit & Herb Garland

This was one of my favorite projects of the year and I’m glad it made the Top 10 post list. It’s actually still hanging in my kitchen window. Do you think it can stay up all year? LOL

# 7 – Vintage Christmas at The Ponds

This was another blogging tour and was so much fun to participate in. Using vintage décor at Christmas is one of my favorite things to do and you can see all the different ways to incorporate vintage here. Christmas is definitely a favorite topic on the Top 10 post list.

# 6 – Most Surprising Top 10 post of 2020 – Best way to Save a Faux Ficus Tree

This project actually started as a joke. The ficus tree was at my Mom’s house as we were cleaning everything out. I took it home and transformed it into a cherry tree on a whim. It’s so funny that this project is one of my top 10 posts this year. Tell me what you think!

# 5 – How to Build a Farmhouse Kitchen Island

Prior to building our Greenhouse, this was our most challenging project. We couldn’t be happier with the results. You can see all the reasons why we attempted this project and all the details on this post.

DIY Kitchen Island using re-purposed furniture makes for a unique and one of a kind island.

# 4 – My #1 Industrial Farmhouse Transformation

I’m so glad this project was a top choice because it was definitely one of mine. You will love the before & after photo’s of this side table project..

The Silverware Box was another project from last year.

# 3 – The Real Truth About Deconstructing a Chair

This project taught me many lessons which I share on this post. Proper equipment is truly needed for this type of deconstruction. Maybe I’ll attempt another chair since I now have the proper equipment! LOL

the real truth about deconstructing a chair and the results.  A farmhouse style chair.

# 2 – DIY Apothecary Cabinet

Another fun and creative project was transforming a IKEA storage cube into an apothecary cabinet for the Greenhouse. Some people prefer to call it a card file catalog but either way, I hope you will enjoy the process of this project.

How to build a Faux Apothecary Chest (Card File) using fake drawer fronts and reclaimed wood.

You will love seeing the before and after views of this project.

# 1 – Top 10 Post of 2020 – Christmas in July – Christmas Past

It is apparent that my Christmas Tree from 2019 was very popular. This post was a look back at Christmas 2019. Obviously, everyone likes a trip down memory lane and this tree!

It’s really no surprise that this is my most popular post because this photo was featured and used to promote the Christmas Past post.

This photo is the #1 post of last year on both Instagram and Pinterest. It is also the most shared photo I’ve ever had.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor.  Tips for re-purposing your holiday decor and saving money.

This is my number 1 Photo on Instagram for the past two years. I’m so glad you like it.

Thank you

You have been so supportive of me this past year. You’ve overlooked my many mistakes as I’ve navigated this world of blogging and that is so appreciated.

We had our ups and downs but one thing is certain, I stayed busy with projects and apparently projects are of great interest. 7 out of ten posts are DIY projects and transformations and the remaining three are posts relating to Christmas!

I look forward to sharing more projects and decorating ideas with you this coming year. I hope that you will continue to show up and share your thoughts and ideas with me.

Enjoy these last minutes of 2020 and I’ll see you next year.

Be sure to check out my friends who are sharing their top posts for 2020

Kim at Shiplap and Shells – Top Blog Post of 2020 – Kim lives on the Puget Sound in a 100 year old beach cottage. She was one of my inspirations for a Greenhouse and you will see why. You will love seeing her home renovations & fabulous views from this past year.

Kristen at White Arrows HomeHighlights of 2020 – Kristen lives in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, in a dream home that overlooks the Lake. She is talented decorator and DIY enthusiast! She has a podcast, blog and owns her own store. See what Kirsten shared this past year.

Stacy at Bricks N Blooms – Top Blog Post from 2020 – Stacy is a Master Gardener, creative decorator and has amazing DIY projects. She lives in New Jersey and has a vacation home in Vermont. She was on House Hunters when they were purchasing their second home. I can’t wait to see her Top 2020 posts.

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Friday 1st of January 2021

I loved going back through your top posts Rachel! You truly inspire me in my own home and on my blog. I love your style, your DIYs and your creativity! Can't wait to see what you do in 2021!

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Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Kristin, Your support has been such a blessing this past year.

Margie Clements

Friday 1st of January 2021

Rachel, I loved all your projects you shared with us! But if I had to pick 1 I really love the island in your kitchen! Beautiful! Looking forward for new DIY projects in in 2021! 🤗

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Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Margie, It's a favorite of mine as well. thank you so much for all your sweet encouraging comments.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Thursday 31st of December 2020

You have some amazing posts here Rachel! I'm always so impressed. I am going to try to age some clay pots this spring. Wish me luck. I am the most excited that I have a greenhouse friend! I am so jealous that you can even have meals in there. It's so spacious and beautiful. And I won't even talk about your famous Christmas trees. It's been a tough year, but having you and the other ladies in it, made things so much better. Here's to another inspired year!

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Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Kim, You have been such a blessing this past year. Looking forward to 2021


Thursday 31st of December 2020

Your Christmas photos are all so pretty! I think my fave is the industrial farmhouse post! Your island is awesome!!!

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Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Stacy, Thanks so much.