Best of 2013

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Best of 2013 SQ

Can you believe it’s already time for the best of 2013!

Seems like we just did the best of 2012.  My best of 2012 was with Homa Style.  In April, I changed everything and turn the blog upside down and renamed it Country Design Style.

and I’m glad I did! 😀

I relaxed, created what I like, let it flow, and above all joined with other great bloggers to expand and grow.

I’m reaching farther than I ever though possible on this journey of decorating, DIY projects and learning.

This year I gathered the top 12 posts for Country Design Style.

So let’s get started!

Floor Mirror Country Design Style FPThe floor mirrors comes in at number 12, but is my number 1 Pinterest pin.  This project cost was just over $100 for two very large floor mirrors.

Yard Sale Tips Country Design Style FPAt number 11 is my free download for yard sale tips.  I published this post at the end of July.  It probably would have been higher on the list if I would have thought about publishing the tips in the spring during high yard sale times.  Duh.

Industrial cart and BellaNumber 10 is the industrial cart coffee table and sweet little Bella.  Don’t worry she didn’t really have to pull the cart.  She just holds the nails while I hammer. 😀

Quick Cleaning Tips FPNumber 9 was a totally, “I need a quick post just before Thanksgiving, eak!”  “What can I do that’s easy??”  I’m trying to come up with an idea while giving the living room a very quick cleaning.  Aha!  Quick cleaning tips.

My repurposed desk Country Design Style-7My personal favorite is number 8, my repurposed desk.  I love how it turned out!  It’s a cozy place to work and blog.  It stays organized and easily outta sight in seconds.

Country Design Style Shaggy OttomanNumber 7 is the shaggy ottoman.  The shaggy ottoman, an “inspired by” post, has received my most comments on Hometalk.  It’s like having another animal in the middle of the living room.  At least it doesn’t eat much!

How's your TV Hanging FP Country Design StyleComing in at number 6 is my Grandson’s favorite…because he helped make it.  The TV shelf that hides the cable box.  On the right side of the photo is another of my favorites {I can have two right??} my faux mantel!  Although it didn’t make the top 12 it is unique and you can see more photos at scrap wood mantel.

Rustic Smocked Drop Cloth curtains FPNumber 5 is a surprise to me, the rustic smocked drop cloth curtains.  I knew it was a popular project and we love how they turned out…but they are curtains.  So, I was surprised when checking Google analytics and it was the 5th most popular.  Google analytics is the service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about a website’s traffic.

this old wood Country Design StyleThis technique of turning new wood to look old or aged is number 4.  This doesn’t surprise me.  It’s awesome!

Simple Abundance FPThanks for my blogging friends my number 3 above and number 2 below are from blog tours.  Blog tours are a group of themed post from several bloggers linked together so the reader can easily click through to see all the projects.  Number 3 was my simple abundance Thanksgiving post.  Very personal and fun to write.

12 Days of Christmas Home Tour FPThe very next blog tour and number 2 was the 12 days of Christmas home tour.  I had a blast decorating for Christmas this year with a ton of whimsy and vintage items.

Aged Burlap FP Country Design StyleMy top post was a total mistake!  I was being messy and and in a hurry and splashed my aging or “ironed” vinegar on some burlap.  An idea started brewing and voile, my top post of the year!  

Aged Burlap, who knew??

It’s always meaningful to stop every once in awhile and look back at what you’ve done, even if you’re only going back to April.  It’s been a great year and 2014 will be even more creative and inspiring for us all.  Thank you for joining me on this journey of decorating, DIY projects and learning.

Here’s the list of bloggers joining and sharing their best of 2013.

Sunday December 29th:

AT HOME WITH THE BARKERS

SNAZZY LITTLE THINGS

PETTICOAT JUNKTION

SWEET PEA

JUST PAINT IT

Monday December 30th:

DIO HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MOMMY IS COOCOO

JUST A GIRL AND HER BLOG

RAPPSODY IN ROOMS

INSPIRATION FOR MOMS

Tuesday December 31st:

GIRL IN THE GARAGE

ARTSY CHICKS RULE

WHAT MEEGAN MAKES

COUNTRY DESIGN STYLE

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DO-IT-YOURSELFER

SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE

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11 Comments

  1. Jeannette you had a great year! My favorites are the industrial cart, your smocked curtains, and the repurposed desk- you know I love a good upcycle! 🙂 I know you’ll have an awesome 2014 too!

  2. You’ve had a year full of great projects. I love the shelf that you and your grandson built for your tv and also your smocked curtains. I look forward to following along with you in 2014.

  3. Hi Jeanette, Isn’t it funny how we work and work to put out great projects that will be loved and viewed and it’s often the “projects by accident” that get all the love!! I want your shaggy stool 🙂 Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Kathy, this makes me want to make more mistakes! Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to great projects from everyone in 2014. ~Jeanette

  4. Wow, such great posts Jeanette! I LOVE that repurposed desk! How clever!! I am so looking forward to the new year and what we all come up with! Such a fabulous and talented group! So happy to be a part of it with you.
    Happy New Year to you!!
    xo
    Nancy

    1. Nancy, thank you so much. I just adore the group of amazing creative gals we’ve developed. Have a safe New Year. Talk to you next year, heh, heh! ~Jeanette

  5. Jeanette,
    I am always impressed by your projects and creativity! I LOVE your dresser/desk and how you age wood. Thanks so much for sharing. I am constantly learning from you!!
    Happy new year, my friend!

    1. Thank you Meegan! That means so much to me. Looking forward to sharing creativity with everyone in 2014. ~Jeanette

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