It’s hard to believe a year has gone by so quickly. It seems like it’s only been a few months since I put together the 2015 most popular post list. It’s always fun to look back and see what resonated with you guys for the year. Sometimes I’m surprised, and sometimes I’m not. So what were the 2016 most popular posts? See below and let me know if any of these surprised you!
2016 Most Popular Posts in Home Decor and Home Improvement
Starting with #10 on the 2016 most popular post list. Is my crazy easy Z Gallerie inspired coral spray project. I love Z Gallerie, I just don’t love the prices unless I find a super sale. I saw something similar to my project in their store with a price tag of about $100. This one costs a whole lot less 😉
Gallerie Inspired Coral Spray DIY Coastal Decor
#9 of the 2016 most popular posts has useful organization ideas for all ages of kids… even big ones!
Simple Back To School Organization Ideas
#8 on the list is a project from the Power Tool Challenge Team Organize edition. I loved the idea of adding baskets to the underside of this bench. This was made with a twin headboard and is such a good way to upcycle an old piece of furniture when kids grow out of it!
DIY Twin Headboard Bench Tutorial
#7 of the 2016 most popular posts is my DIY Open Shelf Vanity. Yes, I built my own vanity and it only cost me about $100 to build the base. I have free plans you can download in this post. This could also be a great work bench or even an awesome kitchen island if you added a top and wheels to the legs.
I share lots of DIY know how in my 6th top post of 2016 where I share my favorite painters tape tips to make a paint job easier. I’m all about making a home project easier and faster, especially when it comes to painting rooms which I’ve done a lot of lately!
Genius Painters Tips For A Perfect Paint Job
#5 on my 2016 most popular post list is an oldie but goodie. I let my Mom’s vase tarnish beyond what I thought I could clean. I was wrong! This was cleaned without scrubbing or harsh chemicals, and I used stuff I had in the kitchen already.
How To Clean Silver Naturally and Easily
# 4. Everyone deals with sentimental clutter at one time or another. Some of us more than others. There are times when a fresh idea and a new perspective are really helpful in finding ways to keep or toss the stuff we collect.
Creative Ways To Deal With Sentimental Clutter
My #3 most read post made me a very happy woman this year when my Dad and I teamed up and tackled the fact that I had no baseboards in my house yet. This is a doable project for almost all skill levels and we saved a bundle by DIYing them. I also loved the chance to work with him again on a project. These times together are rare and the memories are priceless 🙂
My #2 most read post has been a popular one for a long time. Clearly a lot of people struggle with this same challenge. Finding more space in a small space. Our kitchen is pretty but small. That can be a huge challenge when it comes to finding a place for the things I need everyday.
Organize A Small Kitchen And Get More Space
Ready for my 2016 most popular and most read post of the year? If you’ve ever been curious about how to DIY a concrete counter for your bath or kitchen, this post is for you. It’s a step by step tutorial on how to DIY a counter top and get professional results. We still love our concrete counter top in our bath and I’m thinking of making another one for the North House this summer.
DIY Concrete Countertop Tutorial
So there you have it my friends, my 2016 most popular posts. Are any of these your favorites too? Do you have another post of mine that you love and didn’t see on this list? Leave me a note in the comment section below and share what it is!
See a project or two you’d like to save and do later? Pin this post to your favorite Pinterest board!
What’s more fun than browsing through one blogger’s Top 10 Posts for the year? Browsing through a whole bunch of bloggers 2016 most popular posts! Click on each name below to go to that blog and see what their top 10 posts were too.
Other Top Ten Posts of 2016
Domestically Speaking ** My Repurposed Life ** Yesterday on Tuesday
Sweet Pea ** Hunt & Host ** Mad in Crafts **Roots North & South
Redhead Can Decorate ** Petticoat Junktion ** An Extraordinary Day
Cupcakes and Crinoline ** Brandywine Cottage ** StoneGable ** What Meegan Makes
Create & Babble ** Inspiration for Moms ** H2OBungalow
Refresh Restyle ** My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ** 2 Bees in a Pod ** Celebrating Everyday Life
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Mary Beth says
So many wonderful posts, Wendi. You share so many practical and useful ideas. Have a great 2017!
Hi Mary Beth & thank you:) Yes, 2016 was a fabulous year and 2017 is going to be even better! Thanks so much for your visit & wishing you lots of success in 2017!
What wonderful projects! Thanks for posting about dealing with sentimental clutter, that is something I struggle with! Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hi Malia and thank you! It was a good year! Oh my gosh, don’t we al struggle with sentimental clutter! Me too! Glad you liked the post and hope you found some info that was useful for you!
Your DIY bench is so sweet!
Hi Jessica and thank you! It was a fun project and it’s so hard to pass up a good deal on on headboard! Thanks so much for your visit!
kim @Hunt & Host says
I will be heading over to the silver cleaning tip promptly! You have a ton of wonderful posts here, loved so many the first time I saw them and looking forward to catching up on a few I missed! Happy 2017! kim
Hi Kim and Happy New year to you too! You will LOVE how the silver cleaning works! Seriously a game changer! 2016 was a good year, looking forward to a fabulous 2017 as well and wishing the same for you. Thanks so much for your visit!
So many great projects, love looking back on your amazing year!
Hi Kristen and thank you! 2016 was a fun year. I’m excited for many new projects and growth in 2017 as well. Wishing you the same! Thanks so much for your visit & Happy New year!
I have bookmarked the sentimental clutter post to read later…I am struggling with the DPS (Dead People”s Stuff) that I need to get rid of.
Hi Kirby… and oh my gosh that is funny! We have that same challenge here and there’s so much guilt associated with cleaning it out! Best of luck to you and I hope you find some creative ways to deal with your DPS! Thanks for your note and the good laugh:)
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
Your top posts are full of great techniques to make a home easy to manage as well as keep beautiful. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings on H2O Bungalow.
Hi Karen and thank you! It’s been a great year ad I’m excited to see what 2017 will bring as well. Happy New Year!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
Awesome Wendi! What a great year.
Thanks Maryann! It has been a great year and I’m looking forward to 2017!
Hi Wendi! Visiting your blog is always such a delight. I am still dreaming of a lovely bathroom makeover like yours. It is inviting and oh so, gorgeous!
Such a wonderful time meeting you this past year. Hope we can meet up again sometime soon. Happy New Year, mt friend.
Hi Meegan and I felt the same about meeting you last year. Hope to see you again at SNAP this year. You know how much I love doing renovations and remodels, and we still love how our bath turned out! Wishing you a very happy New Year as well!
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
Happy New Year, my friend! You shared so many amazing DIY & How To posts this year it’s hard to pick a favorite. While your #1 was definitely one of my favorites, your 30 days of outdoor makeovers series impressed the heck out of me. I still can’t believe how much you accomplished, by yourself, in such a short period of time. I’m so looking forward to your North House series in 2017. Cheers to a great year ahead!
Hi Marie and Happy New Year’s to you too Girlfriend! It was a good year and I loved how everything looked outback as well. i’m still tired from that series too! I’m looking forward to a creative and money saving years with all the DIY projects I have in my head. Of course, the big challenge will be to get them out of my head and on the schedule:)
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
Wendi – you have had an amazing year. We love your post on sentimental clutter and will definitely be using this info soon. Happy New Year!
Hi Vicki and thank you! It’s been a wild and fun year for sure. I loved the Sentimental Clutter post. It’s something I thing everyone struggles with at one time or another! Happy New Year to you as well and thanks so much for your visit!
Wow! Do you look back and think these are just the favs, how did I get all of this done, on top of being away from home and doing your classes.
You are superwoman for sure.
Happy New Year Wendi, I know it is going to be fabulous.
Hi Patty…I look back on the year and think I need a good massage and a bubble bath! LOL…The good thing is I can unleash my creativity and energy on the house and blog…it has to go somewhere. I’m not sure about the superwoman, maybe a bit crazy at times. I really did bite off a huge commitment in VT. It should be an interesting year, at least I’ll travel and see some seasons which truly makes me happy. Wishing you a fabulous, healthy and happy New Year too Patty! Hugs!
You shared so many great DIY projects in 2016. I look forward to what is to come in 2017!
Hi Paula! 2016 was a fun and wild ride of a year. Like you I’m ready and excited to meet 2017 head on and have some fun!
Sooo many good projects (hello, who doesn’t love a great headboard bench?) Plus massive amounts of DIY tips! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the new year at the North House!
wishing you the most fabulous ever 2017-may it be your best year yet!
see ya soon!
Hello my friend and Happy New Year to you as well! I truly enjoyed looking back over the past year with some satisfaction. Next yer will be fun and exciting as well. Thanks so much for your good wishes and right back at’cha!