1.06.2017

Room Makeovers And Affordable "Refreshes" Are Top Of The List


Hey...so I've done about 20 of the simple things on my list:  32 THINGS TO DO FOR YOURSELF IN  2017 including taking new yoga classes, making a sugar scrub and brewing green iced tea...more to go, but it feels great!  
Other bloggers have been reviewing their top past posts.  I've never done that before.  Checking the stats was a bit enlightening.  I think traffic has a lot to do with search engines and people coming over from Pinterest.  But for classic•casual•home readers, themes like refreshing with what you have, adding key new elements like bar stools and accessories and "before" and "afters" are most popular.

Here are my top ten posts over the last two years for your review.

Project Design: How To Style Your Coffee Table

 White Kitchen Makeover - Before and After




A Phased Decorating Approach With Painted Kitchen Cabinets


Blue and White Casual Beach Cottage
Banquettes:  Everyone's Favorite Place To Gather

Soft Green and Aqua Master Bedroom  (Before and After) and Sources

Ranch House Living Room Before and After

20 Great Bar Stools To Update Your Look

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22 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Marty, can't wait to see your new kitchen.

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  2. Mary Ann I love ALL your projects, tips and tricks!! You are a wonderful source for inspiration!!!!!

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  3. Mary Ann, your posts are always my favorites and it was fun reviewing some of the favorites from the past. Thank you for your dedication and inspiration that you've give us followers over the years and I look forward to seeing what fabulous things you have in store for 2017!!
    xo Gail

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    1. Thanks for all your sweet support, Gail!

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  4. I totally agree with Gail, I love all of your posts, I find your blog really refreshing and interesting and always love reading it even if I don't always get the time to comment. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2017 xx

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  5. I learn so much here. I really appreciate your take on design, both what you've done for yourself as well as for your clients. Some of the changes are so simple, yet have such a big impact.
    I posted a before/after myself today. It's our renovation of the kitchen of a 17th century apartment, which last was renovated in the 1970s. Induction stovetop--I LOVE induction. I'm so curious what you think.

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    1. LOVED your redo and that you kept the charm and cleaned it up and gave it modern conveniences.

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  6. I love these posts and all that you share. You're always giving us great ideas and inspiration that we can use in our own homes.
    Happy New Year.
    Karen

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  7. I found your blog a while ago but lost track. Glad I found it again! I just refreshed my living room and it feels so good! Looking forward to following your blog and seeing more of your inspiring posts!

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  8. You are one of my favorite blogs. Love all your ideas and try to incorporate many of them in my home.. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley, it means a lot to me to have you say that!

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  9. Hello and Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were very merry and wishing you all the best in 2017. Fun to revisit some of your amazing posts...love your before and afters, you always have such great ideas! Hope your 2017 is off to a wonderful start......

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  10. So many good ideas here. I'm pinning!

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  11. These were some of my favorites too! I love all your decorating tips and before and afters, so much inspiration to keep me going :)
    xo
    Leslie

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  12. i'm visiting all of them just in case i missed something! i do love simple refreshes especially since we have been knee high in complex renovation for so many months! bring on the simple and the touches that won't break the bank! best to you in this fresh new year of bringing on the lovely for your devoted readers. xox

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  13. Your before and afters are always my favorite!! I love to see you work your magic! Happy Tuesday ~

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  14. Great post!! I just ordered counter stools form Palecek because if really felt I needed an update for the new home! Love your picks!!

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  15. Love this! Just decided to redecorate the house and ordered some stuff from Furnishr.com. My favorite part about it was that they cleaned up after (lol). Other than that loving how my living room and bedroom look now!

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