There’s just something about reflecting on the past year. This was my first year blogging, so looking back to see what you guys liked best was fun. I checked my analytics to see which posts received the most traffic and it surprised me a bit!
Below are my 5 most visited posts for 2019. We’ll start with the 5th and count down. Check them out!
#5 – 5 Ways to Quickly Refresh your Master Bedroom on a Budget
Ah, budget friendly decorating… Has there ever been a sweeter phrase? Apparently you all agree with me, because this post was the 5th most visited page on my site in 2019.
This project was super fun. I helped a friend virtually piece together a simple (and affordable) update for the master bedroom in her Colorado Springs Airbnb. The transformation was drastic! Check it out here.
#4 DIY Dried Orange Christmas Garland
This one was a super fun DIY that I will definitely be doing yearly. I’m just curious if any of you tried it??
It was honestly the easiest homemade Christmas decor I’ve ever made and it turned out so cute! Next year I’m planning on doing 10x the amount so I can have it everywhere. I’m also planning on using twine instead of thread, because I love the rustic look.
This is one you’ll definitely want to Pin for next year. It’s a fun activity to get the kids (and the whole fam) involved. You can find the post here.
#3 Simple, No Sew Ottoman Reupholster
This one kind of surprised me. It was a really simple project that transformed this ottoman in a matter of minutes (maybe 30, to be more precise). Sometimes I think people get overwhelmed at the idea of re-upholstering something, but I don’t think it has to be so scary.
Most furniture like this has legs that twist off, and then you cover it in fabric, staple it underneath and twist the legs back on. You can see the full tutorial here.
#2 IKEA Must Haves
This one was probably one of my own personal favorites, and apparently yours too. There’s just something about IKEA that I love so much. Maybe it’s the simple design, the Scandinavian look, the fact that IKEA trips double as family field trips, or maybe it’s the affordable pricing. I really do feel like you get so much for your money at IKEA. And it’s trendy too.
I know IKEA sometimes gets a bad rep for being “cheap”, but I honestly would disagree completely. Everything I have from IKEA has been pretty simple to put together (our sectional was a breeze, nightstands, high chair, arm chair, book shelves, you name it, pretty simple) and so far it has all held up really well.
If you have an IKEA near you, go check it out! I would recommend having a list if you intend to purchase, that way it’s less overwhelming. Sometimes I even look online first to get a feel for what they offer. If you don’t have an IKEA nearby, they ship starting at $5 too. You can find some of my all-time favorites here.
And now for the most visited post of 2019. Drumroll, please…
#1 Top 10 Farmhouse Kitchen Updates (on a Budget)
This post was the most visited by a landslide. My goal was to create a comprehensive and simple, step-by-step list to create a farmhouse kitchen on a budget, so that the confusion was taken out of the process.
I think sometimes we see something that we like, but we don’t totally pay attention to why we like it, and therefore struggle to recreate something similar. At least I know that I struggle with that sometimes. I’ve started paying more attention to what exactly it is that I like about certain things. This list is a compilation of some of those things. You can check it out here.
Thank you to all who have supported me and my blog in 2019. Please believe my when I say that it means so much to me. All of the comments, shares, pins, you name it, it means more than you know.
I have big plans for Hand Gathered Home in 2020 and I’m excited to share them with you all. Thanks for following along!
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