2018 is finally here! We now have 365 new opportunities to make something great! I can’t wait to see what wonderful things that I get to share with you this year. There are so many ideas rolling around in my head that it sometimes keeps me up at night. I don’t want to give too much away, but I am planning a few big woodworking and organizing projects for this year. But, before we get started with what is to come, let’s take a look back at what you, the viewers, have chosen for 2017’s top ten posts!
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #10
Coming in at number 10 is my instructions for how to repair hollow core doors. It would seem that a lot of people have suffered from this problem. I am just glad that I have been able to help them find a solution.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #9
A few years ago, I wrote up this little post on what deer love to eat as an almost tongue-in-cheek article. Most people focus on writing about plants that are resistant, and I just thought that I would take a different spin on the topic. Amazingly, there are a great many people who are looking for plants that are attractive to deer, and although that wasn’t the original intent, I am glad that the post serves two purposes.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #8
I love it when I am able to demonstrate a way to recycle something of little use into something beautiful. My post on how to make a pallet coffee table has been a favorite on both Pinterest and StumbleUpon. This popularity drove it straight into the 8th position with only a couple of months of viewing this year.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #7
Still holding its own is my DIY on making a dish drawer organizer. You may recognize my kitchen from one of the many online magazines that covered it (Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, and Country Living). Okay, so that was a little bit of bragging. Can you blame me? 😉
It is still one of my most popular posts, as are a few of the other drawers from my kitchen, including my knife storage and cutting board combo drawer and my utensil storage drawer. And if you’re wondering, no, this is not a pegboard. This is an insert built from cabinet grade birch plywood – just like you would get with a high-end custom cabinet. It’s easy to make and will hold up much longer.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #6
Closet storage is a very big deal with people who visit my blog. One problem in particular is trying to make some sense out of closets with sloped ceilings. I think just the need for some good ideas has made this post so popular. I hope that it helps you, too, if you are searching for ways to better use your sloped ceiling closet space.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #5
After receiving so many questions about what size of a rug to use, I decided to create a post to provide decor measurement guidelines for many of a home’s decorating elements. So, if you have ever wondered how big your rugs should be, or how low to hang a decoration, this is the post for you.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #4
Another favorite on Pinterest is my tutorial for building shaker doors. It shows how to build a basic shaker door, but once the skill is mastered, these doors can easily be embellished. You might also want to check out my post on how to build cabinet boxes and how to build face frames.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #3
This post went viral this summer, skyrocketing it into the 3rd place. You may have a sling chair or two of your own. When the time comes that it needs a repair, this tutorial on how to repair sling chairs/chaises shows exactly how to get them back into new condition.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #2
One of the biggest and most important remodels that you may ever have to do is to create a space for your mother, or perhaps your father. This article on mother-in-law suites may give you some ideas. It also covers many of the important safety issues that you may have not considered. If you are thinking that you may need a mother-in-law’s suite sometime in the future, I recommend taking a look at it.
2017’s Top Ten Posts – #1
Back for the second year in a row is my small closets’ tips and tricks. This is great if you need to find more efficient ways to use your space. You might also want to check out my post on space-saving ideas for clothes.
Well, that closes down 2017. Make way for 2018! I hope you stop back by to see all the great things that I am planning for this new year. 🙂