Happy New year friends! We have officially dipped our toes into 2017 and I’ve got big plans for this year. We have our new house, and I’ve got more ideas than I know what to do with! But before we get started on all my random ideas, let’s talk about what happened here at Cherished Bliss in 2016! It was a big year for us. We might have moved twice but I still managed to get a few projects out there! Most of which involved finishing our Wisconsin house at the beginning of the year.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for reading this little blog of mine! I’ve got some big ideas for this year and I wouldn’t even be able to dream these things up if it wasn’t for the constant support you give to this blog! YOU are what keeps me inspired and makes it possible for me to keep projects flowing! So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart from both my family and I! You are a true blessing to us! And don’t forget to check out some of my friends top posts of 2016. There is a whole list at the bottom of the post for you! <3
Let’s get started with #10
It’s very easy to tell yourself you can’t decorate because you don’t have enough money. We are not wealthy by any means and I’m sharing some of my top tips on how I get spaces done without spending a fortune!
#9 – Easy Laundry Room Makeover
When we first moved to Utah and were staying in my in-laws basement I desperately needed to add some storage. By adding a few things to this small laundry closet I was able to increase my storage and hide all those pesky cords!
#8 – Farmhouse Bathroom Mirror Tutorial
I did quite a few projects in our Wisconsin Bathroom at the beginning of the year, and painting/staining this Farmhouse style mirror was #8 in 2016!
#7 – How to Stain an Ikea Dresser
This was one of those projects that was super easy to do and I didn’t think anyone would even care that I did it, but I got so many questions about this dresser I finally wrote a post about it! If you need an affordable dresser, adding some personal touches to this Ikea Tarva dresser might be the answer for you!
#6 – Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign
I’ll admit this one got some pretty funny comments on social media. Some people said it was gross to have it displayed in your home, but this little sign has actually helped my kids remember. So you tell me which is grosser… an adorable sign that says “Flush” or a toilet full of pee? You decide…. lol!
#5 – X Brace Farmhouse Dining Table
One of the biggest ways to save money when decorating your home is to build furniture yourself. This table probably cost me around $125ish. Compare that to stores and you just pocketed a few hundred dollars! We are actually moving this table outside and I made this modern farmhouse table for our new dining space.
These shelves are so easy to build and if you love industrial style, well then they are perfect for you!
#3 – Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal
This bathroom is probably one of my favorite room makeovers to date, and you guys seemed to love it too since it’s mostly projects from this space that made the top 10 list! This gets me super excited to tackle our current master bathroom! Come on 2017! Mama needs some extra hands and more time ; )
#2 – Accessorizing a Bathroom on a Budget
While the actual bathroom renovations can be somewhat pricey, accessorizing them doesn’t have to be! I started with pink tile, so clearly I was going to have to spend some money in there. But if your bathroom is already in decent shape and you want to make it look better, here are a few tips!
And drumroll please….
#1 – How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror
We had just a regular old bathroom mirror with no framing, no beveling, nothing. It wasn’t very pretty. With just a few 1×4’s and a couple of tools you can make the transformation of your bathroom’s dreams!
So there you have it. The top 10 posts of 2016! Now take a look through some of my favorite blogging friends top posts… it’s kinda like getting the best of pinterest all in one place ; ) ; )
Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age
Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm
Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street
How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors
Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle
You can also see last years Top Posts of 2015 here:
Ashley, your bathroom is just gorgeous! I LOVED reading your top 10 posts for 2016. xx
Victoria Schwalbe says
I couldn’t help but notice you mentioned Wisconsin!!!! Where? I lived in the Milwaukee area all of my life until an unexpected romance …..at my age….brought me to a tiny town in southeast Iowa 3 years ago.
I can see why those were your top 10, Ashley! You had an amazing year. Can’t wait to see what you do for 2017!
Loved seeing all of your DIY and decor goodness here friend!! Happy New Year and wishing you great success for 2017! xo Heather
Kimber Gray says
how do we turn a green tub and sinks another color and yellow in second half bath? is there a paint for showers and sinks?
Wonderful ideas and such a beautiful home. Your photos make me sigh.
Claire @ Manchester Cleaners says
These are all very nice ideas, every photo is a bliss. ~
Helpful post, I think artwork on a wall is a great idea for decorate your home.Thanks for sharing.
Nice tips! I painted my shelves in blue and looks brand-new!
Nice tips! I painted my shelves in blue and looks brand-new!
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THIS STYLE WAS 2016’S TREND BUT IT STILL LOOK REALLY GOOD NOW. Simple and elegant, bright and clean, light the whole room up.
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Thanks a lot for the post. It has helped me get some nice ideas. I hope I will see some really good result soon.
Abazar Building Materials LLC says
Amazing design! I am still amazed by the photographs! Great images! I agree that shelving can solve the problem with finding storage for all the small things. Thank you for the ideas!
Very good post! These types of ideas are great to advise those people who do not have much idea about decoration. Without a doubt, decorating is something very important if we want to achieve cozy rooms. The bedroom is one of those rooms in which you cannot miss a beautiful decoration accompanied by the most perfect bedding. In https://www.thelino.com/categoria-producto/product/bed/ you can find a wide variety of ideas.
What a great post and how well written it is. It is a joy to read these types of posts. It is of great help to me, it will give me many ideas and tips for decorating my house and even my company’s office. Excellent work done.
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