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Top Ten Posts of 2013

Like so many of you out there, I also went to check my most viewed posts of this year.  There were a couple of surprises, but overall they are all projects I loved working on and I am very happy many of you liked them too.
I want to thank each of you who had been so kind as to continue visiting, commenting, pinning, and sharing my work :)  without further ado here they are:

# 1 How my kitchen is holding up

I am not surprised that something related to the kitchen is in first place, after all, the kitchen makeover is my most viewed project of all time, but this post about how the kitchen is holding up shows that many of you are interested in knowing what to expect if you embark in a renovation like this.

# 2 Valentine Mantel

This project was a big surprise, something that was created while working on another big project and with the left overs of that big project, a last minute mantel that has had a big success on Pinterest ;)

# 3 How to make your curtains longer

The wacky curtain panels sizes in the market leave people with curtains too short or too long.  This post is a solution when they are a bit too short.

# 4 Chippendale chair painted

It looks like there are still many of you wanting to test waters with chalk paint. Painting a Chippendale chair was my first experience using ASCP, a good beginner's point of view.

# 5 DIY Bookcases for bedroom

This project was the first of its kind that I tackled, it was big, I learned lots while completing it. It is a good guide if you are contemplating the idea of building your own set of bookcases. I love the final result.

# 6 How to install window trim

I love trim! This is not the first window that I've trimmed and perhaps not the last one.  I guess it's not a big surprise we all love to dress up our windows ;)

# 7 Installing Faux Wooden Beams

This was without a doubt the most complicated project I got myself into this year. Building the beams was easy, even installing them was fairly easy, the hard part came by working with the high ceilings and that big heavy beam. Oh, and working in the attic :/

# 8 A Recycled Pumpkin

Cute, easy, cheap and the power of Pinterest, a proven good combination ;)

# 9 Laundry Room Mini-makeover

The power of paint and some new lighting was all I needed to revive the old laundry room makeover.

# 10 DIY - Inside Cabinet Plate Rack

One of my last projects of the year, installing a plate rack inside a regular cabinet is a good tutorial on how you can give this economical feature to your own kitchen. I'm loving it ;)

There will be lots more of RLC for 2014. Thanks again for following along on FacebookPinterest, or directly through your inbox.

Have a wonderful year!

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Hey, here you can now check the Top 10 projects of 2014:

And 2015 HERE:


  1. What a great year! Love all your projects. Have a very Happy New Year!
    House on the Way

  2. Great inspiration for tackling my 2014 "to do" list. I will definitely be back soon for all of your great tutorials!

  3. Wonderful year for a wonderful blog! CHEERS to 2014!

  4. Seeing all these awesome projects together just reminds me how totally awesome you are!! Love them all!

  5. Your projects are incredible, Christina! I'm so glad I came over to take a look because I had seen your gorgeous Valentine's Day mantel on Pinterest and I didn't know it was yours!

  6. I still love your kitchen.. and your beams.. They are my favorites too! I can't wait to see what you are going to do in 2014! You so totally rock!

  7. Stopping by from Southern Hospitality. Your home is beautiful. I love what you did for V-day, I just might have to use your ideas in my own home.

  8. You had a great year! I love your posts and pinned most of them! Can't wait to see what you do next.

  9. What a tremendously creative year you have had Cristina! Thank you for generously sharing all your tips and tutorials and wonderful inspiration.

    May your New Year be filled with even more creativity!!

  10. Looks like you've had a great year with some amazing projects.

  11. It was such an exciting year for you! I really enjoyed it. I also passed along your tutorial to hubby who updated our kitchen windows in November. I have to say, that's the post I value! Especially if you saw my kitchen before! I hope 2014 is just as great or better and you are blessed with health & happiness :-)

  12. Looks like a productive year!! It convinced me that to follow you!! :)

  13. I loved all your posts and projects. How do you get your pictures so big without having them cut off?

  14. Loving all the beautiful projects!

  15. Cristina, you amaze me! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. Cristina, I love the look back! I missed a few and there are so many things that I would like to do. Like adding trim around my big great room window. What a difference it would make. also we have a huge wall in that room. Hubby and I have thought about doing a built in unit. Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to seeing what you share in '2014'!

  17. When I grow up I want to be you...SO CREATIVE and so much talent!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  18. What a fabulous year of projects! So thrilled I found your blog this year and I'm looking forward to what you share in 2014 Cristina!

  19. Where did you get the lights and the kitchen cabinets?. Gorgeous kitchen!

  20. I really love your laundry room! (don't know if you've noticed, though, you spelled "bright" wrong on your chalkboard...just my OCD rearing its ugly head!) All of your updates look lovely in your home!

  21. Can someone tell me how the kitchen valance (first picture) is installed? I like that you can not see the curtain rod and the fabric fills the space at the top. Thank you!

    1. Hi Wendy, That's a roman shade that I recovered temporarily with a pretty print. You can see the details right here: Thanks for stopping by!

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