So like the November election results, some of these reader project favorites of the year, might surprise you!
Even if they are not everyone's favorite, the Bliss Ranch Blog readers have spoken and these are the results......
The Top Eight
At the ranch we kicked off 2016 with remodeling an outdated Jack & Jill bathroom. It took a while but it went from girly pink to gray neutral.
The shower subway tile and plank flooring were supplied by South Cypress, and all plumbing fixtures supplied by Pfister Faucets.
You can read about the bathroom journey at all the links below
and see the before photos of tacky French pink torso wallpaper - ooooh la la:
There was a lot of cement work going on around here as I looked back at 2016.
The Jack & Jill bathroom received two poured concrete counter tops, our front entry and walk way now wear new steps and freshly stained concrete, but the project choice of readers was our concrete plank patio table.
I have to say that was definitely one of our favorite projects too.
A big tree fell on the table in a summer storm and it was no worse for the wear. The table that is - the tree was a mess!
The concrete planks won't be blowing away or smashed in a storm, they look fantastic, and the table can seat ten, not to mention if someone gets a little tipsy and spills their vittles, all we have to do is hose it off.
Another outdoor addition was a potting bench sign.
I was feeling a little sassy the day that one was painted, but it cracks me up, and apparently it cracks my readers up too!
Feeling cheap last spring and disappointed in how the colors on a rather large and pricey front door mat held up, I painted it with a variety of shades for a bright happy welcome addition.
This Maple Syrup tote was painted last Fall and I still admire it each time I walk by. Currently it has Christmas decorations in it, I'm not sure what it will hold after the first of the year.
I picked up a table at a garage sale to redo for Daughter #1 and it sat in the shed as something she didn't think she was looking for.
What I have learned about my blog readers over the years is that the projects that I think will wow, don't necessarily become fan favorites.
My very loyal readers (whom I truly thank for that!) tend to favor a simple project or idea they can replicate themselves like the front door mat, or a project of mine that has a personal story.
I didn't alter Herb's design because to do so would have been to change what he made, so I freshened it up and named it after him for the next generation.
Like I said, those eight projects might not have been my favorites, or the ones I would have picked to highlight, but those eight were the projects that you - my wonderful readers - put at the top.
But just so you know.... I love them all too.
All linked up for the new year with: