{2010 Project Countdown} Numbers 1-5

Have you just been holding your breath to find out the Top 5 Most Read Posts on Hi Sugarplum!?! Are you completely disagreeing with why in the world people would want to read these particular posts?! Do you think I’m the biggest ego-maniac for even doing a countdown of my own posts?!

Don’t answer those questions. I’m too fragile to know the truth. According to Google Analytics, these are the posts you guys read the most in 2010:

5. Combination of Ballard Burlap Vases and Fall Mantel
I’m no stranger to the cheap project, but even I was surprised at how cute my $2 version of the Ballard Burlap Vase turned out.

4. Entrance Hall Reveal
Painting the front doors black completely transformed my small Entrance Hall. And most people that pass through the doors are fooled into thinking my Ikea mirror tiles are actually a very large, very expensive mirror!

3. Before and After Kitchen
We lived with white formica countertops for five years before remodeling the kitchen last January. It is my absolute favorite transformation, and I still get giddy when I walk in.

2. Before and After Guest Bath
I’m actually surprised by the amount of traffic this post received. With very little forethought, and only a quart of paint and some accessories, this plain little bath became quite the attraction.

1. Before and After Boy’s Room
The transformation of my son’s toddler room into a Big Boy Room was definitely the most rewarding. He is such a sweetheart and had been waiting so patiently for his room to match his maturity. Picturing his expression when I revealed the room to him still brings tears to my eyes. And the fact that this room was featured on numerous sites, including Design*Sponge, Ohdeedoh, BabyCenter, CasaSugar and Centsational Girl, certainly didn’t hurt in the attention it received.

And if you’re still awake and interested, here are Posts 6-10 that made the countdown. My head is spinning with ideas and projects for Sugarplum Casa in 2011. I hope you’ll follow along with me, I’ll need your input and opinions.

The Lettered Cottage

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  1. Not egotistical at all! So loving these posts. And the entry mirror and ballard vase posts were brilliant!!

    Posted 12.28.10 Reply
  2. Simply LKJ wrote:

    I knew the burlap vases would make the top 10! Of course your son's room was number one!! AWESOME!!

    Posted 12.28.10 Reply
  3. This has been fun! I haven't read all of those posts yet, so you'll probably find me peeping around your blog reading them.

    Posted 12.28.10 Reply
  4. I wanted the top 20. Why stop at five. I love all of cassie's posts. You are the jam {oh, wait, that's me!}

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  5. Yes! Those were all favorites of mine! The boy's room is awesome:)Heading now to check out 6-10!

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  6. Those are some wonderful posts! I think I must try the burlap candle holders – awesome!

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  7. Shelly wrote:

    Love them all! You are so talented, my friend. Great seeing u last week…

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  8. I think your burlap vases were one of the first posts I read and the unknown insirpiration for the redo of my dining room table centerpiece – I used an idea from another blogger and then made my version with burlap – I don't think I really realized the insipiration until I am seeing your reminder now! 🙂

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  9. I loved the bath too- the color, walls and shower curtain are all awesome together. Did you do a tutorial on the mirror tiles? I need a mirror like that in my living room (on the wall that divides it from the kitchen).

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  10. Boys are so hard to decorate for so makes sense why everyone ate up your son's room post. My personal fave was the entrance hall. Looking forward to more in 2011!!

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  11. I love your redos. I am hooked. I am thinking about painting the door from my garage into my kitchen but am not sure. I will post pics on my site at http://www.mysouthernlife.blogspot.com and please leave any comments to help.

    Posted 12.29.10 Reply
  12. Aubrey wrote:

    Okay fine…your son's room was my favorite, too…the highboy is a *very* close second in my book, though (c: Here's to a whole new year of fabulous projects and blogging!


    Posted 12.30.10 Reply
  13. Super projects, Cassie! You have great taste. I love your foyer with that zebra rug.

    Posted 12.30.10 Reply
  14. Shelby wrote:

    Great projects! I especially love your mantle! Beautiful! 🙂

    Posted 1.11.11 Reply