Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Almost fifty blog posts were published this year… including furniture makeovers, repurposed home decor, DIY tips, and advice on running a vintage market and antique booth.  I get so nostalgic browsing through the archives and seeing all the projects that we did this past year.

Guy in the Garage helped me with quite a few pieces and we tried some new tools and both learned some new skills.  My goal has always been to inspire you to try new techniques too!

Plus it’s fun to look back and discover which projects you guys liked the most…

Most popular blog posts - Featuring furniture makeovers, reupholstery, DIY home decor, and advice on selling refinished furniture as a business. By Girl in the Garage

Here are the top ten most popular blog posts of 2017, based on average pageviews, social media shares, and comments.  (Click any link or photo below to visit the full post.)

Let’s get this countdown started…

10.  Mismatched Chair and Desk Makeover

Mismatched Chair and Desk Makeover - Girl in the Garage

9.  Rustic Stenciled Antique Dresser Makeover

Rustic Stenciled Antique Dresser Makeover - Girl in the Garage

8.  Antique Vanity Makeover – Trashy to Treasure

Antique Vanity Makeover - Girl in the Garage

7.  Bookcase Makeover to Faux Card Catalog

Bookcase Makeover to Faux Card Catalog - Girl in the Garage

6.  The Already Painted Dresser

Antique Vanity Makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

5.  DIY Card Catalog Dresser (one of my personal favorites!)

DIY Card Catalog Dresser - Girl in the Garage

4.  Distressed Stenciled Highboy Makeover (another personal favorite!)

Distressed Stenciled Antique Highboy Makeover - Girl in the Garage

3.  The Throne Chair – DIY Reupholstered Chair Makeover – And Being Brave

DIY Reupholstered Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

2.  Decoupage Crates, Framed Cork Boards, and Repurposed Drawer Shelves

Decoupage Crates, Framed Cork Boards, and Drawer Shelves - Girl in the Garage

And finally, the most popular post of 2017 isn’t a furniture makeover or home decor.  It’s full of advice (and what not to do) for anyone struggling to sell their refinished furniture and actually make a profit.  If that’s you, I highly suggest visiting this blog post:

1.  11 Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Refinished Furniture (and what to do instead)

Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Refinished Furniture - Girl in the Garage

I hope you enjoyed looking back through this year’s most popular blog posts.  Did you miss seeing any of these the first time around?  I’d love to know which one(s) is your favorite!

For 2018, I’ll continue working on furniture makeovers and repurposed home decor.  But I already have my sights set on more fabric and sewing projects, and I really want to try embroidery art!  Also, there will be more informative posts about refinishing furniture as a business, selling at vintage markets, and running a booth in an antique store.  I plan on doing several markets again, and keeping my antique booth full too.

Leave me a comment and tell me what you’d like to learn more about in 2018 here at Girl in the Garage.  🙂 

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas – I appreciate you, friend!


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2 Comments on Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

  1. Pam Harp
    December 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm (5 months ago)

    Hello Jen. I really enjoy all of your posts; my main interest is in painting furniture. I have 2 favorites from above–both of the stenciled dressers. Merry Christmas to you.

  2. Bonnie
    December 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm (5 months ago)

    All of the top 10 are wonderful and it’s really hard to choose but it would have to be #8. I want to redo an antique vanity myself so I guess why this one appeals to me so much. I’m planning to redo mine with white paint and a stained top also. I always enjoy your posts. Thanks so much for sharing them with your readers.


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