2014 Top Ten Posts

So today’s post will be my 2014 Top Ten Posts.  I could have went a bunch of different ways with this.  I could share my top ten post with the most page views.  That would be easy.  I could just look through my analytics and see what was viewed most through out 2014.

It’s always great to look back and see what we have accomplished because honestly, many times we feel like we haven’t finished anything.

For me though, the 2014 top ten posts have to do with reader interaction.  The posts that get the most questions, comments and shares.

I love reader interaction!

If you haven’t already guessed it, my 2014 top ten posts with the most chatter are about paint! Which makes me so happy because that means you have been inspired to try it yourself! Just like our tagline here At Home with The Barkers,  we love “Inspiring Your DIY!”

Best of 2014 Top Ten Posts about Paint from At Home with The Barkers

Sometimes you guys have questions about painting because maybe I wasn’t completely clear BUT mostly you have detail questions about how to apply what I have shown in your own home! THIS IS WHY I BLOGGING!!  For you to be inspired and to know you can do it to.

So, let’s get to it!

2014 Top Ten Posts about Paint:

Homemade Chalk Finish Paint 

Homemade Chalk Finish Paint-Collage

Glazing MDF vs Real Wood

Glazing MDF versus Real Wood

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets

Glazed Kitchen Cabinets-Before-After detail

TV Stand Makeover

TV Stand Makeover-Inspired by Dear Lillie

Grain Sack Bench Makeover

Grain Sack Bench Makeover-DecoArt-Americana Decor-Chalky Finish Paint

DIY Spray Painted Lamp Shade

DIY Spray Painted Lamp Shade

Coffee Table Makeover

Coffee Table Makeover-Distressed detail

Garage Sale Table

Garage Sale Table Makeover Wood Grain

Paris Grey Buffet Table

Paris Grey Buffet Table-Antiqued-Distressed-Finish

DIY Black Chalk Finish Paint

DIY Black Chalk Finish Paint-Dress and Chest of Drawers

Now I am looking forward to 2015! I have so many projects planned.  You should know, many of them are BIG projects that my husband and I have been talking about for a while.

I am also still working through the business of running a blog and exactly how I would like things to go around here.  It’s exciting to dream BIG and see things change.  A few of my goals for the upcoming year include growing my brand! As Ray and I work through the details, I will share with you as soon as we have more!  I can say, I may not be doing as many little craft projects. Honestly, I am tired of them but in order to start on the bigger projects I need to keep my sanity.

Thank YOU all so much for your support here in this virtual world.  I’ve gotten together with some other awesome bloggers as they too share their Top Posts of 2014. If you are a blogger yourself I would love to have you come back tomorrow for a LINK Party where you can share you Top Posts of 2014.


  1. So many great tips, Sonya. I need to save these ideas and the info for my planned painting. I have so much I want to do and now I have a goal (I want my ‘stuff’ to look like yours) ~ wish me luck!

  2. I want to paint my bathroom cabinets SO MUCH, but I am SO SCARED!!! LOL! I have MDF (I’m assuming) cabinets – definitely not wood – but I loved the dark cherry finish they had. However, the finish is worn in the high traffic areas (around knobs, etc) and they look awful. I don’t want them to look like I did it myself, and was wondering if I would be better to try just white or black. I LOVE the glazed cabinets you did, but I am terrified. Any words of encouragement?

  3. You are the furniture makeover QUEEN! I seriously can’t pick a favorite. Your cabinet makeover will definitely come in handy for me in 2015 though. I’m pinning that one for sure. Hope you have a great New Year!

  4. I love these recap posts! You’ve had an amazing blogging year and I’ve enjoyed all of your projects. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2015.

  5. What an amazing collection of paint projects… just beautiful. Fun hopping with you, best to you in 2015!

  6. Thank you Kathy! Hope you have had a great Christmas and I look forward to all of your beautiful painted pieces in 2015~ ~Sonya

  7. I think you were one of my first bloggers to sign up with so,since it has been almost a year, i am really excited about another year of exciting things to learn and i have learned a lot. thank you so much and i hope you have a Happy New Year.

  8. So many beautiful projects completed Sonya. Great job friend! Can’t wait to see what you do in 2015.

    🙂 Beth

  9. You’ve inspired me all year long! Can’t wait for those big projects in 2015!
    Happy New Year,

  10. Wow! You rocked it in 2014! Love all your DIY painting projects. Looking at them makes me want to go thrifting to find something to paint. 😉

    Happy New Year! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!
    ~ Ashley

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