This will be my very last post for 2015 peeps. And what a year it’s been for Making Spaces. Almost too much to write about in just one blog post, most of which I could never have expected. At all. It’s all a bit surreal to be honest, in the best of ways.
This time last year, I spotted this candle. Bought it, read it every day and let it burn over New Year’s eve. It made me move. Move forward. Do what i’d dreamt about doing. I had no idea if it was pure fantasy, but 2015 was the year I was going to bloody well find out.
2015 End of Year Report
- Designed and built my website.
- Set up Making Spaces – Ramblings.
- Written 92 posts (About 55,000 words).
- Styled, photographed and edited over 1000 photos.
- Completed seven interior design projects.
- Completed nine DIY projects.
- Appeared in Sunday Times Home section, Ikea Hackers, Homestyle MagazineHomestyle Magazine, twice.
- Written for the Metro and DIY Lifestyle Magazine.
- Been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award.
- Been featured by Abigail Ahern.
- Had some rather outstanding reviews on Houzz.
It’s certainly been a year to remember. And i’m so grateful to anyone and everyone who has liked, shared, commented, followed, favourited, retweeted, pinned or re-grammed any of my interior design ramblings. Each and every time i’ve heard my phone or laptop “ping” it’s given me such a confidence boost. You really have no idea. So, thank you. I mean it.
I shall end this year’s hard graft with a quick round up of the top five blogs posts. The ones that had the most hits. Not necessarily “my” favourites, but yours.
Let’s take a look…
Before & After – The Open Plan Kitchen – April, 2015
I’ve gotta say, this took me a whole day to write. But i’m so glad i’ve got this recorded somewhere to look back on. Amazing to see the before and after pics.
My MCM Geometric Desk – March, 2015
I could never have expected the reaction to this DIY make-over. The room will be re-done again this year with a new desk no doubt, but I really enjoyed creating this and sharing on my blog. Oh and it made its way onto Ikea Hackers too.
Vintage Home Show #designupnorth – October, 2015
What a great day this was?! And I got my gorgeous burgundy Anglepoise for the Midtown Magic project from here, so I shall always look back fondly at this event. Can’t wait until next year’s.
Home Office in a Day – November, 2015
Does what it says on the tin. My blog stats went a bit mental when it was posted. I even surprised myself with this one tbh. What a difference a day makes eh?
The Blue Room – Final Reveal – August, 2015
Aaah. The Blue Room. I adored working on this re-design. A complete transformation of a bedroom. Seriously, if you didn’t read this one, you have to take a look.
And so onto 2016…. Making Spaces has a fair bit in the pipeline, some of which made me so excited I did a little dance around my kitchen table. I seriously can’t wait to share next year’s ramblings with you all.
Happy New Year peeps.