Top 10 Photos

I’m always interested to see the photos that readers of Let’s Face the Music click on to get a better look. These results have not changed significantly from 2014.

Glade Cottage
Glade Cottage in 2011.

I have been writing daily since March, 2011. Back then I didn’t know much about inserting photos into the blog but I have been learning over the past 6 years how to make the photos better and more viewable.

I've taken lots of photos of The Cottage but none made the top ten.
I’ve taken lots of photos of The Cottage but none made the top ten.

The top ten photos viewed on this blog since the beginning are as follows:

10. In tenth position with 71 clicks is a close-up of how we caulked the tub in The Cottage after we laid the laminate flooring.

The trim and edges are well-caulked with silicone caulk.
The trim and edges are well-caulked with silicone caulk.

8. Tied for eighth place with 93 clicks each are the ceramic Christmas trees I spray painted and the bamboo trellises in the garden.

3 green ceramic Christmas trees
3 green ceramic Christmas trees.
Bamboo trellises in our 2011 garden.
Bamboo trellises in our 2011 garden.

7.  The seventh most popular photo with 103 clicks is not extremely artistic, 4 cans of spray paint from a project of painting a small piece of furniture.

Copper and turquoise spray paints
Copper and turquoise spray paints.

5. Tied for fifth place  with 133 clicks each are a demi-john light I was considering for the new kitchen and the architect’s Plan A of the first floor before we started the renovation.

I would have loved these demi-john lights but ultimately decided against them in favor of something smaller and less expensive.
I would have loved these demi-john lights but ultimately decided against them in favor of something smaller and less expensive.
A combination of this plan, Plan A, and Plan B was used to create the new additions.
A combination of this plan, Plan A, and Plan B was used to create the new additions.

4. In fourth place with 154 clicks is the engineer’s drawing of a porch detail.

This drawing is very detailed in what actually makes a porch.
This drawing is very detailed in what actually makes a porch.

3.  In third place with 160 clicks is another bamboo trellis photo.

Some years the trellises are just more attractive.
Some years the trellises are just more attractive.

2. In second place with 245 clicks is yet another bamboo trellis photo.

Our bamboo trellis photos have been well-pinned.
Our bamboo trellis photos have been well-pinned.

1.  Finally in first place with 271 clicks is a color swatch guide to Hardie board siding colors.

Hardie board color swatch chart.
Hardie board color swatch chart.

In the end I guess the most popular things I’ve ever written about are still the versatile and cost-effective bamboo trellises we use in the garden. We’ll be building some new ones this year.  In the mean time if you search “bamboo” on this blog you’ll see a number of posts with details of acquiring bamboo and building trellises.

Do you have a chore you do annually? What and when?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Top 10 Photos”

  1. It’s interesting what draws people in, isn’t it? I’ve always admired your bamboo trellises. My most-viewed photo is a pic of Shaker cabinets with bin pulls. It’s not even my own photo–just something I grabbed as an inspiration!

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