Best of Plum Doodles- Top 10 Posts

Blogging kind of took a back burner for much of this year, thanks to Camper Living and lack of internet. Though my posts were sporadic, you were so kind to keep in touch and I truly appreciate that. So, just for fun, I thought I would share the Best of Plum Doodles for 2015 with you. (Also be sure to check out the Top 10 posts from some of my favorite bloggers at the end of this post.)


Plum Doodles Top 10


Okay, in true Top 10 fashion, let’s start the countdown at number 10.

10:  The Guest Bath

The guest bath in our new South Carolina home made number 10 on the list, though I had done very little decorating in there yet. After living in our camper for a year, we were just happy to have real toilets and showers! I have since added towel hooks, some artwork, and even a toilet paper holder- movin’ on up, y’all!


New Home Tour Guest bath-


9:  Master Bedroom Tour

Our master bedroom made the next spot on the list. I’m still hoping to convince Richard to either let me get another headboard or cut down the legs on the mile-high poster bed. I’m short, people, and it’s getting harder and harder to pull myself up onto that bed.


New Home Tour Master Bedroom pencil post bed-


8:  Eiffel Tower Coffee Table

This furniture makeover was from a couple of years ago and has been one of my own favorite projects as well. I had a hard time selling the Eiffel Tower coffee table, but it helped that a friend bought it. Smile


Best of Plum Doodles-


7:  Six Things to Know When Using Drop Cloths for Sewing and Craft Projects

I have used drop cloths as inexpensive material for covering chairs, as well as numerous sewing and craft projects. The curtains in number 9 above were made from drop cloths.  Before buying, be sure to check out my cautions and tips for using drop cloths.


Best of Plum Doodles- 6 Things to Know When Using Drop Cloths for Sewing and Craft Projects-


6:  Thrifty Window Treatments and Vintage Spools

When I had my first booth in Georgia, I decorated the windows with vintage spools and burlap. Check out this post for a very inexpensive way to get burlap for your projects.


Best of Plum Doodles- Tie burlap to vintage spools for unique window treatments-


5:  How to Keep the Sofa from Bumping the Wall

I was surprised that this one made the list. Not a pretty post, but very practical if you want to keep your sofa from messing up your walls.


Best of Plum Doodles- How to Keep Sofa Away from the Walls-


4:  Cheap Easy Bathroom Storage

I used this idea in our last house for storing my hair styling products. It worked rather well, though I think flat-sided containers would work better. The cups tend to rock when you open the door, and eventually work themselves loose.


Best of Plum Doodles- Cheap Easy Bathroom Storage-


3:  DIY Faux Bricks- Paint

I loved creating the faux brick for the fireplace in our booth. My booth mate Patti came up with this idea, and I just followed orders. This is the paint portion of the project.


Best of Plum Doodles- DIY Faux Brick- the Paint-


2:  Faux Bricks Using Drywall Mud

Our technique for creating the faux bricks from drywall mud came in at number 2. You’ll need to lose any fear of getting your hands dirty to tackle this project.


Best of Plum Doodles- Create Faux Bricks with Drywall Mud-


And the winner is….

1:  Giving a Standard Cabinet Furniture Style

This continues to be my most popular and most pinned project. I show how we added feet and trim to our bathroom vanity, plus a trick for creating that free-standing furniture illusion.


Best of Plum Doodles- How to Give a Standard Cabinet Furniture Style-



Be sure to check out these great Top Ten Posts of 2015 from more of your favorite bloggers:


Domestically Speaking | Cupcakes and Crinoline |Our Southern Home

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Yesterday on Tuesday | Mad in Crafts

Petticoat Junktion | Roots North and South | DIY180

Inspiration for Moms | Restoration Redoux | Create & Babble

2 Bees in a Pod | Garden Matter | Artsy Chicks Rule

Cottage at the Crossroads | Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer | Sweet Pea

Plum Doodles | What Meegan Makes | Clean and Scentsible

Hunt & Host | Brandywine Cottage | Day to Day Adventures


Have a safe and glorious New Year!



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  1. you have been busy – these are great projects! praying for 2016 friend!

  2. So fun looking back, can’t wait to see what you do in 2016, I know it will be great!

  3. Great projects! Wishing you all the best in 2016!

  4. Wow, so many beautiful projects! I can’t get over the transformation of the bathroom vanity just by adding the details along the bottom! Genius! XO

  5. Lots of great and inspiring posts, Sheila! That brick wall is amazing. Have a wonderful 2016 – hugs, mb

  6. All wonderful projects but that faux brick wall……WOW!!! Awesome!
    Happy New Year!!

  7. I love love that bathroom cabinet update!

  8. Looks like you had a great year! I like the post on creating the brick wall. I have my heart set on something similar for the house will see building next summer so I pinned that one! Wishing you a happy 2016!

  9. These are some really great projects! (I’m with you on the tall bed–can’t do it anymore.)

  10. Great posts all Sheila! I too was a big fan of #1!
    I wish #9 happens for you asap!

  11. The faux brick wall that you created for your booth looks so real! I love that idea! I look forward to seeing what you share in 2016!

  12. Happy New Year, Shelia!

  13. Sheila,

    What a great mix of practical and pretty! I can see why they were your most popular. Happy New Year!

  14. Sheila, these are wonderful ideas! It was great to see a recap of your top projects and posts for 2015. I know this has been a busy year! Happy New Year!

  15. These are great projects and you have been busy. Wishing you a Happy New Year’s

  16. We love your look back at 2015! We look forward to what you have in store for 2016! Cheers to a happy New Year!

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