I launched this blog at www.lesliestocker.com, just about a year ago, and as I look forward, I also look back. I’m planning new posts, and I wanted to know which ones were the most popular, the ones you liked the best. Luckily, WordPress does all the record keeping for me, so it was only a matter of clicking on the stats button. No need anymore for my journal where I meticulously kept an accounting of each post, ready to add and total with my old calculator. I thought you might be interested as well, and so in ascending order….(drum roll please) Note: I’ve included links under each image, back to the original post.
#5 Most Popular Colorways Post
This really surprised me. Shocked is a better word. Not the particular technique, more that one of my videos could possibly be in the top 5 viewed posts. This actually makes me consider filming more.
#4 Most Popular Colorways Post
This doesn’t surprise me at all, I love this piece. It combines strong vibrant colors in an understated way. That is difficult, unless you are going for a contrasting, modern look. It has strong lines, and the presence necessary to pull off this color combination. Did I say, I love this piece?
#3 Most Popular Colorways Post
This image is an ad from Restoration Hardware for linen napkins. When I saw it the colors jumped out at me as so Annie Sloan. It also gave me an opportunity to let you know you can use Chalk Paint® to dye fabric. Just dilute, soak fabric until you get the shade you want, and line dry. It’s that simple.
#2 Most Popular Colorways Post
I don’t know if this is cheating or not, but I blogged about this armoire more than once, here, and here. When I combined the total page views it pushed it into 2nd place. It was one of the first big pieces I painted in my layering technique, and inspired me to try it on other projects. It is the first thing you see when you walk into to my home, as it sits in my foyer. Combing form and function, because the builders of my house did not think to include any closets on the first floor, it is the only place to hang our coats. It will probably be in that same spot as long as we live here. Its also very, very heavy.
If you’ve been reading Colorways since the beginning, back when it was on Blogspot, you probably already know this. In fact it’s titled, Most Popular Post. I first posted it in March 2014, and almost from day 1 it’s been my most viewed post, with 75,000 page views. If you add in the views on social media, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram (I’m not on twitter) its been viewed, pinned, saved, and downloaded almost 200,000 times (yikes!). That astounds me. Everyday, I look at my stats and it’s #1 on the list. Timeless (except it doesn’t have Burgundy), it doesn’t seem to have an expiration date. Although constantly asked, I’m not doing a book. It’s free, and downloadable, to anyone who thinks it maybe helpful in choosing and mixing Chalk Paint®. It took me weeks and weeks to make so I’m delighted it has longevity. It also speaks to the popularity of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Annie Sloan, “thank you for inspiration and your fabulous paint.”