Top Ten Projects of 2013

I cannot believe that 2013 is almost over.  Where is the time going??  Does anyone else feel like it is just flying by or is it just me?

I love looking at everyone’s top ten of 2013!  It is a great place to see the best of the best all in one post!  As a blogger, it is also fun for us to get see what posts you most enjoyed!

 So, here are The Rustic Pig’s top 10 most viewed posts and projects in 2013…

Ten…How to Make a Coat Hanger Rag Wreath

How to Make a Coat Hanger Rag Wreath

This is one of my favorite wreaths I’ve ever made for two reasons… number 1… it was easy… and number 2… it was EASY!!!  I think this is why you loved it too!!  I loved reading everyone’s comments and seeing all of the wreaths you were making from my tutorial!!  

Nine… Fall Home Tour

Fall Home Tour

I had a lot of fun decorating my home for Fall.  I also spent A LOT of time decorating my home for Fall!  Who knew!!  In the end, it was worth it!

Eight…Miss Mustard Seed Desk

The Rustic Pig: MMS Painted Desk

I fell in love with this desk even before I painted it.  It is just gorgeous!!  This was the first time that I had ever used Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint, and I loved how it got all chippy!!

Seven…Deer Silhouette Spring Mantel


This is my favorite mantel to date!  I’m so glad you love it to0!!  The deer silhouette works perfectly in our home and I’ve since left it up and just changed out the decor around it for the different seasons.

Six…The Ugly Secretary Desk

Annie Sloan Coco Antique Secretary Desk

I am so surprised this got as many visits as it did.  It is NOT one of my favorites, but I guess that just goes to show you that I don’t always know what’s going to be popular or not.  This also took longer to sell than I thought it would.   Oh well… glad you loved it!

Five…Antique French Desk

French Desk Transformation

This will forever be my favorite piece of furniture!  I searched for this style of desk for years, and when I found it, I knew just how I wanted it to look! 

Four…Cottage Style Coffee Table

I was shocked to see that this table got as many views as it did!  The story behind this table means more to me than the table itself, and for that reason, I am glad it is in the center of our home!  (I just touched up this piece this morning… my youngest spilled grape juice on it and it stained almost immediately!)

Three…Vintage Ironing Board Turned Welcome Sign

Antique Ironing Board Welcome Sign

When I picked up this old ironing board, I had no idea what I was going to do with it!  I decided to quickly paint the word “Welcome” on it and call it day.  I was not prepared for all the comments and traffic this post got.  I was shocked!!  How could something so easy be so loved?

Two…Summer Back Porch Headboard Swing

Back Porch Headboard Swing

I had so much fun making this swing with my husband!  If you read this post, then you laughed right along with us as we literally flipped over it!  It is definitely one of my favorite places to read in the morning!

And… Drum roll please….

Your favorite post of 2013 was…

One… Something Old, Something New


I am blown away at how many views this post got!  Again, just goes to show that you all love an easy project!  

I hope you all have a fabulous New Year!!  See you in 2014!!

Much love,






My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!

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  1. I love everything you do Claire, but you already know that! 😉 Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings! Have a happy and blessed New Year lovely lady! 🙂
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  2. Happy New Year, Claire. I have enjoyed visiting your blog this past year. Looking forward to many more visits in 2014. xo Diana
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  3. Happy New Year, Claire!! I love this post! I love seeing all these awesome posts in one place. My favorites definitely made the cut. The headboard swing and the ironing board welcome sign were my very favs! So happy to have had the chance to get to know you this year! Here’s to many more fun experiences in 2014!
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  4. Sherri Smith says:

    Love all your projects! Cant wait to see what you post in 2014!

    Happy New Year!

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