Okay, here is a quiz. What is Carl Douglas famous for?
How about The Knack?
Do you know what Rednex is famous for?
I will bet you know their work.
Do you remember “Everybody was Kung Foo Fighting. It was fast as lightning”? Kung Foo Fighting was Sung by Mr. Carl Douglas
How about My Sharona? The Knack knocked that one out.
Rednex is famous for a song that is played at least once a night at almost every Texas bar… Cotton Eyed Joe.
After that these bands/singers either broke up, stopped singing, or just never produced another hit. I guess it really ages me that I do remember all of them, and they were pre-music video era.
I jokingly say I am a one hit wonder, too. You see, my mudroom bench is without a doubt the single most viewed and pinned post I have ever done. All the rest of my posts combined would be about half what the other posts have been viewed. I think of the mudroom bench as my one hit wonder. Don’t get me wrong, I love that bench. It is the first thing I use when I walk into the house every day and my last stop on the way out the door. But, I like other pieces I have done just as much. They just didn’t get noticed like that one did.
I think it was the lighting in the photo I took. We are after all visual folk.
I wonder if it would have been as popular if this was what I put out for the world to see?
Here are a few of my other projects that I think get looked over. It may have been when they were posted, how they were photographed, or maybe I really am a one hit wonder who just got lucky the one time.
My Western Dresser for the lake house Bunk room. It makes me smile when I walk in the room, still.
The yellow and gray bedroom. It all started with a table I picked up on the side of the road and a son moving out. In case you are wondering, yes I stenciled the wall. I still love the look. I miss that room the most of all the rooms at the city house.
The green buffet table. This was a thrift store dining table turned into a more narrow buffet with a reclaimed wood top. I love this table. Baby boy says it is his favorite piece in our house. It is about to get an addition. I am adding a hutch to the top for my milkglass that is about 80% complete.
Our farmhouse table. It has at least ten, 1-0 coats of poly on top and I am crazy about this table. It started out life as a white tile and golden oak table and cedar siding from our lake house. I am about to change the color of the legs so that it plays nice with the buffet and hutch.
Finally, the second most popular post is the beverage station. I have now made three of these with numbers four, five and six in the Garagemahal waiting for their turn. I have made a green, bright blue and navy blue. Soon a burnt orange, a green and a cream colored one will be done.
I love showing you all what I do and I really do value your input. Thanks for taking time out of your busy days to see what we are up to in the country. I hope your day is wonderful.
10 thoughts on “The Fear of Being a One-Hit Wonder”
Such awesome projects…you are so talented. Love to see what is next.
My fun next project will be the Funky dresser. I am rapidly clearing the Garagemahl to get to it.
Love them all! Especially the farm house table!! I have this on my bucket list to do & have pinned it for reference!!! Thanks
Thank you. I love the feeling of a family gathering table, too. This one is special because the wood for the top came off our lake house when we changed the cedar siding to Hardie board. It is not perfect and we have definitely improved our skills since it was built but it will stay with us warts and all.
Ha! I can relate! We are new bloggers, but already sometimes scratch our heads when our favorites don’t get the attention we think they should compared to others. I think you are right- it’s all in the photograph! We are learning how to do this better. Love this post and your sense of humor! Thanks for sharing!
OH and the dresser and farmhouse table are AWESOME!
Best of luck as you get started.
You’ve surpassed your one hit in my books! I love all your pieces! I especially enjoy your blogging style. Fun to read! Thank you!
Wow, thanks. I have rarely been accused of having style! 🙂