The #1 reader remodel story on Retro Renovation in 2012 wasn’t about a house: It was about Pete’s 1964 Shasta Astroflyte restoration – 10 photos. This story got gazillions of views. Guess we’re all dreaming of hitting the road in one of these diminutive beauties. Hmmm. Maybe I need a new project like this, now that my house is kinda sorta *done.* Congrats, Pete, on goin’ vintage viral! Click on through for the other 11 stories about reader remodeling and decorating projects — measured by pageviews — in 2012.
#2 in our Hit Parade: Gabe and Amanda’s spectacular 1954 time capsule house – 28 photos. Yumdillyicious.
#3: Crown Prince of Kitsch Cullen Meyer and his Brooklyn apartment — 40 photos.
#4: Suzann’s bungalow kitchen makeover — eminently do-able.
#5: Well, crikey, Eartha Kitsch, this story is more than two years old, but it just keeps on giving. Eartha Kitsch’s knotty pine kitchen.
#6: Lori’s whole lotta lovin’ fun kitchen renovation — lots more photos.
#7: Jon and Trixi and their avocado avocado revival kitchen made the list.
#8: I wrote about Kate’s kitchen in February, and in September, I hired her as my first full-time employee. Woot!
#9: Lauryn and Dennis masterminded a lovely makeover of their small 1930s Iowa kitchen — 20 photos.
#10: Mike and Lindsey spiffed up their vintage pink bathroom, and provided all the details of their before & after.
#11: Nancy built a mid century modern style pool house to complement the architecture of her 1950s house, and did the whole interior all vintage and retro like. Luv.
#12: Like just about everyone else here — and I guess this is “the story” behind all these remodels, Brian and Keri also took “the hard way” route and paid excruciating attention to detail to renovate their 1953 Youngstown Diana kitchen.
Nicely done, Retro Renovators!