I spotlighted stories from 2012 with the most pageviews. I spotlighted the 20 most popular reader projects. Now, I cruised through everything we published in 2012 to see what other gems I could mine. Of course, there were too many. I got it down to about 20. So here are my *favorites* (of the stories not already showcased) from the past year. Above: My big personal project o’12 was My Big Fat Office Remodel — multiple stories, and I coulda written more, cuz it was Epic.
I was super honored to feature author Bonnie Jo Campbell’s “swamp house” kitchen update. I adored her new book.
Sticking with da people photos, I named Martin Holladay and his Musings of an Energy Nerd column my blogger of the year.
I remain obsessed with Erica Wilson. I did numerous stories — this story shows some of her needlework in her personal collection.
I love the sentimental stories that illustrate how we are all… just caretakers… of our houses, really. Like Dawn’s story about Miss Jean’s rosebush.
I was super happy how Kathy discovered The Old Appliance Club via the blog — and was able to successfully repair her vintage oven.
Way back time machine vintage designs still available today — like Knape & Vogt modular shelving…
… and Luna chairs.
We spotted wonderful oddities (“woddities”) galore. My favorite must be — Lug-A-Ture: Is this a dresser or four suitcases? Both!
Live is a big canvas, so throw on a lot of paint. How about vintage “poppy red”? We opine.
The Flower Power bug bit me. Hard. Broyhill Premier Chapter One furniture, I want to marry you. 20+ photos.
I scan therefore I am. I need to scan more in 2013. I have oodles of vintage marketing materials waiting to see the light. Above: 31 vintage Armstrong linoleum and linoleum-style rugs.
Okay, so I showed this in another of the year-end round ups. But it really was an amazing time capsule house.
Discovering a cleaner that could get after the bottom of my Kohler tub without scratching the finish — oh happy day.
We play breaking news reporters on occasion. Viking discontinued St. Charles cabinets… then New York-based company picked up the brand. I need to follow up on this one and find out what’s going on next…
The “talky” stories are fun. In particular, I enjoyed this discussion about what makes for a truly “timeless” kitchens and bathrooms.
All of the history stories make me pretty happy. I added to my personal collection of Royal Barry Wills history.
Super duper happiness: Hiring Kate, my first full-time employee. We are planning on rocking the ’13, buckle up!
Most of all, happy folks making happy houses makes me happy. We rounded up the 13 Love the House You’re In collages created by Mel Kolstad.
Thanks for a fantastic 2012, everyone!!!! xoxoxo pam