Reader favorite stories so far in 2013

mid century sofasUpdated: We do the research for you and find 216 affordable mid century modern style sofas.
vintage-stoveIn search of a vintage stove? 26 places where you can find and buy a restored vintage stove.
vintage-jadeite-kitchen-renovation-12Our ginormous resource page on farmhouse drainboard sinks + where to buy vintage and new. vintage-pink-and-blue-bathroom-ceramic-tileThere are five vintage pastel bathrooms in this 1942 Portland time capsule house.
Vintage-FurnitureWe took a look at 10 of our favorite vintage furniture designs — and oogled photos. restoring-the-porcelain-on-a-vintage-sinkHave your vintage sink, tub or stove recoated and restored with real porcelain enamel.
blue-bathroom-tileWe list 12 places where you can find 4×4 ceramic tiles in vintage colors — pastel and bright. 1940s kitchenDecorate your home in 1940s style — Seven characteristics of this decade of decorating.
accent wall4 steps to getting your accent walls right — from picking colors to choosing the right wall. midcentury-paint-colors20 historic paint color collections — colors for homes from colonial to 20th century.
midcentury-panelA fantastic uploader of 483 fabulous original architectural details from reader homes. vintage-sofaCouches for 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s living rooms — readers upload their vintage sofas.
We’re taking a little pause that refreshes over the 4th of July — see you back on Monday. Meanwhile, we took a look at our dashboard to see which stories have been trending as reader favorites so far this year. Above is not an exact list — I edited out some boring (to me) fix-it stories that always get a lot of traffic. Katiedoodle and I have been continuing to work hard to deliver the useful.. the epic… the odd… and delightful. How are we doing? What do you want to see more of, hear more about, as 2013 progresses? Have a great weekend, everyone!


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  1. Kristen says

    I love your blog! I have enjoyed so many posts, especially some of the more historical ones that give us a glimpse of the way folks used to live. Like “How many kitchen cabinets do you need? Scientific Advice from 1939.” Also love the wonderful oddities. It really gives me perspective when I am thinking about my own home. Also I like the remodeling advice from readers! I have a 50s vintage kitchen to update and I’m thinking of tapping you for advice.

  2. says

    I really enjoy “themed” uploader weekends! There are so many more that you could do 🙂 And it seems like so many people get involved; a great way for all of us readers to see what other people have.

  3. Annie B. says

    “You might be considered a RR / STPB fanatic when _____.”

    In my case, fill in the blank with “you find yourself in a hospital restroom which happens to be perfectly vintage pink and you turn green with envy”.

    A my husband’s recent medical issues have necessitated my visits to hospital restrooms; however, I’ve found almost all of them to be of the most marvelous vintage pastel tile. Yes, there is an upside to everything!

    • pam kueber says

      Yup. EVERYWHERE I go, I inspect all the finishes — including bathrooms. So sorry to hear about your husband’s issues — so nice he has you to be there with him, Annie B.

  4. Julia B. says

    I would love to hear more about decorating and furnishing a 1940s home. My husband I just purchased a lovely home from the WWII era that has many original touches (hardwood floors, brass door knobs, built in china cabinets, plaster and lathe ceilings and walls, and, of course, knotty pine in the basement). The only problem is we have no idea how to decorate it! I’ve been loving your blog so far, but most of the decorating stories seem to be geared toward homes from the 50s and 60s. I look forward to learning more about our post-war options.

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