Top 10 of 2012

Did you make it to midnight on New Year’s Eve?  I made it to midnight…eastern standard time.  Totally counts, right?

It’s time to jump on the blogging bandwagon and post the top 10 posts of 2012 from Decor and the Dog! 

2012 was actually kind of a slow year for us on the home front.  I think we were a little burnt out on house projects.  I think that shall change in 2012.  Get. Excited.

The posts are listed in order of page views. 

1. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Review


We helped my brother transform his fiesta kitchen into a fresh and airy one.  You can read about the whole transformation here.  Nate also helped little brother add some moldings to the cabinets which you can read about here.  And surprisingly, his kitchen was pretty spotless when we stopped by last week.  Did I mention he’s single? 

2. West Elm Inspired Bedframe Tutorial


Our window headboard was ready to break up with the not so becoming bed skirt.  We gave it a mate with this simple bedframe.  Nate designed and built the bedframe.  I painted it and tested it out with several naps. I like to be useful.

3. Organization Baby Steps


This one surprised me a little. I think Pinterest and link parties may have contributed to its number 3 position.  The pantry is still fairly organized but I haven’t touched the chalk writing since I initially wrote on it.  #bloggerfail  We still love our grocery list on the door though!

4. Burlap Wallpaper How To


Who knew cornstarch could be used to stick fabric to a bookshelf?  It does.  The burlap is still held firmly in place almost a year later.  I still love the texture and color the burlap brings to the space.

5. Under Cabinet Lighting


What do you do when you forget to account for under cabinet lighting when designing your kitchen?  You use some battery operated lights purchased at Sam’s.  We accidently left them on one night and had to take them down and replace all of the batteries.  Oops.  We rehung them using Velcro strips for easier battery changes in the future.

6. Kitchen Backsplash: Subway Tile Edition


The backsplash was probably my favorite project of the year.  The backsplash was that little something that our kitchen was missing.  It’s so shiny and perfect.

7. Easy Sew Flannel Infinity Scarf


I need to start Scarf Wearers Anonymous.  Who will join with me?  All of you after reading this post on how easy these things are to make!

8. DIY Console Table


This table also tops the list of my favorite projects of 2012.  The table is such a great fit for our home.  I will always have fond memories of beating the heck out of that wood.

9. Parmesan Crusted Steak


Typing about this steak has me longing for grilling season…and cheesy hashbrowns.

10. Double Shower Curtain


After trying approximately 987 shower curtains, I settled on the use of two window panels hung on a double curtain rod.  I have since stolen that rug and moved it to my kitchen.  Must purchase new rug for awesome double curtains.

Looking back was pretty fun.  2012 wasn’t too shabby but I’m pretty sure 2013 will be super awesome.

What was your favorite post of 2012?