XF 1.2 Separate columns for posts/threads (like vbulletin)

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I'm in the process of re-styling my vbulletin skin for xenforo. I've made a lot of progress but one thing I'm stuck on is getting the post/thread counts to display in two separate columns (with column titles in the category bar).

I've followed the instructions here, and that's the closest I've been able to get. See the image.

I'd like to make the top (Xenforo) look like the bottom (vBulletin), with two columns for discussions/messages with titles. Has anyone done this successfully or have any advice? I've searched extensively and can't find any info on this.

Additionally I'm trying to center the forum titles in the Xenforo installation so they are in the middle of their row instead of floating towards the top.