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  • October 2015 Issue No. 193

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    • Editor Spotlight
      Scott Omelianuk
      Scott Omelianuk, Editor of This Old House magazine, began his long relationship with home improvement at age 15, when he started working after school as a carpenter's gopher. After years of jobsite toil and practical jokes—including being s

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  • Reader-Created Issue

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    your true colors
    The varied hues you used in your remodels
    home at last
    The grand-prize winners moved their Craftsman across land—and Puget Sound—then embarked on a six-year reno
    one-room wonders
    Five fabulous makeovers that stood out from the crowd
    the moxie awards
    Meet 12 DIYers who put the pedal to the mettle and earned our admiration
    pregnancy timeline
    How a baby on the way revs up the reno reflex
    great adaptations
    Seven homeowners put their personal stamp on projects they saw in the pages of TOH
    home smart home
    One family's real-world experience with app-controlled devices
    BONUS: Text TK from EH/TB
    money savers
    fat-wallet awards
    Nine creative penny-pinchers whose ideas will inspire your inner cheapskate
    readers' tips
    We doff our DIY hats to the minds behind these ingenious household ideas
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Six objects are transformed from one thing to another; post-reno dust removal; DIY outdoor serving cart; caring for painted wood floors; clever uses for vintage tin tiles; and more
    TOH tv
    the things they saved
    A couple's love of original details and timeworn objects restores a Queen Anne's dignity
    get this look for less
    They made a farmhouse fresh
    Heads up! Faux taxidermy
    how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Create a textured, diamond-pattern wall covering with cotton yarn
    A Seabee turns his vacant backyard into an inspired series of alfresco rooms
    weekend remodel
    Fashion a vintage dresser into a stylish bath vanity. Norm Abram shows you how
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Groove boards with a plough plane; winter home for a potted hydrangea; stop the stink from a dried-out P-trap; resquare a steel entry door; provide sturdy support for a porch swing; and more
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    letter from this old house
    save this old house
    A Gothic Revival in rural Indiana with original details