In This Issue

  • May 2010 Issue No. 138

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    • Tell Us Your Story
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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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  • Great Gardens Made Easy

    Features
    Landscaping
    Create an entry garden that will give your place a welcoming touch year-round
    Plant, Grow, Enjoy
    Use our veggie gardening guide to help you bring homegrown goodies to your table
    Before & After: Kitchen
    A more efficient layout and traditional touches make a cramped place into a stylish, roomier workspace
    Budget Redo
    A determined DIYer makes a bland family room beautiful with a wall unit that has function and charm
    75 Outdoor Upgrades for Under $75
    Our product picks and makeover ideas for creating a stylish space outside
    Reader Remodel
    Reality's hand turns a four-month plan into a four-year project
    All About
    Push Lawn Mowers
    Departments
    Letter from This Old House
    DIY--or die trying
    Readermail
    Your feedback, questions, and comments
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Home News
    Fix up and live in a state-park home; no-fade exterior paint; and more
    Home Solutions
    Build an outdoor window shelf; 10 uses for terra-cotta pots; spiff up your tile with vinyl decals; body-friendly gardening tools; Mother's Day workspace
    Paint Ideas
    Give your foyer a colorful patchwork of petals
    Photoshop Redo
    Textured accents bring out the best in a plain stucco house
    Get This Look
    Colorful vintage-style kitchen
    Shopping
    Oversize bar pulls
    TOH TV
    Wise ways to preserve an old house: The TOH team helps bring a Second Empire back to life
    Save This Old House
    A Kentucky 1889 Folk Victorian that Woodrow Wilson slept in
    Workshop
    Animal House
    Pull your leashes and other pooch props together with a decorative organizer
    Build It or Buy It
    Garden arbor
    Weekend Remodel
    How to make a pebble mosaic
    Q + A
    The pros answer your questions
    Step-by-Step
    Reseed a lawn
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Make a straightedge to keep your circular-saw cuts in line