In This Issue

  • November 2010 Issue No. 143

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    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • 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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  • Ways to Add Vintage Charm

    idea file
    Before + After: Kitchen
    A blend of old and new creates a more efficient space infused with period details
    Before + After: Laundry
    A closet is reborn as a light-filled, multipurpose laundry room with countertops and storage aplenty
    Photoshop Redo
    TOH's first Real-Life Photoshop Redo Contest winners made their 1925 cottage's virtual redesign a charming reality
    Personalize Your Home With Paint
    Let one couple's experience color the creation of a whole-house palette for your own home
    12 DIY Projects to Add Old-House Charm
    Enhance any home with touches of vintage-style character
    TOH tv
    A Kitchen Plan Goes From Ideal to Real
    At the fall 2010 project house, the revised version of the owners' dream kitchen turns out to be what they really wanted
    upgrades
    Shopping
    Robe hooks
    Get This Look
    Cabin-style bedroom
    Price Wise
    Butcher-block worktables
    Build It or Buy It
    Arts and Crafts-style side table
    All About
    Tin ceilings
    home solutions
    Home Solutions
    Learn the key places to install CO detectors; 10 uses for twine; stop critter home invasions; weatherstrip the right way; and more
    Meet Our First Hometown Hero
    This TOH award winner gives kids in need the comforts of home
    how-to projects
    Paint Ideas
    Four color-combo ideas to help you create a harmonious two-tone room
    Home Center Project
    Turn spindles and shelving planks into a handsome display case
    Whaddaya Call It?
    Interior window molding is the sum of its parts. Our guide tells you why
    Weekend Remodel
    Add an old-house accent with a premolded wall niche
    Read This Before You Pick Up a Paintbrush
    Make the most of your painting project with TOH's guide to the top products, tools, and techniques
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Attach drywall to strapping instead of joists; protect your lawn from winter's woes; remove a pet's "accident" stains from a hardwood floor; and more
    Step-by-Step
    Replace a rotted windowsill
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Get the right depth when drilling pilot holes for screws
    Tool Test
    Compact utility vacs
    in every issue
    Letter From This Old House
    A monument to projects unfinished
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Save This Old House
    Live in an early-1800s stone house in Fairhill, Md. for $1 a year