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  • March 2011 Issue No. 146

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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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  • 52 Quick Fix-it Tricks

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    52 Quick Little DIY Fixes
    Clever ways to repair niggling problems around the house
    Before + After: Kitchen
    How one couple's wish lists translated into a roomier, bright cookspace
    Budget Redo
    A DIYer's creative way with paint turns a dull farmhouse bath into a space filled with character
    Photoshop Redo
    A bold, six-color palette helps a Victorian turn on the charm
    Be the Best on Your Block
    See how nine curb-appeal-boosting makeovers can help you put a finer facade on your home
    Inside Job
    A harmonious addition out back allows the interior of a 19th-century Queen Anne to gain modern flow and function
    TOH tv
    Go for the Bold
    Daring decisions helped the latest project house become the colorful, sun-filled home its owners dreamed of
    upgrades
    Shopping
    Spring-loaded cabinet latches
    Price Wise
    Vinyl picket fences
    Get This Look
    Cheerful cottage kitchen
    Build It or Buy It
    Wood hamper
    All About
    Garage doors
    home solutions
    Home Solutions
    10 uses for ceramic tile; four household cleaners you might have overlooked; our five work-boot picks; a guide to wood glue; and more
    how-to projects
    Landscaping
    Shape up your shrubs with our pruning guide
    Salvage Style
    Turn a vintage lantern into a welcoming porch light with our rewiring how-to
    Weekend Remodel
    Create a handsome and durable wainscot with Lincrusta panels and a two-tone paint job
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Replace a steel entry door with a wood one; fix gaps in a floating laminate floor; and more
    Step-by-Step
    Strip wallpaper
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Make accurate cuts, the key to installing crown molding
    Reader Tool Test
    No-hose brad nailers
    in every issue
    Letter From This Old House
    If only my reality were a TV show
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Save This Old House
    A Kentucky farmhouse with pretty views and a barn