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  • July 2011 Issue No. 150

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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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  • 100% Reader-Created Issue

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    Meet the Grand-Prize Winners
    The Raders' 10-year reno made their 1920s Colonial Revival into a polished, light-filled gem
    One-Room Wonders
    From a kitchen makeover to an outdoor retreat, these $1,000 winners are sure to inspire
    Moxie Awards
    TOH honors seven readers for their true DIY grit
    Before + After : Nursery
    A dad installed a Victorian-inspired coffered ceiling in his daughter's room
    Garden Ideas
    One reader created an unique toolshed for his fiancee's birthday
    DIY Stories
    Reader tales of little DIY projects that grew, and grew, and grew
    Reclaiming the Past
    A family takes on a historic Texas farmstead
    1 Reader + 7 Issues = a New House With Old-House Charm
    TOH-inspired projects give a newly built home its vintage flavor
    money savers
    Budget Redo
    A couple's gut reno sent their office back in time to match the character of their 1916 house
    Cheapskate Hall of Fame
    Twelve resourceful readers made the most out of the least
    28 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money
    Ingenious ideas that will come in handy around your house
    Vintage-look fans
    Get This Look
    Craftsman-style dining room
    home solutions
    Home Solutions
    how-to projects
    Paint Ideas
    Paint markers create a colorful nursery-wall garden buzzing with dragonflies
    Salvage Style
    Visit a workshop where vintage finds are transformed into distinctive furnishings
    A homeowner turns her yard into a lush community garden that feeds other families
    Build It With Tom Silva
    TOH's general contractor helps a reader keep her magazines in line with a stylish scrollwork file
    Weekend Remodel
    We show a couple of readers how to make a wall-mounted hideaway for their flat-screen TV using bifold doors
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Bed window glass in glazing compound for a tight seal; use a homemade spacer to hang fiber-cement siding; fix a slow-flowing faucet; and more
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    Letter From This Old House
    DIY's real rewards
    Save This Old House
    An amazing Queen Anne in the Mississippi Delta