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  • July 2012 Issue No. 160

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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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    America's most inspiring remodel
    Our grand-prize winners transformed a derelict 1895 Tudor into the house of their dreams
    one-room wonders
    Get the details that made these five makeovers such worthy winners
    moxie awards
    TOH salutes DIYers for their never-say-die determination
    remodeler's cookbook
    A couple refused to let a kitchen redo spoil their joy of cooking
    shopping
    Decorative doorbell buttons
    notes of appreciation
    Three readers thank those whose DIY gifts made their house a home
    animal house
    A farmhouse kitchen reno includes dog-friendly amenities
    in your words
    A little can tell a lot: bite-size insights from DIYers like you
    money savers
    cheapskate hall of fame
    Let the ways of 15 penny-pinchers help you tap into your inner miser
    23 reader tips that save time and money
    Put these pragmatic pearls of DIY wisdom to work at your house
    upgrades
    get this look for less
    Hollywood Regency bath
    landscaping
    A passionate gardener creates a living tapestry in her backyard
    home solutions
    your solutions
    A reader handcrafts a handsome garden arbor; how to locate and learn from a DIY mentor; creative decor ideas; 10 impressive reader projects; 10 uses for vinyl tile
    how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Faux wallpaper made with spray paint and stencils gives a plain parlor the look of an age gone by
    salvage style
    Readers' choice: Make a cabinet door into a stylish coffee table
    weekend remodel
    Use our step-by-step to put together a handy storage bed
    ask this old house
    ask the readers of This Old House: Q + A
    Strip off old shingles rather than put new ones over them; fix a pressed-board ceiling with plywood beadboard; sniff out the cause of a sewer smell; keep your weeds under control; and more
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    letter from This Old House
    Family matters
    save this old house
    An 1840 Greek Revival in Lexington, Mo.