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JULY 2011 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

JULY 2011 IDEA FILE

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

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

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JULY 2011 MONEY-SAVERS

 
money savers

JULY 2011 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

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JULY 2011 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

JULY 2011 UPGRADES

Shopping

Vintage-look fans

Get This Look

Craftsman-style dining room

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JULY 2011 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

JULY 2011 HOME SOLUTIONS

Home Solutions

A picnic set stacks up nicely as a potting bench; 10 uses for chopsticks; DIY stair runner; clever reader upgrades; how to survive a kitchen remodel

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JULY 2011 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

JULY 2011 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

Landscaping

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

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JULY 2011 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

 
ask this old house

JULY 2011 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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JULY 2011 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

JULY 2011 IN EVERY ISSUE

Letter From This Old House

DIY's real rewards

Save This Old House

An amazing Queen Anne in the Mississippi Delta

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED READERS
Follow a detailed step-by-step of the grilling station project
Watch TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrate his lawn-mowing technique


thisoldhouse.com
• See the thousands of entries in this year's Reader Remodel Contest at thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH


Letter from This Old House
Watch a video of Editor Scott Omelianuk's July letter
• Email the Editor


Reader Mail
• Email This Old House


Home Solutions
More clever ideas for repurposing leftover materials:
10 uses for yogurt cups
10 uses for the pencil
• Email your checklist ideas


Build With Tom Silva: Magazine File
Learn DIY ways to neatly organize electronics:
Build a tool bench
Turn molding into a charging station


Weekend Remodel: TV Cabinet
See a step-by-step video of this project
Find a cut list and more on sizing your cabinet to your TV


Go to ALL the online coverage of our Reader Remodel Contest!

TOH Reader Remodel Contest 2011: Meet the Grand-Prize Winners!
Watch a video about our grand-prize winners
See a gallery of finalists in the Whole House category


One-Room Wonders
See a video walk-through of the winners:
Best kitchen redo
Best exterior makeover
Best bath redo
Best backyard redo
Best living room redo

See pictures of more one-room remodel before-and-afters:
Bedroom redos
Budget redos
Curb appeal makeovers
Family space remodels
Kitchen remodels
Bath redos
Yard makeovers


Moxie Awards


28 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money
Find dozens more tips from readers or post a few of your own


1 Reader + 7 Issues = A New House With Old-House Charm
Get a video tour of Lynn's house

Find instructions to:
Build a window seat
Paint a checkered floor design
Install butcher-block countertops
Install a pendant light
Build a mudroom bench
Build a screen door from a kit
Install kitchen cabinets
Turn an old dresser into a vintage-look bath vanity
Install a recessed medicine cabinet


Ask This Old House
Submit your questions to our experts


Save This Old House
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it and we might include it in our upcoming reader-created issue


Tell us Your Story!
Here is your chance to featured in the pages of this old House Magazine -- and earn $250

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Find TV Listing for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.