Transform Your Home With Color

idea file

IDEA FILE MAY 2012

before + after: kitchen

A patient approach pays off with an inviting, light-filled space

before + after: bath

Craftsman style and modern function revive a forlorn bath

paint ideas

Create a wall pattern your eyes will see as oversize subway tile

Shopping

Cheery bistro sets

Photoshop redo

A Folk Victorian comes alive with three bold paint makeovers

the power of color

TOH's 15 handpicked paint hues will transform your home

hostas!

Use our guide to this many-splendored perennial to add lushness to your landscape

is your home due for a checkup?

A pro inspection now could uncover dangers that would cost you down the road

all about

Exterior paint

TOH tv

TOH TV MAY 2012

a neglected Cape Cod gets a new lease on life

At the latest project house, a skillful makeover undoes past slights, maximizes space, and adds charm

how-to projects

HOW-TO PROJECTS MAY 2012

salvage style

Turn vintage beams and stock pipe into a handsome dining table

landscaping

The quality of your garden photographs will blossom with this pro photographer's tips

weekend remodel

Hang a lantern from a lamppost you can build yourself

ask this old house

ASK TOH MAY 2012

Q + A

Learn about insulating concrete forms; keep planting-bed soil weed-free; drill cup-hinge holes with a Forstner bit; and more

step-by-step

Lay a stepping-stone path

Norm's tricks of the trade

Remove hinge screws

TOH tested

Cordless reciprocating saws

in every issue

IN EVERY ISSUE MAY 2012

letter from This Old House

The shock of it all

save this old house

A historic farmstead within commuting distance of Atlanta

Shortcuts

thisoldhouse.com

• 1. Brighten up your front yard with colorful plantings
• 2. Make over your exterior on a budget
• 3. Use small upgrades to get a big wow factor
• 4. Watch a video on how to build a garden gate
PLUS: Check out the entries in the 2012 Reader Remodel Contest

 

Letter From This Old House

• Email the Editor

 

Reader Mail

Find TOH for your tablet
Find the pyramid trellis step-by-step
• Email This Old House

 

Checklist

Find the full step-by-step on resealing a tub

 

Home Solutions

Find step-by-step instructions for trimming out a plain table
Find more ways to use kitchen items
Find a list of DIY cleaners with recipes

 

Before + After: Kitchen

How to paint kitchen cabinets

 

Shopping

Find TOH-exclusive deals on items in this article

 

Salvage Style

See a blueprint for the table base

 

Weekend Remodel: How to build a pathway lamppost

Find the cut list for this project
Watch a step-by-step video of this project
Learn more about landscape lighting

 

The Power of Color

Learn to paint like a pro

 

Hostas!

Find additional hosta varieties and garden photos

 

Is Your Home Due for a Checkup?

Download an inspector's troubleshooting checklist

 

All About Exterior Paint

Watch how painting contractor Rich O'Neil gets wood ready for paint

 

Ask This Old House

See reviews of the runner-up recip saws
Submit your questions to our experts

 

Save This Old House

• Got a house to save? Tell us about it

 

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TV Listings

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