Transform Your Home With Color

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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

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