Ways to Add Vintage Charm

idea file

November 2010 Idea File

Before + After: Kitchen

A blend of old and new creates a more efficient space infused with period details

Before + After: Laundry

A closet is reborn as a light-filled, multipurpose laundry room with countertops and storage aplenty

Photoshop Redo

TOH's first Real-Life Photoshop Redo Contest winners made their 1925 cottage's virtual redesign a charming reality

Personalize Your Home With Paint

Let one couple's experience color the creation of a whole-house palette for your own home

12 DIY Projects to Add Old-House Charm

Enhance any home with touches of vintage-style character

TOH tv

November 2010 TOH TV

A Kitchen Plan Goes From Ideal to Real

At the fall 2010 project house, the revised version of the owners' dream kitchen turns out to be what they really wanted


November 2010 Upgrades


Robe hooks

Get This Look

Cabin-style bedroom

Price Wise

Butcher-block worktables

Build It or Buy It

Arts and Crafts-style side table

All About

Tin ceilings

home solutions

November 2010 Home Solutions

Home Solutions

Learn the key places to install CO detectors; 10 uses for twine; stop critter home invasions; weatherstrip the right way; and more

Meet Our First Hometown Hero

This TOH award winner gives kids in need the comforts of home

how-to projects

November 2010 How-to Projects

Paint Ideas

Four color-combo ideas to help you create a harmonious two-tone room

Home Center Project

Turn spindles and shelving planks into a handsome display case

Whaddaya Call It?

Interior window molding is the sum of its parts. Our guide tells you why

Weekend Remodel

Add an old-house accent with a premolded wall niche

Read This Before You Pick Up a Paintbrush

Make the most of your painting project with TOH's guide to the top products, tools, and techniques

ask this old house

November 2010 Ask This Old House

Q + A

Attach drywall to strapping instead of joists; protect your lawn from winter's woes; remove a pet's "accident" stains from a hardwood floor; and more


Replace a rotted windowsill

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Get the right depth when drilling pilot holes for screws

Tool Test

Compact utility vacs

in every issue

November 2010 In Every Issue

Letter From This Old House

A monument to projects unfinished


Easy ways to improve your home right now

Save This Old House

Live in an early-1800s stone house in Fairhill, Md. for $1 a year



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Letter from This Old House

Email the Editor



Email This Old House


Home Solutions

More ways to use leftovers: • 10 uses for PVC parts
10 uses for sawdust
10 uses for carpet scraps
Visit thisoldhouse.com/tips to share your home tips



See instructions for weatherstripping a door


Before & After: Kitchen

See how to upgrade and add character with vintage accents


Home Center Project: Shelf Display Unit

Get the cut list for building the display case


Build It or Buy It: Side Table

Find the cut list for the side table
How to build an entry table from stair parts
How to build a picnic table
How to lime a table for a whitewashed look


Photoshop Redo

See how the project came together


12 DIY Projects to Add Old-House Charm

See other paneling designs and materials: • Deck the walls with wainscoting
All about wainscoting


Weekend Remodel: Wall Niche

Watch the video of how to install a wall niche


Whaddaya Call It

Watch TOH general contractor Tom Silva install window molding


Shopping: Robe Hooks

• KOHLER Receive 15 Percent off the three Kohler hooks featured, as well as any purchases made from the csnstores.com network of 200+ sites and 2 million+ products with the special discount code TOH15 entered upon check-out. Offer good until November 30, 2010.
• URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY Receive 15 Percent off the Lafayette hook and Montauk Double hook in polished brass with the TOH15 code. Visit urbanarchaeology.com, and call (212) 431-4646 for ordering details. Offer good until November 30, 2010.
• OMNIA Receive 10 percent off the Omnia hook featured, as well as any purchases made from myknobs.com with special discount code TOH10 entered upon checkout. Offer good until November 30, 2010.


All About: Kitchen Cabinets

Watch TOH contractor Tom Silva show how to install kitchen cabinets


Ask This Old House

Submit your questions


Save This Old House

• Know about a gem worth saving? Tell us about it


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TV Listings

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