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SEPT 2012 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

SEPT 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

A cramped space gets a total revamp, with extra room to move, sunny cabinets, and a checkerboard floor

before + after: bedroom

Bright, functional built-ins transform a lackluster guest room
Find step-by-step instructions for built-in bookshelves

budget redo

A messy coat closet becomes an open, organized drop spot

planning a cottage garden

Create an eclectic, inviting outdoor space with our tips
Check out our favorite cottage-garden flowers

Photoshop redo

A gable-roofed portico and tasteful trimwork boost a Cape Cod's curb appeal

true to form

Period-style renovations restore a 1913 Craftsman bungalow's vintage character

cheery charmers

Colorful casual furniture and accessories get a clean-lined update

cozy by design

From built-ins to planked walls to painted floors, TOH highlights the classic elements of cottage style
Find instructions on painting a checkerboard floor

before + after: kitchen

A cramped space gets a total revamp, with extra room to move, sunny cabinets, and a checkerboard floor

before + after: bedroom

Bright, functional built-ins transform a lackluster guest room
Find step-by-step instructions for built-in bookshelves

budget redo

A messy coat closet becomes an open, organized drop spot

planning a cottage garden

Create an eclectic, inviting outdoor space with our tips
Check out our favorite cottage-garden flowers

Photoshop redo

A gable-roofed portico and tasteful trimwork boost a Cape Cod's curb appeal

true to form

Period-style renovations restore a 1913 Craftsman bungalow's vintage character

cheery charmers

Colorful casual furniture and accessories get a clean-lined update

cozy by design

From built-ins to planked walls to painted floors, TOH highlights the classic elements of cottage style
Find instructions on painting a checkerboard floor

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SEPT 2012 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

SEPT 2012 UPGRADES

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SEPT 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

SEPT 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

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SEPT 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

SEPT 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Matte paint and sandpaper are all you need to age wood furniture to perfection
Master the three-step art of sponge painting

home center project

Build a wall-mounted coatrack with TOH general contractor Tom Silva's step-by-step

weekend remodel

Our how-to for installing a cotton runner will step up your staircase's style
Watch a step-by-step video of this project

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SEPT 2012 ASK TOH

 
ask this old house

SEPT 2012 ASK TOH

Q + A

Replace door weatherstripping; preserve and protect exposed wood beams; control slugs and snails; get a brushstroke-free polyurethane finish; board-and-batten basics; make aluminum wiring safe; and more

step-by-step

Hang a flat-screen TV

TOH tested

Pressure washers

Norm's tricks of the trade

Safely remove old cabinet hinges

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SEPT 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

SEPT 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

How a redo deadline is born

reader mail

thisoldhouse.com

Get ready for Back-to-School
Make room to work
Banish distractions
Organize supplies

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Directory

Sources for the products and services in this issue

save this old house

An 1895 brick home in Anaconda, Montana

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Shortcuts

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