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SEPTEMBER 2015 IDEA FILE

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before + after: kitchen

Salvaged ingredients create a comfort-food ambience in an updated cook space • BONUS: Check out another kitchen filled with secondhand finds

before + after: back porch

A Craftsman gains a second family-friendly hangout

Photoshop redo

Three paint-color combos bring a Folk Victorian to life

historic hues

Paint-color inspiration from the homes of former Presidents • BONUS: Find downloadable PDFs with custom formulas in the story's online version

book look

Creative strategies for using wallpaper, from the pages of designer Sarah Richardson's new book

color! 50 boosts under $100

Budget-wise ways to energize your rooms • BONUS: See photos for all the tips in this storyBONUS: Find a step-by-step on cutting and gluing laminateBONUS: Find a how-to on tiling a fireplace surroundBONUS: Watch a video on painting a wood floor

house of hard knocks

With a little help from his friends—and YouTube—a DIY newbie transforms his first home

upgrades

SEPTEMBER 2015 UPGRADES

get this look for less

Colorful colonial library

shopping

Graphic shower curtains

all about

Linoleum flooring • BONUS: Find a step-by-step of installing a click-together linoleum floor

how-to projects

SEPTEMBER 2015 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Add visual drama to any room with a colorblocked wall scheme

furniture makeovers

Five ways to dress up a plain dresser—with vintage-look hardware as the muse • BONUS: Watch a video of the mid-century modern redoBONUS: Watch a video of the art deco redoBONUS: Watch a video of the cottage redoBONUS: Watch a video of the folk Victorian redoBONUS: Watch a video of the campaign look redo

weekend remodel

Boost a boring brick facade's period style with louvered shutters. Tom Silva shows you how it's done • BONUS: Watch the episode in which Tom Silva and Norm Abram install these shutters on the Charlestown project house

ask this old house

SEPTEMBER 2015 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q + A

Tips for matching paint colors; build a short stone wall; silence a popping floor; fix a dripping toilet; grow healthy grass from seed; and more • BONUS: Find a step-by-step of building a stone wall

Norm's tricks of the trade

Hide nailheads when replacing a course of shingles

editors' picks

Six outstanding new products you should know about

in every issue

SEPTEMBER 2015 IN EVERY ISSUE

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