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November 2009

ALL ABOUT

Interior paint

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"Nothing could have prepared us for this"

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ALL ABOUT

Interior paint

The experts at This Old House help you navigate the paint aisle like a pro so that you can choose the perfect finish for your rooms

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ask this old house

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Q I've never used this piece in my Dremel tool set before. What does it do? —THOMAS DGIULIO. BARRINGTON. ILL. A Dremel makes 161 specialized accessories to fit its line of high-speed rotary tools, so it's not surprising that you're unsure about what each one does.

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"Nothing could have prepared us for this"

The projects—from repairing rotten floor joists and leaking radiators to stemming the tide of a full-blown flood— just kept coming for a couple of first-timers tackling a deteriorating 1908 cottage

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REFRESH YOUR ROOMS WITH COLOR

NEW PAINT IS THE EASIEST—AND THRIFTIEST—MAKEOVER AROUND. IN THESE EIGHT PAGES, FIND INSPIRING IDEAS FOR TRANSFORMING YOUR HOME WITH BUCKET, BRUSH, AND ROLLER

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This Old House & Home

easy ways to update your decor

see how feminine colors and soft textures warm up sleek furniture

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3 Ways to Add Style Underfoot

These painted designs enhance—rather than hide—the beauty of your hardwood. Here, a pro’s techniques for adding color to a floor without covering it up

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FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

Household wisdom: Tom Silva

This Old House’s trusted contractor spills the beans on the biggest renovation mistake people make, the key trait to look for when hiring a contractor, and the single worst enemy of every house

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before + after: kitchen

Opening up for better traffic flow

Making connections to the dining and family rooms and annexing a little space here and there righted the wrongs in a narrow galley. Here’s how

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in every issue

reader mail

Think TOH readers are fixin’ to hunker down for a cold and lazy winter? Think again. Instead, they're hammering out DIY projects like there’s no tomorrow, whether it’s some energysaving measures learned in the pages of our magazine or a full-on restoration of a 109-year-old house.
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animal house

Ramp it up

This DIY dog ramp is a dream come true for pooches who have a hard time jumping into bed at night

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