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November 2010

ALL ABOUT

Tin ceilings

personaliza your home with paint

ask this old house

Q + A

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ALL ABOUT

Tin ceilings

Embossed metal panels give your ceilings an authentic vintage look quickly and easily. The experts at This Old House walk you through the basics of selecting and using this venerable remodeling material

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personaliza your home with paint

Strategies for choosing colors you’ll want to live with

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ask this old house

Q + A

Q I picked up this handsome tool at a garage sale. Can you tell me what it's used for? RANDY FOCO, HALE, MICH. A What you have is a fine example of a loop-handled spokeshave, a tool originally used to round over the wood spokes on wagon and carriage wheels.
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idea file

12 DIY PROJECTS to Add Old-House Charm

plans and ideas for creating vintage style in any home

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TOH TV

A kitchen plan goes from ideal to real

Start with the dream. Then give it a reality check with pro advice and a practical test run

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weekend remodel

Install a wall niche

Plug in some instant old-world charm with a premolded polyurethane insert, scrap lumber, and a few basic tools

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how-to-projects

READ THIS BEFORE YOU PICK UP A PAINTBRUSH

This Old House’s expert guide to the best products, tools, and techniques for putting color on your walls

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ask this old house

STEP-BY-STEP

Repair a window sill
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shopping

Robe hooks

These handsome hangers stay poised to handle even your plushest terry wrap or towels while adding a dash of style to any bath

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This Old House & Home

Clean lines, soft finishes

airy blues, warm golds a bold furniture mix graphic accents

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