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September 2014

Read this before you strip paint from wood

Read this before you strip paint from wood

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COLOR IDEAS 11 OF YOUR MOST CRAZYMAKING PAINT-COLOR QUESTIONS ANSWERD!

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COLOR IDEAS rustic revival

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Read this before you strip paint from wood

Read this before you strip paint from wood

Finding out which method to use, and how to contain the debris, makes a messy job cleaner, safer, and more effective

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COLOR IDEAS 11 OF YOUR MOST CRAZYMAKING PAINT-COLOR QUESTIONS ANSWERD!

Are you frozen by fear in the paint-chip aisle? Panicked at picking the “right” neutral? Whipsawed by confusion about accent walls? Let’s face it: The trickiest part of readying a roller is settling on the right color. The choices seem endless, the rules elusive. But don’t throw in the drop cloth quite yet. We queried pros far and wide to home in on useful advice-read on for tricks everyone can use.

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COLOR IDEAS rustic revival

Imagine a novel that kicks off with its heroine roaming the Georgia woods with her dog and stumbling upon an old cabin whose owners seem to have been suddenly, mysteriously called away. Through its tall windows, she sees furniture around a massive stone fireplace, books lining shelves, and beds heaped with blankets.

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Is there a way to recycle leftover paint? I don’t want my half-filled cans to end up in a landfill. A IF it's latex paint, you'll be glad to know that in Illinois, where you live, paint retailers and Ace Hardware stores will take it for a small fee and send it to a company that filters and reblends the old paint, then sells it at a deep discount.

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weekend remodel

COLOR IDEA Install a linoleum tile floor

Use cork-backed click-together squares to lay a floating floor in an endless array of colorful patterns

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COLOR IDEAS well balanced

A seasoned architect and his spiffed-up foursquare offer lessons in scale, proportion, and picking paint colors

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COLOR IDEAS PAINTED PATINA

Give ho-hum wood furniture a colorful weathered finish with five simple distressing techniques. A pair of paint-makeover pros show you how

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landscaping

Tips for better bulbs

Plant now, enjoy later—our strategies will ensure a sensational show of tulips, daffodils, and other spring blooms

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COVER: For more information, see listing for "Well Balanced." HOME SOLUTIONS: (pp. 19-26) Tackle allergy hot spots: Thanks to Mike Tringale, senior vice president, external affairs; aafa.org. Side-step spills: Thanks to Rich O’Neil, Masterwork Painting, Bedford, MA; masterworkpainting.com.
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before + after: kitchen

COLOR IDEA Bringing it home

Ask This Old House TV’s executive producer hammers out some answers for his own place

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