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Pull up a pair of backless benches with shapely supports, or hit up the home center for turned wood legs and build a bench with plywood and skirting. Read about more creative kitchen upgrades
Aug 30, 2014 / 16 notes

Pull up a pair of backless benches with shapely supports, or hit up the home center for turned wood legs and build a bench with plywood and skirting. Read about more creative kitchen upgrades

Here’s how one couple built a garden shed with a traditional look that enhances their home’s vintage charm
Aug 30, 2014 / 39 notes

Here’s how one couple built a garden shed with a traditional look that enhances their home’s vintage charm

A well-worn nautical nook goes patriotic with a deeper hue of blue, Spinnaker by Ralph Lauren paint at The Home Depot.
Aug 30, 2014 / 32 notes

A well-worn nautical nook goes patriotic with a deeper hue of blue, Spinnaker by Ralph Lauren paint at The Home Depot.

The granite-topped vanity mimics freestanding furniture. Drawers and bins provide ample storage for essentials.
See the other attractive corners of this bathroom
Aug 30, 2014 / 19 notes

The granite-topped vanity mimics freestanding furniture. Drawers and bins provide ample storage for essentials.

See the other attractive corners of this bathroom

A tiered grouping of antique-style vases gets a blue boost from a denim-colored wall. See more Bright Cobalt classic looks
Aug 29, 2014 / 59 notes

A tiered grouping of antique-style vases gets a blue boost from a denim-colored wall. See more Bright Cobalt classic looks

Don’t miss out on The Great TOH GIveaway before it’s too late!
Aug 29, 2014 / 3 notes

Don’t miss out on The Great TOH GIveaway before it’s too late!

thisoldapt:

Take a #SelfieWithNorm. Well, kind of. Let us explain. As many of you may already know, most of the TOH TV guys have joined Twitter to share updates from jobsites and chat with YOU, the fans. BUT! TOH master carpenter Norm Abram is the only holdout. Norm has been on the fence about joining the party, but wouldn’t it be great if we could convince him to join Tommy, Roger, Richard, and Kevin over at Twitter in time for the premiere of the 35th anniversary season of TOH? That’s where you come in. We’re squatting on @NormAbramTOH and we’ve got (not one, but) TWO amazing downloadable Norm faces available here and here. Here’s the plan: Let’s show Norm some love by tweeting our funniest, coolest #SelfieWithNorm photos and HOPEFULLY our outpouring of affection will get him to take over the account we’ve set aside for him. Whatdya say? Click the links above to choose YOUR favorite Norm face (we’ve got Smiley Norm and Side-Eye Norm), print it up, cut it out, and load your #SelfieWithNorm to Twitter. Because, you know, if we build it…he will come…to Twitter. Or something like that. -ts 
Aug 29, 2014 / 41 notes

thisoldapt:

Take a #SelfieWithNorm.
 
Well, kind of. Let us explain.
 
As many of you may already know, most of the TOH TV guys have joined Twitter to share updates from jobsites and chat with YOU, the fans. BUT! TOH master carpenter Norm Abram is the only holdout. Norm has been on the fence about joining the party, but wouldn’t it be great if we could convince him to join Tommy, Roger, Richard, and Kevin over at Twitter in time for the premiere of the 35th anniversary season of TOH?
 
That’s where you come in. We’re squatting on @NormAbramTOH and we’ve got (not one, but) TWO amazing downloadable Norm faces available here and here. Here’s the plan: Let’s show Norm some love by tweeting our funniest, coolest #SelfieWithNorm photos and HOPEFULLY our outpouring of affection will get him to take over the account we’ve set aside for him.
 
Whatdya say? Click the links above to choose YOUR favorite Norm face (we’ve got Smiley Norm and Side-Eye Norm), print it up, cut it out, and load your #SelfieWithNorm to Twitter. Because, you know, if we build it…he will come…to Twitter. Or something like that. -ts
 

"When I paint my walls, I also paint the wall switch and outlet plates. That way I have a "chip" I can take to the paint store to get touch-up paint that matches the actual faded color on my walls." —Barbara Schuppe, Roseland, NJ
Aug 29, 2014 / 93 notes

"When I paint my walls, I also paint the wall switch and outlet plates. That way I have a "chip" I can take to the paint store to get touch-up paint that matches the actual faded color on my walls." —Barbara Schuppe, Roseland, NJ

Exposed brick adds a bit of rough-hewn texture over an arched opening in a kitchen. See the other accents in this 1920s Mediterranean Revival
Aug 28, 2014 / 34 notes

Exposed brick adds a bit of rough-hewn texture over an arched opening in a kitchen. See the other accents in this 1920s Mediterranean Revival

Get a rustic hardwood look for less with No. 2 Common boards (sometimes referred to as “utility grade”)—they have just the right amount of knots to add character. Get the details
Aug 28, 2014 / 46 notes

Get a rustic hardwood look for less with No. 2 Common boards (sometimes referred to as “utility grade”)—they have just the right amount of knots to add character. Get the details

This pair of Adirondack chairs serves as an invitation to enjoy the garden.
See the rest of this front yard paradise
Aug 28, 2014 / 28 notes

This pair of Adirondack chairs serves as an invitation to enjoy the garden.

See the rest of this front yard paradise

Traditional cabinets with oversize crown molding and furniture-style feet balance the clean, unadorned look of the shower enclosure of this pampering bathroom
Aug 27, 2014 / 38 notes

Traditional cabinets with oversize crown molding and furniture-style feet balance the clean, unadorned look of the shower enclosure of this pampering bathroom

thisoldapt:

Sometimes the best way to declutter…
…is to cover up your clutter with bifold doors made of charming found shutters. Get the step-by-step and watch the how-to video from thisoldhouse -ts
Aug 26, 2014 / 60 notes

thisoldapt:

Sometimes the best way to declutter…

…is to cover up your clutter with bifold doors made of charming found shutters. Get the step-by-step and watch the how-to video from thisoldhouse -ts

Enlarge a small bath with sideways stripes. Get the paint how-to
Aug 25, 2014 / 94 notes

Enlarge a small bath with sideways stripes. Get the paint how-to

Rows of O’s, cutouts accented by a jaunty sconce, add detail while piping music from hidden speakers. See the rest of this kitchen redo
Aug 24, 2014 / 18 notes

Rows of O’s, cutouts accented by a jaunty sconce, add detail while piping music from hidden speakers. See the rest of this kitchen redo